Teacher files grievance against Valley Stream principal

A history teacher at South High School has filed a grievance against Principal Maureen Henry, after she allegedly interfered with a class project that tasked students with making change in their community.

History Hidden in Plain Sight

The well at Watts Pond

Have you ever driven past this old and rusty well, the one that stands like a statue on the edge of Edward W. Cahill Memorial Park (originally known as Watts Pond and in later years Mill Pond) and wondered about its provenance?

Pillows for police at Forest Road

Several Nassau County police officers attended a “Pillows for Police” assembly on June 12 at the Forest Road Elementary School, at which student artists donated pillows they crafted to the …

Valley Stream music school hosts annual concert

Soprano Helene Williams and composer, conductor and pianist Leonard Lehrman of Court Street Music in Valley Stream hosted their annual House Concert and Student Recital June 4. The pair has been nurturing the talents of musicians young and old, including NYSSMA coaching and long-term study, since 1999.

Valley Stream village to submit plans for $10 million revitalization grant

Village officials presented an application for the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative on June 9 at Village Hall to an audience of about 20.

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

June 22 - 29

Picnic at the park The Light of Joy Cherubim & Seraphim Ministry is hosting their annual picnic on June 24 from noon to 10 p.m. at Valley Stream State Park. The picnic features uncommon foods such as roasted plantain, groundnut and roasted meat. There will also be games such as Ludo, table tennis, Ayo Olopon and a sack race. The picnic is free and open to the public.