Mineola Passes School Budget
Many residents of the Mineola School District went to the polls and passed the proposed budget for the 2006-2007 school year. The vote followed the trend throughout Long Island and voters turned out in larger numbers than usual as the Mineola budget passed by a total of 1,829 to 1,415.
Meet the Chamber of Commerce's New President
The Mineola Chamber of Commerce bid a fond farewell to its outgoing president, Carmela Bernacchio and welcomed its new one, Steve Ford, who hopes to continue the tradition of moving the chamber forward in its role in the community.
Mustangs Roll in Playoffs
The Mineola High School girls varsity lacrosse team continued its wonderful season by rolling to a 16-4 victory over Cold Spring Harbor in the quarterfinals of the Nassau County Class-C playoffs. The Mustangs (15-2) were led by senior Allie Kain (Siena-bound), who scored six goals, four of which came in the opening half. Senior Casey Hughes (Iona-bound) scored four goals, while junior Katie Carter added three goals and three assists. Mineola was to face top-seeded North Shore in the Class-C semifinal on Saturday, May 20.
Mustangs Running to the End
The Mineola High School boys track and field team competed in its final quad meeting of the season at Manhasset High School. Once again, the Mustangs scored well in the weight events. Seniors Dave Gouveia (40'7'') , Rob Kiss (40'6'') and Rob Olszewski (40'.5'') swept the shot put competition. Kiss (125'5''), Gouveia (120'3'') and Olszewski (108'5'') also placed first, second and fifth respectively in the discus. For the first time all season, coach Mike Santa Maria had all three of his relay teams score points. The 4X800-meter relay team of Danny Sanches, Alec Schoenoltz, Chris Vera and Claudio DeMatos took first place. The 4X400-meter relay team of Tiago Barbosa, Brandon Havercome, Alec Schoenoltz and Matt Siwinski placed second thanks to Siwinski's blazing 11.5-second anchor split. Other athletes who scored in the meet included:
From the Desk of Carolyn McCarthy
Career Fair Is a Huge Success