Preliminary Budget Released by Village
The Village of Mineola Board of Trustees released its budget before a budget hearing last week. However, the board did not pass the document, which must be passed by May 1, since the board still needs to discuss some of the items.
Residents to Village: Don't Sell Clarissa Road
At a hearing held at village hall last Wednesday evening, numerous residents spoke out against a proposal to sell Clarissa Road to a land developer who plans on incorporating the road into his shopping center.
Mineola Girls sponsored by Venezia's Garden Center opened the season with a thrilling 5-5 tie (called due to darkness) against Merrillon #2. The girls from Mineola played their first game of the season as if they had been playing from months with timely hitting and exciting fielding, making both the coaches and parents proud. Sarah Pritchard lead the game off with a single, Tiffany Klein followed with the first of her two hits. Heather Gessner was next as she also went two for two, but Mineola was unable to score with the bases full. Mineola would not be denied in their half of the second inning as Lizzy Garcia led off with a single followed by Ashley Pusey, Allie Orlando and Vicky DiBella, who got the first RBI of the season as Lizzy scored. The Athan girls (Angela and Marisa) kept the scoring going as they also singled in the inning. In the bottom of the inning, the defense took over as Brittany Cunha teamed with Maureen Purcell and Diana Fox to make three sparkling fielding plays. The top of the third picked up where the second had left off as Vanessa Rusciano singled and would later score as would Brittany. Ashley Thakur would single in her first at bat and Paige Illiamo would also hit a hot shot as the girls from Mineola scored two more runs. The fourth and final inning of the short-ended game saw Delores Chichi and Krystie Kern get their first hits of the season. Samantha Riccardi had two good at bats and played some great defense as Mineola pounded out 18 hits.
Mineola Mustangs Sports News
Mineola High School varsity softball coach Chrissy Bennett is looking forward to her second season. The former Oceanside High School All-County and Central Connecticut State star pitcher has been able to implement more of her philosophy and strategy into the program.
From the Desk of the Mayor