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For the past seven months, the Village of Freeport has been building a new emergency management center in preparation for the next big storm the likes of Hurricane Sandy, or any other disaster that … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and County Executive Ed Mangano announced a plan Oct. 29 at the Friedberg JCC in Oceanside to pay for a joint state-county project to send treated … more
Five years ago, black 50-pound trash bags, full of demolition debris and waterlogged belongings, lined the streets of Freeport after Superstorm Sandy left a long trail of destruction on Oct. 29, … more
After a number of residents urged the city to install mats on the barrier island’s beaches so that those with mobility issues can easily access Long Beach’s iconic shoreline, the city last week released a plan to do just that. more
Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy called upon Governor Cuomo to return the Freeport Armory to the village at a press conference held outside the Armory on Monday. Kennedy wants to relocate the … more
Living in an elevated home presents special challenges for residents with disabilities and for senior citizens who may have difficulty accessing their homes. “My mother just had spinal surgery. … more
Three years ago on Thursday, Oct. 29, Superstorm Sandy barreled into Freeport damaging about 3,500 residences, closing down businesses along the Nautical Mile and causing $10 million worth of damage … more
Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy is urging the state and federal government to undertake a study to determine if building ocean gates at the Jones Beach Inlet and the East Rockaway Inlet is feasible. At … more
As part of the New York Rising acquisition program, a second set of houses — 81 in Nassau County and another 74 in Suffolk — will be auctioned off on Nov. 17 as part of Gov. Andrew … more
Just like the Boy Scouts, the Village of Freeport lives by the motto “be prepared.” On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Freeport Mayor Robert T. Kennedy announced that the village would build a state of … more
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