credit of the Mineola School District administration and board of education, the leaders of the Mineola school system are already examining the budget, even before the calendar hits the new year. The total picture doesn’t look pretty but school leaders are preparing themselves to perhaps make tough decisions.
On Monday, Dec. 7, the 68th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that propelled the United States into World War II and left a reported 2,402 killed and 1,282 wounded, members of Mineola’s veterans organizations gathered in Mineola Village Hall to pay their respects to the victims of the attack as well as to those who lost their lives in the years to follow.
Trains. Models. Remote control cars. Welcome to the world of Willis Hobbies, where you can forget about the stresses of life and be a kid again.
The Mineola School Board will be meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at Mineola High School, 10 Armstrong Road in Garden City Park, to discuss parameters for the 2010-2011 school budget.
Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announced on Tuesday, Dec. 1 that he will not challenge the election between him and Republican opponent Ed Mangano, ensuring that Mangano will become the next Nassau County Executive next month.
If it is true that a picture is worth 1,000 words, then Ed Barnola spoke millions during his lifetime. Mr. Barnola, a longtime resident of Mineola, passed away in October after a lengthy battle with illness. He is survived by a loving family and many wonderful memories he shared with his wife Lillian and his friends in the village.
Rabbi Anchelle Perl, director of the Chabad of Mineola, is all set for the holiday season. For Rabbi Perl, the holiday season means the annual Chanukah telethon that raises money for charitable programs offered by the Chabad of Mineola.
After being reassigned to the Central Administration offices in the Willis Avenue School last month, Meadow Drive School Principal Pat Molloy returned to her position.
As mild fall air hung over the village, hundreds of runners and walkers made their way down the route of the annual run, perhaps for the final time. The Mineola Mustang Run Committee, which has been holding the run for years to benefit local organizations, has decided that the time has come for the annual November event to end.
The sponsors call it, the Empowerment Act for short, but local governments are calling it, the Disenfranchisement Act because the sweeping legislation passed this June, going into effect in March 2010, requires voters to vote to dissolve or consolidate local government before they know whether such actions would save money, or not.
“There’s a lot of confusion about the Act and it’s up to you to educate your residents so they’ll know that signing a petition for dissolution sets into motion a complicated, expensive process where the cart is before the horse,” said Wade Beltramo, special counsel for the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) to a roomful of mayors and village officials from Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties at a NYCOM meeting held at Mineola High School on Oct. 29. Beltramo spent the evening giving a quick course in the new act, which is summarized below.
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