Their Hands Are Tied
Numerous residents last Wednesday listened to hours upon hours of testimony as three notable wireless phone companies presented their case as to why the Village of Mineola should allow cellular phone antennas to be affixed to three existing structures in the village. However, residents may have been disheartened to learn that the applications to the village board may be just a formality.
Farewell, Dr. Jaroslaw
With a warm smile and certain gentleness, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Harry Jaroslaw walked the halls of the Mineola School District each morning for over a decade. But, come September, those very hallways and classrooms will be missing his presence. For Dr. Jaroslaw, there is little doubt is his mind that now is the right time to walk away. The question is, though, will he miss Mineola as much as Mineola will miss him.
Mineola Magic Finish in First Place
Mineola Magic, the girls U-12 travel soccer team, played their final season game against Island Trees on Saturday, June 16. Mineola kept the ball on Island Trees side of the field for most of the first half. The Island Trees defense put up a good fight however and allowed only one goal at 15:48 by Katie Carter. The first half ended with Mineola ahead 1 - 0. The second half had plenty of action from both teams. At 8:02 Island Trees made a great zigzag passing play and a scoring attempt which was blocked by Mineola goalie Alyssa Glenn. Grace Martorellla's scoring attempt at 8:40 was blocked by the Island Trees goalie. At 9:44 Kim Stillwell made a beautiful high lofting kick that was deflected. Grace Martorella made another blocked scoring attempt one minute later. Kim Stillwell, assisted by Lynn Franciotti, made another blocked attempt. During the next few minutes Allie Kain made two attempts, one was deflected and one went wide of the net. At 17:40 forwards Kim Stillwell and Lynn Franciotti made a 2 on 1 breakaway against Island Trees with Kim successfully scoring Mineola's second goal. At 19:37 goalie Alyssa Glenn made a fantastic save that was partially blocked by defender Jennifer Port. At 23:28 Kerri O'Connell, assisted by Katie Carter, made it 3 - 0 for Mineola. At 25:00 Mineola goalie Alyssa Glenn, after shutting out Island Trees, swapped positions with forward Lynn Franciotti. At 27:23 Allie Kain scored the final goal for Mineola. The game ended with Mineola defeating Island Trees 4 - 0.
Mineola Shooting Stars Continue to Battle
The Shooting Stars, Mineola's U-14 girls travel team, continued their battle for first place in Division 5 play as Caitlin Herrera and Katie Steen each scored a goal in a losing effort against Port Washington 3-2. In a game full of controversial calls on both sides of the field, Caitlin Herrera opened the scoring for Mineola in the first half. Port Washington tied the score on a penalty shot opportunity to knot the game at 1 to 1. While Mineola opened the second half with a go ahead goal by Katie Steen, Port Washington came back strong with two goals of their own. One of these goals was scored on a second penalty shot opportunity. This loss puts Mineola four points out of first place with two games left in the season.