Free Saturday parking in December

As the holiday shopping season gets underway, Rockville Centre mayor Francis X. Murray gave residents an early gift of free parking for patrons every Saturday in December. Murray made the …

Shopping local in RVC

Shoppers kicked off the holiday season last weekend by taking advantage of Black Friday discounts, free parking and promotional Small Business Saturday deals. Patrons milled about Rockville …

D.A. creating ‘safe place’ for teen addicts

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas has allocated $2 million in funds forfeited by convicted criminals for heroin treatment for teenagers ages 13 to 17. Singas has issued a request for …

Helping people cope during the holidays

For many people, the holiday season is a perfect time to spread cheer and happiness while spending time with their families. But for others, it is the most difficult part of the year, especially …

Stand Down at Freeport Armory helps disadvantaged veterans

Despite the blustery cold, hundreds of veterans lined up outside of the Freeport Armory on Nov. 22 to receive food and clothing. This annual event, now in its 25th year, is held the Tuesday before …

Mail a letter to Santa Claus

Through Dec. 16, children can mail letters to Santa Claus as green and red mailboxes set up by Nassau County at six parks.

Rockville Centre Letters to the Editor

Follow the code To the Editor: I read with interest two weeks ago a report regarding my attendance and presentation regarding the basketball poles facing the street in the Herald’s article, “Resident creates hoop-la at trustee meeting” (Nov. 17-23). Mr. Sepe and, privately, Mr. Oppenheiner intimated a possible ambiguity in the code. I’m going to guess they are going to use that as an excuse to allow the present and continued proliferation of these things in Rockville Centre, comparing them to temporary structures even if they sit out for years, causing an eyesore and danger to children, adults and motorists, including trucks. Basically the way I read the piece, it’s just a “cop out.” Let’s see how they try to get around this while other residents follow the law. It doesn’t matter if Mr. Sepe doesn’t have an issue with them. It matters if he’s going to follow village code and not attempt to circumvent it by doing what’s right, which seems to be a problem these days with some people. As for Marc Zeloof’s comments, which states that since the world is being threatened by ISIS, a bad economy, etc., we should all just forget about anything else that somehow impacts a community or issues that are far less important in the scheme of things. If this individual had read my past letters and attended the meeting, I stated that the issue regarding basketball poles paled in comparison to other very important issues going on in this country and the world. I found his letter to the editor inane. Burton Diamond Rockville Centre

Dec. 1 - 7

The Week Ahead

RVC Tree Lighting Come to the Rockville Centre Village Green to celebrate the annual tree lighting event. The ceremony will begin on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. The high school band and chorus will be …

Richner Communications acquires Gold Coast Gazette

Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.