Community band begins second century

The Freeport Community Band kicked off its second century of performances around Nassau and Suffolk counties a little later than expected. And what was to blame? That’s right, the coronavirus …

College Fair at Freeport High School

Students and their families attending the Bound for College Fair and Workshops filled the gymnasium at Freeport High School on Oct. 19. The primary objective of the college fair was to provide …

Firefighters captivate Freeport third graders

For the 18th year, the third-grade students at Freeport Public Schools’ Bayview Avenue School are participating in the Hooked on Firefighters program.  The program, which begins in the fall and …

Freeport Fall Festival returns with a new tradition

The annual Freeport Fall Festival returned and was held in Woodcleft Avenue on Oct. 30.  The Village of Freeport was thrilled with the significant number of residents who attended the event and …

Angela’s Warriors battles breast cancer in late victim’s honor

Angela’s Warriors raised awareness of breast cancer, and money to fight the disease, last month. Patricia Spampanato, of Freeport, founded Angela’s Warriors earlier this year when her best …

Editorial

Protect democracy: Become an election protector

During the dog days of summer, many people are more apt to relax on vacation than to think about whom they plan to vote for in the upcoming elections, never mind how they can help ensure voters’ rights at the polling place.

Op-Ed

Where’s the county’s plan for opioid settlement funds?

Nassau County’s ongoing mission to address the opioid addiction crisis is one of the most important and most heart-wrenching issues I contend with . . .

Jerry Kremer

Courage is too rare a commodity these days

One of my all-time favorite books was written by the late President John F. Kennedy in 1956, four years before he became president. The book, “Profiles in Courage” . . .

Randi Kreiss

Governor DeSantis: Teachers need to be educated

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s plan to allow U.S. veterans to teach in Florida classrooms is a terrific concept — if and when the veterans earn bachelor’s degrees and complete teacher training programs.