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The Democratic gubernatorial campaign came to Valley Stream last week with an appearance by underdog candidate Cynthia Nixon at Sip This on Aug. 9. The actress-turned-activist, best known for her role in television’s “Sex and the City,” spoke to a crowd of roughly 100, who turned out to hear her pitch and to pepper her with questions. more
The New York State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced on Friday that her department had made errors in calculating Title II A disbursements in 2017-18 amounting to more than $12 million. The errors resulted in overpayments to 275 charter schools and underpayments to some 677 school districts and 10 special act schools statewide. Three Suffolk County school districts also received overpayments. more
Kelley Marrero used to pay New York American Water about $60 a month, but in July she received a bill for $109, according to her posts on the Valley Stream News Facebook page. more
The Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency voted last Thursday to approve the transfer of the Hawthorne Apartments PILOT agreement from its current owner, Zeus Cottage LLC, to the purchaser of its Cottage Street property. more
Five people in Valley Stream died from opioid overdoses and 51 people overdosed since January 2017, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder announced at a news conference on Aug. 1. He also said that at the end of July 2018, there were 37 arrests for opioid possession. more
Sidney Price, a 92-year-old Valley Stream resident, is suing Paramount Pictures Corp. for damages that allegedly occurred when Paramount filmed “Maniac,” a Netflix television show, at his Sherwood Street house last year. more
Following a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Valley Stream business owners are joining with retailers throughout Nassau County in calling for state legislation that they say would level the playing field between in-state and out-of-state online retailers. more
Village of Valley Stream trustees voted on July 16 to join Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy’s lawsuit alleging that the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County do not provide villages with a fair share of state sales tax reimbursements. more
Valley Stream residents voiced concerns at a public meeting on Monday about the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency’s PILOT agreement with the owners of the Hawthorne Apartments and questioned whether the agreement should continue under a new prospective owner. more
Every July, the boards of education of the four Valley Stream school districts elect presidents to serve for the following school year. This year, John Maier was elected president of the Central High School District; Sean Douglas was tapped for the District 13 post; Donna LaRocco was selected as the president of the District 24 board; and Ken Cummings got the nod in District 30. more
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