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About 30 people attended a public hearing at Village Hall on Feb. 15 to learn about a Honda dealership’s application for tax incentives, which were requested in tandem with the construction of a new service center on West Merrick Road. more
The board of trustees voted on Feb. 6 to bond for several projects for the upcoming year. more
Met with enthusiastic applause, District 30 passed a resolution on Feb. 2 ensuring that the schools would recognize the two holiest days of Islam on the calendar next year — the third and final elementary school district in Valley Stream to do so before the Central High School District makes its decision. more
When some Valley Stream schools voluntarily tested their water supplies last year, they replaced or fixed any supplies that contained more than 20 parts per billion of lead per Environmental Protection Agency standards. Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Sept. 6, however, schools must retest water every five years for more than 15 ppb of lead. more
Village Clerk Bob Barra retired a day early on Jan. 26, after a public outcry in reaction to his Facebook post that the pro-choice marchers at the Women’s March on Washington “probably should have been aborted.” more
A Valley Stream man was arrested on Tuesday for his role in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release. more
Atlantic Beach Mayor George Pappas and his children, George III, 13 and Mia, 11, made their way past the barricades and crowds that surrounded the Capitol early on Jan. 20 and staked out a position … more
One day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, women, men and children by the hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, D.C., New York City and more than 60 major points around the globe on Jan. 21 to send a signal to Republican lawmakers: Women’s rights are human rights. more
Mayor Ed Fare and Dr. Joseph Pompilio, principal of Central High School, hosted a brief ceremony on Jan. 5 unveiling new, historically accurate lighting fixtures in the high school’s lobby. more
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a plan to modernize 16 of Long Island’s train stations in his annual Long Island regional State of the State address on Jan. 10. Among other projects, he proposed investing $5 million to upgrade the Valley Stream Long Island Rail Road station. more
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