Will the Voters Let Them Play?
Now that the Mineola School District has seen its recent bond referendum pass, there is no time for celebration. Attention is now focused on the 2006-2007school budget that will be voted on this May. Discussions are scheduled to take place at the March 16 meeting of the Mineola Board of Education, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Willis Avenue School.
Village of Mineola Wins Lawsuit Against the County
It was over a year ago, in February 2005, that Mineola Mayor Jack M. Martins stood in the parking lot on the south side of the Nassau County Supreme Court building in the County Seat to announce a lawsuit against the county. The suit claimed the county, which planned to sell the parcel of land for development, didn't follow the correct protocols including formulating a parking plan to take the place of the parking lot used for the courts the county was planning to sell. It turns out the court agreed with the mayor and the village's position as State Supreme Court Justice Charles J. Thomas handed down a decision that stated the county failed to act within the requirements set forth in the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).
Mineola Winter Athletes Honored
More than 40 Mineola High School winter sports athletes have been honored for their efforts. Girls bowling, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls track and wrestling all have athletes who received post-season recognition. Here is the list of the honorees:
Mineola Mustangs Sports News
The Mineola High School varsity wrestling team started its season slowly but finished strong in 2006. "By the middle of the season, things had gone as planned. We were missing anywhere from five to seven possible varsity starters we thought we would have. So, the dual meet season became very difficult. When our season had reached 2-8, the boys on the team, led by our captains Nick Tonini and Leo Morales, continued to work hard. They never gave up, unlike some of their other teammates chose to do. As our season came to a close, we finished up at 9-10. We won seven of our last nine matches," said head coach Dan Guido.
Response to Last Week's Letter