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Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Donald Clavin Jr. and Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana are launching a series of town-sponsored bilingual tax-reduction seminars for Spanish-speaking homeowners. Gil … more
After months of searching for a superintendent to replace Ed Fale, the District 24 Board of Education approved a contract for Don Sturz on May 17. Sturz currently serves as the assistant superintendent for pupil services in the Levittown Union Free School District and will start work as District 24’s superintendent on July 1. more
Between 60 and 70 community members braved the cold and the rain on May 19 to run more than three miles around Arthur J. Hendrickson Park to raise money for scholarships and gift card packages for … more
While renovating the upstairs apartment at the Gibson train station to transform it into an office space, foreman Joe Varley found some of Carrie Heinecke’s old belongings. Heinecke worked as the ticket agent at the station and lived in the apartment upstairs. more
“Pupils come first.” With that succinct appraisal, Dr. Mark Ferris, the assistant superintendent for instruction in the Wantagh School District, summed up his years working with Rachel Green, the newly appointed principal of Valley Stream’s North High School. more
In South Nassau Communities Hospital’s geriatrics wing on a recent Friday, the nurses’ station in the center of the ward was a swirl of activity at midday.Registered nurse Kathryn … more
Three months after members of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee presented their recommendations for the district’s school-choice policy, the Valley Stream Central High School District’s Board of Education voted on which recommendations to accept. more
Valley Stream’s four school districts can expect the 2018-19 fiscal year to be challenging. School boards are grappling with unpredictable revenue streams, due to Nassau County’s property … more
The history of Valley Stream and its development cannot be tracked without first highlighting the part played by the railroad. Before the Civil War, what was to become Valley Stream had two hubs. The … more
At the first sighting of the crescent moon next Tuesday, Muslims throughout the world will begin a month-long daytime fast to mark the holy month of Ramadan.According to tradition, fasting during the … more
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