Young Backyard Players volunteer honored for service

Rockville Centre eighth-grader Lila Naccari was honored for her dedication to Backyard Players and Friends, a local arts-based community program that caters to teens and young adults of all abilities.

Making four-legged friends

About a dozen children joined three dogs at the Rockville Centre Public Library last week as part of a program designed to allow youngsters to read to their new canine friends, who calmly listened by their side.

Tommy Brull Foundation hosts Pro Wrestling Day

Rockville Centre’s Tommy Brull Foundation hosted its second annual Professional Wrestling Day on Aug. 11, at Camp ANCHOR, as campers responded to the action in the ring with cheers, smiles and laughter.

'His mission was to rebuild lives'

Arthur Rosenthal, executive director of the Rockville Centre-based Confide Counseling & Consultation Center, died on Aug. 1 after a 16-month battle with esophageal cancer. He was 72. Mike Charles, …

Lauren Henkel, resident, NYU track star, dies at 35

Lauren Henkel, a lifelong Rockville Centre resident and accomplished athlete that was named head coach of women’s cross country and track and field at Molloy College last month, died suddenly on July 29. She was 35.

Just north of RVC, gangs clash

“If anyone said to me, ‘What are the chances your kid will be involved in a drive-by shooting?’ I’d laugh at them,” said Rockville Centre resident Kathy Paesano, the mother of a 9-year-old girl who was in a car struck by a stray bullet in Hempstead seven weeks ago.

With road repairs comes tree removal

“Look at our block,” said Rockville Centre resident Lisa King, pointing north on Brouwer Lane, the street she has called home for the past 12 years. The village, as part of its road repair program, removed trees that had provided shade and greenery just days before, and only their stumps remained. “It looks like a city block now,” she added, her voice fraught with disappointment.

Suspect in Queens sexual assault identified from DNA collected during prior RVC theft arrest

A Long Island man who was arrested by Rockville Centre police in 2016 for stealing aluminum bleachers from various local parks was nabbed by the New York City Police Department and charged with using a stun gun to sexually assault a woman in Queens.

Former Mayor Eugene Murray turns 92

Eugene Murray, who served as the village’s mayor from 1987 to 2007, celebrated his 92nd birthday with his children and their spouses on Aug. 9 at Rockville Links Club.

Miss Long Island hopefuls dazzle at Molloy

Miss Long Island hopefuls gathered at Molloy College in Rockville Centre last Sunday to vie for two titles, as Brentwood’s Briana Siaca earned Miss Long Island 2018 and Alexa Cox, of Central Islip, was crowned Miss Long Island Teen.

Three-store property sold on Sunrise Highway

A 5,100-square-foot mixed-use property on Sunrise Highway, which includes three stores and two upstairs apartments, was recently sold in Rockville Centre for $1.03 million.