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Village of Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy stood before a set of three maps in the Village Hall boardroom on Tuesday morning, reviewing a proposal that, he said, could save Nassau County from the next great flood. more
Strap on the parachute. Clip into the chair and secure the harnesses. Headset, check. Canopy, check. Safety, check. more
A California man was sentenced to 25 years to life for murdering his estranged wife’s boyfriend in a November 2015 shooting on East Hawthorne Avenue in Valley Stream, the county’s district attorney announced on Tuesday. more
Nassau County police are searching for a missing adult with dementia who was last seen in Valley Stream Thursday morning, according to a police news release. more
On a recent Friday at 2:30 p.m., a Harley Davidson rumbled up Freeport’s famed Nautical Mile, a.k.a. Woodcleft Avenue, followed soon after by a very expensive, very red Italian sports car, revving its engine. Couples strolled up and down the street in search of the perfect bar or restaurant to spend an 85-degree evening. Already the outdoor eateries, with their umbrella-shaded tables, had begun to fill up. more
Kerry Boring became an advocate for teaching CPR and training people how to use automated external defibrillators after her father died in Blessed Sacrament Church in Valley Steam in 2015. She and volunteer Tom Avallone held a CPR training session at the church on May 9 for members of the Knights of Columbus. more
Anime features and card games at the library Teenagers in sixth-grade through high school seniors can enjoy anime features and card games at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library on May 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required, and is limited to 20 teenagers. For more information, contact Faith Kenney at (516) 825 – 6422 or email hwmlcontact@hotmail.com. more
“Cameras clicked faster than the wheels of the steam train on Sunday when 350 gaping passengers were taken on a tour over long-abandoned tracks,” reported Newsday on October 28, 1952. For nine hours that day, avid rail and camera enthusiasts rode over 90 miles on a Long Island Rail Road “Fan-Trip” sponsored by the New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. With a screeching whistle, and a vast plume of smoke and steam, the No. 107 chugged its way northward on the single-track West Hempstead Branch over Merrick Road. more
“Pay your fair share! Pay your fair share!” shouted a dozen or so Valley Stream residents last Saturday at the corner of Sidney Place and Mill Road, near the entrance to the Green Acres Mall. more
While local lawmakers are working to return the Green Acres Mall to the county tax rolls for the upcoming school year, the mall’s ownership is pursuing legal options to do just the opposite, in the wake of the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency’s abrupt April 27 decision to revoke the mall’s tax breaks due to a lack of job creation just two years after it granted them. more
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