Herald Neighbors

A positive piece for peace

When her friend, Taliyah Baptiste, 9, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, a rare tumor that forms at the base of the brain, fourth-grader Laiyla Salome-Diaz,9, of New …

Brooks hosts bilingual town hall meeting

Through a translator, Senator John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, assured the Latino community in Freeport that their voices mattered during a Latino Town Hall meeting held at the Freeport Bible …

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Girlz Talk sparks conversations in self-empowerment

J.W. Dodd Middle School seventh graders, took turns helping each other put on pearl necklaces they received after a full day of girl empowerment workshops during this year’s 2019 Girlz Talk …

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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.

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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 …

Enough with ‘drill, baby, drill!’

At the 2008 Republican National Convention, party stalwart Michael Steele declared, “Drill, baby, drill! And drill now! Do you want to put your country first? Then let’s make decisions about our …

Op-Ed

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 . . .

Op-Ed

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.