Rockville Centre schools superintendent aims to avoid remote learning return

At the Jan. 13 Board of Education meeting, Acting Superintendent Robert Bartels said he believed that despite an increase in coronavirus cases across Nassau County due to the Omicron variant, students are better off learning in school instead of switching to a remote model.

Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition's 5th annual Gala postponed to March 11

The fifth annual Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition Gala originally scheduled for Jan. 21 has been postponed to March 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Garden City Hotel.

South Side sweeps weekend

The South Side girls’ basketball team is back on track for a postseason push after winning twice in less than 24 hours.The Cyclones entered last weekend in a slump with three losses in their …

Crime watch: Rockville Centre

Here is the latest crime report courtesy the Rockville Centre Police Department.


Former President Clinton appointee, Rockville Centre resident John Daniel Hawke dies at 88

John Daniel Hawke, Jr., the 28th U.S. comptroller of the currency, formerly of Rockville Centre, died in his home in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 3 surrounded by his family. He was 88.


An inauguration like no other

I have been blessed to raise my hand and pledge to serve my community as an elected official many times over the past 16 years. However, last Monday was the first — and hopefully, last — time that I will take the oath of office in my living room.


How progressives might be left in the lurch

When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi announced his Democratic primary run against Gov. Kathy Hochul, it may have seemed like a D’Amato moment.

Randi Kreiss

Can your stove talk to you?

I really needed to get on the Smart HQ website to get my new G.E. Café Series kitchen appliances online. Oh, you didn’t know? You must have internet-friendly ovens and cooktops these days.


Bail reform law needs still more tweaking

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder convened a news conference on Jan. 13 to make a point: The state’s bail reform law, enacted in January 2020, needs further reform . . .