A family that runs together

Abigail and Adam Jefferies have earned more than 300 trophies in track and field events in less than ten years, and have competed in more events than they can count. “They’re competing almost …

V.S. South claims conference crown

After falling just short of the playoffs on the final day in three of the previous four seasons, Valley Stream girls’ soccer coach Demetri Adrahtas said his goals for 2017 were to win Nassau Conference AB-V and play in the postseason.

School News

Architects: Valley Stream high school closer to capacity than first thought

A new study of North High School commissioned by the Valley Stream Central High School District has determined that the school’s functional capacity is lower than previously thought, seeming to confirm suspicions that the school is too crowded and complicating the job of a committee tasked with examining the role of a decades-old school choice policy.

Valley Streamers get lesson in expert tree care

“I feel like I’m the Lorax here, but I want everyone here in this room to become a Lorax in their own right,” Vinnie Drzewucki told a small gathering of residents at Village Hall on Oct. 17, referring to the tree-defending character created by Dr. Seuss. Drzewucki, a resource educator at Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension, was the first speaker in a series of events aimed at acquainting the community with what will become a new multi-purpose theater once the courthouse on Rockaway Avenue is completed in 2018.

Wantagh answers VSN challenge

With Wantagh trailing Valley Stream North by five after one half of football, the defending Long Island Class III champions banded together at halftime to keep its quest for a repeat title alive.

Village News

Neighbors skeptical of latest Valley Stream apartment plan

The village board has scheduled a public hearing on Nov. 27 to review a developer’s proposal for a 28-unit apartment complex at the corner of Wallace Court and Payan Avenue and to collect input from the public, though some residents who live nearby made their views clear at last week’s board meeting.

Editorial

Politically speaking, it’s a new day in Nassau County

To say that Nassau County experienced a seismic shift in its often conservative political landscape on Nov. 7 would be an understatement.

Village News

Neighbors skeptical of latest Valley Stream apartment plan

The village board has scheduled a public hearing on Nov. 27 to review a developer’s proposal for a 28-unit apartment complex at the corner of Wallace Court and Payan Avenue and to collect input from the public, though some residents who live nearby made their views clear at last week’s board meeting.

School News

Valley Stream schools struggle to achieve diversity among staff

School officials are working to recruit a more diverse pool of candidates for teaching and administrative positions in Valley Stream — a community highly regarded for its wide-ranging ethnic student body, which remains almost entirely educated by white people.