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Capturing the world on his canvas has been his life’s work. Freeporter Marc Josloff, 70, is hosting an exhibit of his recent paintings and photographs at the Freeport Memorial Library throughout … more
She was so private about her life that no one outside her family knew her age. But anyone who knew Maureen Mercogliano, the office manager of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, knew one thing: She was … more
Seventeen alleged members of the international criminal gang MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, were indicted by the Nassau County district attorney on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and … more
Part 6 of the “Educating the 21st Century Child” series. Students held the Google Cardboard virtual-reality glasses to their faces on a recent Thursday. “Let’s get ready to … more
Nassau County Police Department, Missing Persons Squad detectives are investigating a missing teen from Freeport. According to detectives, Kaheem Coombs-Jones, 15, an African American male, 5’9” … more
You cannot speak of Cynthia Krieg without also mentioning Regina Feeney, and vice versa. That’s just how it is. The pair support all things Freeport, especially its history. Krieg, 81, is the village historian, and Feeney, 48, is a librarian at the Freeport Memorial Library. Together, they organize numerous workshops and build archives that Freeporters can access to learn about the town’s history. In this way, the two say, they are preserving Freeport’s past while looking to its future. And, as one of New York’s oldest villages — and its second-largest — there’s plenty of history to document in Freeport. For all they have done for the village, Cynthia Krieg and Regina Feeney are the Herald Leader’s 2017 People of the Year. more
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and myself, please accept our warmest greetings of the season. As we begin our plans for another year of opportunities and progress, let’s first be grateful for … more
The story is told of a notable journalist who traveled a great distance to interview a distinguished scholar. Upon arrival at his home, he was taken into the man’s study, where he said, “Doctor, … more
The Freeport Memorial Library held a video game tournament on Dec. 15 with support from the Mid-Tier Summit Gaming, a gaming organization creating E-sports and a safe gaming community across Nassau … more
Her legs dangled from the chair while she waited patiently for her name to be called. Eight-year-old Jeilin Portillo hates going to the dentist, but she’s not the only one. A dental visit can be … more
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