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While his sights are set on returning to the premier division at Riverhead Raceway in a couple of weeks, John Beatty’s remained sharp behind the wheel and having a blast in what’s become the most popular level at the ¼-mile oval. more
When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put pen to paper on April 16, 2016, it became a landmark day for the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). By signing the legislation, Cuomo made New York the 50th and final state to legalize the sport of MMA after years of debate. more
Rockville Centre gave an Olympic-sized sendoff to Crystal Dunn, who earned a spot on the U.S. women’s soccer team that will compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. More than 1,000 … more
About thirty people watched a hand-to-hand combat instructor demonstrate how to take down an active shooter at a church in Jamaica, Queens on July 14. The event was organized by State Sen. James Sanders Jr., whose district borders Valley Stream. more
About a dozen people blocked Huntley Road on July 16, adjacent to the south parking lot of Belmont Park, to protest a proposal by the New York Cosmos to build a new soccer stadium at the … more
It was a memorable first half of the Atlantic League baseball season for the Long Island Ducks, who after a sluggish 1-6 start clinched the Liberty Division title for a guaranteed playoff spot and set a single-game attendance record on consecutive nights. more
The Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame (HOF) was created a year ago to recognize, preserve and promote the heritage of interscholastic sports. The HOF is temporarily located in the rotunda of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola and is expected to call the new Nassau Coliseum its home. more
It was a banner season for many high school sports teams within the Herald's coverage area in 2015-16, including state titles for Elmont's boys' basketball team and Wantagh's baseball squad. more
Allyce Yang and Candice Biegler, both of Valley Stream, each earned a Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of Nassau County last month — the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve, requiring more than 80 hours of planning and execution for the final project. more
The Friends of Valley Stream Dogs held its annual Dog Day at the Green on June 18. The event was the fifth the group has organized, and it made for a busy day at the dog park and the Village Green. more
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