Police Task Force to Issue Report Tonight
A big issue in this past campaign for county executive was whether the county has enough police officers to ensure that Nassau is a safe place to live. Nassau Police Benevolent Association (PBA) President Gary DelaRaba has been outspoken about not having enough officers in the county while Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi has said the county's crime rate has been at its lowest in over 30 years. But while the debate persisted, a task force appointed by Mayor Jack M. Martins has been studying whether it is feasible for the village to have its own police department is ready to issue its report. The report will be unveiled on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at village hall with a work session at 6:30 p.m. and a public meeting at 7:30 p.m.
It's Taxi Mania at Mineola Village Hall
Last Wednesday, the mayor and the village board held two hearings having to do with taxicabs as one company acknowledged non-compliance with the village code while its competitor tried to make a case for the need for more cabs. More than two hours later, the village board walked away with 1,000 coupons for discounted rides.
Annual Mustang Run Set for November 20
The village's biggest fundraiser, the Mineola Mustang Run/Walk, will take place Sunday morning, Nov. 20, rain or shine. This year, record numbers of participants are expected to turn out to what has become a fall tradition in Mineola.
Mustangs Are County Champs
The Mineola High School boys varsity soccer team has continued its magical season with another first. The Mustangs earned the first county championship in the history of its soccer program, which was established in 1955.
Senator Balboni Taps Three Vets for Hall of Fame Honor
Around Town with Lou