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October 25, 2002

  • News: 4th Congressional District Race

    "For the past 16 years I have watched the healthcare delivery system in this country deteriorate and I have seen the government become more and more intrusive, not just in the medical field, but in business as well. So I feel that now I am at the point in my life to take the time to try to do something about it since I have so much expertise in the medical profession that is not being shown in our current representation," said congressional candidate Dr. Marilyn O'Grady, who trained as a surgical opthamologist, running on the Republican/Conservative ticket in the 4th Congressional District. FULL STORY

  • News: 4th Congressional District Race

    At her campaign headquarters in her hometown of Mineola, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy discussed the issues she has fought for since becoming a member of Congress in1996, for the 4th Congressional District. The following day, she was scheduled to be in Washington to push for her latest gun control bill, Our Lady of Peace Act. FULL STORY

  • Sports: Mineola Mongoose Suffer First Defeat in Close Game

    The Mineola Mongoose, in their first season together, suffered their first defeat in a real nail biter to the Northshore Jaguars, 2 - 0. A team record of 10 saves by the Mongoose goalie, Catherine Pepe, contributed significantly to the valiant effort by the newly formed Mongoose. FULL STORY

  • Sports: Mustang News

    Coach Mark Miller's Mineola Junior Varsity football team finally found the win column and liked it so much, they did it twice. After starting the season with a tie and a loss, Mineola notched its first victory on Oct. 5. The Mustangs traveled to Syosset and came home with a 32 to 6 win. Mineola dominated the game, getting five touchdowns by five different players. Greg Gabriel started the scoring parade with a 9-yard TD run in the first quarter. Kevin Franciotti's extra point made it 7-0 Mustangs. The second quarter brought two more touchdowns. Robert Wong scored on an 8-yard run and Patrick Gaffney plowed into the end zone from a yard. Franciotti was good on one of those points after and Mineola took a 20-0 lead into halftime. Quarterback Richie Carter scored from the one-yard line in the third quarter. Syosset got on the board in the fourth quarter before Mineola completed its scoring. The last touchdown came on a 32-yard pass from Mike Bencivenga to Jim Logan. Coach Miller said, "The team got great blocking from the offensive line ... ends Andrew Jakubek and Peter Diglio, tackles Danny Vezo and Andrew Breen, guards Leo Morales and Nick Laurino and center Marchin Gajdziszewski." On defense, the Mustangs were led by linebacker Gaffney, who had two solo tackles and four assists. Strong safety Carter added four solos. Defensive end Diglio had a tackle and three assists, while the other defensive end Laurino added four tackles and assisted on another. Defensive backs Mike Bencevenga and Nelson Lopes each had two tackles and an assist. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: From the Desk of the Mayor

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