Cops searching for 79-year-old with dementia in Valley Stream

Nassau County police are searching for a missing adult with dementia who was last seen in Valley Stream Thursday morning, according to a police news release.

California man sentenced in 2015 murder

A California man was sentenced to 25 years to life for murdering his estranged wife’s boyfriend in a November 2015 shooting on East Hawthorne Avenue in Valley Stream, the county’s district attorney announced on Tuesday.

History Hidden in Plain Sight

Sooty Splendor — A steam locomotive’s swan song

“Cameras clicked faster than the wheels of the steam train on Sunday when 350 gaping passengers were taken on a tour over long-abandoned tracks,” reported Newsday on October 28, 1952. For nine hours that day, avid rail and camera enthusiasts rode over 90 miles on a Long Island Rail Road “Fan-Trip” sponsored by the New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. With a screeching whistle, and a vast plume of smoke and steam, the No. 107 chugged its way northward on the single-track West Hempstead Branch over Merrick Road.

Valley Stream man arrested for criminal possession of a weapon

Anthony Daley, 29, of Greenwood Place in Valley Stream, was arrested on May 18 at 1:03 a.m. for possession of an unregistered gun.

Schools

Central High School District preps to sue District 24 over tax spat in Valley Stream

The Central High School District has hired a special counsel in response to District 24’s refusal to pay more than what its officials deem to be a fair share of the tax burden — dealing a blow to the otherwise-agreeable relationship between the Valley Stream school districts since the start of the Green Acres Mall tax-break controversy last year.

Editorial

Putting the LIRR back on the right track

Long Islanders have long had a love-hate relationship with the Long Island Rail Road. On one hand, they love the service, which, on good days, speeds them into New York City . . .

The Week Ahead

May 25- June 1

Anime features and card games at the library Teenagers in sixth-grade through high school seniors can enjoy anime features and card games at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library on May 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required, and is limited to 20 teenagers. For more information, contact Faith Kenney at (516) 825 – 6422 or email hwmlcontact@hotmail.com.