Valley Streamer protests increased state funding for charter schools

Maribel Canestro marched with about 100 others in Mineola on March 24, to protest what she believes is exorbitant funding for charter schools in the latest draft of the state’s budget.

Valley Stream District 30 budget would expand technology initiatives

If District 30’s $34.8 million budget is passed, every student in the school district will soon have his or her own iPad or Chromebook to help the district replace outdated technologies in the classroom.

History Hidden in Plain Sight

Valley Stream Historical Society: Old Central Avenue

Merrick Road (originally Plank Road) is known by many to be one of the oldest thoroughfares in Valley Stream and beyond – it was constructed in 1853. But there is an even older, lesser known road that has been in continuous use since before that time.

Catching up with Lions Club of Valley Stream President Janet Mahabir

Whether it is recycling old eyeglasses or hosting food drives, the Lions Club of Valley Stream has been active in the community for 69 years as of January. The Herald recently spoke with Janet Mahabir, the president of the organization, who says she is planning to continue its service to the community and work with former presidents to help the club succeed in 2017.

Kiwanis Club mulling return to Valley Stream

The Valley Stream Kiwanis Club disbanded in October 2015 due to dwindling membership. Now, the organization is campaigning to revive its Valley Stream operation.


Recognizing holidays means respecting Muslims

About 100 people stood at the beginning of the Central High School District’s regular board meeting on Feb. 14 to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Week Ahead

March 30 - April 6

Family coloring time Coloring pages for children and parents will be available at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library on March 31 at 11 a.m. Registration is required. For more information, please call (516) 825 – 6422 or email