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At Mercy, vaccine offers hope

Cases of Covid-19 in Rockville Centre continue to rise, but many people are optimistic as vaccinations for the virus continue at Mercy Medical Center. Last week, the hospital began administering the vaccine to Emergency Medical Services workers while also rolling out the second round of inoculations to staff members.

Joseph T. Lawless, longtime resident of Rockville Centre, dies at 90

Joseph T. Lawless, of Rockville Centre, and Stuart, FL, died on Jan. 2, 2021, at the age of 90.

Nassau Congress members react to Capitol violence

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, of Glen Cove, was in the House of Representatives chamber when the Capitol was breached Wednesday afternoon. A debate over certification of Electoral College results in the presidential race was just getting under way, sometime between 3 and 4 p.m.. Then, abruptly, members of Congress were instructed to retrieve the gas masks from under their chairs.

Michelle James Wettstein goes 'above and beyond'

As businesses in Rockville Centre shut down in March, Michelle James Wettstein took action. On March 18, days into the lockdown ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Wettstein formed a Facebook group called “Support for Local Businesses & Frontline Workers,” and had more than 700 members within the first five days. The group grew to more than 1,500 over the next few months, and provided support to struggling businesses as well as workers on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus who were stretched thin.

Rockville Centre family starts memorial nurses fund

Nurses have been deemed heroes since the coronavirus pandemic began, and that description hit home with the Wolfson family, of Rockville Centre, after tragedy struck in November.

Op-Ed

Let the healing begin

On March 4, 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln stood on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol to take the oath of office and deliver his first inaugural address. Seven southern states had already . . .

Editorial

President Biden has his work cut out for him

We will need years, if not decades, to unravel and repair the damage that President Trump has done to the nation with his politics and policies.

Jerry Kremer

What we do right now will echo in history

America is in a state of shock in the wake of the assault on the U.S. Capitol, a second impeachment of President Trump and months of denial of the validity of November’s election. We have a new president . . .