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.

Schumer stands against repeal of local tax deductions

Joining a Rockville Centre family of five in front of their home on Marlborough Court on Oct. 12, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer urged House members to oppose the repeal of state and local tax deductions included in a plan set forth by Republicans.

RVC church property repurposed in memory of a ‘Backyard Player’

Ellen White, founder of Rockville Centre’s Backyard Players & Friends, picked up a rock painted with the word “Peace” while sitting in a 30-by-80-foot plot behind St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. “There’s a lot of crazy things going on in the world,” she said, pointing to another that read “Love.”

Parents weigh in on balancing district’s class sizes

At a Rockville Centre Board of Education forum held at South Side High School on Oct. 3, elementary school parents voiced their concerns over a suspended district policy designed to help …

RVC-wide pay freeze irks crossing guards

Rockville Centre crossing guards have recently learned that a village-wide wage freeze means that some of them won’t get the raises they originally had planned on. The village’s crossing …

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.

United Church of RVC collects supplies for hurricane relief

“It’s pretty impressive,” the Rev. Scott Ressman said as he walked into the sanctuary of the United Church of Rockville Centre, looking around at the dozens of buckets filling the last several pews. “It also forces people to sit near the front of the church,” he added, smiling.

Church of the Ascension hosts Friendship Fair fun

The Church of the Ascension held their biennial Friendship Fair on Oct. 13 and 14. “It’s a great way for us to connect to individuals in the community,” Father Kevin Morris said. “People get …

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 …

RVC Jews celebrate Simchat Torah

Congregants, young and old, of Central Synagogue – Beth Emeth celebrated Simchat Torah on Oct. 11 with a pizza party and service, which included unraveling the entire Torah scroll.

RVC Breast Cancer Coalition funds the fight

The Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition held its first annual Fund the Fight Black and White Cocktail Fundraiser on Oct. 6 at EGP Oceanside to raise money to support women in the community who have been diagnosed and are being treated with breast cancer.