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Obituary: Walter Strauss, 79

Walter Paul Strauss, 79, of Clinton Twp., NJ, formerly of Mineola and father of Mayor Scott Strauss, passed away on April 4. Loving husband of Diane. Cherished father of Gary (Debra), Scott (Pat), Susan Beth Wyatt and Marc (Kelly). Devoted grandfather of Matthew (Diana) Strauss, Lindsay (Ryan) Backus, Bryan Strauss, Tiffany Strauss, Christopher Strauss, Thomas Schlagenhaft and Jason Strauss and great grandfather of Aidan and Landan Backus. Dear brother of Joanne Louise (Ralph) Bolen and the late Raymond. Proud U.S. Army Veteran. Member of the Annandale Hose Company, life member of Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corp, and former committee chairman and treasurer of Troop 45, Boy Scouts, Mineola.

 

Memorials to: Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps., Boy Scout Troop 45, Mineola Fire Dept. or charity of your choice appreciated.


News

A few months ago, while returning to my car after attending a wake, I was surprised to catch a glimpse of something that immediately brought me back to my elementary school days. Directly in front of me stood a portion of the original concrete wall that had surrounded my alma mater.

 

In 1922, Corpus Christi Church purchased the Robert Graves estate on Searing Avenue and transformed its building into a parish school. It was a beautiful structure of Spanish-style architecture surrounded by the concrete wall, sporting huge ornate iron gates.

Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner last week stood fast against paying an “excessive” water bill from neighboring village and supplier Williston Park, following a loss in a second round of legal battles.

 

Tanner said Williston Park sent East Williston a bill for $600,000 last week based on water rate increases East Williston refused to pay while pursuing two lawsuits that contested the rate hikes.

 

Williston Park is seeking $300,000 in interest and penalties following a recent state Appellate Court decision upholding the second of two water rate increases imposed on East Williston. Tanner said East

Williston will only pay approximately $250,000 of the $300,000  Williston Park seeking to recover in unpaid fees based on the two increases.


Sports

Mineola runners PJ Diskin, Kaitlin Phelps, and Yuri Karasz were award winners in the Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9.

The Mineola 9U Hurricanes recently completed its summer baseball season as the NJBL 9U Central Division Champions, finishing 10-2-1 on the year and secured a second place spot entering the playoffs.

The Hurricanes beat the North Shore Spartans for the fourth time this season in a playoff win in walk-off fashion as they came from behind to win 4-3 earning the Hurricanes a berth into the championship series. 


Calendar

Leisure Club Opportunity - August 20

International Night - August 21

Check Your Medications - August 22


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