A garage on Cornwell Avenue was destroyed in a house fire on Sunday at about 3 p.m., according to Valley Stream fire officials, but no injuries were reported.
The Valley Stream Fire Department burned the contents of a propane tank on May 18 to stop it from leaking on Rose Avenue.
Anthony Daley, 29, of Greenwood Place in Valley Stream, was arrested on May 18 at 1:03 a.m. for possession of an unregistered gun.
District 30 officials said on Thursday that it was unclear if voters were influenced by false information spread by a poll worker at the Forest Road Elementary School during Tuesday’s Board of Education election, but that it did not occur on a scale that influenced the outcome.
The Central High School District has hired a special counsel in response to District 24’s refusal to pay more than what its officials deem to be a fair share of the tax burden — dealing a blow to the otherwise-agreeable relationship between the Valley Stream school districts since the start of the Green Acres Mall tax-break controversy last year.
Born and raised in Valley Stream, author Bill Florio, 32, is due to publish his second book on May 29, which covers the history of Elmont and Rosedale, Queens.
About 65 people attended a Runs for Ronnie fundraiser on April 23 to commemorate the life of a late-Valley Streamer and raise money in his name.
The fifth grade class at Forest Road Elementary School in Valley stream recently debated whether or not school uniforms should be enforced in schools and how attire can impact students.
History Hidden in Plain Sight
Hattie Miller (1865-1961) lived on Merrick Road in a stately wood-framed house surrounded by tall pine trees. Merrick Road at that time was not a heavily used thoroughfare – think plank road and horse-drawn carriages. A rustic split-rail fence ran along the north and south sides of the road. The house (located where the King Kullen parking lot stands today) expanded through the years, keeping pace with the “receptions and teas” that helped raise funds for Miller’s favorite philanthropies – including the Fortnightly Club, a literary group for women that was formed in 1898 and is still in existence.
Rose Laurino Napolitano Presti, a longtime Valley Stream resident, died on April 29 at the Grand Pavilion Nursing Home in Rockville Centre. She was 103.
Long Islanders have long had a love-hate relationship with the Long Island Rail Road. On one hand, they love the service, which, on good days, speeds them into New York City . . .
The Week Ahead
Relay for Life at Valley Stream South Valley Stream South is hosting Relay for Life on May 19 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Relay for Life helps the American Cancer Society fund research and raise awareness to fight cancer. Throughout the night, there will be live music, performance groups, games and concessions. To register, visit www.relayforlife.org/valleystreamny.