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A lack of communication coupled with a longer-than-average billing period contributed to the shock that New York American Water customers had when they opened their bills last year, according to an audit that the state Public Service Commission accepted on July 11. more
After the Nassau County Planning Commission rejected a proposal to build a three-story, 18-unit apartment complex at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and Cochran Place, the Valley Stream Board of Zoning Appeals held a public hearing on July 2 to determine if it should override that decision, which would have required a supermajority, or four out of the five members, to vote in favor of the proposal. more
Hannah Sullivan was taking out her garbage on June 18 when she found a rat lying in the pail. A few days before that, she said, she found another one dead in her backyard on Foster Avenue. more
When village officials first brought up the idea of having a farmers’ market in Valley Stream a few months ago, Assistant Recreation Superintendent Mike Pellegrino decided to be proactive and call Rockville Centre officials about their market. That was how he found out about the Long Island Growers Market, LLC. more
Eighteen Baldwin High School art students spent months painting and photographing murals to calm patients at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, and on May 28, the students unveiled their work to the hospital’s staff. more
In his free time, Mike Stanko likes to paint Valley Stream scenes. So when Rochester-based CGI Communications reached out to Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce members and village employees about refreshing the banners on Rockaway Avenue, they agreed that any new banner should feature Stanko’s work. more
New York American Water will begin replacing almost 1,660 feet of ageing water mains throughout Valley Stream on May 15. The utility will begin by replacing 500 feet of six-inch water mains that … more
Almost 40 women gathered at Temple Hillel on April 3 to decompress from their Passover preparations, which include destroying or selling leavened food, cleaning appliances and setting the table for the first two Seders. During the Seders — which are held on the first and second night of the holiday — Jews eat matzo, read the story of Exodus, drink four cups of wine and sing songs. more
One offshore wind developer is proposing a wind farm that, if approved, would span 80,000 acres in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island’s South Shore, with its closest point to land being 14 miles … more
Rosemary McGuiness Sibilla said she has nightmares about the long-term effects of the “rusty, brown and chlorine-scented water” that comes out of the pipes in her Valley Stream home. Lorrie Sand said her dishwasher racks have been rusted out from the corrosive water, and Ann Massa–Garofalo said the water stained her sinks, toilet bowl and clothes. more
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