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Freeport Chamber of Commerce names Ben Jackson its new president

The past year has presented unprecedented challenges, and among those who stepped up to help was the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, which worked around the clock to promote local businesses and …

County honors the late Ernest Kight Jr.

The Nassau County Legislature approved the renaming of Brookside Avenue outside Freeport High School, between Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road, as “Ernie Kight Way,” in honor of the late …

Freeport’s Sharing Table

When the coronavirus pandemic hit last year, Freeporter George Garbutt, a remote pilot operator for the Federal Aviation Administration, found himself unemployed, like so many others. Despite the …

Police arrest duo in connection to murder of Freeport youth

Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad arrested two men on April 25 in connection to the death of a 19-year-old Freeport resident, whose body was found in Cow Meadow Park last …

District adopts 2021-22 budget

The Freeport School District Board of Education approved a $195 million budget on April 20 for the 2021-22 school year, a $7 million increase over the current year. The final budget includes a …

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 heartache of gun violence continues

A 49-year-old father of seven and grandfather of one, Ray Wishropp, was killed April 20 by a lone gunman in the manager’s office of the West Hempstead Stop & Shop over what Nassau County police say was an employee dispute.

Randi Kreiss

Why are young girls mean to one another?

Time-travel with me. The year was 1957. We had just moved to Cedarhurst from Queens, and it was the first day of class at Number Three School on Broadway.