Operation Paperback: South Side students send books to soldiers, veterans

“These things have kind of been trickling in from the veterans affairs hospitals, from Army veterans,” said Mike Musilli, an English teacher who also advises South Side High School’s Military History Club, as he pointed to half a dozen or so thank-you cards and letters on his desk. “This person’s active duty.”

South Side High School named as a Reward School

South Side High School was among 24 Long Island schools and 155 in New York to be named as a Reward School by the state Education Department earlier this month, marking the third time in as many …

60-year Rockville Centre resident recognized for work as tennis publicist, writer

A 60-year Rockville Centre resident was honored with the Eastern Tennis Lifetime Achievement Award for her longtime contribution to the sport. Nancy Gill McShea, who graduated from St. Agnes High School in 1956, received the recognition on Jan. 27 at the organization’s annual awards dinner in White Plains, N.Y.

Local teen holds Girls Empowerment Workshop in Rockville Centre

A workshop at Miss Colleen’s Elite Dancentre in Rockville Centre earlier this month was held as a way to empower young women in the community. The event was presented by Sydney’s Smiles, a nonprofit corporation with the vision to create an environment that embraces a culture of inclusion and acceptance.

Rockville Centre among five villages overcharged with sewer usage taxes

Residents of Freeport, Garden City, Hempstead, Mineola and Rockville Centre received overcharged sewer usage taxes as high as 75 percent per household. Meanwhile, residents outside of these five villages were slightly undercharged, according to Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

Judge finds Rockville Centre Police Officer Anthony Federico not guilty

Judge Christopher Quinn approached the bench at the Nassau County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon. All rose. “There will be no outbursts,” he told the dozens seated in the packed rows. After a nearly two-week trial to decide whether Rockville Centre Police Officer Anthony Federico criminally assaulted a village resident, Quinn read his verdict, finding Federico not guilty on all counts.

Local female leaders raise their voices in Rockville Centre

“It’s appropriate somehow that our meeting tonight takes place the same night as the State of the Union, because the state of our union is strong,” said Donna Downing, who moderated an event titled “Beyond #MeToo” at Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth on Jan. 31.

Rockville Centre woman logs 24,000 volunteer hours at South Nassau and counting

“I just fell in love with it,” 35-year Rockville Centre resident Sue Keller said of her two decades of volunteer service at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. “I call it my oxygen. It’s essential to me.” Keller, 62, who entered the hospital’s volunteer program in 1998, was honored in December for reaching 24,000 hours of service.

Molloy concert proceeds to benefit Ugandan schooling

Molloy College’s Madison Theatre is hosting a kick-off fundraiser on Feb. 17 to build a permanent school building in Uganda.

Rockville Centre cop suspended after secretly filming sex encounter

A Rockville Centre police officer was suspended without pay after he was arrested last weekend for allegedly recording a woman during a sexual encounter in his bedroom without her knowing.