Friday, 18 January 2013 00:00
Erin Connolly and Ryan Keenan have been selected as Outstanding Physical Education students by the Wheatley School Physical Education Department.
Connolly and Keenan were recently honored at an awards banquet held at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The Nassau Zone of the New York State Association sponsors the awards program for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Connolly has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout her high school years. As a physical education student, her test scores, skill development and attitude have been exemplary.
She is president of the Wheatley Book Club and a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Spanish Club and Environmental Club. Connolly received recognition as an AP Scholar and as a member of Wheatley’s orchestra, where she plays the viola. She also volunteers her services as a tutor for students struggling in English, math and science.
Keenan’s fitness scores and skill development in the physical education program have been outstanding and his enthusiasm for learning is greatly admired. He has been involved in many athletic activities during his four high school years, competing in track, baseball, soccer and ice hockey. While maintaining a rigorous academic program, he has attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.2.
Keenan is an active member of the Key Club and volunteers his time to help others as part of the East Williston Creative Arts Program, Wheatley’s Day of Service and Learning and as an assistant soccer coach in the local youth soccer program.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 00:00
Mineola doesn’t fancy itself as a San Francisco treat, but if the $360 million Nassau Hub plan comes to fruition, residents could see a trolly-style-like tram rolling down East Second Street. Funding for the trolley would likely be funded by the federal government, according to village officials.
Nassau County spent a $5.1 million federal grant on the county/Federal Transit Authority-led feasibility study analyzing the practical nature of a transportation service through Mineola, as part of the Nassau Hub plan. One end of the plan would be the Mineola Train Station, with the Hempstead Bus and Rail Station being the other.
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00
Across Nassau County, residents are reacting with confusion to the Nassau County District Attorney’s recent arrests of more than 100 men for soliciting prostitutes, including five from Mineola, ranging in age from 23 to 50.
The DA’s office not only arrested the men, but made public their names and photographs. That, some feel, is an over-reach. East Williston Attorney Jeff Kalenka thinks prostitution is a problem, but thought publishing the names “embarrasses” the men caught in the act.
“It doesn’t surprise me although I do disagree with what Kathleen Rice did because I think the ‘Johns’ or reported ‘Johns’ are innocent until proven guilty and to put their names in the paper embarrasses them, embarrasses their families and possibly unintended victims like their children,” Kalenka said outside the Mineola train station.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Brianna O’Brien’s tie-breaking goal with a minute remaining propelled the GU14 Mineola Mustangs to a thrilling 3-2 win over a skillful Syosset team on June 1. With the score knotted at two, Mineola’s Natalia Cotto raced to a loose ball ahead of the Syosset goalkeeper and poked the ball loose to the onrushing O’Brien, who calmly drove the ball into the goal.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Albertson’s Gabrielle Schreib will be wrapping up her record breaking Kellenberg Memorial High School Spring Track season this month running in the NYS High School State Championship in Middletown, NY and the New Balance High School Nationals in Greensboro, NC. She attended Mineola Schools until 2012.