Art and Community

Village art couple tell their untamed story

Before they were a successful local art couple with a rich past, Michael Stanko and Karen Zang first became high school sweethearts in Central High. It all started for them when Stanko befriended …


VS District 24 Kindergarten registration to start February

Kindergarten registration is open for families to enroll for the 2022-2023 school year starting on February 1st, according to the Valley Stream Union Free School District 24 officials. If you have a …


VS District 30 searches for a new superintendent

The Valley Stream District 30 Board of Education is searching for a new superintendent, following the announcement of Dr. Nicholas Stirling’s retirement on June 30. As part of its …


Three VS district 13 schools make the top ten in math

Three elementary schools in Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen ranked among the top ten schools in New York State for the most math problems solved in the nationally recognized First …


Two missing teens found in Glen Cove

Missing 16 year-old Rachel Solomon, of Glen Cove, and 15 year-old Jake Rodgers, of Valley Stream, were found today by police detectives in a wooded area on Old Tappan Road in Glen Cove after a nearly …

Randi Kreiss

Can your stove talk to you?

I really needed to get on the Smart HQ website to get my new G.E. Café Series kitchen appliances online. Oh, you didn’t know? You must have internet-friendly ovens and cooktops these days.

Jerry Kremer

RIP Paul Jackson, renowned South Shore historian

The towns, cities and villages of Long Island have their own recorded and unrecorded histories. Their stories are told by local historians, librarians and historical societies. In many cases . . .


Bail reform law needs still more tweaking

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder convened a news conference on Jan. 13 to make a point: The state’s bail reform law, enacted in January 2020, needs further reform . . .


An inauguration like no other

I have been blessed to raise my hand and pledge to serve my community as an elected official many times over the past 16 years. However, last Monday was the first — and hopefully, last — time that I will take the oath of office in my living room.


How progressives might be left in the lurch

When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi announced his Democratic primary run against Gov. Kathy Hochul, it may have seemed like a D’Amato moment.

East Meadow holds off VSC

East Meadow’s boys’ basketball team is beginning to gain some traction. After being idle for two weeks and coming off a pair of non-league victories using just five bodies, the Jets …


District 24 shares their dreams for MLK Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students in Valley Stream Union Free School District Twenty-Four did activities designed to raise awareness and understanding of the monumental advancements in …