Wallace Court project under construction

On a quiet street of residential houses at Wallace Court and Payan Avenue, there once stood a neglected house at Wallace Court 1—a sad sight for residents and neighbors alike. Windows were …


Valley Stream Lions Club roars with end-of-summer flea market

The Valley Stream Lions Club hosted its 27th annual charity flea market on Saturday. Lions Club members and volunteers gathered in the Hendrickson Pool parking lot early in the morning to greet …


Charlie Meaney's grows backyard garden

Charlie Meaney’s eatery lies close to the outer edge of North Valley Stream, run by five owners, Terry Meaney, Mike Labeck, Kevin Labeck, Jarmaar Thomas and Sherrard Thomas. From the outside, …


Valley Stream’s Boy Scout Troop 109 honors four new Eagle Scouts

Valley Stream’s Troop 109 recognized four new Eagle Scouts at its Eagle Court of Honor at the American Legion Post 854 Aug. 8. Nicholas Cavaliere, brothers Alessio and Fabrizio Fratarcangeli, …

Hofstra University journalism institute opens high-schoolers' minds

Nine Nassau County students, including four from Valley Stream, one from Elmont and one from Freeport, took part in this year’s Hofstra University High School Summer Journalism Institute, learning firsthand the ins and outs of the media industry.

Valley Stream kicks off summer concert series

Valley Stream’s long-held tradition of summer concerts at the village bandshell kicked off last Friday with Billy Joel tribute band, Captain Jack. Playing a mix of the Long Island legend’s hits such as “Uptown Girl,” “Piano Man,” “New York State of Mind,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” and “Big Shot,” to an audience of about 800, the band got concert-goers clapping, dancing and singing along for nearly two hours.


U.N.: Climate change is real, and it’s getting uglier

To the climate deniers, we say this: Wake up. July was the hottest month in the past 142 years, since humans started recording climate data, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Scott Brinton

Restoring a lost habitat in our backyard

In the early morning of April 28, I tiptoed into my dew-coated backyard in Merrick to watch as an orange sun slowly migrated upward, sending its rays streaming through the hundreds of flower-covered branches . . .

Randi Kreiss

All you can eat? Amid a tenacious virus, not so much.

If there’s one thing that is quintessentially American, it’s the all-you-can-eat, stuff-yourself-till-you-die buffet. Now, as the Delta variant spreads . . .


L.I. school board tries to ban Black Lives Matter

The Smithtown School District will restrict the use of 34 BrainPop instructional videos in classrooms because they introduce topics like Black Lives Matter and human sexuality.

Randi Kreiss

It isn’t your grandma’s senior prom night

Prom 2021 is an act of faith. It is kids needing to shake off more than a year of lockdowns, shutdowns, sickness and isolation. It is a down payment on good times ahead after an avalanche of disappointments.