Crime

Christopher Ellis conviction vacated by Nassau County judge

In 1993, Christopher Ellis of Hempstead, then 23, was convicted of the 1990 murder of 25-year-old Hofstra assistant football coach Joseph Healy. He remained in jail until last month, when the Honorable Patricia Harrington vacated his conviction in Nassau County Court.

Environment

Invasive insect lands in New York City

Although the spotted lanternfly has not reached Freeport yet, residents should be concerned for how an infestation could affect the local agricultural industry.

Christine Wolf: A Freeport Hometown Hero

Being a Director of Nursing during the COVID pandemic has truly been a challenge.

Three boats and the race is on

It wasn’t the busiest Cardboard Boat Race ever, but it was surely the most unusual.

Library cards open hidden worlds and boost success

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Freeport Memorial Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card, as they have since 1987.

Editorial

For goodness’ sake, get vaccinated

We’re steadily getting there — herd immunity, when a minimum of 60 to 70 percent of Americans will be vaccinated against Covid-19. As of press time this week . . .

Editorial

The many advantages of Covid-19 inoculation

Last year, the guidance we received from the government was straightforward: Wear a mask, keep your distance from others and stay at home if you’re able. Now, with millions of people being vaccinated . . .

Randi Kreiss

Gotta get up, get out and do something bold

As poet Mary Oliver asks, “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” In our (almost) post-pandemic lives, the question presses us for an answer.