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Freeport reflects on the year-long pandemic

A year has passed since the Village of Freeport, along with the rest of the world, was slammed by the coronavirus pandemic and forced to deal with the many challenges and changes caused by …

Freeport School District presents $194M budget

The Freeport School District presented a $194 million budget proposal for the 2021-22 school year in a series of workshops this month. If passed, the spending plan, nearly $6 million larger than …

Officials seek to improve community relations

Freeport Police Department submits reform plan

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order last June, the Freeport Police Department has submitted its proposed police reform plan for a vote by the village board at its next Village Hall …

CARES Act funds allocated to Freeport

The Town of Hempstead allocated more than $160,000 in Covid-19 grant funds to the Village of Freeport on March 14.  The relief funds, which came from the town’s $133 million CARES Act …

Soup to Nuts Soup Kitchen adjusts to pandemic

“What does a soup kitchen do in the middle of a pandemic when gathering for a meal is not safe or permitted?” asked Steve Greenfield, vice president of the Baldwin Civic Association. He …

Editorial

Should municipalities opt out on marijuana?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once an ardent detractor of any measure to legalize recreational marijuana, last week signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act . . .

Editorial

Newspapers don’t belong in state recycling bill

State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat from Long Beach who chairs the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, has introduced legislation in the Senate that could cripple magazines and newspapers across the state . . .

Randi Kreiss

Oldies but goodies have the right stuff

I married an older man, and this week he’s turning 75. When we met, I was 14 and he was 15.