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Town Focus: Day 4 in Valley Stream

The Pagan-Fletcher Restoration, at 143 Hendrickson Ave. in

The Pagan-Fletcher Restoration, at 143 Hendrickson Ave. in Valley Stream, was built in the 1840s and refurbished between 1900 and 1916. It is the only surviving mid-19th century structure in the village and was home to the Robert Pagan and his family, the area's first permanent settlers. The house was also the site of the village's first post office. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Oct. 11, 2012) Credit: Brittany Wait

This is my second-to-last day in Valley Stream. So far, I toured the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration and learned some history along the way; spoke to officials about the school system; and talked to business leaders about how they are coping with a tough economy.

Today, I’m meeting with Tony Cannonito, president of Valley Stream Running Club, to talk about recreation and staying active in the community.

Look out for an updated photo gallery of Valley Stream, along with a new gallery of historical photos. Also, we’ll have a story on the history of Valley Stream.

If you’re interested in going to some Halloween events this coming week, please refer back to my Day 3 preview, where the events are listed in detail.

So far, I’ve had no problem getting advice on where to eat lunch. On Wednesday, I had a spicy chicken club sandwich at P.J. Harper’s on Rockaway Avenue. Yum!

Where shall I eat next? Keep the suggestions coming. Please feel free to reach out to me via email, Twitter or the comments below at any point during my coverage this week.

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