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Republican Town of Hempstead officials celebrated at Town Hall on Jan. 7 as newly minted Supervisor Donald X. Clavin and the three of the town’s five council members took the oath of office. Former Supervisor Kate Murray was also sworn as town clerk, and Jeanine Driscoll stepped into Clavin’s previous position as receiver of taxes. more
Though summer is both far gone and a long way off, the summer programs in the Rockville Centre School District were a topic of discussion at the Dec. 11 Board of Education meeting. Trustees were updated on last summer’s program on the same day that this year’s dates were finalized. more
After an eight-month search, Molloy College has found a new president. At the end of this school year, Dr. James Lentini, senior vice president for academic affairs and Provost at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., will take on the position, becoming the college’s seventh president, effective July 1, 2020. more
Newly elected Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Don Clavin, announced his transition team at the Hofstra University Club on Monday. The team, which is comprised of more than 50 people, is headed by … more
Part four in a series. More than 50 years ago, racial tensions in the Malverne School District peaked. Prejudice divided the local community as hostilities mounted. Today, however, the district is … more
After gathering input from the community about search criteria for the next Rockville Centre superintendent of schools, the search firm will begin recruiting candidates. more
Floyd B. Watson Elementary School has a new leader. Jennifer Pascarella, longtime assistant principal of South Side Middle School, has become the acting principal at Watson, a job she said she was happy to have. more
The process for finding a replacement for Superintendent Dr. William H. Johnson has begun. more
Following a recent spike in cyberattacks on municipalities and school districts — including this summer’s ransomware attack on the Rockville Centre School District, which forced officials to pay $88,000 to retrieve the data — a growing chorus of elected leaders are calling for action to end them. more
When Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead opened as the Mary Louis Academy Annex in 1949, the school had 58 students. Seventy years later, the all-girls school has a student body of more than 850. While … more
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