Mineola Volunteer Fire Department Has a Busy New Year
On New Year's Day at 11:59 a.m., the Mineola Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fire in the second floor apartment of 158 Jefferson Avenue. The members of Engine Company One rapidly connected to a fire hydrant and stretched a hoseline to the rear entrance of the house where the staircase was located. Firefighter Tommy Clingo advanced the nozzle into the kitchen and extinguished the fire, which had originated in a garbage can. Firefighters Rob Connolly and Steve Hopkins searched the apartment with the assistance of the thermal imaging camera, for any fire extension. The fire was contained to the kitchen and most of the damage to the house was caused from smoke. Make sure that when you discard cigarettes, matches, etc, that they are fully extinguished before you place them in a garbage can to prevent a fire such as this one.
Hearing Next Week Concerns Water Rates
The Village of Mineola Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 155 Washington Avenue, for the purposes of receiving public input and disseminating information at a new water rate schedule. Some residents are expected to see increases in their water rates due to increasing costs and safety mandates municipalities must comply with.
Fifth Graders Doomed In Overtime
The Corpus Christi Church fifth grade basketball team suffered their second loss of the season in bittersweet style in a stunning 25-23 overtime thriller at Notre Dame Gymnasium recently. The loss dropped the squad out of first place at mid-season as the team takes the mandated CYO two week schedule hiatus.
Mineola Mustangs Sports News
This season's Mineola high school girls varsity basketball team has had to battle for everything it's gotten. So, the fact that the Lady Mustangs went into the holiday vacation with a record of 4-5 was a plus.
From the Desk of the Mayor