With updated programs and imaginative approaches, the Freeport Chamber of Commerce is not only supporting its members through recovery from the pandemic, but also actively promoting connection between Freeport’s northern and southern regions.
When Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle founded the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1680, he might not have foreseen that, 341 years later, young men would write about the benefits of his teaching methodology.
If Luis Cordero and his renowned band, Los Amigos del Amargue, had come to the Freeport Memorial Library on October 3 solely to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, their performance would have been fascinating in itself. But the musicians also showed that, while tradition is important, it is still only a venue for expressing the human heart.
If Dorothy Sellers suspected why her longtime caretaker, Donna Bellacosa, and her next-door neighbor, Pamela Marbury, were bringing her down her sunlit front steps at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 30, she gave no indication.
On Saturday, Oct. 2, about 500 people crowded into the Hempstead Town Hall plaza to see it renamed for a Hempstead civil rights icon: Senior Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby.
The Hometown Heroes series, which will shortly end, has examined the sustained heroism of citizens in all walks of life during the coronavirus pandemic. Each hero tells his or her own story. This week's heroes are Thomas Johnson, who was the Freeport Fire Chief when the pandemic first hit early in 2020, and Nick LaBorne, EMS director in Freeport.
Leon Lavar Broughton put his Freeport education to good use when he established Trimz Barber Shop, at 20 Guy Lombardo Ave., 24 years ago. But his school days also showed him that young people can be hard on one another, and 15 years ago, he decided he should act on those memories.
In a municipality of more than 750,000 people, the Town of Hempstead’s clerk’s office relies on efficiency and transparency to provide various services to its patrons, which includes everything from parking permits to Freedom of Information Law requests. Incumbent Town Clerk Kate Murray will face challenger and first-time candidate Olena Nicks.
When a school system can demonstrate its hopes for peace to its community, and on the same day raise more than $30,000 for scholarships and teaching grants, that’s a good day in Freeport.
Five Freeport School District students took home prizes for their artwork this past summer in the prestigious Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County Student Art Competition, and their works were displayed at the extension’s Oct. 2 gardening show and included in its 2022 calendar.
We’re steadily getting there — herd immunity, when a minimum of 60 to 70 percent of Americans will be vaccinated against Covid-19. As of press time this week . . .
Last year, the guidance we received from the government was straightforward: Wear a mask, keep your distance from others and stay at home if you’re able. Now, with millions of people being vaccinated . . .
As poet Mary Oliver asks, “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” In our (almost) post-pandemic lives, the question presses us for an answer.