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New Yorkers headed to the polls to vote in the 2018 primaries on a Thursday, rather than a Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing his own primary challenge by "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia … more
To quell parents’ and students’ fears about the Valley Stream Central High School District’s security, the Board of Education approved a $77,850 contract with Wisdom Protective Services on Aug. 28 and named Dave Buxbaum the district’s director of security. more
Local elected and school officials and parents joined the swelling chorus last week of those opposed to a proposal to use federal funds to arm classroom teachers, including in Franklin Square, Elmont … more
Charges against Valley Streamer Stephen Figurasmith, who dressed up as Moses and doled out water with red food dye that was deemed “a false bomb or hazardous substance” in June, were reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor last Friday. more
Last school year, several residents of North Terrace Place confronted Shaw Avenue School Principal Alejandro Rivera, hoping to make the street one way during arrival and dismissal times. They were concerned about the congestion and double-parking that occurs daily at that time, they said. more
With Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy leading the effort, 13 villages are suing Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead for not fairly sharing sales tax revenue with the villages. Kennedy filed a … more
The large-scale projects now being undertaken by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority might make a difference to Long Island Rail Road commuters when they eventually come online. In the interim, … more
Retail gasoline prices finally began to inch down last week after reaching their highest summertime levels since 2014, according to local industry analysts.GasBuddy, which tracks daily prices at more … more
The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office will offer Valley Stream Stephen Figurasmith a chance to defer a decision on his case on Friday, Brendan Brosh, a spokesman for the Nassau County District Attorney's Office said. Figurasmith's attorney, Ron Kuby, further said that the DA's office may dismiss all charges against him for “placing a false bomb or hazardous substance” at the Nassau County Legislature on June 14. more
The Democratic gubernatorial campaign came to Valley Stream last week with an appearance by underdog candidate Cynthia Nixon at Sip This on Aug. 9. The actress-turned-activist, best known for her role in television’s “Sex and the City,” spoke to a crowd of roughly 100, who turned out to hear her pitch and to pepper her with questions. more
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