When Marty Himes was growing up at 61 Hanse Ave. in Freeport, his proximity to the Freeport Municipal Stadium put him on track — pun intended — for his lifelong career: racing cars.
Since the early 2000s, children have increasingly used social media to connect with others. With that increase has come the trend of internet challenges, most recently those on TikTok.
On Friday, September 10th, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed S7121/A7366 into law, expanding the definition of “first responder” to include communications workers. This broadened definition officially recognizes all public safety dispatchers, emergency responders, emergency operators, emergency complaint operators, and emergency services dispatchers in NYS as first responders under state statute.
In recent weeks, the Delta variant of the coronavirus has impacted many aspects of our society -- and our regional blood supply has been especially hard hit by the presence of a variant that spreads quickly and seems to affect our youth more than other variants.
Freeport-Merrick Rotary Club President Marc Rigueur and club member Jordan Pecora detailed the uptick in relief efforts for Haiti subsequent to the 7.2-magnititude earthquake that rocked the island nation’s southwestern sector and killed at least 2,200 citizens.
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.
Although the spotted lanternfly has not reached Freeport yet, residents should be concerned for how an infestation could affect the local agricultural industry.
Being a Director of Nursing during the COVID pandemic has truly been a challenge.
It wasn’t the busiest Cardboard Boat Race ever, but it was surely the most unusual.
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.