Herald Neighbors

Freeporters sign their love

She slowly and gently formed her fingers into the letters “A” and then two “N’s” to spell her name. Stepping into the fifth week of the Freeport Memorial Library’s American Sign Language class, Freeporter Ann Marie Farrell made efforts to only communicate with her hands.

Herald Neighbors

An annual egg-stravaganza in Freeport

On April 6, hundreds of families joined Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy and town officials for the village’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. One of Long Island’s largest egg hunts, and a beloved …

Herald Neighbors

A night of dancing to help stray pets

For the last eight years, Bobbi and the Strays has kept a home at in Freeport providing a safe haven for stray cats and dogs on Long Island.

Three counties, big savings for new police vehicles

The Shared Services initiative, across the three counties, allows for the counties’ towns and villages to cooperatively purchase police vehicles at a discounted rate.

In latest book, Tom Phelan paints a portrait of farm life in Ireland

Tom Phelan paints a portrait of his rural hometown in County Laois, Ireland and the life his family lived there in the 1940s and 50s in his newest book, "We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It: A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood."


We must rethink state testing for grades 3-8

Welcome to another annual rite of spring: the state exams for grades three through eight.


Catholics must speak up to end abuse

When I see stories of sexual abuse by clergy members, I’m often angry with many people. Mostly, I’m angry with those who allowed the abuse to go on uninterrupted for years . . .


We’ve got a plan to make L.I. commuters’ lives easier

For far too long, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been a faceless organization, with Long Island Rail Road riders paying for overpriced tickets while receiving subpar service. For years, over 300,000 daily LIRR riders . . .

Randi Kreiss

Uncle Joe would have loved my Aunt Helen

You might think that there’s nothing more to say about former Vice President Joe Biden and the touchy-feely behavior that makes some women “uncomfortable,” but that’s only because you didn’t know my Aunt Helen.