Perhaps they're the first human beings we meet in the flesh who exhibit the kind of unflinching character that leave us wondering if they're not really some kind of superhero. As children, many of us have professed at one time or another, "When I grow up, I want to be a fireman!" That many of us eventually end up as accountants, plumbers and reporters is no accident. As evidenced by the Mineola Fire Department's response to a devastating house fire on Dec. 23, it really does take a special kind of person to be a firefighter ¬ especially a volunteer firefighter.
Memorial For Middle School Principal
It's unknown just how many Mineola residents knew that the assistant principal of the middle school once played pro basketball, but since the Christmas Eve passing of Reginald Carter, and the subsequent New York Times obituary and sports column which followed, many have learned what their children probably already knew.
Mineola TNT Soccer Finishes in 2nd
The Mineloa TNT girls soccer team finished its first season playing up in the 17-19-year-old division in second place.
County Must Make Tough Cuts
From the Desk of the Mayor