After the Boy Scouts of America announced on Oct. 11 that it would welcome girls into its program, adult leaders and high-achieving scouts from local troops expressed varying levels of confusion, …
The mood in Hays Theatre at Molloy College had a surprising levity given that the gathering was a support group of parents whose children have died. Before Elaine Stillwell, co-founder of the …
The same day that the Diocese of Rockville Centre unveiled its compensation program on Monday for victims of clergy sexual abuse, Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian stood outside the diocese’s headquarters on North Park Avenue with one of his clients, asserting that the church, through the program, is “trying to put a positive spin on an evil situation.”
Sixth- and seventh-graders gazed quietly at a glowing screen in South Side Middle School’s dark auditorium on Oct. 12 as children with craniofacial abnormalities explained the bullying and hurtful stares from others that they endure daily because of their appearance.
In 2004, Randell Hansen, a 1997 graduate of South Side High School, ran his first 5-kilometer race. Four years later, he completed his first 10K.
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.
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.
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.”
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 …
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
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.
“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.
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 …
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.
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.