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Design Change for Winston’s Churchill Official

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00

Winston Manor sidepiece modification approved by village board

The Winston Manor project is getting a facelift…again. The Mineola Village Board voted 4-1 to grant Polimeni International LLC the ability to change its 36 senior housing unit, The Churchill, from senior condominiums to senior affordable rentals.

The only dissenting vote came from Trustee Larry Werther. He said the size of the project is so miniscule compared to the Winston residential complex and said he felt it wasn’t hard for Polimeni to give a “personal guarantee” for amenity delivery.


Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Candidates

Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00

Anton Newspapers asked Democratic incumbent Jon Kaiman and Republican challenger Lee Tu to respond to the following questions

Jon Kaiman

In the area of “good and open government” how can the Town of North Hempstead keep its constituents better informed of pending Town Board actions?

Town government sometimes publishes short and vague, almost cryptic, synopses of its Town Board Agenda and public hearing items which hinders constituent involvement. What are your thoughts about increasing the level of detail made public, and made public in a more timely way?


The Black Sheep Shows Its Face in Mineola

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00

O’Donnell’s Pub reopens under new name

A Black Sheep usually invokes shame, disappointment and sadness; not in Mineola. The Black Sheep takes on a whole new meaning at the corner or Roslyn Road and East 2nd Street.

Frequenters of O’Donnell’s Pub in Mineola will now themselves entering The Black Sheep Ale House.


Mineola Weighs in on Neighbors Water Woes

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00

Board reserves decision on becoming water distributor

An ongoing battle between East Williston and Williston Park has been brewing for some time over water rates and it spilled over into Mineola at the Oct. 12 board of trustees meeting. The two villages are currently locked in a legal battle after East Williston filed a suit against Williston Park over rise in the water rates this summer.

Mineola Public Works Superintendent Tom Rini stated that Mayor Scott Strauss had received a letter from East Williston, inquiring if Mineola were interested in becoming the supplier of East Williston’s water distribution.


Golden Rule Project Reaches Binghampton

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 14 October 2011 00:00

Mineola School District lends a helping hand

Two weeks ago, a rule was put on the spot by Mineola; it lived up to its meaning. After Hurricane Irene, The Mineola School District PTA with several other student and parent based volunteer groups, organized the “Golden Rule Project.”

The groups have been collecting school supplies to aid the Binghamton/Owego area of New York State, which suffered flooding of immense proportions. The Golden Rule, “One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself,” holds a whole new meaning now.


Station Plaza Café Application Renewed in Mineola

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 14 October 2011 00:00

New coffee house still within a stones throw from Station Plaza North

If anything goes better together than the morning rush and the mayhem that ensues, whether it is by car, bus or train, it’s a cup of coffee and a quick bite. Local residents and workers who frequent Station Plaza will get plenty of both now.

The Village of Mineola approved the renewal of an existing application that originally allowed the sale of food at a previous restaurant at a recent public hearing to Amistad Culinary Team. The café sits at the corner of Second Street and Station Plaza North as you cross over Mineola Boulevard, heading west from Second Street.


Mineola Street Fair A Huge Success

Written by Eric Holden Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00

Over 20 different sponsors, slews of stores pack Mineola Boulevard area

The decision to move the Mineola Fair from its traditional Memorial Park location to a new destination in the downtown area of the community proved to be a wise one, as local shops were overflowing with customers for close to seven hours on Sunday, Oct. 2.

The fair was moved this year to Mineola Boulevard in an attempt to drive business to storefronts along the entranceway into the village. “We wanted to spice up the fair,” said Willis Hobbies owner Steve Ford, who helped organize the event. “We’ve been hearing from people that it’s been the same stuff year after year, and we wanted to spruce it up a bit.”


Candidates Announce for Town of North Hempstead Supervisor

Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00

Incumbent Democrat Jon Kaiman Is Being Challenged by Republican Lee Tu

Jon Kaiman

The candidate submitted the following statement.

“Jon Kaiman brings to his office as Town of North Hempstead Supervisor a distinguished record of public and private sector accomplishments. His four terms in office have been underscored by his continuation of the town’s tradition of sound finances and good government.

“Under Kaiman’s administration, CNN Money Magazine ranked the town one of the “Best 100 Places to Live in America.” In addition, CNN rated North Hempstead as the Second Best Place to Live for a healthy retirement in the United States of America. Since taking office on Jan. 1, 2004, Kaiman has spearheaded a series of bold initiatives to promote accountability and transparency, to better the quality of life for seniors, to maintain sound finances and to protect the town’s environment.


$60 Million Winthrop Research Facility Approved

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00

Stipulations, conditions outlined in application approval

The section of Mineola Boulevard near the LIRR train station has been called the “gateway” to the village of Mineola and cited as one of the key areas for development in the village’s Master Plan. The plan just became a bit clearer.

The board of trustees approved the application of Winthrop University Hospital to construct a four-story, .893-acre research facility at the corner of Mineola Boulevard and Second Street on Sept. 21. Village attorney John Spellman detailed the decision and stipulations regarding approval last week.


Eight Wheatley Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named eight Wheatley seniors as Semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. The seniors earning this prestigious honor are Liting Chiang, Ariel Fieldman, Remy Haber, Timothy Lee, William Schiela, Zohaib Shaikh, David Vakili and Tom Wang.


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