School District's Worst Fears Are Realized
After months of public speculation over the arrest of former assistant for finance and operations for the Mineola School District, John Jackson, the Nassau County District Attorney's Office announced the indictment of Mr. Jackson on 20 charges including bribe receiving, criminal possession of a forged instrument, grand larceny, offering a false instrument for filing, falsifying business records, defrauding the government, theft of services, official misconduct and receiving unlawful gratuities.
The New Hyde Park Rescue Team Holds Open House
Last week the New Hyde Park Rescue Team held an open house at the fire headquarters on Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park.
Mineola PAL Lacrosse
Tremendous effort was shown by the Mineola fourth grade lacrosse team as they beat Farmingdale 8 to 3. Great team play both defensively and offensively were the keys to this victory. The goalie tandem of Tevin Carlo (four saves) and Nick Miller (six saves), anchored a strong defense that held Farmingdale to only three goals. Defensively the big three which includes Bobby Dwyer (six GB's), David Faser (five GB's) and Matt Depalma (three GB's) kept the crease clear with constant pressure and big hits, allowing Farmingdale players no room to move in their offensive zone.
M.M.S. Lacrosse Keeps on Rolling
The Mineola Middle School Mustangs lacrosse team is now 5-0 after using a dominant second half performance to defeat Glen Cove 10-4. The game was fierce in nature from the opening face-off to the final whistle. Glen Cove used a physical style of play not seen yet this season by the Mustangs. They were caught a little off guard. Glen Cove's rough tactics allowed them to take a 2-1 lead into halftime. After taking some time to regroup, Mineola was able to start the third quarter completely refocused. The difference was like night and day. The Mustangs scored 6 straight times to open the second half as they turned a 2-1 halftime deficit into a 7-3 fourth quarter lead. Seventh grader Nick Grimaldi continued his torrid scoring pace totaling 3 goals and 3 assists on his birthday. Paul Krumholz had 3 goals an assist, all in the decisive third quarter barrage. The defense was solid again, holding Glen Cove to just 7 shots the entire game.
Board of Education Makes Statement on Jackson Indictment
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