WE NEED YOUR HELP — Support your hometown newspaper by making a donation.

Joseph T. Lawless, longtime resident of Rockville Centre, dies at 90

Joseph T. Lawless, of Rockville Centre, and Stuart, FL, died on Jan. 2, 2021, at the age of 90.

Pickleball in action at RVC Rec Center

In a matter of weeks following meetings between Frank Milillo and Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray and RVC Recreation Center Acting Superintendent Karen Polito, a pickleball league became a reality.

Third-grader catalyst for new stop sign

Playing in her front yard and walking to and from Francis F. Wilson Elementary School just became a lot safer for Rockville Centre third-grader Danielle Garcia, who served as the catalyst in getting a new stop sign installed at the intersection of Yorkshire Road and Bedford Avenue.

Martin Luther King Center in Rockville Centre is renamed for founder

Since the start of the pandemic, residents of Rockville Centre have provided support to neighbors in need in numerous ways, and that generosity has continued through the holiday season. Last week, the Martin Luther King Jr. Center’s pop-up food pantry opened for the final time this year, and donors ensured that Christmas would be bountiful: About three weeks’ worth of groceries, as well as gifts, were given to the approximately 100 families the pantry serves each week.

Rockville Centre family starts memorial nurses fund

Nurses have been deemed heroes since the coronavirus pandemic began, and that description hit home with the Wolfson family, of Rockville Centre, after tragedy struck in November.

Editorial

Please, get vaccinated when it’s your turn

On Monday, New York entered Phase 1b of the state’s Covid-19 vaccination program, meaning that first responders, public safety and transit workers and . . .

Op-Ed

New leaders are the suburbs’ best shot at health equity

Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, will bring much-needed change in our country. President-elect Joe Biden has made controlling the coronavirus pandemic a priority, and for the first time, the incoming administration . . .

Scott Brinton

A day of reckoning after four frightful years

I spent last Wednesday afternoon scurrying up and down the stairs at home, rushing between my desk upstairs and the TV downstairs. I flipped between CNN, MSNBC and Fox, my pulse, as measured by my watch, racing faster as the afternoon went on.