In the beginning of the movie Saving Private Ryan, director Steven Spielberg depicted the sacrifice many Americans soldiers made while storming the beaches of France on June 6, 1944. However, while the opening scene illustrated a battle with the intensity never before scene on the big screen, in the end, it was just a movie; the action could have been halted and the scene shot again. On the beaches of Normandy 60 years ago, however, there were no second takes. Many Americans lost their lives on that day, taken in the prime of their lives.
Village Board Hears Cell Phone Antenna Application
The Village of Mineola Board of Trustees held a hearing last Wednesday for an application by AT&T Wireless to install 12 cellular phone antennas on the roof of 250 Old Country Road, the KeySpan Building, and install an equipment cabinet in the back of the premises.
Mustangs Defeat Roslyn 10-4 As Englis Scores 5
The Mineola Middle School lacrosse team avenged last season's opening 11-0 loss at Roslyn with a convincing 10-4 victory. The Mustangs controlled this game from start to finish jumping out to leads of 3-0 and 5-2 by halftime. Carlos Barros had 2 goals and 4 assists while quarterbacking the Mustangs offense, but the day would belong to co-Captain John Englis. Englis had career highs in goals (5) and points (6). None of Roslyn's defenders could stop his dodges from behind the goal and he was given the green light all afternoon. Michael Diglio, Kyle Mercurio and Mike Reis also scored for Mineola. Rocco Redmond added an assist and cleared the ball on numerous occasions. The defense, led by co-Captain David Lopez and seventh grader Thomas Palumbo, came up with its best and most consistent effort of the season never allowing Roslyn to mount any serious attack. Tobin George, recently inserted into a second midfield position won 3 of 4 face-offs and played a strong game. Defensive midfielders Marco and Helder Santiago, along with long pole Eric O'Brien also played their best games of the year. The team's record stands at 3 wins and 2 losses with four games remaining.
Mineola Pool to Open June 19
The Mineola Pool will open June 19 and will stay open until Sept. 6. The hours of operation for the pool for June 19 to June 25 will be noon to 8 p.m. The hours of operation from June 26 to Aug. 20 will be Monday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. will be for adult swimming only. Then, from Aug. 21 to Sept. 6, the hours will be noon to 8 p.m.
Senate Passes Bill for Improved Benefits for Military Personnel