Is Clarissa Road Heating Up Again?
When we last left Clarissa Road, the Village of Mineola decided not to part with the street after residents vehemently opposed its sale. What turned nearby residents off was building developer Metro Centers' idea to construct a new shopping center complete with a supermarket.
Village, Cab Company Squabble on Checker Board
Longtime Mineola resident Veronica Goldman wanted to know why Long Island Checker Cab of Mineola has only one license to operate for point-to-point service in Mineola. The inquiry came after, she said, her 85-year-old mother waited over an hour for a cab from All Island Taxi, which operates 35 licenses in the Village of Mineola, to pick her up. The resident said she wound up having to pick her mother up from the Pathmark grocery store.
A View from the Hampton Street Stadium Bleachers
Two years ago, a young student-athlete praised his team for perseverance and dedication during a dreadful local football season (A Message For My Teammates, Mineola American, Wednesday Oct. 18, 2000). It was an excellent essay defining the meaning of team and the spirit of camaraderie. Steve Bruno, the author, may not realize the impact he has had on the success of the 2002 version of the Mineola High School Mustangs Varsity Football team, but he should.
Mustang Sports News
The Mineola High School varsity football team upped its record to six wins and one loss with an entertaining and rousing 31-24 win over Carle Place at Hampton Street Stadium. On a chilly and windy Nov. 2 afternoon, the Mustangs warmed-up the home crowd almost before the fans got a chance to take their seats. While those in attendance were sipping their hot chocolate and coffee, Mineola's Gridders put up 17 points in the opening quarter.
From the Desk of the Mayor