Election 2017

Candidates vie for Town of Hempstead District 4 seat

Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, of Island Park, is seeking re-election as East Rockaway resident Douglas Mayer looks to take his seat and represent District 4.

RVC Blue Speaks raises $47,000 for autism walk

The Rockville Centre community was represented well during the Autism Speaks Walk at Jones Beach on Oct. 1, as RVC Blue Speaks raised about $47,000 for the cause, garnering more funds than any other of the roughly 500 teams in attendance.

Attack in Las Vegas

Rockville Centre native ‘grateful’ to survive America’s deadliest shooting

The death toll was climbing steadily on Monday, less than 24 hours after a lone gunman opened fire with an assault weapon from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas during country music star Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. In the crowd at the Aldean concert was Peter Meehan, 24, of Rockville Centre, who flew to Las Vegas last Thursday to attend the three-day music festival with his girlfriend.

Going green in the village

A private screening of the new anti-climate change film “An Inconvenient Sequel,” successor to Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” at the AMC Fantasy movie theater on Sept. 27, drew …

‘Fashion-forward’ seniors strut on the runway

“I was very nervous, of course,” Barbara Bohan said, speaking about her debut as a fashion model at the Sandel Senior Center’s Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon on Oct. 6. “But it was actually a …

Maple Pointe seniors show generosity, patriotism

Kathryn Chalavoutis and Gloria Rodriguez sat in the lobby of Rockville Centre’s Maple Pointe Assisted Living center next to a colorful table of mostly pink-accented scarves, each diligently knitting another to add to their collection, which would be sold to support breast cancer care.

‘I guess it’s over now’

Shortly after Rockville Centre’s Daniel Finnegan and his walking partner, Abby Bongaarts, made their way across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, flanked by friends and family on Sept. 16, the cart they had pushed throughout their 3,200-mile walk graced the sand of Baker Beach, where the cross-country trek officially ended.

RVC mom racking up miles in open water

“I won’t ever pull myself from a swim, or say, ‘You know what, I’m just not feeling it today,’” said Lori King, a Rockville Centre mother who got her start in open-water swimming about a decade ago. “That’s not an option.”


The importance of understanding childhood trauma

Imagine a 5-year-old girl sitting in a chair watching her Mom walk out the door of her family’s life, while her Dad paced the floor in tears. She was a little girl who didn't know what to do, except offer her distraught father a tissue to dry his tear-filled eyes.

State’s newly adopted Next Generation standards ‘encouraging’

After two years of collecting input from parents, educators and the public to revise New York’s controversial learning standards and assessments, the Board of Regents approved the State Education Department’s Next Generation Learning Standards for English and mathematics earlier this month, sparking hope among some Rockville Centre school leaders.