Hundreds of veterans attended the 35th Nassau County Veterans Winter Stand Down at the Freeport Armory on Nov. 23, where they received food, shoes, clothing and personal need items from a large team of veteran support organizations.
Freeport School District officials, working in partnership with Northwell Health and Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital in Oceanside, acted quickly to make the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine available to Freeport students after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved its use on Nov. 2 for children ages 5 to 11.
On Nov. 12, under a blue sky, East First Street was renamed for the Honorable Ralph P. Franco, one of Freeport’s most civically active residents and a World War II veteran.
The Innovative Daycare Corp., at 67 Centre Street in Freeport, was chosen by state officials last month as one of two facilities to serve as visitation sites during a nine-week child care listening tour.
For the 30th time, Freeport resident Alma Rocha crossed the finish line in the TCS NYC Marathon –- and for the third time as a member of United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United. At the same time, she raised over $2,100 in support of the not-for-profit’s veterans programs.
Chanukah is the Festival of Lights. During the darkest part of the year, we light candles for illumination and as a symbol of spiritual enlightenment.
Freeport High School students recently heard a surprise announcement from Principal Gisselle Campbell-Ham as she officially shared the names of the Class of 2022 top 10 students.
(Marcia Caton, PhD, is a Freeport resident with expertise in education, parenting, and social media’s impact on families.) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that suicide attempts among adolescents have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, with a particularly alarming spike among girls -- 51% vs. 3.7% to boys.
When the Freeport Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) played a flag football game against the Uniondale Army JROTC on Saturday, Nov. 13, a new tradition was formed.
Know anyone around town who you’d describe as a true do-gooder –– that PTA president, Little League coach or scout leader who goes above and beyond the call of duty; that community volunteer who gives so much of him or herself while asking for nothing in return; that volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician who saved a life?