Herald Neighbors

Abride’s Wedding Showcase makes Nautical Mile debut

The Queens Village friends, Denise Cetin, 30, and Alex Coupet, 30, perused a book filled with dozens of bridal gowns at this year's Abride's Wedding Showcase, AWS, on May 19, at The Factory on the Nautical Mile in Freeport.

Kennedy newly elected NYCOM president

Village of Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy was elected as the president of the New York State Conference of Mayors, NYCOM on May 6 at a conference in Cooperstown, NY. NYCOM is an association of cities …

Herald Neighbors

Freeport job fair welcomes potential employees

Grabbing a brochure, Susana Escobar, a DoTerra Essential Oils representative, explained how to launch a small business selling essential oil products to Baldwinite Odelcia Martinez at the annual Job …

Freeport schools adopts $184 million dollar budget

The Freeport Board of Education adopted its 2019-20 budget on April 16. After two months of planning and twice-a-month meetings, the assistant superintendent for business, Dr. Beth Rella, presented …

Woodward’s day of celebrations in cultures

The sound of bagpipes echoed throughout the hallways of Woodward Children’s Center on Merrick Road in Freeport on April 30.

Editorial

On Memorial Day, have fun, but remember the dead

Memorial Day started as Decoration Day, and it was first observed at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on May 30, 1868, three years after the Civil War reached its bloody conclusion.

Op-Ed

Public-works projects must pay prevailing wages

Few public policies do more to build strong communities across our region than New York’s prevailing-wage law for public-works projects. It is a job-creating economic engine . . .

Op-Ed

Solitary confinement does more harm than good

Long Islanders, like all New Yorkers, have many different views about our criminal justice system, but everybody believes in the importance of safety and fairness. There is also a growing bipartisan consensus that mass incarceration does not achieve those objectives . . .

Randi Kreiss

We need to know that the fight is right

When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, millions of Americans who doubted his integrity wondered how they could ever trust his decisions in moments of crisis. Now such a moment is here.