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A reporter at Newsday for nearly 40 years, Freedman currently runs the East End bureau. Freedman has covered stories ranging from the political scandals in Brookhaven to the growth of Stony Brook University and the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996. This is the third time in his career at Newsday he has been assigned to the East End and, over the years, his stories have shown how the area has kept its own unique identity, even as it has grown along with the rest of Long Island. Before coming to Newsday, he worked on the now-defunct daily Long Island Press. His first job after leaving Hofstra College was on the Delaware State News, and he did some radio work and worked for two weekly newspapers as well. Freedman and his wife live in Smithtown. They have three grown children.
An East End nonprofit is preparing to raffle off a hand-built boat made from the white oak and black locust that a year ago was still growing around a pond near the public school in Springs.
The Classic Boat Society is dedicated to maintaining the tradition of hand-building boats, and the annual open house and raffle is an important fund-raiser for the group.
The overgrown wooded area...Read more »
Special Long Island Railroad trains and a free shuttle bus service across the North Fork brought at least 1,000 tourists to the region over the three-day Veterans Day weekend, increasing business for wineries, local restaurants and other businesses.
“It was a test to see if people would take a free shuttle,” said Steven Bate, executive director of the Long Island Wine Council. “One winery...Read more »
A two-day conference on Long Island natural history -- expected to be the biggest regional forum of its kind this year -- will be held Dec. 6 and 7 at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Naturalists and scientists are expected to make 16 presentations on a wide range of topics, from the impact of superstorm Sandy to survey results for the American eel, bats and carnivorous plants of Long Island,...Read more »
After three years, a holiday tradition has ended in Riverhead, the victim of an improved downtown economy.
East End Arts, which held an annual holiday window decorating contest to brighten up the empty stores on Main Street, has canceled the event. There just aren’t enough empty stores left to make it worthwhile, said executive director Patricia Snyder.
The windows in empty stores were...Read more »