Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman signed executive orders on Jan. 6 directing local boards of education to vote in January on whether their districts should mandate mask use, while also lifting the mask mandate for all county agencies and the state's temporary mask mandate in public places.
When 98-year-old Bernard Rader died on Dec. 23, he left behind a legacy of World War II heroism, active community involvement and uncompromising love for his family.
On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Village of Freeport Mayor Robert T. Kennedy and Freeport Chamber of Commerce President Ben Jackson were joined by Nassau County Legislators Steve Rhoads and Debra Mulé to officially reopen and welcome back a local business that was destroyed when a vehicle collided with the storefront on March 5, 2021.
For Freeport Memorial Library Director Lee Ann Moltzen, the Covid-19 pandemic represented a challenge, not only to preserve programming, but to regain one of the primary identities inherent to any library: a community place to be. The spaciousness of the library building eased the pain of reopening.
When the Covid-19 pandemic shut down businesses and schools in March 2020, a new phrase passed into common use: essential worker. The term referred particularly to employees whose jobs were essential to societal function and could not be accomplished remotely, like those in health care, food production, and sanitization. But when employees in these sectors went to work, what happened to their young children?
Jan. 14, 2022: Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly announced the indictment of four individuals for the September 2021 shooting death and robbery of a man who had just received a settlement check of $55,000.
Elks Lodge National Hoop Shoot 2022
In the midst of the Omicron surge, the Elks National Hoop Shoot is going forward with its Golden 50-Year Anniversary set of competitions. The first set is at lodge level, and Freeport resident John Nuzzi Sr. supplied the leadership to make the Hoop Shoot for New York Elks Lodge #1 take place.
There is still time to register for the series of art classes that will take place at the Freeport Recreation Center this winter, brought by the Long Arts Council at Freeport.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James today issued a consumer alert, warning New Yorkers of cyberattacks targeting consumers that use the same username and password (login credentials) on more than one website or app. In these cyberattacks, known as "credential stuffing" attacks, cybercriminals attempt to log in to online accounts using login credentials stolen from other online services. Specialized software enables attackers to generate and send tens of thousands of login attempts in quick succession.
Freeport day care
Janna Rodriguez, owner and operator of The Innovative Daycare Corp. on Centre Street in Freeport, helped the children in her care to collect about 250 cans of nonperishable food and donated them to five area charities. Ballers Club Kickz, an online business selling in-the-mode sneakers and accessories, partnered with Innovative Daycare for the collection.
I really needed to get on the Smart HQ website to get my new G.E. Café Series kitchen appliances online. Oh, you didn’t know? You must have internet-friendly ovens and cooktops these days.
When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi announced his Democratic primary run against Gov. Kathy Hochul, it may have seemed like a D’Amato moment.
I have been blessed to raise my hand and pledge to serve my community as an elected official many times over the past 16 years. However, last Monday was the first — and hopefully, last — time that I will take the oath of office in my living room.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder convened a news conference on Jan. 13 to make a point: The state’s bail reform law, enacted in January 2020, needs further reform . . .