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T he Valley Stream 24 Board of Education selected Unal Karakas as the next Valley Stream 24 Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2023. “We partnered with District Wise Consultants … more
Long Beach is synonymous with surfing. People running into the water, jumping on their surfboards and riding the waves in the sun is a typical summer across the city. Surf for All, one of Long … more
Candace Hugee was named Valley Stream Central High School’s principal earlier this year. She succeeds Joseph Pompilio, who announced his retirement after a 22-year run. Born in … more
Two years ago, Armaan Mohammed grew too weak to walk, slogging around on crutches in his living room due to a severe form of scoliosis, resulting in his spinal cord slowly rotting away. For most … more
Anne Elizabeth Hubbs Mahoney, a Valley Stream resident for more than seventy- five years, passed away peacefully at her home on June 19, 2023. She was 99.   Born in Rockville Centre on December … more
Recently I was privileged to attend the annual Patriot Award Dinner hosted by the Seaford High School 9/11 Memorial Committee. This event, and other 9/11 programs and projects in Seaford, are administered by the Memorial Committee . . . more
It won’t be long before the iconic film 'Jaws' turns 50 — a fact that’s just difficult to imagine. more
His name was David, and he killed himself in my second year of teaching. more
Chimpanzee stories invite cheap shots, jokes and memories of J. Fredd Muggs (a regular on “The Today Show”), but the true story of these primates in modern times is both shameful and tragic. more
Have you noticed how irritable everyone is these days? There seem to be more irate drivers pounding their steering wheels and honking, nastier language on social media, more grumpiness, more rude sarcasm. more
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