Herald Neighbors

Shark tournament winner nets 298.2-lb. Thresher shark

The stakes were high during the 47th annual Shark Tournament on June 15 on the Guy Lombardo Marina in Freeport. This year approximately 50 boaters competed to catch the largest Blue, Brown, Tiger, …

Library to host Chinese classes in July

There’s a new class offered at the Freeport Memorial Library that aims to expose the culture and language of China to the community at large. Ilgar Guo, a Chinese culture and language …

Herald Neighbors

Yawson brothers debut parenting book

With a toothy grin, Jojo Yawson, 9, opened the first page of his book and began reading. Swirl Bliss in Baldwin’s front of house was filled with Freeporters and Baldwinites on June 8 — it was a full house.

Hundreds of boats sailing into 47th annual shark tourney

The Guy Lombardo Marina in Freeport will soon be buzzing with fishermen and spectators in anticipation for the 47th annual Shark Tournament on June 15 presented by the Freeport Hudson Anglers Inc.

Herald Neighbors

Bayview Avenue School students slide into 13th year of fire safety

Bayview Avenue School third graders participated in the 13th annual “Hooked on Firefighters” program featuring the Freeport Fire Department at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center in Garden City on May 30th.

Editorial

Show your support for Pride Month in June

A crowd of parents and children sat in the East Meadow Public Library, eagerly waiting for the start of Saturday-morning Story Time. The guest reader was Bella Noche, whom many in Manhattan know as a “drag mermaid” for her nautical-themed outfits.

Scott Brinton

We made it to the moon and back. Now what?

The decisive moment came on July 21, 1969, according to NASA’s flight log. The Apollo 11 lunar module . . .

Randi Kreiss

One year later, heading to the hills again

As a child of the Rockaways, I have always thrived on salt air. I had sand in my shoes from the time I could walk, and the rhythm of the waves somehow syncs with my heart. For us Long Islanders . . .

Jerry Kremer

Today’s graduates, hungry like the Yankees

Whether we like it or not, our political system and our erratic president are wearing us down on a daily basis, so it’s worthwhile to switch to a completely different topic. At this time of year, I favor discussing college graduations and the Yankees.

Pathways to Education Excellence

Continuing to provide opportunities for students

The Board of Education and I are grateful for the community support of the 2019-20 school budget and approval of capital reserve spending. We are pleased that for the fifth year in a row we proposed …