A fundamental disagreement between Freeport’s village and school boards over the legal status of the Cleveland Avenue Field has prompted litigation from both sides, and ignited confusion and controversy among Freeport residents.
Before Barbara Spinelli, the career counselor at the Freeport Memorial Library, wrote “The Letters,” her grief over losing her young husband in the Vietnam War five decades before remained deeply private. Now people from all over who have read “The Letters” are texting her and calling her to tell about their own grief. They are reaching for the healing that she found when she courageously faced the pain that she had shut into a hard-shell suitcase half a century before.
The race for Legislative District 1 is between challenger Elton McCabe, Jr., a Uniondale resident running on the Republican ticket, and incumbent Kevan Abrahams, a Democrat who lives in Freeport.
Incumbent County Legislator Debra S. Mulé, a Democrat from Freeport, is running for reelection for an office she’s held since 2018. Challenger Brian J. McEvoy is a Republican is a Republican from Freeport and former South Hempstead Civic Association President.
Incumbent County Councilmember Dorothy Goosby, a Democrat from the Village of Hempstead, is running for reelection for an office she’s held since 2000. Challenger James Lamarre is a Republican, and he did not respond to the questions sent by the Herald.
The Hometown Heroes series, which will shortly end, has examined the sustained heroism of citizens in all walks of life during the coronavirus pandemic. Each hero tells his or her own story. This week's heroes are Thomas Johnson, who was the Freeport Fire Chief when the pandemic first hit early in 2020, and Nick LaBorne, EMS director in Freeport.
A former musical director at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for receiving child pornography and sending sexually explicit photos of boys to an undercover police officer using the screen name “pervdad516."
In a municipality of more than 750,000 people, the Town of Hempstead’s clerk’s office relies on efficiency and transparency to provide various services to its patrons, which includes everything from parking permits to Freedom of Information Law requests. Incumbent Town Clerk Kate Murray will face challenger and first-time candidate Olena Nicks.
The Woodward School at 201 Merrick Road doesn’t back away from challenges, and it teaches its students not to back away, either. From Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, they racked up dense banks of knowledge about Hispanic heritage, despite their own challenges.
With updated programs and imaginative approaches, the Freeport Chamber of Commerce is not only supporting its members through recovery from the pandemic, but also actively promoting connection between Freeport’s northern and southern regions.
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 . . .
Last year, the guidance we received from the government was straightforward: Wear a mask, keep your distance from others and stay at home if you’re able. Now, with millions of people being vaccinated . . .
As poet Mary Oliver asks, “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” In our (almost) post-pandemic lives, the question presses us for an answer.