Mineola has Contested Election!
It looked as though for the second straight year, the Village of Mineola would have an uncontested election. The Mineola American reported last week that current Trustee Maryanne Warnecke had decided not to run for trustee and that the Village Party had nominated Kevin Reilly to run for her position. The Village Party was not expected to challenge Hometown Party candidate and current Trustee Linda Fairgrieve and the Hometown Party was not expected to challenge Reilly's candidacy. However, a third party has entered the picture, which means another candidate to challenge for the two trustee positions.
Thanks to Pfizer, McCarthy, MVAC Has Masks
A few day after the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy went down to Ground Zero, where she observed workers, her nephew included, without gas masks to protect themselves from potentially harmful fumes. Because of the exposure to fumes workers have endured at Ground Zero, there would eventually be some long-term effects of working at the disaster site, the Congresswoman believes.
Corpus Christi Fifth Graders March Down Homestretch
The Fifth Graders from Corpus Christi Parish played their finest game of the year last Sunday en route to a 44-16 victory over crosstown rival St. Aidan. The boys showed a well balanced offense and stifling defense to improve their record to 6-3. The team is currently in third place behind Notre Dame and St. Peter's - two of the three blemishes on their set. The boys have three games remaining including a rematch with St. Peter's on February 10 which could determine playoff seeding
Mineola Mustangs Sports News
The trio of Mineola High School bowlers earned spots in the Nassau County individual tournament. Senior Christina Schulze and Junior Jennifer Pirrone will represent the girls bowling team while eighth grader Anthony Tretolo survived in the boys competition.
From the Desk of the Mayor