South Hempstead man completes cross-country trip to ‘pay it forward’

One man. One van. Eighteen days. More than 9,400 miles. Countless impact. South Hempstead resident Tommy Maher, who embarked earlier this month on a cross-country drive to honor the 58 victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, returned home last Saturday after spreading kindness in the hometowns of those killed at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Oct. 1.

School district joins study to improve state tests

The Rockville Centre School District will participate in a study in January aimed at exploring an alternative to the Common Core state standardized test system, Superintendent Dr. William Johnson …

Central Synagogue gives thanks at interfaith service

Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth hosted the 67th annual Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving on Nov. 21, during which a number of local religious leaders came together to celebrate the season.

Getting to know Laura Gillen

“Once we got to the Inn at New Hyde Park and the polls were closed and the numbers were coming in, my calmness fell away a little bit because this is the moment of truth,” recalled Laura Gillen, the Town of Hempstead’s first Democratic supervisor-elect in more than a century.

RVC man rewarded for hard work

Rockville Centre resident Joseph Forte, who was diagnosed with a developmental disability as a young boy, was recently honored as a recipient of the William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award, granted to 58 hardworking people this year by the New York State Industries for the Disabled.

District passes amended class-balancing policy

After months of private deliberation and public discussion, the Rockville Centre Board of Education officially enacted a policy regarding class balancing across the district’s schools. The …

Foster children adopted at Nassau County ceremony

At an event held at the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City on Nov. 20, Nassau County’s Department of Social Services hosted an adoption ceremony to celebrate National Adoption Day. …

Lynbrook police arrest Rockville Centre man for DWI, gun possession

The Lynbrook Police Department arrested a Rockville Centre man on Thursday for driving while intoxicated and possessing two loaded pistols.