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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

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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