Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00
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
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
The Mineola School District’s 2014-15 draft budget is $87.5 million, a 1.65 percent increase from the 2013-14 budget, which was $86.1 million when it was certified last May.
The budget also includes a 1.46 percent increase in the tax levy, the maximum allowed by the state. The 2014-15 levy sits at $79 million.
District officials said pensions, salaries and special education costs drove the increases. Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler estimated salaries and pensions would total $400,000 each; special education, $300,000.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
After two denials by John and Theresa Muzio, the Village of East Williston finally inspected 8 Sumter Ave. recently, officials confirmed. The property has been the subject of controversy and public criticism, resulting in numerous hearings and court proceedings.
The village tried to inspect the house on Jan. 14 and 31. The Muzios thwarted their entry each time, calling the police.
“They’re persecuting me,” Muzio said. “They’re harassing me and they destroyed my house. My house froze up since it’s had no heat since 2009. They need a court order before [demolishing the house].”
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
This is the year the program has been waiting for. Head Coach Helms Bohringer, now in his 17th season at Mineola High School, is looking forward to having eight returning seniors from the 2013 varsity baseball team. That squad finished with seven wins, an improvement over the previous year.
The Mustangs have a program that is trending upward and Bohringer is excited for the prospects of this squad.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
Children, teens and adults competed in the recent Winter 2014 Martial Arts Tournament at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park.
Williston Park: Mario Lombardo-first place
Williston Park: Gavin Boylan - third place
Williston Park: Gavin Lee - Medal Winner
Matthew Gavagan – Medal Winner