Classic cars come to Valley Stream

After the Village of Lynbrook announced that it would no longer be holding a car show this year because it needed the parking space for the new movie theater, car enthusiasts had nowhere to go on a Thursday night in the summer.

History Hidden in Plain Sight

The rise and fall of Rockaway News

It would be natural to think that Rockaway News Supply Company, Inc. (Rockaway News) was named because of its location on Rockaway Avenue — but it wasn’t. The company, which sold and distributed newspapers, was founded in the Hammels neighborhood of Far Rockaway by John Somyak. In its heyday, Rockaway News delivered many papers, including the New York Times, the Daily News, the New York Post and Newsday.

Fireworks burst over Fireman’s Field

Thousands sat on Fireman’s Field on July 4 to watch as fireworks exploded over Valley Stream in celebration of Independence Day.

Valley Stream man threatens to kill Florida police officer

Robert Shemanski, a 38-year-old resident of Valley Stream, was arrested yesterday in Valley Stream and charged with threatening to kill a Florida police officer. The officer, a sergeant in the West …

Trustee seeks to end waivers

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 …

Editorial

Villages deserve greater share of state sales taxes

Tens of millions of dollars in state sales taxes are generated in Nassau County’s 64 villages each year. The state keeps part of the money, and sends part of it . . .

Randi Kreiss

Recoil at the sight of steamers? We eat ’em by the pound.

They aren’t vegetarian. They aren’t kosher. They aren’t fish and they aren’t fowl. They aren’t even appetizing. In fact, they don’t look edible . . .

Scott Brinton

The first job I ever loved

I can still picture the last day of my fourth and final summer as a Fresh Air Fund counselor at Camp Hayden Marks, on the 2,000-acre Sharpe Reservation in upstate Fishkill, 28 years ago. The campers . . .