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Freeport school taxes could rise again

The Freeport School District will likely be forced to raise its tax levy for the second straight year because of inadequate state aid, district officials said at the Feb. 10 Board of Education …

Three candidates vie for Freeport mayor’s position

With Freeport Village elections less than a month away, the Herald sent out two questions to the three mayoral candidates, incumbent Robert Kennedy and challengers Carmen Piñeyro and Thelma …

The gift of a new life

When Freeporter Sharima Hyland attended St. John’s University in 2004, she got the opportunity of a lifetime when the college’s gospel choir, in which she sang, invited her on its mission …

Officials urge people to get vaccinated

When Maria Jordan-Awalom, of Freeport, contracted the coronavirus last year, she said that one of her main motivations to recover was so she could protect her 84-year-old parents from the …


A year later, lessons learned from the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc.


Vaccine distribution needs improvement

The rollout of New York state’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution has been, at times, disorganized, even chaotic, but in fairness, the state has received a mere 300,000 doses per week, while the need is significantly greater than that . . .

Randi Kreiss

A governor bruised by a pandemic mistake

I admired Gov. Mario Cuomo so much that I actually bought an old CD of his speeches some years ago, and I actually listened to them. So I am educated in the successes and rhetorical and political skills of the Cuomo boys.