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E. Williston Gets New Library Director

Susan Corsello was recently hired as Village of East Williston Library Director, and made her second appearance at a Village of East Williston Board Meeting earlier this month.

Corsello sees the library as playing a special role in any community, serving as a meeting place for residents, and has expressed a particular admiration for her job as providing an outlet to interact with the community on a daily basis.

“I have always had a love for books—reading is still my favorite hobby,” Corsello said, who spoke with enthusiasm at village hall about upcoming library events. “The friendly and welcome atmosphere at the East Williston Library is what attracted me.”

A native of Williston Park, Corsello spent 12 years living in Manhattan until she moved to East Williston in 2001. Her first job was at the Williston Park Public Library, where she worked as a library page at age 15.

Corsello graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, became a certified public accountant and received an MBA in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

After working in finance for 16 years, she resigned to spend time raising her two children, who are now 11 and 13. Corsello spent years visiting the library with her children and has been a member of a book club, keeping up on current releases.

“I was ready to get back into the workforce and jumped at the opportunity to assume the role of director at the East Williston Public Library,” Corello said. “This role gives me the opportunity to work with the books that I love while using my business skills to manage the operations of the library.”

East Williston Mayor David Tanner remarked that Corsello is “a wonderful addition to our village community—we are lucky to have her.”

News

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.”

The Village of East Williston was recently ruled against in the second round of lawsuits with neighboring Village of Williston Park involving the latter’s water rates—establishing a 13 percent increase from $3.83 per 1,000 gallons of water to $4.33.

 

Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner said that the lawsuit, “still does not resolve the underlying problem between the villages, which is we feel that we’re being charged too much for water—the cost is excessive.”

 

Tanner said the village is still calculating the financial impact will be, and that the village has been making payments in escrow for every water bill received.


Sports

Runners from all over Long Island came to run at the fourth annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5K on Sunday, June 15. The runner first across the finish line was Mineola resident Michael Mariotti, general manager, owner and host of the famous local restaurant Cafe Continental in Manhasset. 

 

The day was glorious as the runners and walkers began their trek through Flower Hill from the starting line at Flower Hill Park. Organizers of this year’s event made the race a USATF Certified 5K race, timed by Long Island Race Timing. 

Hurricanes Fall To Saints

Mineola Hurricanes lost a battle of the bats on Sunday, June 29, at St. Joseph’s Field in Kings Park, falling short in a 9-8 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in the first game of a doubleheader.

The top of the first saw the Hurricanes take an early 2-0 lead. The runs came home for the Hurricanes when T.J. McManus scored on an error and Connor Eakin scored on a fielder’s choice. The Saints never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on two errors and an RBI single by Jonathan.


Calendar

Family Night - July 25

Satisfaction - July 26

Million Dollar Baby - July 29


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