At a community forum on Monday, Rockville Centre residents learned about what it will take to have 5G cell sites installed in the village. The new technology is not yet in place, but village officials said they anticipate receiving applications from Verizon in the near future, with other carriers to follow.
Residents are calling on Nassau County to conduct a traffic survey of Hempstead Avenue, near Hewitt Elementary School, because of the dangerous driving in the area during drop-off and pickup times.
Though there have been some restaurant closures in the village since March, most eateries are hanging on despite the pandemic-related challenges.
On Sunday, the Rockville Centre Fire Department held its annual memorial service for members who have died over the past year. Mayor Francis Murray, Deputy Mayor Kathy Baxley, Trustee Nancy Howard, Trustee Emilio Grillo, Trustee Michael Sepe and residents joined Chief Eric Burel and the RVCFD at Firemans Memorial Park to pay respect to the individuals who put the needs of others before their own.
As the coronavirus pandemic wears on, substance abuse continues to be a problem in Rockville Centre, particularly for teens, who have more time on their hands. The Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth is continuing to help raise awareness of the issue and implementing plans to prevent drug and alcohol use among minors, stepping up its initiatives this month, which is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.
In the Fourth Congressional District, incumbent Kathleen Rice, a Democrat from Garden City, faces Douglas Tuman, a Republican from West Hempstead.
Former Malverne deputy mayor and village trustee Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick is challenging incumbent New York State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin for a seat representing the 21st Assembly District. …
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, the Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition will not host its annual Black & White Cocktail Party fundraiser, but its services to those with breast cancer have continued.
Students at South Side Middle School are learning what it means to be a hero, and that heroes can take on different forms. The students have also been encouraged to not only recognize various local heroes, but to also show appreciation for their sacrifices in some way. Early last Wednesday, a group of seventh-graders met in the South Side Middle School auditorium to pack up bags and boxes of supplies they brought in to be donated to homeless veterans through Beacon House.
The use of technology by children has long been a sticking point for parents, and during the pandemic, as its use has become even more prevalent, the fear of its potential danger has only grown. Author Katie Duffy-Schumacher of Rockville Centre has been educating children about using technology responsibly for several years, and brought her “Don’t Press Send” presentation to local Girl Scouts last week.
Really, could you make up Donald Trump if he didn’t already exist? What book publisher in their right mind or movie producer hoping for a hit would create a character as unlikely . . .
Consider the number 675,000 for a moment. That’s the number of people in the United States who died during the flu pandemic of 1918-19. Could the U.S. be headed for such widespread death again?
Late last month, we at the Herald were jolted when a senior at Kennedy High School, in Bellmore, called on school officials — and the local media — to stop referring to girls’ sports teams at Kennedy as the “Lady Cougars.”