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Mineola District Superintendent Discusses Grade Transitions

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 11 March 2011 11:43

Bus Routes ‘Pretty Much Finalized’

Mineola School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler began working on transition plans for the various grades after the defeat of the last bond, he revealed at a recent budget presentation.

His research yielded a plan that he decided to tweak because, “I was not happy about the third grade and how they were moving,” he said, mentioning the first grade at Cross Street School because they would have moved four times in four years.


Three Seats Up in Village Elections 2011

Written by Mineola American Editorial Staff Friday, 11 March 2011 00:00

Scott Strauss Running for Mayor

Bio: Scott Strauss is a 47-year resident of Mineola, a graduate of Mineola High School, Class of 1981 with an Associate’s Degree from Nassau Community College.

Strauss served for 20 years in the New York City Police Department. He retired as a detective in 2004.  During his career, Strauss received numerous awards including the NYPD’s Medal for Valor and the Medal of Honor, the NYPD’s highest award.


Day Care Expansion Questioned by Mineola Village Board

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 04 March 2011 00:00

Hearing Date Set for Sometime in April

The Mineola Village Board raised a slew of questions at its last public hearing over an application to expand the Learn & Play day care facility on Herricks Road in Mineola.

Arthur Smyles owns the property and it was initially used for party sales and rentals until he was granted a special use permit for the day care facility. Smyles also owns the adjacent dollar store, where the proposed expansion would be located. According to architect Anthony Dei Properizo, the two buildings combined represent 21,084 sq. ft. of floor space with 14,236 sq. ft. for the day care and 6,848 sq. ft. for the dollar store.


Mineola School District Presents First Draft of 2011-2012 Budget

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 04 March 2011 00:00

Goal: Fourth Straight Year With 2.5 Percent Taxy Levy Increase and No Program Cuts

The Mineola School District presented its first draft of the 2011-2012 district budget at its last meeting on Feb. 17 at the Willis Avenue School. The proposed budget for the next school year is $82,206,267. The budget-to-budget increase sits at $2,077,694 (2.6 percent) with an initial tax levy increase of 3.6.


H2M Presents Hampton Addition To Board of Education

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 25 February 2011 00:00

Project Calls for New Age Library at Hampton Street

H2M reported to the Mineola School Board of Education at its Feb. 10 meeting on the progress of the addition project that will be voted on in May. The district would use $1.7 million from the undesignated fund balance to fund the construction on Hampton without a bond.  The move would make Hampton the pre-K-2 school for children south of Jericho Turnpike.


Trustee Thomas Kennedy Will Not Seek Re-election in March

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 25 February 2011 00:00

New Line Party Candidate in George Durham to Fill Spot

First, Larry Werther announced that he would not run for mayor in March, but would still run for one of the open trustee seats in the village of Mineola. Now, another incumbent in trustee Thomas Kennedy will not seek re-election.


Mineola Board of Education Rejected Petition One Week Before Bond Vote

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 18 February 2011 00:00

Select Residents Wanted No Change to Come to School District

As residents probably know, the Feb. 8 bond vote failed by 366 votes which would have kept the fifth and eighth grade in their respective schools. Now those grades will move to the middle and high school. What residents didn’t know is there was a petition before the board of education at its workshop meeting before the vote to have no change come to the district at all.


Mineola Residents Vote Down Second Bond

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 18 February 2011 00:00

School District to Reconfigure Under Default Option

The future configuration of the Mineola School District became clearer last Tuesday, Feb. 8 after the $4.4 million bond vote, which failed by 366 votes. Over 1,782 district residents visited the polls last week, with 1,074 voting no, while 708 voted yes.


Senator Gillibrand Announces Plans for Research and Development Tax Credit at County Firm

Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00

Lavine, Jacobs, Business Owners Join Senator at Press Conference

On Friday, Jan. 28 in Plainview, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand detailed a new proposal to expand, simplify, and make permanent the Research and Development Tax Credit. The senator’s proposal would expand the current credit by changing the formula to provide greater incentive for companies to increase investment; simplify the current credit, which is highly complicated and confusing; and make the new credit permanent, which would provide private companies with the confidence they need to make significant future investments in R&D.


As Village Elections Approach, Ballot Methods in Discussion

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00

Optical Scan Machines Will Not Be Available

Remember those finicky new voting machines? Well, they will not be available for the upcoming village elections throughout New York State. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the trusty lever machines will be put back into action, unless a new freshman senator from the 7th Senate District and a seasoned 16th District Assemblywoman have their way.


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