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New East Rockaway High School principal focused on 21st century learning  liherald

Richard Schaffer, of Floral Park, has spent the past seven years serving in a variety of leadership roles at Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School in Bayside, ...



2018 Lynbrook, East Rockaway valedictorians, salutatorians reflect and look ahead to graduation  liherald

As they prepare to walk across their respective graduation stages, the valedictorians and salutatorians at Lynbrook and East Rockaway high schools have been ...



LI community sees waterfront 'boom'  Newsday

THE SCOOP. With the development of new housing and the opening of eateries and shops, there has been a revival along the East Rockaway waterfront.



Seniors win the Silver Cup during East Rockaway High School's Rock Rivalry  liherald

Many talents were on display on March 16 during the 82nd annual Rock Rivalry as students from East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School hit the stage for ...



East Rockaway remembers legacy of 'Mr. Rock Rivalry'  liherald

Longtime teacher Martin Severino had no children of his own, but he was a father figure to many of his “adopted” students at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High ...



Two candidates vying for vacant East Rockaway Board of Education seat  East Rockaway Herald

Voters will decide which of two candidates will fill a vacant seat on the East Rockaway Board of Education in an election on May 15. John Giannotti, whose term ...



Longtime East Rockaway boys' basketball coach honored  liherald

As he sat in a rocking chair at half-court in the East Rockaway High School gymnasium, former Rocks boys' basketball coach Joe Lores looked on as one by one ...



East Rockaway heads to states  liherald.com

Whether football, volleyball, soccer or basketball is in season, one constant sighting during the fall and winter months is young men entering East Rockaway ...



Theresa Devlin, Dom Vulpis vie for East Rockaway Board of Education seat in election  East Rockaway Herald

On May 15, voters will decide between two longtime community members who are vying for a vacant seat on the East Rockaway Board of Education. Former ...



Anger at American Water meeting  Newsday

Anger over soaring water bills spilled out into the open in East Rockaway Thursday night as several hundred ratepayers jeered New York American Water ...



Community spirit showcased at 49th annual Huckleberry Frolic in East Rockaway  liherald.com

About 500 people flocked to Memorial Park on Atlantic Avenue on June 9 for East Rockaway's 49th annual Huckleberry Frolic. The amount of money raised had ...



East Rockaway's unified basketball team inspires students  East Rockaway Herald

East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School's unified basketball team continues to inspire players with and without intellectual disabilities. “It's definitely different,” ...



South Shore Residents Sound Off On Steep Water Bills  CBS New York

EAST ROCKAWAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some South Shore homeowners on Long Island are outraged over spiking water bills. The company says it's to ...



East Rockaway High School gets FEMA Sandy grant  liherald.com

Nearly four years ago, East Rockaway High School was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy when the Mill River, which runs directly behind the building, overflowed ...



Working and playing hard paid off for East Rockaway's valedictorian and salutatorian  liherald.com

East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School's cass of 2017 valedictorian Natalia Cuttitta and salutatorian Katherine Calabrese were involved in an array of ...



East Rockaway High School celebrates 80 years of Rock Rivalry  liherald.com

What is Rock Rivalry? On March 18, all four classes at East Rockaway High School will take part in a time-honored tradition that has been a staple at the school ...



East Rockaway High School holds graduation ceremony  East Rockaway Herald

East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School's Class of 2016 crossed the stage of the Harry Bunting Auditorium for the last time as high school graduates on June ...



East Rockaway High School homecoming pep rally  Newsday

East Rockaway High School prepared for its 2016 Homecoming Day with a pep rally.



American Water's 'conservation rate' sends water bills soaring  News 12 Long Island

New York American Water, which serves a good portion of Nassau County's South Shore residents, says a sudden jump in water bills is the result of what they ...



Local director captures East Rockaway spirit in 'Rockaway'  liherald.com

In March 2016, my good friend Anthony was visiting his family in East Rockaway from Atlanta. We talked about getting a couple of the guys together for some ...



East Rockaway alum raises money for former teacher's ailing son  East Rockaway Herald

James Anemone played an hour's worth of classical music on the piano on Dec. 19 to raise money for his former East Rockaway High School teacher Peter ...



Rock Rivalry at East Rockaway High School  East Rockaway Herald

On March 18, all four classes at East Rockaway High School will took part in a time-honored tradition that has been a staple at the school since 1936. Seniors ...



Customers Grill Water Company Executives Over Sky-High Bills  CBS New York

Tensions building from the sky-high water bills spewed out during a more than three-hour public meeting at East Rockaway High School.



Fundraiser nets over $5K for East Rockaway High School's Keith Lane scholarship  liherald.com

A garage sale fundraiser was held at the Main Street Firehouse in East Rockaway on April 15 and netted over $5,000 for the Keith Lane Visual Arts & Media ...



East Rockaway resident, 21, is grateful after heart transplant  East Rockaway Herald

Taylor Clarke celebrates two birthdays: the day she was born and her “re-birth” day. Her 21st birthday was last Sunday, but April 20 is the anniversary of the ...



