Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00
Mineola High School Senior Anthony Cueter has grown into a leader on and off the track for the boys’ spring track and field team since he joined the team as a freshman. Cueter is a consistent scorer for the team in the 400m dash, 200m dash, and 400 intermediate hurdles. The event he enjoys the most is the 4x400 relay because of the length of the race and the fact he gets to compete with his teammates as a unit.
Cueter achieved All-Conference honors in the winter when he was a part of the Conference Champion 4x400 team. He’s looking to earn All-Division honors and possibly qualify for the state championship meet to be held in Syracuse the first weekend of June.
Cueter’s a big reason the team achieved an 11-3 conference record this season. He hopes to continue his running career collegiately when he attends SUNY Fredonia in the fall.
Cueter also served as a role model in the classroom and community as well. On April 26 he teamed with co-captain Dylan Bestler to organize a track meet for the middle school students as part of their senior project.
Cueter and Bestler taught the younger students how important it is to be physically active every day in order to fight childhood obesity, a growing problem in our country. The seniors also exposed the students to track and field and showed them how much fun it can be since there is no track and field team at the middle school level.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
The Village of East Williston was recently ruled against in the second round of lawsuits with neighboring Village of Williston Park involving the latter’s water rates—establishing a 13 percent increase from $3.83 per 1,000 gallons of water to $4.33.
Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner said that the lawsuit, “still does not resolve the underlying problem between the villages, which is we feel that we’re being charged too much for water—the cost is excessive.”
Tanner said the village is still calculating the financial impact will be, and that the village has been making payments in escrow for every water bill received.
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
Only once a year a 25-foot movie screen sits in the middle of Wilson Park in Mineola, ready to entertain residents. This year’s Movie Night in the Park feature The LEGO Movie, sponsored by the Village of Mineola and Mineola Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 18.
The event, which was free of charge to all of the moviegoers, was meant to help promote local Mineola businesses, according to president of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Bill Greene.
“Small businesses are the backbone of the American industry, and we feel that this is a great way of giving back to the community with hopes that they’ll remember to shop locally,” said Greene.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Runners from all over Long Island came to run at the fourth annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5K on Sunday, June 15. The runner first across the finish line was Mineola resident Michael Mariotti, general manager, owner and host of the famous local restaurant Cafe Continental in Manhasset.
The day was glorious as the runners and walkers began their trek through Flower Hill from the starting line at Flower Hill Park. Organizers of this year’s event made the race a USATF Certified 5K race, timed by Long Island Race Timing.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Mineola Hurricanes lost a battle of the bats on Sunday, June 29, at St. Joseph’s Field in Kings Park, falling short in a 9-8 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in the first game of a doubleheader.
The top of the first saw the Hurricanes take an early 2-0 lead. The runs came home for the Hurricanes when T.J. McManus scored on an error and Connor Eakin scored on a fielder’s choice. The Saints never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on two errors and an RBI single by Jonathan.