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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.
East Hampton Village is getting ready for spring by proposing changes in the village code to address two perennial local problems — noise and parking.
The village board already restricts “loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises,” and wants to further limit noise by reducing the hours that construction and demolition work can take place. The board also plans to extend by about two months the...Read more »
After four years of trying to figure out how to get cars off town roads before a snowstorm, the Riverhead Town board has come up with a compromise that would let the supervisor or a designee declare a snow emergency before a storm arrives and would ban parking on any town road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
A public hearing on the plan has been set for the next town board meeting at 2 p.m. March 4....Read more »