East Rockaway native directs coming-of-age film in his hometown  liherald

In 1994, John Budion was a teenager and a student at East Rockaway High School, trying to make sense of the world. Now, he's directing an independent film ...



East Rockaway High School seniors, juniors celebrate prom night  East Rockaway Herald

The junior and senior classes of East Rockaway High School enjoyed their pre-prom festivities under sunny skies before heading off to their prom last ...



West Hempstead runs past East Rockaway  East Rockaway Herald

There is always intrigue when East Rockaway and West Hempstead meet on the football field. With each team operating a similar run-oriented, double wing ...



East Rockaway student adopted from Russian orphanage experiences first prom  Newsday

As Arthur McCormack walked the "runway" Wednesday evening at East Rockaway High School's pre-prom celebration, he received some of the biggest cheers ...



Water Balloon Fight Gets East Rockaway High School Students Banned From Graduation, Prom  CBS New York

EAST ROCKAWAY, NY (CBSNewYork) — Some Long Island high school students are paying a hefty price for their end-of-year hijinks. The school principal ...



Friends rally to aid ailing East Rockaway man  liherald

East Rockaway resident Joe Murphy, 55, wants nothing more than for spring to arrive so he can go to a Mets game with his wife, Jackie, and their sons Ryan, 20, ...



Widman enters ERHS Athletics HOF  East Rockaway Herald

He started out tossing a rubber Spalding off the front stoop of his family's home on Yarmouth Road, sharpened his skills on the pitching mounds of East ...



A famous 'unsung hero' from East Rockaway  liherald

Not everyone can say that they got to kiss Marilyn Monroe, and then be nominated for an Academy Award for his work. Although that could have been the ...



Former student, teacher team up for CD release  East Rockaway Herald

East Rockaway High School graduate Tommy Barone always wanted to sing -- that is, when he wasn't playing football. His dream of putting together holiday ...



The late Frank Pignataro inducted into East Rockaway Community Hall of Fame  liherald.com

Frank Pignataro, who touched the lives of many young athletes, stressed the importance of sportsmanship and winning with grace. He used his passion for ...



Pre-prom party held on waterfront in East Rockaway  East Rockaway Herald

High School juniors and seniors had East Rockaway looking more like a Hollywood red carpet as they gathered on June 22 at the waterfront district to strut their ...



Richard 'Dick' Boll dies  East Rockaway Herald

Longtime East Rockaway resident and former firefighter Richard C. “Dick” Boll died peacefully on May 17, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 78. Boll was ...



Sandy-ravaged school will get a free prom from Rent the Runway - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Fairy godmothers do exist. Three weeks ago, East Rockaway High School North was still so damaged from superstorm Sandy that its 560 students were ...



$293,000 in refunds ordered for water customers  Newsday

A state agency on Thursday ordered New York American Water to refund nearly $293,000 to Sea Cliff customers, as a Nassau County probe revealed that water ...



LIer a proud ‘tomboy’ homecoming queen  Newsday

For Diana Locoteta, a tiara looked just right with ripped jeans and a jersey. The self-described 'tomboy' and 16-year-old East Rockaway High School senior was ...



LI's 2008 valedictorians: Where are they now?  Newsday

Newsday caught up with some of Long Island's high school valedictorians from 2008. Here's what they've been up to, and the advice they have for.



East Rockaway Elementary School Opens Its Doors To All Impacted By Sandy  CBS Local

EAST ROCKAWAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Superstorm Sandy left its mark on children across the Tri-State Area. On Long Island, some flooded-out schools are ...



A new heart for Taylor  liherald.com

“It's a miracle,” said Jack Clarke. “It's just a miracle.” When his 19-year-old daughter, Taylor, was feeling weak last fall, shortly after starting her sophomore year at ...



Valedictorians, salutatorians reflect on high school in Lynbrook and East Rockaway  East Rockaway Herald

On the precipice of their high school graduation, Lynbrook and East Rockaway's valedictorians and salutatorians discussed their future plans with the Herald ...



The Long Road To Storm Resiliency: Working On Sandy Recovery  Rockville Centre, NY Patch

The Long Road To Storm Resiliency - Rockville Centre, NY - In the coming years, millions of federal dollars will be flowing into Nassau. But where is it all going ...



'The Beauty of Everyday Life'  East Rockaway Herald

Last Saturday, exactly two years ago after his death at age 63, friends, family, former students and members of the East Rockaway community celebrated the life ...



Sept. 11 family still grieving, but moving on  liherald

“How do you sum up the life of your firstborn child who was murdered out of hatred?” asked Barbara Stern, of Oceanside, mother of Andrew J. Stern, a victim of ...



Cameraman Keith Lane dies at 53  liherald.com

Members of the Oceanside and East Rockaway fire departments, along with scores of friends, admirers and coworkers from around the area and beyond, are ...



With a little help from her friends  liherald.com

In what seemed more like a class reunion than a fundraiser, hundreds of former East Rockaway High School students — most from the class of 2010 — as well ...



