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The village’s traffic committee recently submitted a recommendation for prohibitive pedestrian fencing at Hicks Street and South Franklin Avenue, to give pedestrians a logical place to cross and deter cars from stopping to drop off passengers. more
Village officials discussed a tentative draft of the 2017-18 budget Monday night, which included a property tax levy increase of 1.25 percent — on average, about $55 per household — that fell just below the state’s tax cap. more
New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
Valley Stream parents, as well as members of the Valley Stream Teachers Association, are actively circulating opt-out forms, posting on social media and sharing fliers around the town to encourage parents to opt their children out of taking statewide tests beginning next week. Last year, the number of students who opted out of taking the English Language Arts and math exams nearly doubled from the prior year. more
The Press Club of Long Island released an exhaustive study of municipalities’ response to Freedom of Information Act requests on March 13, in which the Village of Valley Stream received a B- score. more
The Village of Valley Stream will hold a public hearing on March 20 at 7 p.m. ahead of its regular meeting to discuss an application to Nassau County for community development funding. more
The board of trustees on March 6 approved a contract with Logan, Utah-based Internet company iWorQ Systems, to use software to monitor ‘zombie’ properties in the village. more
Valley Stream’s fiscal stress rating slightly declined last year, according to a report released on March 8 by the state comptroller, which village officials interpreted as indicative of progress. more
Marty Kielawa, commander of American Legion Post 854 in Valley Stream, was on his way to the post office on March 1 to mail details of this year’s Memorial Day parade when he drove past the legion hall and noticed that its American and prisoners of war flags were missing. more
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) will be holding town hall meetings the next two weeks. The focus will be on immigration, the Affordable Care Act, community concerns and the new administration. more
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