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 …

Education

Willow Elementary focuses on kindness

Willow Road Elementary students wrapped up their Kindness Spirit Week earlier this month. Students and staff took part in a kindness-themed activity each day throughout the week. For Powered by …

Sports

North’s Girls Varsity Volleyball wins big

The Nassau County Volleyball Association honored the accomplishments of the Girls Varsity Volleyball Team from Valley Stream North High School after a spectacular season. The five post-season …

Community

V.S. resident makes police talk easy for kids

On Nov. 12, retired New York Police Department Detective Dr. Alfred Titus Jr. read his newest published children’s book, “The Police Are Part of Our Community,” to kids attending 3 …

Business

Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce honors Person of the Year

Glenore Anderson, vice president and regional manager at Dime Community Bank, was honored as the Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Businessperson of the Year.  Anderson was awarded …

Op-Ed

I didn’t have a disability. Our institutions do.

After watching a boring sci-fi movie, I stared at the blinking orange hand signal outside the Lynbrook movie theater, waiting to cross heavily trafficked, four-lane Peninsula Boulevard.

Randi Kreiss

Year of wonder, one Thanksgiving to the next

Last Thanksgiving we dined alone. I’m remembering an over-roasted turkey leg with a side of anxiety for me . . .

MOMMAS House marks 35th anniversary

In 1984, social worker Pat Shea was working to find housing for a young homeless woman through the Wantagh-based Birthright of Nassau/Suffolk, which helped women facing unplanned or crisis …

Scott Brinton

Recalling two failed coups that will live in infamy

"The Event,” a 2015 found-footage documentary by Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa, opens with black-and-white images of mostly men marching in August 1991 through the streets of Leningrad . . .

Jerry Kremer

Political mischief while you’re sleeping

To the relief of many in the political world, the 2021 elections are behind us. Whether your candidate won or lost . . .