Many of Frank Hall’s experiences over the past 11 years are a blur. He spent many nights binge drinking, a habit that began when he was a student at Lynbrook High School and grew worse in his late 20s. It led to myriad blackouts, severe depression, hundreds upon hundreds of dollars spent on booze, and alcohol-fueled arguments with his family and friends.
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Dozens of residents and elected officials came out to celebrate the lives and achievements of two fixtures in the East Rockaway community as a baseball field and the recreation center were named in their honor on April 9.
Longtime teacher Martin Severino had no children of his own, but he was a father figure to many of his “adopted” students at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School.
For the past decade, the former Mangrove Feather factory has stood dormant at the corner of Broadway and Saperstein Place. Once a bustling site for businesses, it is now viewed by residents and village officials as an eyesore and a waste of space.
Throwing for the fourth time in six days had no negative effect on East Rockaway’s Emily Chelius as the junior hurler shutdown visiting Lynbrook last Saturday afternoon with a one-hit, 18-strikeout performance to lead a 4-1 victory in a Nassau Conference III/IV softball crossover game.
At the April 9 meeting of the East Rockaway board of trustees, officials proposed a 2018-19 budget of $10.3 million. If approved, it would be a 4.1 percent increase over the current budget.
The East Rockaway Board of Education adopted a $39.4 million budget for the 2018-19 school year at its meeting on Tuesday — a 3 percent increase from 2017-18.
'Rockaway' cast hopeful for sunny reception
Local writer and director John J. Budion’s coming-of-age film “Rockaway” is set to make its Florida premiere at the Sunscreen Film Festival on April 28.
The East Rockaway board of trustees voted to end a ban on subdividing houses in the village at a public meeting on April 9.
Herald neighbors: Guest column
Seven hundred and thirty days. Twenty-four months. There have been 1,051,200 minutes that I am alive because of a stranger. A stranger that I will never get to thank.
The Week Ahead
American Security Shredding will be at the East Rockaway Public Library parking lot to shred important and sensitive documents on April 21 at 10 a.m.
The Karpenteers, a Carpenters cover band, will be performing at the Lynbrook Public Library on April 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Nicole Christensen, founder and CEO of Care Answered, will be at the East Rockaway Public Library on April 26 at 6:45 p.m.
A 30-year-old from West Hempstead was arrested on April 11 at 6:32 p.m. and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine and heroin) and failure to stop at a stop sign on …