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“This idea of recreational marijuana and legalizing it for fun is probably the worst and most destructive legislative proposal to come out of Albany in a generation,” trustee Michael Sepe said at Rockville Centre’s village board meeting on March 4. more
By most accounts, riders on the Long Island Rail Road have had a rough couple of years. In fact, in 2017 the transit agency saw its worst on-time performance in more than two decades, and 2018 was … more
Lt. Col. Joseph Whaley’s double life of leading a chocolate company and the New York National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry can get hectic at times. “Battalion commander is a lot of responsibility, and there’s a lot of moving pieces,” said Whaley, 44, of Rockville Centre. more
About 30 sophomores, juniors and seniors from Baldwin High School’s Medical Academy partnered up with a mentor at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre on April 16 during the program’s 25th annual Shadow Day event. more
The Rockville Centre Board of Education passed the district’s proposed 2019-20 budget, 4-0, on April 16 after a hearing that addressed the board’s previous concerns with the $120 million spending plan. Trustee Susan McNulty was absent during the vote. more
The Cuban, a restaurant offering authentic (you guessed it) Cuban cuisine and live shows and music, will be coming to Rockville Centre next year. The business is set to occupy 213 Sunrise Highway, the former site of El Mariachi, a family-owned Mexican eatery that closed its doors in April. more
Nearly 1,600 people filled the Friedberg JCC in Oceanside for Herald Community Newspapers’ inaugural Kidz Zone Expo on March 3. more
One offshore wind developer is proposing a wind farm that, if approved, would span 80,000 acres in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island’s South Shore, with its closest point to land being 14 miles … more
The Rockville Centre school district is one of 21 districts in the state deemed to be susceptible to fiscal stress, according to a report released last week by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Five other districts in the state were categorized as having significant fiscal stress. more
A Rockville Centre teenager was arrested and charged with burglary after she allegedly threw two rocks through a window and a door at a Lynbrook McDonald’s. more
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