Some of you may not know who Jerry Asher is, but it’s safe to say you’ve heard of his grandfather. Harry Asher was the last president and first mayor of Mineola.
The much-anticipated Mineola School District bond vote finally reached the district’s doorstep last Wednesday. Bond option two, under reconfiguration option three, failed last week after a district vote by 1,765 votes.
After a “fun-filled” comical debate for the race to the governor’s seat in November, five of the seven candidates took questions from the media in “Spin Alley” after the gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University last week. National and local politicians also spun their spin to the media on their supported candidate.
Who won last Monday night’s first and only New York gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University? The answer may not be measured in a simple set of poll numbers, but rather in the comedic talents of a zany band of fringe candidates who towed the line between jabs and a few well-rehearsed punch lines.
The Mineola School District Board of Education is in discussion to prep a phone survey if the bond vote were to fail on Oct. 26, according to district superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler. He said in a phone interview that residents should vote for the current bond if they want a cluster and the other bond if they want a north/south jurisdiction split.
November 2 couldn’t come soon enough for the people who trekked up to the Universalist Church in Manhasset last Wednesday evening to the League of Women Voters of Port Washington/Manhasset Meet the Candidates Night. Whether or not this forum proved to be a make or break for the folks taking questions remains to be seen.
7th District Senatorial Candidate Jack Martins held a “truth” conference last Friday to address the alleged accusations regarding his campaign headquarters made by Senator Craig Johnson. Martins stood outside Johnson’s District office on Herricks Road addressing supporters, passersby, media members and one Johnson representative.
Select 13th Avenue residents attended last week’s board of trustee’s meeting to explain their continuing discontent with the noise emanating from the Verizon Wireless Plant in Garden City that has been plaguing them since December. Various residents called for Mineola to join them in their possible lawsuit against the Village of Garden City and Verizon.
It’s that time of the election year again when incumbents and challengers alike flock to local libraries care of the League of Women Voters to voice their views on current topics and issues surrounding the respective areas they hope to either continue to or to newly represent.
The League of Women Voters of Eastern Nassau played host to Meet the Candidates Night at the East Meadow Library last week. Incumbents and challengers from the 6th and 8th Senate Districts, 17th and 19th Assembly Districts were on hand to take questions from the audience in an effort to clarify their take on Albany, Long Island and more.
Principal Matthew Gaven knew the kids were anxiously awaiting their new toys. He realized what was about to happen.
“We planned it so that they’d come back from recess and be surprised to see them sitting on their desks,” he said “It’s a given that they’d be excited.”
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