Leadership Continues for Village
Last month, voters in the Village of Mineola granted another two years to the current village leadership as Mayor Jack M. Martins and Trustees Larry Werther and John DaVanzo were re-elected to another two years. Martins, Werther and DaVanzo make up the majority of the village board.
Board of Ed Hires Firm for Grade Configuration Study
The Mineola Board of Education hired the firm School Leadership LLC to conduct a grade configuration study for an amount not to exceed $52,000. The study is seen as a possible first step in closing a school as a possible cost-saving measure.
Girls Lacrosse Team Moves to Top of the Heap
A senior contingent got a taste of the brass ring last year when the Mineola girls lacrosse team advanced to the Nassau County semifinals after a first place finish in Conference II. This year, the Lady Mustangs face the stiffest competition in school history. Advancing to Conference I after their stellar march through the playoffs, these young women will line up against the likes of Garden City's U-19 U.S. National team members and Farmingdale's returning All-Americans. According to head coach Frank Massaro, "We are looking forward to the challenge."
Big Turnout Spurs Lacrosse Hopes
Mineola boys lacrosse head coach Mark Miller has seen a lot in 23 seasons with the Mustangs. Despite intense headlines for perennial public and private champions from the south and east in Garden City and Chaminade, Miller has his own resumé of well-known players who have gone on to great things. This year, the Mustang stickmen have their biggest roster in years buttressed by 13 seniors, 11 juniors and four talented sophomores and hopes are high for a playoff spot. The schedule may appear daunting but Miller and assistant Mike Perro have the boys prepped for success.
From the Desk of the Mayor