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Bond Option Voted Down By Mineola Residents

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

School District Can Still Pursue Other Bond Option


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.

 

Candidates Take to ‘Spin Alley’ After Debate

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00

Cuomo and Paladino Absent at Media Frenzy

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.

 

Gubernatorial Hopefuls Trade Barbs at Hofstra University Debate

Written by Melissa Argueta Friday, 22 October 2010 00:00

Cuomo, Paladino Overshadowed By Oddball Fringe Candidates

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.

 

Mineola BOE Might Conduct Post Bond Vote Survey

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 22 October 2010 00:00

Survey to Be Taken If Bond Fails

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.

 

LWV Hosts ‘Meet the Candidates’ Night in Manhasset

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 22 October 2010 00:00

Local Candidates and Incumbents Spoke About Issues, Platforms and More

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.

 

Martins Holds ‘Truth’ Conference

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 15 October 2010 00:00

Says He Wants to Focus on the Facts

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.

 

Residents Still Up in Arms with Verizon, Garden City

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 15 October 2010 00:00

Say Noise and Smell Are Still Issues

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.

 

League of Women Voters Hosts Meet the Candidates Night

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00

East Meadow Library Descended Upon by Incumbents and Challengers

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.

 

iPads Arrive at Jackson Avenue School

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00

Students Ecstatic Over New Toys

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.”

 

Town of N. Hempstead Announces Mineola’s Hometown Hero

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 01 October 2010 00:00

Mineola Resident Gives People a Fighting Chance

Joseph Wood is not a fireman, police officer, soldier, lifeguard or masked vigilante fighting crime in the wee hours of the night. However, like the professions and superhero mentioned, he is a hero in every possible definition of the word.

 

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