Walk across U.S. becomes challenging for RVC’s Finnegan

The trip is starting to get more challenging, but Rockville Centre native Daniel Finnegan and his companion are still soldiering on as they continue to make their way through Pennsylvania during …

As student and teacher, six decades in Valley Stream schools

Patricia Serio, a District 30 special education teacher, announced last week that she will retire in June — after nearly 60 years in Valley Stream schools, first as a student and then as an educator.

Valley Streamer protests increased state funding for charter schools

Maribel Canestro marched with about 100 others in Mineola on March 24, to protest what she believes is exorbitant funding for charter schools in the latest draft of the state’s budget.

Homeowners seek storm recovery guidance

For many, Hurricane Sandy is a distant memory. But homeowners along the South Shore are still living through the aftermath of the 2012 storm which has extended its impact into 2017.

Why Malverne High School students do well

Malverne High School is one of the schools profiled in a recently published book showcasing institutions that are thriving with large populations of students of color.


State must fully fund libraries

For 10 straight years, starting in 2007, New York state has reduced aid to libraries. Now Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to cut another $4 million in library funding in the 2017-18 state budget, due April 1. That is unacceptable.


Too many failing marks on open government

Elected leaders often look upon the Freedom of Information Act with barely disguised disapproval, and more often with outright disdain. Heck, the president who signed the act . . .

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Randi Kreiss

A whisper of light and life amid the dross

And not a moment too soon. Did you hear it land on our doorsteps? Monday, at 6:29 a.m., spring actually sprang into our lives. No matter the temperature, no matter the down coats in the front closet . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

The wild card: North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson finished his trip to Asia by meeting with President Xi Jinping of China in what has been described as a public display of cooperation between the two nations. The leaders had much to discuss . . .