In latest book, Tom Phelan paints a portrait of farm life in Ireland

Tom Phelan paints a portrait of his rural hometown in County Laois, Ireland and the life his family lived there in the 1940s and 50s in his newest novel, We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It. He …

Local lawyer addresses business partnership pitfalls

Some of the hardest business conversations are between family and friends, according to Garden City attorney, George Merrits of George Merritts Law Firm, who held a workshop on starting a business with partners in February and the second one March 20.

Local health program inspires a change of diet

The hidden fat in fast food meals has prompted a group of Freeporters to find healthier alternatives on March 6, at the Freeport Memorial Library’s Eat Smart New York event, which helps families …

Herald Neighbors

Coding simplified and fun for students

Their eyes were glued to their screens while they inputted numbers from one to 100 into their computers on March 4 at the Freeport Memorial Library’s Coding for Kids program, which teaches basic …

Herald Neighbors

Freeport church hosts Baldwinite’s sown stories of black history

She never intended to create a series of quilts dedicated to African-American culture — it just turned out that way. Over the past nine years, Baldwinite Kim Taylor has sewn more than a dozen quilts, ranging from a portrait of President Barack Obama to her interpretation of “Feeling Good,” as performed by African-American singer Nina Simone.

Editorial

Is Nassau learning from the guilty verdicts?

The conviction last Friday of former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was yet another domino falling in the county’s GOP political machine, with possibly more to come.

Op-Ed

Structural racism on display on L.I. schools’ sports fields

Long Island is one of the most segregated metropolitan areas in America, and segregation in our schools is getting worse, according to the Long Island-based ERASE Racism.

Randi Kreiss

Fashion: Think your mother’s rubber gloves

I never got women’s fashion. I suppose that’s hilariously obvious to anyone who knows me.

Jerry Kremer

What would congestion pricing mean for Long Islanders?

Most Long Islanders don’t blink when they hear the words “congestion pricing,” but this idea, now before the State Legislature, is a big deal for out-of-city drivers.

Pathways to Education Excellence

Preparing the next generation of leaders, now

In recent years, there has been much talk nationwide about preparing our youth for post-secondary education and the workforce by making our students college, career and civic ready or life ready. …