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Freeport renames street after local hero Thomas Blount

When Yvonne Blount, of Freeport, was a young girl, she remembered going to a Hempstead veterans meeting with her late father, Thomas Blount, who had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean …

Freeport restaurants prep for winter

Margarita’s Cafe, on South Main Street, has long been a popular spot to dine in Freeport, especially during the summer. In the past, the cafe closed in the fall as business began to slow on the …

Freeport celebrates Veterans Day

The Village of Freeport held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11, at the Freeport Memorial Library, where local veterans, elected officials and residents gathered to pay a special tribute to …

Town donates PPE to Freeport

The Town of Hempstead provided 10,000 masks and 50 PPE kits to the Village of Freeport on Nov. 5.  The masks and kits, which were filled with sanitizing supplies, were sorted at Village Hall …

Local Girl Scout takes on L.I. tick problem

Two years ago, Leanna Pignataro, 16, of Freeport, went camping at Camp Blue Bay, in East Hampton, with Baldwin’s Girl Scout Troop 2144.  But as the troop enjoyed camp activities …

Editorial

Remember to shop locally this holiday season

Thanksgiving is only a week away, and the December holidays are fast approaching. We’re supposed to be making plans to shop in our local downtowns or at the malls, but because of the coronavirus pandemic . . .

Editorial

County does right by small businesses

We are pleased that Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is once again promoting small businesses ahead of the holiday season — which is vital this pandemic year.

Randi Kreiss

It wasn’t easy: How I got to see my grandkids

The following is not a how-to for anyone else. It’s just my story. We all have to maneuver our way through the grinding deprivations of the coronavirus as best we can. We hadn’t seen the kids or grandkids for nine months . . .