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Republican Ameer Benno in the 4th Congressional District is challenging incumbent two-term Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, a Democrat. The Herald asked Benno and Rice questions focusing on issues vital to the residents of the 4th C.D., which encompasses several suburban communities in southern and central Nassau County. more
Two Village Trustee seats are up for elections for the March 2019 Village Trustee elections — Deputy Mayor Jorge Martinez’s seat and William White’s seat. White took a seat on the … more
The hurricane of 1938, also known as the Long Island Express, hit Long Island on a Wednesday on September 21, 1938.  Though eastern Long Island received the brunt of the storm, Freeport was not left unscathed. Power was lost throughout the village, leaving traffic lights inoperable.  Freeport Hospital used candles in all rooms and had an automatic lamp ready for use in an operating room.    more
“We Latinos, we are a nation without a face,” said Carmen Piñeyro, a trustee on the Freeport Village board, as she opened her speech as keynote speaker of a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Sept. 21 at the Roosevelt Fire Department. more
Taylor Raynor, 34, from Uniondale, challenged incumbent Earlene Hooper, 79, from Hempstead, in the 18th State Assembly District’s Democratic Primary, and won. more
A number of Freeporters interviewed by the Herald last week expressed concern and skepticism over the possible return of school-zone speed cameras to Nassau County. County Executive Laura Curran … more
Deputy Assembly Speaker Earlene Hooper, after 30 years, is seeking another term representing District 18. Her Democratic primary opponent this year, however, has won the support of the Nassau County Democratic Committee. more
New Yorkers headed to the polls to vote in the 2018 primaries on a Thursday, rather than a Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing his own primary challenge by "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia … more
In an effort to help families prepare for back to school, Freeporter, Leon Broughton, owner of TRIMZ Barbershop, with the partnership of Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams, joined forces to host a community back to school event. The event included nonprofit organization, Heeling Soles, an organization known for providing assistance with shoes and clothing to families in need, the Village of Freeport, Fidelis Care, Advantage Care and other community-based organization that provided a one-stop shop to help meet local families and their back-to-school needs. more
With Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy leading the effort, 13 villages are suing Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead for not fairly sharing sales tax revenue with the villages. Kennedy filed a … more
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