More of the Same at Cell Phone Hearing
The Village of Mineola Board of Trustees held another hearing for a Sprint PCS proposal to install cellular phone antennas on a radio station tower, located at 260 East 2nd Street in Mineola. As was the case with the previous hearings held, the cellular providers' witnesses testified that the antennas would not affect the aesthetic look of the neighborhood nor property values and emissions from the antennas are well within the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines. However, residents and board members still expressed concerns and the board reserved decision on the application.
Willis School Project Begins to Take Shape
While the project that will tear down the dilapidated school on Willis Avenue and construct a new school for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes as well as house central administration offices was only in the planning stages for months, the demolition of the existing school is moving forward. wThose driving by the abandoned school in recent days may have noticed the chain link fence that has been put around the school in preparation for its dismantling.
All-Stars Capture Divisional Championship
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4, the Mineola All-Stars U-11 shut out the Bellmore Arsenals 4-0. Mineola All Stars came together for its best game. Good passing by Michael Anes, Helder Cancelinha, Michael Fox and Bryan Vesley kept the pressure on Bellmore Arsenal's goalie all day.
Mischief Struggle at Season's End
The Mineola Mischief U-10 travel soccer team may study at Jackson Avenue, Corpus Christi, St. Aidan's, Cross or Hampton Street but found their education at the School of Hard Knocks over the last two weeks of the fall season. Injuries to team members and shorthanded squads led to tough losses to elite competition in their final games. Despite the setbacks, the boys completed their divisional schedule with a 5-2-1 record and an overall mark of 7-3-2 for their first season of the Long Island Junior Soccer League.
From the Desk of the Mayor