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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 …

Freeport student athletes back on the field of play

Freeport athletes were back on the field less than a week after high-risk high school sports were given the OK to proceed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “All our coaches and players were well …

Third party vies to lead the Freeport

After Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy and village Trustee Carmen Piñeyro recently announced their candidacies for mayor, lifelong Freeporter Thelma Lambert Watkins decided to throw her hat in …

Vaccine arrives for Freeport, Baldwin residents

Rev. Scott Williams, of the Memorial Presbyterian Church, in Roosevelt, has seen not only how the coronavirus has not only ravaged Nassau County, but also how it has hit communities of color the …


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 . . .


State must provide greater municipal oversight

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman announced last week that he would not run for re-election — a wise move, given the tenuous nature of any candidacy he might have tried to mount.

Randi Kreiss

Grab your ladle: The soup’s on the table

This column is back by popular demand. Well, in truth, only one reader, shivering through the freezing weather, remembered that I once wrote about winter soups, and asked me to do another one.