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Legislator pushes for donor breast milk insurance coverage

A state legislator hosted a rally on Nov. 21 to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would expand insurance coverage for donor breast milk, making it more affordable for women who are on a fixed income and cannot provide breast milk themselves.

Valley Stream girl, 10, honored by legislators, school

Diana Loveras was honored by Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages for her swift action when she woke up on Nov. 14 at 6:30 a.m. to find that her apartment was on fire.

Church hosts forum to discuss police-community relations

About 20 people attended a forum at the Valley Stream Presbyterian Church last Saturday — a lighter turnout than organizers expected — to discuss ways to improve the relationship between police and communities of color.

Crime

Shots fired after bar fight in Valley Stream, businessman says

Nassau County police closed a portion of West Merrick Road early Monday morning, after a report of gunfire near Sonny O’s Pub.

Valley Stream scout gives back in Malverne

There’s been a lot of activity going on at Malverne American Legion Post #44, thanks to prospective Eagle Scout, David Matos. Matos, 18, a Valley Stream Central High School senior, was in the …

Scout restores curb identifiers in Valley Stream

In pursuit of Eagle Scout rank, Daniel Bosko recently spearheaded a project to repaint address numbers on curbs in front of 213 homes in Valley Stream. Bosko, 17, led a group of 19 youths ages 12 …

Herald Neighbors

Girl Scouts wrap gifts for those in need

Girl Scouts Troop 2011 in Valley Stream participated in “Operation Christmas Child” on Nov. 13 — a Samaritan’s Purse event that donates gifts to children around the holidays — for second year in a row.

Junior mayors tour Valley Stream

After winning an essay contest, two sixth-graders toured the village with Mayor Ed Fare last week, as per a Valley Stream tradition in which students learn about the duties of the mayor the day after Thanksgiving.

Richner Communications acquires Gold Coast Gazette

Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.

The week ahead

Dec. 8 — 14

It's a Wonderful Life Film historian Sal St. George will host a lecture revealing the story behind how the 1946 classic holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life” was made. St. George will discuss …

Editorial

Support small businesses by shopping locally

Once upon a time, holiday shopping was an experience. Folks carved out entire Saturdays or Sundays and headed to their local downtowns to browse through the retail shops. The experience was fun and quaint. You had lunch at the local diner. Then along came the malls.