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Striving for clean waters in Freeport

As Rob Weltner, 64, grew up in Freeport, he loved boating and diving along the South Shore, but over the years, he’s said the marine environment has changed dramatically. Gone are the days …

Celebrating nearly 100 birthdays for Freeport students

When Marianna Hernandez, a teaching assistant at Giblyn Elementary School, came down with Covid-19 in March, she felt terrible. Not only was she stuck at home fighting her illness, but she was also …

Can flowers live through a pandemic?

Flowers only last for so long after being cut. The inventories of some local florists, including those in Baldwin, Freeport and Oceanside, were greatly affected when shops were forced to close in …

Officials outline summer activities in Freeport

State Senator John Brooks held the ‘Summer School & Activities’ webinar on July 2 to inform the community about programs available this summer after Long Island entered Phase 3 of …

Freeport forms police advisory group

As protesters demanded justice for Akbar Rogers outside Freeport Village Hall on June 29, about a dozen local residents entered the building to speak with village officials about the changes they …

Editorial

New York is moving ahead with police reform

Justice for George Floyd came swiftly in New York. During two weeks of intense protests at hundreds of locales across the state . . .

Editorial

For goodness’ sake, wear a mask

On May 30, a Herald editor conducted an informal, small-scale survey, counting the number of people with masks whom he passed while walking at the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick.

Randi Kreiss

Thank you very much, but I prefer to remain alive

Last week I received a happy-talk email from a bridge club out of town where I used to play. This particular club hosted hundreds of players at a time in a big indoor space. It was a veritable petri dish of germs in the best of times . . .