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Brooklyn residents charged with robbery and assault in Valley Stream

Four Brooklyn residents were arrested in Valley Stream on Sunday, June 13 at 3:28 p.m. in connection with robbery and assault charges at Walmart, police said.

Valley Stream Central High School District superintendent granted leave of absence

At a special meeting held via Zoom on June 10, Valley Stream Central High School District’s Board of Education voted to grant a medical leave of absence for Superintendent Dr. William Heidenreich.

Valley Stream church celebrates Corpus Christi

The Church of the Blessed Sacrament held a church service and holy walk throughout the Valley Stream community to celebrate the Catholic holiday Corpus Christi — a day celebrated sixty days after Easter, which involves celebratory festivities to recognize the Eucharist as the body of Christ.    

Valley Stream Historical Society looks ahead to preserve the past

After the Pagan Fletcher Restoration closed for more than a year, it has reopened to offer visitors a glimpse into Valley Stream’s history

On-street dining makes a comeback in Valley Stream

On Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. through the summer, part of Rockaway Avenue will be closed off from traffic and open to restaurant-goers for on-street dining.


Boaters take note: Stop speeding in the wetlands

It’s nearly summer, and the boating season is now upon us. That means speedboats and personal watercraft roaring along our coastline.

Scott Brinton

Suburban Long Island getting wilder by the day

Last Nov. 8, I was kayaking in Emory Creek in Freeport, just north of the Narrows, when I spotted what I thought was a chunk of garbage floating in the waterway and paddled over to collect it.

Randi Kreiss

On the road with a priest, a knight and a monk

After 15 months, hundreds of miles, 800 pages and 40 hours of audio, I listened to the closing words of my book this week, and it was good.


The census: a wealth of enlightening information

The recently completed census became controversial because of political interference, but the results are still important. This is especially true when . . .

Randi Kreiss

It isn’t your grandma’s senior prom night

Prom 2021 is an act of faith. It is kids needing to shake off more than a year of lockdowns, shutdowns, sickness and isolation. It is a down payment on good times ahead after an avalanche of disappointments.