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Updated, 6 p.m., Sept. 17: A 16-year-old Oceanside student is dead after he was stabbed multiple times Monday afternoon during a brawl involving as many as a couple dozen teenagers at an Oceanside strip mall, Nassau County police said. more
Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney announced Thursday that she would no longer seek re-election to the Town Board. more
The Freeport Housing Authority will receive a $250,000 grant to add lighting and improve security at the Rev. John J. Madden and Mitchell Mallette senior housing developments in Freeport, on South Main Street and North Main Street, respectively, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. more
Nearly seven years after Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced the details of a new flood insurance reform bill that aims to protect New York residents from high flood insurance … more
Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin called on County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to resign on Tuesday amid an investigation into a “payout scandal” in Long Beach that Clavin … more
Standing on his toes on the Woodcleft Canal esplanade, 6-year-old Owen Minihan pointed to the five 65-foot-tall, 44-foot-long sailboats — the Daring, the Warrior, the Brave, the Invincible and the Fearless — headed in his direction on Aug. 8. more
On Tuesday, Freeport’s Cow Meadow Park was transformed into a community block party to celebrate National Night Out. The event is held in thousands of communities annually on the first Tuesday in August. more
A Nassau County Supreme Court judge ruled in favor of the county and its various townships on July 26 in a dispute over the distribution of state sales tax revenue to villages. more
On July 26, the Herald was granted permission by Freeport village officials to tour the inside of the abandoned six-story Art Deco building at 70 W. Sunrise Highway in Freeport. more
“In a perfect world,” the historic West Plaza building, a triangular Art Deco structure in the heart of Freeport, “would have been maintained and salvageable,” said Freeporter Georgia Prunty. … more
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