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Freeporter sentenced to life — again — for murdering two Baldwin men

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that John Pierotti, 66, of Freeport, would continue his life-sentence without parole on Feb. 24, nearly a year after a jury found him guilty …

Freeport's first win a buzzer beater

Freeport boys’ basketball program opened practice Feb. 1 with heavy hearts after one of its own, senior Danyel Saint-Louis, was tragically killed Nov. 11 when he was struck by a vehicle on the …

Freeport's Rev. Eugene Purvis dies at 97

The Rev. Eugene Purvis, 97, of Freeport, died on Feb. 5. He was the beloved husband of Dr. Sylvia Purvis, and loving father of Alexius, David and Eugene Jr.  Purvis was a World War II …

Freeport school taxes could rise again

The Freeport School District will likely be forced to raise its tax levy for the second straight year because of inadequate state aid, district officials said at the Feb. 10 Board of Education …

Three candidates vie for Freeport mayor’s position

With Freeport Village elections less than a month away, the Herald sent out two questions to the three mayoral candidates, incumbent Robert Kennedy and challengers Carmen Piñeyro and Thelma …


A year later, lessons learned from the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc.


Vaccine distribution needs improvement

The rollout of New York state’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution has been, at times, disorganized, even chaotic, but in fairness, the state has received a mere 300,000 doses per week, while the need is significantly greater than that . . .

Randi Kreiss

A governor bruised by a pandemic mistake

I admired Gov. Mario Cuomo so much that I actually bought an old CD of his speeches some years ago, and I actually listened to them. So I am educated in the successes and rhetorical and political skills of the Cuomo boys.