Mineola resident Joseph Wood is the newest hopeful to enter the race for North Hempstead town clerk, on the Conservative line. He’ll face off against incumbent Leslie Gross, who switched to the Republican Party in May, and Wayne Wink, a Nassau County legislator from Roslyn.
Wood, 73, is retired and a former director of stewardship for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Describing himself as a fiscal conservative, Wood said he was interested in the race because the election lacks a true right-winger.
Three Mineola businesses on Jericho Turnpike were hit with graffiti attacks in the wee hours of Wednesday, July 31, sparking outrage from owners and managers. Graffiti was seen sprayed on the rear facades and vehicles of BedQuarters, Auto Barn and Essef Industries, near the corner of Herricks Road and the turnpike.
BedQuarters Owner Jim Canell was off on the day the attacks hit; he received a call from employees around 8 a.m. Wednesday. He and his brother Bill have run the mattress mainstay since 1989.
North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio is running for town supervisor, something she never envisioned for herself, but now, having served on the town board for close to a year and a half, she believes that her work at bringing consensus to difficult issues has brought out her leadership qualities. A lawyer by profession, De Giorgio is a 17-year Port Washington resident who is proud that she has fought for local improvements.
Her opponent is Democrat Judi Bosworth, of Great Neck.
With 20 years of experience as an elected official, Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth ((10th Legislative District) is running for Town of North Hempstead supervisor. Bosworth is confident that her long background in “responding to people, to constituents and concerns” provides her with the vital tools necessary to lead this large town that provides such a wealth of services.
Her opponent is Republican Dina De Giorgio, of Port Washington.
Mineola American founder Lou Sanders celebrated his 90th birthday last week. Sanders started the paper with his wife Grace in 1952. Anton Community Newspapers then-publisher Karl V. Anton, Jr. purchased the newspaper in 1992. Look for Sanders’ column, “Around The Town With Lou” in next week’s edition.
Nancy Kirk has lived on Sumter Avenue in East Williston since 1956. She has seen her fair share of ups and downs, but nothing compares to the eyesore that sits across the way, filled with unkempt shrubbery, loose roofing and vermin of all kinds. The eighth house on Sumter Avenue has been the bane of the street’s residents.
Neighbors say the property’s owner, John Muzio, has been an absentee homeowner, letting the house decay to a point that quality-of-life issues have been hammered at village and planning board meetings. Broken windows, overgrown weeds, racoons, rats and mice are a few of the slew of complaints that have dominated the block’s psyche for the past few years.
As North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman leaves his post, he will no longer seek election as judge in the Nassau County District Court, but will instead step up as special advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s newly formed Long Island Storm Recovery, a part of the governor’s new New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program. The governor made the announcement at an Albany press conference last Thursday, July 18. Cuomo said that that the program “will empower communities hit hard by the storms to create and implement locally created and federally funded strategies for rebuilding and strengthening their communities against future extreme weather.”
Inside a car zooming past the train station on Mineola Blvd., a phone buzzes with a text message. Who is it from? What is it about? The anticipation and uncertainty are too much for some drivers, who reach for their cell phones to check despite the dangers.
Anton Community Newspapers recently set out to study texting drivers on L.I. and observed approximately 32 of 300 motorists--10.6 percent--driving down Mineola Blvd. guilty of checking their phones behind the wheel.
For many, Hollywood can be inspiring. As if they were set to a strict standard, movies tell tales of mystery, romance, adventure and conflict. The film adaptation of the hit musical, Les Misérables, was no exception to this criteria when it reached theaters last December. However, the impact it had on the alumni of Mineola High School is a different story.
The revived public interest in the musical, which is set during the French Revolution, provided a small group of alumni with an opportunity to reunite for their own take on the classic show, according to John Watts, an alum and a co-musical director for the production who will also play the lead role.
Twelve homes were evacuated after Nassau County contractors punctured a 4-inch gas main on Sheridan Boulevard in Mineola on Tuesday, July 16. This was their first day of work on the county’s portion of the Bruce Terrace Flood Project.
The flood project plan should remediate issues on the Mineola/Carle Place border. Work also halted on Dow Avenue at the time of the leak.
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