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For the 30th time, Freeport resident Alma Rocha crossed the finish line in the TCS NYC Marathon –- and for the third time as a member of United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United. At the same time, she raised over $2,100 in support of the not-for-profit’s veterans programs. more
Even in the worst of situations, Cleveland Woods was known to be cool, calm and collected and ready with a humorous witticism that more often than not disarmed the crisis and allowed the 6-foot-5 former basketball who was a special education teacher with the Lawrence School District for more than 20 years to establish or reestablish a relationship. more
Know anyone around town who you’d describe as a true do-gooder –– that PTA president, Little League coach or scout leader who goes above and beyond the call of duty; that community volunteer who gives so much of him or herself while asking for nothing in return; that volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician who saved a life? more
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. more
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. more
Jason Abelove is challenging Don Clavin for Town of Hempstead supervisor. Ahead of Election Day on Nov. 2, the Herald asked the candidates questions about their goals and issues facing the community. more
Howard Weitzman, Nassau County’s comptroller from 2002 to 2009 who was known for challenging establishment politics through the power of the audit during this time in office, died Sept. 27 of a … more
Being a Director of Nursing during the COVID pandemic has truly been a challenge. more
For a third straight night, Black Lives Matter demonstrators convened in Merrick and Bellmore to protest the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the systemic racism that is … more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen is calling a recent contract extension between two town officials — Parks Commissioner Daniel Lino and Comptroller Kevin Conroy — and the Dover Gourmet … more
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