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Mineola School Budget Passes

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 11:13
The Mineola School District budget passed by 281 votes (1,350-1,069) as well as proposition 2 and 3. The adopted budget for the 2010-2011 school year is $80,128,573. The budget increase from last year is 1.12 percent with a proposed tax levy of 2.5 percent. The Capital Reserve Fund (prop. 2) passed by 36 votes (1,078-1,042). Proposition 3, which decided for next year’s voting for board seats to be “at large” meaning the most votes gets the seat, passed by 351 votes (1,163-812).
Irene Parrino will take Laraine Salvatore’s seat on the board next year. Parrino ran unopposed in the election with 1,494 votes.
 

Station Plaza North Renewal Under Way

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

Flood Issue a Hot Topic of Discussion Between LIRR and Village

In case anyone was wondering about the jackhammering and cement pouring that has been going on in the plaza of the Mineola Train Station, it will all be very clear soon. Construction is under way for the revitalization of Station Plaza North.

 

Village Reaches Out To Consultant to Assess Verizon Issue

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

Expert in Sound Abating May Work on Noise Concerns

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Mineola revealed at its May 12 meeting that it has decided to reach out to a consultant to assess the noise issues at the Verizon Plant in Garden City to come up with a solution. Lally Acoustical Consultants was contacted by the village last Wednesday.

 

Village Board Encouraged by Talks With Garden City and Verizon

Written by Rich Forestano Wednesday, 12 May 2010 10:51

Senior VP of Verizon Meets with Garden City

Mayor Jack M. Martins revealed that Mineola and Garden City officials met at the Verizon plant last Wednesday to hash out the issues that have been inconveniencing the residents of 13th Avenue since last December. He also disclosed that Garden City met with the senior vice president of Verizon who is authorized to have substantive discussions regarding screening and putting sound attenuation around the objects on the roof that are making noise.

 

School Board Trustee Suing School District

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 14 May 2010 00:00

Mineola School Board Trustee Laraine Salvatore is suing the school district for legal costs she incurred to bring action against the district because it failed to defend her during a defamation lawsuit filed against her by former district superintendent Dr. Lorenzo Licopoli. Salvatore will not be running for her 2010 board position.

 

Correction - Bicycle Safety Event

Friday, 14 May 2010 00:00
In the May 12 issue of the Mineola American, page 3, the article “Free Bicycle Safety Event a Day After Mineola Fair” stated the incorrect start time. The correct start time is noon.
 

DA Rice Announces Candidacy for State Attorney General

Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00

Video Outlines Rice’s Experience And Vision for AG’s Office

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice formally announced her candidacy for New York State Attorney General in a video posted on her campaign’s new website at www.kathleenrice.com on Monday, May 3. A written statement to the press Monday morning reads, “In the four-and-a-half minute video, Rice, a Democrat, outlines her record as a tough, innovative, and progressive career prosecutor who vows to fight for ethics reform in Albany, improved Wall Street regulation and a renewed focus on local ‘kitchen table’ issues affecting communities across the state.”

 

Mineola Settles M.T.B.E. Lawsuit

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00

At a recent board of trustees meeting, the Village of Mineola approved its settlement of a lawsuit which it had brought against major oil companies for actual and potential damages to the village’s water supply as a result of a gasoline additive known as M.T.B.E. (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether).

 

School Board Meets With CCC in Talks Of Possible Third Option

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

The Mineola School Board of Education met with the CCC (Community Committee on Consolidation) on April 22 to discuss the ongoing concern of the closing of schools. The reason for the meeting was to open more dialogue between the board and the CCC, to see what gaps can be bridged in terms of the school district’s reconfiguration.

 

Martins Considering Legal Action Against Verizon, Village of Garden City Over Plant

Written by Rich Forestano and Melissa Argueta Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

Martins Considering Legal Action Against Verizon, Village of Garden City Over Plant

The Verizon Wireless plant is once again the source of dispute for the Villages of Mineola and Garden City. Months after angry residents spoke to Anton Community Newspapers about the loud noise emanating from equipment, the mayor of Mineola announced the possibility of initiating a lawsuit against not only Verizon, but also the Village of Garden City.

 

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