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Freeport generates roughly $15.8 million a year in state sales taxes. The state collects the money, and then sends back roughly $6.2 million to Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead.The share of … more
The last few minutes of the Valley Stream Central High School District’s June 12 Board of Education meeting were tense, as Trustee Armando Hernandez surprised fellow board members with a motion … more
As a child, Celeste Taylor spent her summers playing basketball at the courts behind Valley Stream Central High School. Last year, at the age of 16, she and her teammates won a gold medal at the … more
Standard & Poor’s raised its rating on the Town of Hempstead’s general obligation (GO) debt to AA- from A+. The outlook is positive. At the same time, S&P assigned it’s AA- rating and … more
Congressman Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from St. Albans, now in the final year of his 10th two-year term, is being challenged by Elmont community activist Carl Achille and Queens resident Mizan Choudhury for the right to run against a Republican opponent for the 5th District seat. more
The last few minutes of the Valley Stream Central High School District’s June 12 Board of Education meeting were tense, as Trustee Armando Hernandez surprised fellow board members with a motion to revoke the district’s decades-old school-choice policy. more
Dean Skelos, the former Rockville Centre politico who rose to become speaker of the State Senate, and his son, Adam, are scheduled to return to federal court on June 18 to face charges that Dean … more
With a vote of 14 to 3, the State Board of Regents has tentatively approved new regulations that would penalize districts with significant numbers of students opting out of standardized tests. more
Local elected officials are responding to a petition and calls for a traffic control device at the corner of Rockaway and Dubois avenues in Valley Stream, following an accident on May 24 in which a 27-year-old was killed when his motorcycle colliding with an SUV. more
Forty-two students were removed from Valley Stream schools this year because they did not live in the districts whose schools they attended, according to the latest report from the Residency Advisory … more
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