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Esteemed doctor ends practice, shifts to medical marijuana

Sitting behind the wood desk in his small office, his glasses perched on his nose as he speaks in a gentle, soothing tone, 82-year-old Gilbert Weinstein is the picture of the traditional American physician — except for the bright green marijuana leaf patch on his lab coat.


Remembering Jack McDonough: Public servant and community volunteer

John “Jack” F. McDonough, Korean War veteran, former village treasurer and 26-year member of the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library board of trustees, died on June 3 after a brief illness. He was 84.

Residents asked to adopt odd/even watering practice

With the summer heat intensifying and water demand on the rise, New York American Water’s Nassau County customers may be experiencing lower than normal water pressures, particularly during early …


Developer: Six two-bedroom apartments coming along Central Avenue

The developer whose plan to build nine single-bedroom apartments on Hoffman Avenue was rejected by the Valley Stream Board of Zoning and Appeals in May instead plans to construct a building with six …

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Nassau County Police Department revisits use-of-force policy

A revamped set of guidelines regarding use of force by the Nassau County Police Department went into effect on July 8, with an emphasis on de-escalating situations in order to avoid force and more comprehensive review and tracking of physical contact between officers and members of the public.


Valley Stream Rockets play Long Island Cup

Valley Stream Rockets team members celebrated with their parents after making it to their division’s finals in the Long Island Cup. They lost in the finals, with a record of 9-2-2 for the season.

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Ushering in the dog days of summer in Valley Stream

The Friends of Valley Stream Dogs held its annual Dog Day at the Green on June 18. The event was the fifth the group has organized, and it made for a busy day at the dog park and the Village Green.


Kaminsky discusses his first State Senate session

Sen. Todd Kaminsky spoke to Herald intern Courtney McGee about Albany, corruption and his first session as a state senator.

Long Island Ducks win 40, earn first-half title

It was a memorable first half of the Atlantic League baseball season for the Long Island Ducks, who after a sluggish 1-6 start clinched the Liberty Division title for a guaranteed playoff spot and set a single-game attendance record on consecutive nights.

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East Rockaway native directs coming-of-age film in his hometown

In 1994, John Budion was a teenager and a student at East Rockaway High School, trying to make sense of the world. Now, he’s directing an independent film based on his childhood, centered on that year — and he’s filming it in the village.

Flavors of Valley Stream

A taste of Thailand in Valley Stream

As customer Judea Hartley waited for her takeout order at Seeda Thai, at 28 N. Central Ave., she said she thought that it was the best place for Thai cuisine in the area.

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How does your garden grow?

At the height of the growing season, expert and novice local gardeners are challenging expectations of what Long Island gardens look like, combining innovative techniques and exotic plants with a passion for getting dirt under their fingernails.

The Week Ahead

July 21 — 27

Fun things to do this week in Valley Stream!