In an effort to explain why the Willis Avenue School fits better under reconfiguration option three as opposed to other schools, Mineola Superintendent Michael Nagler offered a comparison at last weeks board meeting. Nagler used architectural renderings to showcase how the Hampton Street School would look if it were to get the “treatment” Willis Avenue would get under the bond that is up for vote on Oct. 26.
Representatives from Polimeni International LLC presented its plan to convert the planned condominium to apartment complex on the corner of Willis Avenue and Old Country Road last Wednesday. A public hearing was originally scheduled for July 14. It was postponed to give the developers time to prepare because of the changes that have been made to the project.
Mineola School District Superintendent Michael Nagler attended the most recent Mineola Board of Trustees meeting to clarify the school reconfiguration bond up for vote on Oct. 26. Nagler presented bond option two, which is a proposed $6.7 million bond to consolidate the school district.
At a recent village board of trustees meeting, the Department of Public Works advised local area residents to look out for thieves posing as village employees. Several weeks ago, a man posed as a village department employee and gained access to a Mineola resident’s home.
Long Island was rocked with a heavy rainstorm two weeks ago, and some local weather reports have said rainfall in Mineola reached levels that haven’t been reached in 50 years. Certain Mineola residents are still feeling the effect.
Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy sat down with editors of Anton Community Newspapers last week to discuss some of the hot-button issues in Washington and some specific to the 4th District that she represents.
Scott David Diamond, a resident of Mineola, is the Republican/Conservative candidate for the 16th Assembly District of the New York State Assembly. He will be challenging the incumbent Democrat, Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck). Diamond currently works as a paralegal contractor for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. The Mineola area is located in the 16th AD.
In the “old” days, police would receive a 911 call about shots fired in an area and respond to the scene with possible fatalities or severe injuries. For one year now, police have been able to respond within seconds of a shooting occurring.
The Board of Trustees of Mineola voted to expand the overlay district at its most recent meeting. The expansion gives the village the opportunities under the development incentive bonus law, which would require developers to come before the board for approval as well as provide amenities to the village.
MTA/LIRR and Mineola representatives recently met to discuss a possible solution to the flooding that takes place during heavy rainfall near the Mineola Train Station and its intermodal center. Mineola Mayor Jack Martins was at the meeting, but details of the meeting are unknown at this time.
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