As South Side High School seniors were announced one by one to receive their diplomas at the school’s graduation last Friday evening, startled screams interrupted the procession as a shower of smelly liquid descended from the ceiling of Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex.
The Rockville Centre Zoning Board of Appeals denied an application on June 21 that called for a street frontage variance for the back two homes of a four-lot site plan at 220 Hempstead Ave. If passed, the proposal would have moved on to the village planning board for approval.
Nassau County Police Officer Leigh Teta was in front of West Hempstead’s Cornwell Avenue Elementary School with her partner one evening last November when an advanced medical transport was dispatched to the scene of an accident on the Southern State Parkway.
As the Long Island Power Authority presented its integrated resource plan to residents last week, the village recommended for the electric provider to look into the possibility of installing one or two peaking units in Rockville Centre.
The New York State Education Department last month designated South Side High School as one of 185 Rewards Schools for the 2016-17 school year. Reward Schools demonstrate either high academic achievement or the most progress with minimal gaps in student achievement between certain populations of students, according to the Education Department’s website.
Before the South Side High School class of 2017 graduated and said goodbye to their home of four years, the seniors made the most of their last night of high school at their June 22 prom.
Rockville Centre resident Anthony Cancellieri has been named chairman of this year’s Autism Speaks Walk, which is slated for Oct. 1 at Jones Beach.
The RVC Youth Council held its sixth annual Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign on June 2. The theme for this year’s event was “Step Up For Prevention,” as students from the council and representatives from the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth designed sneakers with a substance prevention message.
Darren Raymar, principal of William S. Covert Elementary School, was on an airplane nearly eight years ago when his niece, Sami, was born prematurely.
By traveling a few back roads toward Rockville Centre’s Tanglewood Preserve, wanderers may stumble upon a temporary respite from the often-busy Peninsula Boulevard. Once discovered, the Center for Science Teaching and Learning appears to be a quaint escape for local residents.
As passers-by stop on Quealy Place to look up at the beige brick St. Agnes Cathedral — home of the Diocese of Rockville Centre — a quaint church across the street can be easily overlooked.
“Service and leadership,” said Alex Maher, a newly minted Eagle Scout, when asked about the importance of his journey to the highest attainable position in the Boy Scouts of America.
“I feel that kids are smarter than me,” said Morley Hawriluk, a South Side High School graduating senior who was named this year’s valedictorian. “I honestly didn’t even expect it.” His classmate Grace Feiner is South Side’s salutatorian. “I always knew that, yes, I’ve been able to maintain pretty high grades,” she said, “but there are so many people who have done pretty much the exact same thing, and are just as deserving of the same recognition.”
Rockville Centre trustees Edward Oppenheimer and Emilio Grillo, along with village justice Kevin McDonough, were reelected Tuesday night to four-year terms.
The State Senate last week passed a bill to rename 10 miles of the Southern State Parkway in honor of NYPD Det. and Malvernite Steven McDonald.
From performing in vaudeville acts to becoming a longtime owner of a dry cleaning store in Rockville Centre, George Brauch always found himself in the public eye. His humor and catchy ads for his …