Education

District 13 announces next Superintendent of Schools

At a recent Board of Education meeting, Dr. Judith A. LaRocca was announced as the next superintendent for Valley Stream School District 13. LaRocca’s first day as acting superintendent will be …

Art and Community

Waldinger Library hosts local artist’s first exhibition

The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library is showcasing the work of local artist, Yuliya Lobach, for art-lovers, nature enthusiasts, and curious patrons alike. Lobach’s inaugural public art …

Education

Poetry Out Loud inspires South High students

Valley Stream South High School held its first virtual Poetry Out Loud workshop earlier this year. Poetry Out Loud is a National Endowment for the Arts education program that encourages students to …

Education

South High School gives back for Family Service Day

Over 200 Valley Stream South High School students and their families came together on Family Service Day to help local families in need for Thanksgiving on Saturday, Nov. 20. Food baskets were …

Disaster

Fire breaks out at Woods Lock & Door

A small fire broke out at the rear of the Wood Lock & Door store on Rockaway Avenue last Friday afternoon according to fire officials. The Nassau County Fire Communications (Firecom) alerted the …

Op-Ed

Public health is political, but shouldn’t be partisan

Taxes, property assessments, crime and schools were top concerns for Long Island politicians in the Nov. 2 elections. Both Democrats and Republicans tried to persuade voters that . . .

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 . . .

Tom Suozzi, former county exec, running for governor

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi announced on Monday that he was a candidate for governor. “I’m running for governor because I believe this is the job I am made for,” Suozzi said at a news …

Houses of help joined forces in Hewlett

Hewlett House, a community learning resource center on cancer, especially breast cancer, and Bethany House of Nassau County, which supports homeless woman with children from transition to stability, joined together for Fall Fest, an outreach event in Hewlett on Nov. 6.

Randi Kreiss

How did you get through? In 50 words or less.

Tell me your story. If you’re reading this, you are living through a deadly pandemic that has killed more than five million people worldwide. So far. If you’re reading this . . .

Community

V.S. native promoted to staff sergeant

National Guard soldier and Valley Stream native, Travis Chin, was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant earlier this year. Prior to his promotion, Chin was assigned to the Company A, Recruiting …