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Freeport

Freeport
Freeport began billing itself as the ``Boating and Fishing Capital of the East'' in the 1940s, but its shoreline has been attracting visitors for hundreds of years - and not always for legal purposes.
Photo: Main Street, Freeport (Photo from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909)
Freeport began billing itself as the ``Boating and Fishing Capital of the East'' in the 1940s, but its shoreline has been attracting visitors for hundreds of years - and not always for legal purposes.
Photo: Main Street, Freeport (Photo from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909)
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  • Tropical storm Arthur forms off Florida coast

    Tropical storm Arthur forms off Florida coast
    The first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed on Tuesday and was poised to strengthen into a hurricane, forecasters said, threatening to dampen July Fourth holiday celebrations along the U.S. East Coast. Tropical Storm Arthur formed...
  • 11 Arrested in Long Island Hospital Brawl

     11 Arrested in Long Island Hospital Brawl
    Police arrested 11 people after a fight broke out at the Nassau University Medical Center Emergency Room in East Meadow Saturday morning. Authorities say officers responded to the Long Island medical center after a crowd began arguing around 12:30 a.m. ...
  • LI Man Charged With Impersonating A Soldier At JFK Airport

    LI Man Charged With Impersonating A Soldier At JFK Airport
    A Long Island man has been arrested after impersonating military personnel while on an international American Airlines flight. According to authorities, Rock Diaz, 22, of Freeport, Long Island was arrested Friday night at John F. Kennedy airport. Diaz,...
  • Cruise ships, airlines make way for Hurricane Irene

    Cruise ships, airlines make way for Hurricane Irene
    If you had Caribbean dreams in your travel plans for this week, they’re fading rapidly into reality with the arrival of Hurricane Irene, a powerful storm that has targeted Puerto RIco, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and potentially the entire...
  • PASSINGS

    Jett Travolta Son of actor and actress Jett Travolta, 16, the son of actor John Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, died in the Bahamas after falling ill and hitting his head at his family's vacation home, police said Friday. A house...
  • Budget Cuts Mean New LIRR Schedule, Trims To Service

    Budget Cuts Mean New LIRR Schedule, Trims To Service
    Budget cuts mean five weekday trains on three branches and some weekend service to Freeport will be canceled this summer, the LIRR announced Thursday. The new schedule, which takes effect Monday, includes additional revisions on several branches that...
  • Nassau's minority turnout -- Just above '04?

     
    Clearly there are still questions to be explored about Election Day results. An example: As Newsday's Celeste Hadrick reports, Nassau election officials are puzzled over a relatively low turnout in minority communities on Election Day -- despite the...
  • Freeport brass out-draw Hempstead in village pay

     
    After giving themselves raises, the newly elected mayor and trustees of Freeport, the state's second largest village, now make more money than the elected officials of Hempstead, the state???s largest village. Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall is paid $121,000,...
  • Teen Involved In Fatal LI Crash Indicted on 24 Charges

    Teen Involved In Fatal LI Crash Indicted on 24 Charges
    A Freeport teenager -- who mowed down an elderly Hempstead woman while she was high on prescription drugs -- was indicted on 24 charges Monday, Nassau County prosecutors announced Tuesday. Kayla Gerdes, 18, was apparently high on oxycodone when she...
  • LI Teen Who Mowed Down Elderly Woman Arraigned in Court

    LI Teen Who Mowed Down Elderly Woman Arraigned in Court
    The Freeport woman who was apparently high when she fatally ran over a 69-year-old woman gardening in front of her Hempstead home, has been indicted on 28 charges, including second-degree manslaughter, Nassau County authorities said Tuesday....
  • LI Woman Finds New Body In Son's Grave

    LI Woman Finds New Body In Son's Grave
    A Long Island woman visiting her son's grave was dismayed when she found another body in his burial plot as a result of a clerical error. A staff member of the Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale may have made the mistake due to miscommunication,...