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Q&A with Rockville Centre school district chief William Johnson

William Johnson, superintendent of the Rockville Centre School

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William Johnson has been working in the Rockville Centre Union Free School District since 1979 and is in his 28th year as schools superintendent. Rockville Centre’s South Side High School is one of the top high schools in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 rankings. We sat down with the superintendent this week to learn about what’s working in the district and what personally...

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Barber Jose Dominguez enjoys 46 years in Rockville Centre

Jose Dominguez, 76, who has been cutting hair

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Inside Pioneer Hair Design on North Park Avenue in Rockville Centre, the walls are filled with hundreds of photos of the young boys and men who have sat in Jose Dominguez’s chair for a cut or shave.

While waiting on the bench inside the shop Tuesday, Colin Gregoire, 37, pointed to a photo of himself on the wall, which was taken when he was about 7 or 8. Although Gregoire, a Rockville Centre...

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10 things to know about Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray

Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray works in

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Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray is following in the footsteps of his father, Eugene Murray, who served as village mayor from 1987-2007. We sat down with the current Mayor Murray on St. Patrick’s Day, which is an important date for him personally, to learn about growing up in Rockville Centre, what he learned from his dad and what he hopes to accomplish while at the helm.

Here’s 10...

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Town Focus: Day 1 in Rockville Centre

Bill Fotheringham, 52, of Rockville Centre, (second from

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This St. Patrick’s Day, Newsday is kicking off its five-day Town Focus series in the village of Rockville Centre.

Throughout the week, I’ll be getting to know the people and places that define Rockville Centre, which is home to more than 24,000 people, the headquarters of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and one of the Long Island’s largest St. Patrick’s parades. More on that later.


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