St. Agnes students collect supplies for veterans in need

Members of St. Agnes Cathedral School’s service club loaded bags of toiletries, clothing and other supplies into the back of a pick-up truck on the afternoon of Nov. 9 to be sent to veterans in need.

South Side High School alum brings together fellow veterans through Warrior Reunion Foundation

When James Ferguson came home in 2010 after serving for nearly eight months in Afghanistan as a platoon commander in the Marines, that chapter of his life remained painfully incomplete. Reuniting with his unit five years later, however, changed his life, and today Ferguson leads the Warrior Reunion Foundation, which has so far reconnected combat veterans at seven gatherings around the country.

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Democrat Judy Griffin unseats Republican Brian Curran in 21st Assembly District

Democrat Judy Griffin defeated incumbent Brian Curran in the 21st Assembly District in Tuesday’s election. Griffin, a Rockville Centre community activist and a former director of community outreach for State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, took 53 percent of the vote to unseat Curran, of Lynbrook, who garnered 47 percent.

South Side High School's only female football player completes third season on the gridiron

When Olivia Medford’s friend Liam Galvin was preparing to try out for the seventh-grade football team at South Side Middle School, she would tag along and play with him and his dad, Gene, at the Village Green.

Hundreds mourn Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims at Rockville Centre vigil

“The people who speak are supposed to be here to try to comfort us,” said Rabbi Howard Diamond, who addressed members of his congregation and others during a vigil at Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David on Oct. 30. “. . . It’s very hard to be comforted. It’s very hard for me to be comforting.”

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Supporting excellence and equity for all Rockville Centre students

It has come to our attention that a group of concerned parents are lobbying the Board of Education to reinstate a lower-track class, thus undoing the requirement for all students to take International Baccalaureate, or IB, English in grades 11 and 12, and IB History in 11th grade.

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Expand the definition of excellence at South Side High School

I recently read about Special Education Partners’ opposition to the Rockville Centre School District’s policy mandating that all students, including those with special needs, enroll in International Baccalaureate English and history courses.

Rockville Centre doctor delivering bundles of joy for 30 years

When Sarah Casella was expecting her first child in 2016, she scheduled an appointment with Dr. Edmund F. Tomlinson Jr., a local obstetrician of Horizon OB/GYN in Rockville Centre.