Homicide

Four indicted for September 2021 Freeport murder and robbery

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.

Freeport Schools

Freeport’s Select Chorale closes fall/winter tour

The Freeport High School Select Chorale, under the direction of Monique Campbell-Retzlaff, ended their fall/winter tour by performing at two outstanding venues in New York City: the Empire State Building and Skylight on Vesey, an event venue on Vesey Street that is currently featuring and exhibit titled “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.”

Blakeman holds space heater safety demo

On Wednesday, Jan. 12, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman joined Chief Fire Marshal Michael Uttaro, Assistant Chief James Hickman, President of Fire Commission Frank DeBobes, Nassau Fire Education Center Chief Instructor John Murray, and the Nassau County Police Department Arson and Bomb Squad to host a demonstration for residents at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy in Old Bethpage to show what happens if space heaters are not used correctly.

Freeport Arts

LIACF offers new art class series

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.

Freeport Schools Sports

Freeport sets table for future

After graduating everyone from an abridged season, the Freeport boys’ basketball team has faced a rebuild this winter that head coach Larry Steimer hopes lays the foundation for a winning future.

Randi Kreiss

Can your stove talk to you?

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.

Op-Ed

How progressives might be left in the lurch

When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi announced his Democratic primary run against Gov. Kathy Hochul, it may have seemed like a D’Amato moment.

Op-Ed

An inauguration like no other

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.

Editorial

Bail reform law needs still more tweaking

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 . . .