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Freeport Memorial Library launched its second eight-week course of free guitar lessons for those of all ages on Jan. 28. Classes are 45 minutes long. They will run through March 25 and end with a recital on April 1 at the library. more
Freeport boxer Patrick Day, 26, will fight at the Ford Center, the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility, in Frisco, Texas, on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. The match will be available for viewing on the ESPN+ app. Day will fight on the Eleider Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev rematch undercard. The match will switch to ESPN at 10 p.m. more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com Catherine Pirrone, a former Long Beach city treasurer who worked in the tax department for more than 40 years, died on Dec. 26 after being diagnosed … more
With Feb. 14 drawing near and marking the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. that left 17 dead, the nation’s legislators, students, parents and activists continue to fight for stricter gun policies. In New York, proposed gun reform laws could be passed in Albany as soon as this week, according to State Sen. Todd Kaminsky. more
Students at the Holy Name of Mary School screamed as the eighth-grade class stepped onto the court for the school’s annual Faculty v. Eighth-Grade Volleyball Game to kick off Catholic Schools Week … more
After local activists spoke in favor of South High School senior Devi Arjune’s petition to have Diwali added to the school calendar, the Board of Education decided it would dissuade teachers from assigning homework and tests on the holiday. more
Billy Gillespie had been active in the South High School community from the time he started attending the school in 1974 to his death in 2017. He raised his children there, and served as the president of South’s Parents’ Club. more
At its Jan. 23 meeting, the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency board voted 3 to 2 against a developer’s re-quest for a payment in lieu of taxes agreement for a $90 million, 172-unit luxury apartment complex at the former Harbor Isle petroleum-storage facility in Island Park. more
The New York State Senate passed a bill last week that eliminates the mandatory use of state assessments to determine a teacher or principal’s effectiveness. It amends a 2015 education law and empowers school districts and teachers to make the decision on whether to use standardized tests in teacher or principal evaluations. more
The Sea Cliff School Parent Community Association held a casino-inspired fundraiser on Jan. 25 at the Sea Cliff Firehouse. Members of the community purchased buy-ins to play poker and Texas Hold … more
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