Fallen LIPA Wire Concerns Village
Last week, a LIPA (Long Island Power Authority) wire fell on Sheridan Boulevard, between Jerome and Raff Avenues. The incident marked the third time in 14 months that the same wire has fallen. Mayor John P. Colbert and Mineola Fire Department Chief Mike DeStefano went to the scene of the incident and although they aren't certain why the same wire has fallen three times, they are certain something must be done to prevent the safety hazard from happening again.
Board of Ed to Search for New Principal
At their June 7 work session, the Mineola Board of Education voted to conduct a full open search to replace thigh school principal Jay Lewis, who will be leaving on June 30. The board has appointed longtime assistant principal Michael Terc as interim principal to work with the three assistant principals to ensure a successful high school opening in September.
Booster Club Holds Sports Dinner
The Mineola Athletic Booster Club held its annual varsity sports dinner last week. Although the dinner is an annual event, this year it had special meaning as it was the last sports dinner for director of health, physical education, and athletics Tony Gulli, longtime district coach Bob Young and the many seniors who have give their time and hard work to Mineola's athletic program.
MAA Baseball Report
K's Auto Repair maintained their first place hold on the Minors division with their sixth consecutive win in a hard fought 5-3 game against Nassau Chromium. K's improved their record to 8-1 and established a one game lead at the top of the Minors standings one week before the conclusion of the regular season.
Around the Town with Lou
From the Desk of the Mayor