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Commended Science Research Students

Mallory Brady

Brady was invited to present at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and received high honors from the Long Island Science Congress. Her project dealt with the ability of fungi in the roots of plants to help them filter out pollutants from the soil. She will attend Northeastern University in September.

 

Caroline Mueller

Mueller also presented at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and received an achievement award from LISC. She checked if Tween-80 could increase the rate at which microbes degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to remove it from water and soil in Oyster Bay. She will also attend Northeastern University.

Brandon Sia And Jacob Escobar

The two studied if types of algae could detoxify aquatic environments filled with zinc and dicamba. They tested it on brine shrimp. The two received achievement awards at LISC.

 

Jennifer Godinho

Godinho studied the effects of acetaminophen and ibuprofen and whether these drugs, at non-toxic levels, would harm the development of aquatic animals and drinking water. She took third place at the New York Science and Engineering Fair (NYSEF) in the andromeda division of environmental sciences.

 

Scott Shannon

Shannon studied how stars would act, depending on how close they were to the center of the galaxy. He took third place in the andromeda division of physics and astronomy at NYSEF and won the bronze medal at the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair.

 

Emily Abrams

Abrams’ project studied how two pre-oxidants affected toxic algae and ways it could be stopped to benefit water systems. Abrams won first place at NYSEF in the andromeda division of environmental sciences.

 

Monika Dharia

Dharia studied a potentially carcinogenic chemical found in water and tested it on immune cells, because an inflammatory response is linked to cancer. She won second place at NYSEF in the andromeda division of environmental sciences.

Charlotte Ring

Ring chronicled the effect of acidic precipitation on soil erosion. She took first place at NYSEF in the andromeda division of earth and planetary sciences.

 

Craig Vande Stouwe

Vande Stouwe studied the use of mathematical attractiveness ratios for facial recognition. He tested facial recognition systems, which map faces from distorted angles and far distances. He took third place at NYSEF in the andromeda division of mathematical sciences.

 

Michael Woytysiak

Woytysiak studied the effect of music tempo on reading speed and short term memory. He received meritorious honors from LISC.


News

Five storefronts on Willis Avenue in Williston Park were gutted after a five-alarm fire on Thursday, July 23 at around 2:40 a.m., Williston Park Fire Department officials said. Construction crews could be seen demolishing the row of stores as late as 2 p.m. last Thursday.

 

The fire was under control at around 4:30 a.m. No injuries were reported, officials noted.

 

Williston Park fire units responded at 2:44 a.m. According to department Chief Gary Smithing, the blaze started in the Village Cobbler Shoe Repair Shop at 617 Willis Ave.

The Village of Mineola’s Zoning Board last week approved Winthrop University Hospital’s plan to revamp the “Welcome to Mineola” sign atop the Station Plaza Diner at the Long Island Rail Road Station.

The village code prohibits rooftops signs, but the zoning board has relief powers.

 

“I spoke with the building commissioner and he said that he’s satisfied; that it’s structurally sound and stable,” Zoning Board Chairman John Macedo said. “If he’s satisfied, I’m satisfied.”


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Mineola Hurricanes 10U offense was too much for L.I. Saints in 14-5 rout on Thursday July 17, at Willis Avenue Field in Mineola. With 11 runs in the first three innings, The Hurricanes left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

 

An RBI triple by Kevin Pusey, a steal of home by Kevin Pusey, and an RBI single by James Raziano during the first inning and an RBI single by Jack Mackay, a three-run triple by T.J. McManus put runs on the board early. 


Calendar

Concert In The Park - August 1

Boot Camp - August 2

Six Gun Concert - August 3


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com