Sandel Center seniors ring in the new year

Members of Rockville Centre’s Sandel Senior Center counted down from 10 seconds at 1:59 p.m. on Monday to recreate ringing in 2018 during the facility’s annual New Year’s party.

Seniors produce, design SSHS’s student-directed plays

Seniors in South Side High School’s theatre class stepped into leadership positions to put on a series of student-directed plays on Saturday and Monday that dazzled audiences and allowed students to experience putting on their own performances.

RVC’s Confide Counseling offers new way to fight opioid addiction

Rockville Centre’s Confide Counseling Center, which specializes in helping people overcome various forms of alcohol and substance abuse, will now offer on-site injections of Vivitrol, a drug being used to fight opioid dependency.

South Side High School on cutting edge of evolving classroom practices

Watching a human heart beat up close is an experience reserved for cardiovascular surgeons, and to hold one in your hand sounds like something out of an Edgar Allan Poe poem. Yet at South Side High School in Rockville Centre, students can virtually grab a beating heart from a screen and pull it toward them, examining it from all angles, as vibrations — simulating blood pumping to vital organs — pulse through a stylus and into their hand.“If you put your face slowly into the heart,” teacher Chris D’Ambrosio said, smiling, “you’ll see the inside.”

Twin sisters lead South Side High School’s senior class

“We’re basically polar opposites in every respect,” Julia Lanzillotta said frankly about she and her twin sister, Caroline, who were born one minute apart. Yet the two have worked in tandem in student leadership roles throughout their nearly four years at South Side High School.

Person of the Year

Rockville Centre's Person of the Year is Ed Oppenheimer

He is consistently one of the most active members in the Rescue Company,” said Chuck Joyce, who served for 40 years with Ed Oppenheimer, the Herald’s 2017 Person of the Year. “It just amazes us …

South Side High School's new coding course is a virtual playground

“Say if I type in . . . ‘Honey, where’s my super suit?’” freshman Christian DiRubbio said, referring to words hollered by Lucius Best in Pixar Animation Studios’ “The Incredibles” as …

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. …

Rockville Centre science education facility awarded $540,000 to fund STEM centers

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning, tucked away in Rockville Centre’s Tanglewood Preserve, is set to receive $540,000 in state funds to create community centers around Long Island geared …

Gillen appoints Republican Blakeman deputy town supervisor

Days before holding her first town board meeting as Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Laura Gillen announced that she had appointed Republican Town Councilman Bruce Blakeman as deputy town supervisor.

Diocese of Rockville Centre extends deadline to file clergy sexual abuse claims

The Diocese of Rockville Centre extended its deadline for those wishing to enter into its Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, which was set up in October to compensate survivors of sexual abuse by members of the clergy.