Rockville Centre lacrosse fundraiser raises money to fight cancer

Long Islanders paid a visit to Rockville Centre last Saturday to take shots at the lacrosse goal and raise money in the process.

Hofstra hosts tribute for late Rockville Centre music professor

Hofstra students, graduates and faculty held a concert on March 3 at the Helene Fortunoff Theater in memory of longtime music theory professor Howard Cinnamon.

ACDS holds early St. Patrick’s gathering in Rockville Centre

Residents of Rockville Centre and nearby communities celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early last Saturday at the St. Agnes Parish Center during an annual gathering held by ACDS, a Long Island-based organization that serves children and adults with Down syndrome, autism and other developmental disabilities.

St. Baldrick’s fundraiser in Rockville Centre seeks shavees and supporters

Shavees and supporters are wanted for this year’s St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Research Fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 12 to 5 p.m. The annual Rockville Centre head-shaving event, in its 16th year, will take place after the village’s St. Patrick’s Parade at the St. Agnes Parish Center.

50 years and counting for Rockville Centre barber

“He’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet,” said Christopher Connors, a Rockville Centre native, who returns home from Charleston, S.C., to get haircuts from his childhood barber. He …

Senate defeats Kaminsky's bill to prohibit arming teachers

In the wake of last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 people and spurred a range of proposals on how to curb gun violence, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky said last Saturday that arming teachers with guns is not the solution.


Village decides not to reappoint police commissioner

The village is searching for a new police commissioner after deciding not to reappoint Charles Gennario, who has served four consecutive two-year terms in the position.

Rockville Centre Board of Education approves immediate safety upgrades

“This is not a problem that either you are going to solve, or we are going to solve in isolation,” Rockville Centre Schools Superintendent Dr. William Johnson told a standing-room-only crowd at the district’s Board of Education meeting on Feb. 28. “We’re going to have to work together on this one.”

Things to do in Rockville Centre this week

Shabbat Across America Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David is joining the largest Shabbat dinner/service in North America on Friday, March 9, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. It will cost $36 for …

Mary Ruchalski, 12-year-old St. Agnes student, dies

Mary Ruchalski, a seventh-grader at St. Agnes Cathedral School, died last Sunday after a battle with cancer. She was 12.

Pot of Gold Hunt to urge shopping local

The Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen announced a new campaign to encourage residents to shop at the village’s many local businesses.