Though there have been some restaurant closures in the village since March, most eateries are hanging on despite the pandemic-related challenges.
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.
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.
Rockville Centre’s youngest students have returned to classrooms around the village over the past few weeks, giving families, educators and the children themselves a sense of normalcy. The guidelines for preschools are different from those for public schools, falling under the state Department of Health’s child care program, so each school has been able to develop its own plan for reopening while following distancing and safety guidelines.
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.
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. …
Two years ago, Fabiana and Nick Pellicani, of Rockville Centre, lost their 5-year-old daughter, Gabriella, to pediatric cancer. Since then, they have raised awareness of the disease and funding for research in her honor, amassing nearly $150,000 over the past two years.
A man has been arrested for robbing T.D. Bank on Merrick Road in Rockville Centre today, according to village police.
The Diocese of Rockville Centre filed for bankruptcy Thursday due to the financial strain of payments to victims of sexual abuse under New York’s Child Victims Act. According to the diocese, it was left with no choice but to file for a Chapter 11 reorganization between the payouts and decreased revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in devastating loss around the world, and Rockville Centre has been no exception. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities, which are tasked with taking care of an already vulnerable population, were particularly affected: Maple Pointe Assisted Living of Rockville Centre lost 37 people this year, and held a ceremony outdoors last month to dedicate a rock garden to those who died this year.
Millions of Americans seem to be manifesting what has been called “insane” behavior: They keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different and better result. They keep flouting coronavirus regulations . . .
Pat Foye, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has said that service on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North could be reduced by as much as 50 percent — and bus and subway service by 40 percent — in the coming months if . . .
There is perhaps no disease that strikes greater fear in the hearts of women than breast cancer. It is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, behind lung cancer, and . . .