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For some Valley Stream residents, the fighting in Israel and Gaza that has taken more than 2,000 lives over the past six weeks is more than news reports of war on the other side of the world. more
Valley Stream resident Joe Taglic’s “Jeopardy!” run came to an end in a semifinal episode that aired July 29. more
Joe Taglic didn’t think he would make the cut when he applied online for the “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament last September. Almost a year later, he sat with 100 cheering classmates at Regis High School in Manhattan, watching himself advance to the semifinals. more
Hearing loss has been an issue for Valley Stream resident William Ryan for many years. It’s a problem that has often led to frustration, but one that has been solved thanks to the Valley Stream Lions Club. more
Our beloved dog Kirby died last week. She was a yellow lab mix adopted from the North Shore Animal League 16 years ago. A long life— but not nearly long enough for us. My three sons named her after the baseball player, Kirby Puckett. Never mind that she was a female. To say we’re devastated is an understatement. The house feels empty; someone is missing. Why is the loss of a pet so painful? I guess it’s because she was a member of the family who gave no-strings-attached, unconditional love and loyalty without expecting anything in return. more
Part two of an occasional series about the challenges that people face making ends meet in Nassau County. By 8 a.m. on July 3, many, if not most, of the 3- to 5-year-olds in Jazmin Torres and … more
A mix of guitars, stylish fedoras, multicolored hairstyles and practicing hopefuls, who were letting out a few notes before it really counted, waited in close quarters outside of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, on July 23, hours before it was time to show off their high notes, vibrato and guitar strums to the producers of “American Idol.” more
After nearly a year of planning, Billy Paraszczuk’s Eagle Scout project is finally coming to fruition. The Boy Scout from Valley Stream Troop 109 is constructing a walkway for the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. more
The older adults participating in the Town of Hempstead’s Senior Writing Workshop presented their original works recently at the Merrick Theater and Center for the Arts. more
It played out like a scene from NBC’s “Seinfeld.” Jerry Seinfeld was sitting in a diner one afternoon, eating lunch, sipping coffee, chatting about quirky, mundane topics with a friend, offering deadpan observations. more
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