Injured Valley Stream man recalls LIRR crash

Valley Stream resident Rob Fried cautiously boarded a Long Island Rail Road train destined for Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn on Jan. 5 — one day after he was injured in a train car derailment on his morning commute.

Social media helps reunite parted pups and owners

Kelly Wenz never imagined a night out at the bar would end up with her taking care of a lost dog. She also never envisioned that a simple Instagram post would lead her to the pet’s rightful owner.

Village of Valley Stream rolls out new communications policy for employees

The Village of Valley Stream board of trustees is implementing a new policy of guidelines for its employees in the next two weeks, so that their voiced opinions or posts on social media aren’t misconstrued as the official position of the village.

Herald Schools

Legislator meets with school officials about PILOT issue

Nassau County Legislator C. William Gaylor, III, met with school officials at the William L. Buck Elementary School on Jan. 5 to discuss methods for returning excess school tax monies collected from residents, apparently as a result of tax incentives granted to the Green Acres Mall by the Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency.

With bond passed, high school officials look ahead

In the wake of the Central High School District’s $41 million bond vote on Dec. 6, school officials said the next steps of the project are underway with construction expected to begin in the summer of 2018.

Herald Neighbors

Children display their Lego creations

The 20th annual children’s Lego exhibit is on display at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library through the end of the month.

History hidden in plain sight

The Week Ahead

Jan. 12 — 18

Friday flicks The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library will screen “The Guilt Trip” on Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. The movie stars Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogan and Joleen Renee, and follows an inventor …

Richner Communications acquires Gold Coast Gazette

Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Editorial

Support small businesses by shopping locally

Once upon a time, holiday shopping was an experience. Folks carved out entire Saturdays or Sundays and headed to their local downtowns to browse through the retail shops. The experience was fun and quaint. You had lunch at the local diner. Then along came the malls.