Valley Stream celebrates Veterans Day

It was a gray and overcast afternoon last Friday, but there was no shortage of patriotic color and spirit shown by the modest crowd of residents who came out to celebrate Veterans Day at the …


Valley Stream 13 takes a stand against drug use

Valley Stream 13 students learned how to consider the risks of drug use and promote healthy decision-making throughout their lives as part of Red Ribbon Week’s drug prevention awareness …


Valley Stream 24 student artwork makes big debut

u During the recent New York State School Board Association’s annual convention, the conference’s digital art display exhibited student artwork from around the state including those …


Clear Stream students give thanks to board members

Clear Stream students thanked Valley Stream District 30 Board of Education trustees in honor of School Board Recognition Week with a Hollywood-inspired performance alongside families on Oct. 24. …


Building an intergenerational bridge with reading

a James A. Dever Elementary School recently saw the return of its Intergenerational Reading Program where students from first grade to fourth grade paired up with volunteers from the National …

Randi Kreiss

Thankful, mindful and watchful this holiday

The midterm elections proved that you can’t put lipstick on a pig. Well, maybe you can try, but eventually folks will see through the cover-up.

Jerry Kremer

Time to throw out the political trash

Happily, the midterm elections are behind us. They were, at best, stressful, and overall they were ugly.


The power of concession

You’ve likely never heard the name William Jennings Bryan, as he’s not among those regularly talked about in history books. But his contribution to democracy . . .


Russia’s space program fades as China’s rises

As a result of its unprovoked war against Ukraine, Russia is losing something that has always been precious to its national pride — its position as a leader in the world’s space programs.