Photos: Rockville Centre students’ head back to the classroom for the 2023 - 2024 school year

School is officially back in session. It was a bright, sunny morning as students in the Rockville Centre School District returned to the classroom on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for the start of the new school year.

Rockville Centre dancers are headed for Hollywood

Two Rockville Centre dancers along with eight others from the Magnolia Dance Academy have advanced to the final round of one of the most prestigious dance competitions in the country — the Industry Dance Awards.

The Mary Ruchalski Foundation helps fund groundbreaking cancer research

The Mary Ruchalski Foundation and others like it are helping change the picture by funding groundbreaking cancer research at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.

Spotted lanternflies have arrived in Rockville Centre

The spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that feeds on plants and trees, has made its way to Rockville Centre.

Rockville Centre singer-songwriter Ellis Melillo to hit the stage at Jones Beach

Rockville Centre native Ellis Melillo will see her dreams come true when she hits the stage at Jones Beach Amphitheater as the opening act for country music superstar Zac Brown on September 16 and 17.


Why supporting local news is so important

It’s called the Fourth Estate, a term used by journalists referring to their responsibilities and obligations as watchdogs of democracy, providing objective truth to the public they serve.


Congestion pricing will fuel further flight from New York

In recent times, far too many New Yorkers have been forced to flee the place they’ve spent most of their lives, driven out by high taxes, an ever-increasing cost of living . . .


Our children’s education can’t be all about numbers

Imagine students who can not only grasp the concepts of STEM courses through the diligent application of the scientific method, but also generate original and thought-provoking work in the humanities.

Peter King

A get-together of Republican all-stars

Recently I was privileged to attend a reunion dinner, which Nassau County Republican Chairman Joe Cairo hosted, for former Town of Hempstead councilmen and supervisors . . .