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4. RVC Author's Book Hits Amazon Best Sellers List: Yvonne Capitelli had always dreamed about writing children’s books. During the early part of her adult life, however, other commitments got in the way. But Capitelli never lost the desire. After an 18-year career in telecommunications, the Rockville Centre resident revisited that dream and finally penned her first book in 2008.
3. Freeport Man Convicted of RVC Burglary, Assaulting Cops: Nearly two years after and assaulting two Rockville Centre cops in a bid to elude arrest, a Freeport man was convicted of his crimes and could face up to 25 years in prison, officials said.
2. Survey: Parents Say State Testing is Hurting Young Kids: A recent survey distributed by New York principals asked 8,000 parents across the state how their kids in grades 3-8 felt about the English Language Arts and Mathematics state assessments and the response was overwhelming: it's hurting them in more ways than one.
1. Two School Buses Collide on Hempstead Avenue: A school bus traveling east on Arrandale Road over Hempstead Avenue carrying nine Chaminade students was hit by an empty school bus at 7:30 a.m., sending the bus full of students into a residential brick fence.