RVC Blue Speaks gala raises $85,000, awareness for autism

RVC Blue Speaks, a Rockville Centre-based organization that had raised more than $150,000 for autism support and awareness since it was founded in 2017, held its annual gala on April 13. The event added to that total, bringing in roughly $85,000.

St. Agnes Cathedral School actors perform Mary Poppins Jr.

St. Agnes Cathedral School staged Mary Poppins Jr. on April 11, 12 and 13, as hundreds packed the school’s auditorium over the three nights to enjoy the classic.

Community gathers to clean Rockville Centre's Smith Pond, Morgan Days Park

Community groups and residents from Rockville Centre and beyond gathered at Smith Pond at Reverend Morgan Days Park on April 13 to clean the waterway and surrounding areas, collecting more than 50 bags of garbage.

Ellen L. Abrams, longtime Rockville Centre resident, dies at 74

Ellen L. Abrams, née Cooperman, of Rockville Centre, died peacefully on March 27 in the presence of her sons at Whisper Woods in Smithtown. She was 74.

Rockville Centre mayor, three other village officials to seek re-election in June

The Village of Rockville Centre will hold an election on Tuesday, June 18, as Mayor Francis X. Murray, Village Justice William Croutier Jr., Deputy Mayor Kathy Baxley and Trustee Michael Sepe will seek re-election to four-year terms.

School artifacts, vintage toys on display at the Rockville Centre Public Library

What is the past participle of rive? Do you know many pecks there are in 597 quarts, or the number of rods in 8 ½ miles? Such answers can be found in Higher Lessons in English, by Reed & Kellogg, and Complete Graded Arithmetic, by George E. Atwood, each written in the late 19th century.


‘Walking the trail’ on Easter Sunday and throughout the year

I once heard an archeologist use an expression in an interview that has since become one of my favorites: The way to keep a trail alive is to walk on it.


Passover is a time for 'togetherness'

Passover, Pesach in Hebrew, is a time when we are asked to examine the relationship between freedom and social responsibility.