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Mineola Fair Sets Sights On September

Written by Rich Forestano Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Yearly gathering looks to highlight businesses, local talent

Hometown enrichment — that’s what matters to the Mineola Chamber of Commerce and the Mineola Street Fair set to kick off Sunday, Sept. 8 will showcase local businesses. A rain date is set for Sept. 15. 


Chamber Vice President Tony Lubrano and Steve Ford, the owner of Willis Hobbies and current fair co-chair, gave details on the upcoming event last week in an interview with the Mineola American.


Four Year Trustee Terms On The Table

Written by Rich Forestano Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00

Hearing set for September 18

The Village of Mineola will hold a hearing to discuss increasing trustee terms from two to four years.  Mayor Scott Strauss floated the idea at recent community forums he held with residents at Village Hall, but set Sept. 18 as a hearing night for the public to have its say on the proposed change.


Strauss indicated no public hearing is mandated, but the board wanted to give residents input. If approved, the new term lengths would put Mineola on par with comparable villages.


Firefighters Wanted

Written by Andy Newman Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00

Local departments band together to boost recruiting efforts

Recruiting number firefighters has always been troublesome for local fire departments, and now 13 area companies have banded together to form a unique coalition to do something about it.


Helped by JSK Public Safety, a small private grant-writing company, units from Albertson, Bellerose Terrace, East Williston, Floral Park Center, Great Neck Alert, Great Neck Vigilant, Lakeview, Lynbrook, Manhasset-Lakeville, New Hyde Park, Plandome, Port Washington and South Hempstead have been awarded a $500,000 three-year grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to boost their recruiting efforts.


Car Smashes Into Game Master Grill

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00

Storefront shuttered

A black Infiniti sedan slammed into Game Master Grill on Roslyn Road at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 29, mangling the storefront. Nassau County Police said the driver, who they did not identify, lost control of the vehicle traveling northbound.


Police did not charge the driver and no criminality was involved. No injuries were reported.


Mineola Man Enters Town Clerk Race

Written by Rich Forestano Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

Monica’s Manor founder to run on Conservative ticket

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.


Mineola Stores Smacked With Graffiti

Written by Rich Forestano Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Business owners irate over relentless tagging

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.


Dina De Giorgio Seeks Town Supervisor Spot

Written by Wendy Kreitzman Saturday, 03 August 2013 00:00

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. 


Judi Bosworth Seeks Town Supervisor Spot

Written by Wendy Kreitzman Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

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.


Sanders Celebrates Milestone

Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

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.


One Lot Or Two?

Written by Rich Forestano Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:00

Plan for 8 Sumter Ave. set for vote

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.


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