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New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
Research from the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, compiled from three years of publicly available water quality reports, found high levels of 1,4 dioxane in water serviced by the 39 water districts, including the Water Authority of Western Nassau, the Franklin Square Water District, New York American Water’s Lynbrook and Merrick Operations Districts, and the Town of Hempstead Water District. more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a plan to modernize 16 of Long Island’s train stations in his annual Long Island regional State of the State address on Jan. 10. Among other projects, he proposed investing $5 million to upgrade the Valley Stream Long Island Rail Road station. more
Frederick W. Müeller (1874-1941), the pharmacist who built an original drugstore on West Merrick Road, quickly outgrew his space. Consequently, Muller (formerly Müeller) built another pharmacy on Rockaway Avenue in 1911. more
Locals gathered at Sip This on Rockaway Avenue on Dec. 26 to boast their knowledge of the popular NBC television show “The Office,” at the coffee shop’s semi-regular trivia night, which has blossomed into a community staple. more
When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve and the ball drops in Times Square, for many people it signals a new beginning and a chance to make good on their resolutions. more
Here's what's going on this week around Valley Stream. more
Nassau County police are investigating an armed robbery at the Verizon store on East Merrick Road in Valley Stream on Monday at 1:37 p.m. more
Frederick W. Müeller (1874-1941) was born in Baden, Germany and immigrated to Brooklyn with his family when he was a young boy. He studied pharmaceutics in New York and New Jersey. In December 1895, … more
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