A heated race for two Freeport school board seats ended with board President Maria Jordan-Awalom recapturing her seat, while the seat left vacant by departing board Vice President Gabriela Castillo went to 23-year-old Shuron Jackson. Meanwhile, the school budget passed handily, with 1,269 voting in favor and 542 opposed.
The Freeport Police Department’s Open House Saturday was an opportunity for residents to meet their peace officers and see the department’s methods for keeping the village safe.
Children deserve the best. And their daily caretakers deserve far better than what they get. Janna Rodriguez, 32, owner and operator of Innovative Daycare Corp., on Centre Street in Freeport, has been sending that message to politicians at every level of government for over two years.
A six-year-long Nassau County project that converted 98,000 counterfeited jackets into charitable donations ended last week at the AHRC Work Center on Hanse Avenue.
For the seventh year out of the last eight, Freeport property owners will see their school tax levy drop slightly from the year before.
On May 6, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Jaime Rivera, 35, of Freeport, a member of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation street gang, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Denis R. Hurley to 220 months’ imprisonment for the 2005 murder of C.W. Post college student and basketball star, Tafare Berryman.
The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport united artists and arts supporters at The Bayview for its “Arty Party” last Sunday. The elegant dining hall, which overlooks Hudson Bay from an upper story, embraced honorees and guests alike.
Freeport Memorial Library events
Allen Morrison’s mellow piano chords rippled over the audience of 25 at Freeport Memorial Library last Sunday. The audience members swayed in their seats, tapped their feet, or sat with focused attentiveness. Suddenly the music accelerated into a swinging rhythm, driven by brushes on Brad Sporkin’s snare, the thrum of Edgar Mills’ fingers on his bass, and the dance of Marc Rosen’s hands up and down the strings of his guitar.
As the conclusion to their lessons on the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement the eighth grade students at Dodd Middle School were visited by Holocaust survivor and motivational speaker, Sami Steigmann, and former Freeport teacher, Mireille Taub, a Holocaust refugee.
The Freeport High School Human Relations Club was honored to welcome Ms. Consolee Nishimwe to their annual Human Rights Symposium. She is a 1994 Rwandan genocide survivor and spoke to the students about the great adversity and abuse she experienced by her perpetrators.
Sorry, Al Gore. You didn’t invent the internet. That was Tim Berners-Lee.
By any measure, this winter was one of the coldest and wettest ones I can recall. Many of my friends traveled to Florida for vacations, and some have talked about moving there for good . . .
In Nassau and Suffolk counties there are over 100 villages and 11 towns. While all of these jurisdictions are supported by property taxes . . .
This week the three major religions of the world marked their holy days in calendric synchrony. Over the same few days,