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Getting everyone counted

Local elected officials urged all Nassau County residents to complete the 2020 census at a news conference on Tuesday in Roosevelt. U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice said that while Nassau has a 71 percent …

Freeport Ninja Academy overcomes hurdles

As she drove around Freeport’s industrial area last year, Kathryn Gawrych, 27, of Massapequa, was searching for the perfect place to house her vision, a Ninja Warrior academy, where she would …

Community raises funds to help 97-year old WWII veteran

Members of the Freeport and East Meadow communities are rallying behind 97-year old World War II veteran Rev. Eugene Purvis to help him and his wife Dr. Sylvia Purvis with long overdue home …

Freeport gyms begin reopening

Freeport gyms are excited to be back in business after Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered that gyms in the state could begin reopening on Monday. Gym facilities can reopen at 33 percent capacity, with face …

Freeporters demand justice for boat crash victims

As Long Island began reopening in July, friends Victor Moz and Jorge Soto Monge, both of Freeport, returned to work as delivery drivers for Best Buy and P.C. Richards, respectively.  After a …


Fill out the census — the deadline is Sept. 30

Elected leaders from across Nassau County are urging — even pleading with — residents to fill out the U.S. census if they have not already done so, and time is running out.


The CDC’s Covid-19 back-to-school checklist

Hundreds of thousands of students will start school across Long Island next week amid the worst disease outbreak in the United States since 1918. It is a time of fear and anxiety for many parents . . .

Randi Kreiss

You’d better believe it: We are in this together

Five years ago, I returned from a visit to my kids and grandkids, who live in a mountain town in northern California, and in this space I wrote, “I have come back from the future, and if you plan on going, better wear your fire-retardant underwear.”