En garde! Local teen is a fencing champion  liherald.com

Teenage fencer Andrew Machovec, a sophomore at East Rockaway High School, will head to Budapest, Hungary, next month to compete in international Cadet ...



Long Island prom rewind, the 1970s  Newsday

It's time to travel back in time to attend Long Island proms of the past. Want to submit your vintage LI prom photos? Send them.



Founder of LI Baroque Ensemble dies at 82  Newsday

Grib devoted most of her life to reviving public interest in musicians includingJohann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.



An angel in their outfield  East Rockaway Herald

A tree planting and a plaque dedication at the John Street Complex in Bay Park last Saturday honored the memory of Giovanni “Gio” Cipriano, a 14-year-old ...



DRS Mock trial team wins; Goldstein a Merit finalist  liherald

In the first competition of the season the mock trial team from Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys in Woodmere defeated East Rockaway High ...



New York American Water Investigated Amid Overcharging Claims  Water Online

New York American Water is under scrutiny for what public officials see as questionable charges on customer bills.



LI prom rewind: 68 photos from the 1980s  Newsday

It's time to travel back in time to attend Long Island proms of the 1980s. Want to submit your vintage LI prom photos? Send them.



Elizabeth “Betty” O'Connor  Glens Falls Post-Star

August 13, 1922 — November 6, 2018. LAKE GEORGE — Elizabeth “Betty” O'Connor, 96, a resident of Lake George, passed away peacefully in the arms of ...



Celebrities filming in Long Island communities  Newsday

It's never dull when a celebrity like Kevin James, Tina Fey, James Franco, Jodie Foster or Liv Tyler comes to a Long Island community to.



Celebrities visiting Long Island schools  Newsday

Celebrities visit Long Island schools for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it's to spread cheer to kids with special needs. Sometimes a star wants to find out what ...



Photo Flash: SMASH Star Jeremy Jordan Joins the MAKE A MUSICAL Program to Rebuild East Rockaway High School's Stage  Broadway World

Broadway and Smash star Jeremy Jordan stopped by East Rockaway High School to help the students put the final touches on their performance and scenery ...



LIJSL Honors 31 Scholarship Winners  SleterFC.com

The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) honored 31 players for their efforts on the pitch, in the classroom and in their communities and its recent ...



Providing a clean SLATE for addicts  liherald.com

A former heroin addict is taking steps to counter growing opioid and prescription painkiller abuse across Long Island with an organization he created that both ...



Making 'dam' good baseball bats  liherald

In a tucked-away Hampton Road lot, Peter Curti walked from his trailer office to a neighboring forest-green shack. As he entered, a hidden speaker began ...



Massapequa Robo Chiefs Take Part in National, Global Competitions  Patch.com

Massapequa, NY - Massapequa robotics students to take on the world with creations.



South Shore Communities Still Reeling From Sandy  MetroFocus

Boats in in the Bay Park neighborhood of East Rockaway washed onto shore after Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island last week. MetroFocus/Beth Garbitelli.



Student-athletes learn at Giants training center  NorthJersey.com

The New York Giants, USA Football & Hospital for Special Surgery team up to spread the word about healthy training.



NCPD: Two Busted in East Meadow After Advertising Sale of Illegal Fireworks Via Flyers  LongIsland.com

James Pantina of Bellmore, 34, and Christopher Sanchez of of Blauvelt, 34, are charged with Unlawfully Selling Fireworks and Unlawfully Possession of ...



DRS on trial  The Jewish Star

The DRS Mock Trial team has prevailed! In the first exhibition match of the season, DRS exhibited the skills and experience they worked so hard to obtain.



2 Year-Old Drowns in East Islip Backyard Pool, According to Authorities  LongIsland.com

East Islip, NY - August 20, 2018 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the drowning death of a 2-year-old girl in East Islip on ...



Nassau: Aiding Typhoon Haiyan victims  Newsday

Typhoon victims in the Philippines have been getting some much-needed relief this winter courtesy of local students. Many Long Island schools have held ...



BWW Interviews: The Leading Men of NYMF - Jarrod Spector, Daniel Quadrino, Brandon Timmons & Mel Johnson Jr.  Broadway World

The New York Music Theater Festival can easily be considered a harbor for the freshest talents in musical theater. Over a period of several weeks, ...



Rebuilding Together Long Island provides free home repairs to low-income families  Newsday

For retiree Joe Botkin, some things are "much better than watching TV," especially if they involve elbow grease, construction tools and tears — the happy kind.



Jordin Sparks stuns in black gown as she performs with Darren Criss at high school ceremony in New York  Daily Mail

The stars performed at East Rockaway High School in New York, which devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.



William Paca Middle School Students Design Prototype Walking Boots for STEM Project  LongIsland.com

Mastic Beach, NY - October 31, 2016 - Recently, students in Dr. Christopher Kelly's technology classes at William Paca Middle School participated in a project ...



Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta Collects Food and School Supplies for the Smithtown Emergency Food Pantry  LongIsland.com

Smithtown, NY - August 10, 2016 - Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta is hosting a summer food drive and collecting school supplies for the Smithtown ...



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