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Letter: Village Elections Are Coming

As lifelong Mineola residents, we urge all Mineola voters to support and vote for Mayor Scott Strauss, Trustee George Durham and Dennis Walsh in the upcoming village elections.

We have known Scott Strauss for 20 years and consider him a friend. One of the most genuine and caring persons you can meet, Scott has demonstrated his heroism and community caring as a member of the New York City Police Department, the Mineola Fire Department and the Mineola Ambulance Corp. We also know of his commitment to the Boy Scouts and have worked with him as a coach at the MAA. In short, Scott is not only our mayor, he is an active resident and shares the same concerns as we all do and has a commitment to making Mineola a wonderful place to live.

We also urge the support of Trustee George Durham and Dennis Walsh. Mayor Strauss needs the support on the board to continue in a positive direction. We have watched village after village in the United States move closer to financial ruin while our village has improved their bond rating. No small feat in today’s economic times.

Please consider supporting Mayor Strauss, Trustee Durham and Dennis Walsh on Election Day.

William and Donna Proctor

Mineola residents


News

Way before Home Depot or Ace Hardware came into existence, there were little mom-and-pop shops like Munder’s True Value on Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. The hardware store, which opened its doors in 1948, is somewhat of a suburban dinosaur having outlasted several other hardware stores in the area.

 

“My father, Charles, opened this store in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” said Bill Munder, who took over the store operation seven years ago. “His parents wanted to know his plans after he returned home from the marines and he decided to open this store on Hillside Avenue.”

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - October 22

International Night - October 23

Village Halloween Party - October 24


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com