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Since he returned from his second tour in Iraq, Peter Yarmel has helped renovate the basement, add new sheetrock and fix the plumbing of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1790’s building, at 65 East Merrick Road in Valley Stream. Now, he serves as the commander of the post he helped restore. more
Part 6 of the “Educating the 21st Century Child” series. Students held the Google Cardboard virtual-reality glasses to their faces on a recent Thursday. “Let’s get ready to … more
Ask about Gaetano “Guy” Ferrara in Valley Stream and you’ll get responses that range into the unexpected: historian, teacher, devout Catholic, civilian patrol officer, tennis champion, … more
Part five in the series “Educating the 21st Century Child.”Mepham High School broadcast teacher Stu Stein often holds class in the dark, and with virtually every surface in his … more
Students in District 13 began using a cutting-edge, math computer program at the end of November, which uses puzzles in lieu of word problems to help students visualize math problems. “They … more
In a nearly 20-minute address on Dec. 6 from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directed the United States State Department to begin the process of moving the embassy to an undeclared site in Jerusalem. more
Part two in the series “Educating the 21st Century Child.” Only a decade or so ago, classroom desks were lined up in neat rows. Students faced the blackboard or whiteboard. Their ability to … more
Thunderous applause echoed through Oceanside School No. 8’s auditorium on Nov. 5 during a community tribute for musician and composer Herbert Rothgarber, of Freeport. The Long Island Composers … more
The Valley Stream Boy Scouts Troop 109 gained two new Eagle Scouts last Saturday, as Daniel Bosko and Matthew Smart advanced to the highest rank in the organization. more
A new petition drafted by Richard Tinyes is circulating on social media, because Robert Golub — the man convicted of murdering and mutilating Tinyes’s 13-year-old daughter, Kelly Ann, a little more than 28 years ago — is due to appear before the parole board in November. more
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