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Leon Lavar Broughton put his Freeport education to good use when he established Trimz Barber Shop, at 20 Guy Lombardo Ave., 24 years ago. But his school days also showed him that young people can be hard on one another, and 15 years ago, he decided he should act on those memories. more
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. more
Jason Abelove is challenging Don Clavin for Town of Hempstead supervisor. Ahead of Election Day on Nov. 2, the Herald asked the candidates questions about their goals and issues facing the community. more
The race for Nassau district attorney has quickly become one of the most hotly contested in the county, with Democratic State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, of Long Beach, and Republican Anne Donnelly, of … more
Howard Weitzman, Nassau County’s comptroller from 2002 to 2009 who was known for challenging establishment politics through the power of the audit during this time in office, died Sept. 27 of a … more
In 1993, Christopher Ellis of Hempstead, then 23, was convicted of the 1990 murder of 25-year-old Hofstra assistant football coach Joseph Healy. He remained in jail until last month, when the Honorable Patricia Harrington vacated his conviction in Nassau County Court. more
On Sept. 1, the streets of Freeport were lined with students eagerly waiting to board their school buses for the start of a new school year. more
Remembering 9/11 is painful, yet part of healing is remembering. But how accurately do we recall a momentous event? To what source can we turn? One place to go is the Freeport Memorial Library’s website, freeportlibrary.info. more
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Freeport Memorial Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card, as they have since 1987. more
Being a Director of Nursing during the COVID pandemic has truly been a challenge. more
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