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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 …

Freeport Fire Department holds fundraiser for fallen members

The Freeport Fire Department has started a t-shirt sale fundraiser to help the families of Joey Giordano and Chris Loche, two members of the department’s Truck Company No. 1 who died from the …

L.I. preps for Phase Four reopening Wednesday

Long Island is set to begin Phase Four reopening of the economy on July 8, including universities and colleges. As of press time Monday, however, Governor Cuomo said there was no word yet whether the …

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 . . .