The Village of Rockville Centre announced on Wednesday that Lt. James Vafeades would take over as its police department’s commissioner. The move comes after village officials decided not to reappoint Charles Gennario, who served in that role for the last eight years.
“She just brought so much life into the house,” Carol Ruchalski said of her daughter Mary, who died on March 11, two days before her 13th birthday, after a 14-month battle with cancer. “You knew she was in the room.” “She was always singing,” Mary’s sister Ashley chimed in.
Ninety percent of Rockville Centre students think smoking is wrong. Seventy-one percent think smoking marijuana is wrong. But only 57 percent of those in grades eight to 12 think drinking regularly is wrong. Though less than 3 percent of those surveyed said they would look cool if they smoked, nearly 30 percent indicated there’s a good chance they would be considered cool if they drank.
Residents of Parkwood Court are calling on village officials to restrict late-night and early-morning deliveries to a nearby nursing center, as well as to redirect employee and visitor parking away from their block.
Hundreds of students slowly spilled out of South Side High School at 10 a.m. on March 14 to take part in the National School Walkout, which was organized to remember the 17 victims of last month’s mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.
Rockville Centre restaurant and bar owners learned the dos and don’ts of serving alcohol to customers at a meeting held by the Rockville Centre Police Department at Village Hall on March …
“The editor called me and said, ‘Kid, you’ve got six months. Sink or swim,’” recalled Rockville Centre resident Arthur Browne, former editor-in-chief and publisher of the Daily News, where he spent 45 years.
“Our budget is not balanced, and we still have a lot of work to do,” said Robert Bartels, assistant superintendent of business and personnel, at Rockville Centre’s Board of Education meeting on March 14.
The Rockville Centre Historical Society began a series of presentations last Sunday at the Phillips House Museum to recognize Rockville Centre businesses that have served the village’s patrons for many years.
South Side High School students who earned All-County accolades during the winter season were honored for their accomplishment at the Board of Education’s meeting on March 14.
Two of the three 33,000-volt transmission lines that supply Rockville Centre’s six substations were interrupted during last week’s snowstorm, cutting off power to about 4,330 residential and commercial customers.
Shavees and supporters are wanted for this year’s St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Research Fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 12 to 5 p.m. The annual Rockville Centre head-shaving event, in its 16th year, will take place after the village’s St. Patrick’s Parade at the St. Agnes Parish Center.
“He’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet,” said Christopher Connors, a Rockville Centre native, who returns home from Charleston, S.C., to get haircuts from his childhood barber. He …
A longtime March tradition in RVC St. Patrick’s Day may have passed, but Rockville Centre is celebrating this weekend! The 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Parade will take place on Saturday, March …