Religion

A mission for our time: Bring light into the world

Chanukah is the Festival of Lights. During the darkest part of the year, we light candles for illumination and as a symbol of spiritual enlightenment.

Freeport Schools

Freeport High School announces Class of 2022 top 10

Freeport High School students recently heard a surprise announcement from Principal Gisselle Campbell-Ham as she officially shared the names of the Class of 2022 top 10 students.

Mental Health

Overcoming pandemic-related teen depression

(Marcia Caton, PhD, is a Freeport resident with expertise in education, parenting, and social media’s impact on families.) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that suicide attempts among adolescents have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, with a particularly alarming spike among girls -- 51% vs. 3.7% to boys.

Education

A new JROTC football tradition

When the Freeport Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) played a flag football game against the Uniondale Army JROTC on Saturday, Nov. 13, a new tradition was formed.

Herald seeks ‘Person of the Year’ nominations

Know anyone around town who you’d describe as a true do-gooder –– that PTA president, Little League coach or scout leader who goes above and beyond the call of duty; that community volunteer who gives so much of him or herself while asking for nothing in return; that volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician who saved a life?