Each year at this time, the local Mineola AARP Chapter 4202 invites local businesses to support our activities by buying advertisements in our monthly chapter newsletter. This contribution is used largely to underwrite the cost of printing and mailing our newsletter to local AARP members, keeping them informed of the activities of our local chapter and events of local programs and services available to them.
I wonder if D.A. Rice would have merely slapped the wrist of the 17-year-old Georgia “child” just convicted of felony murder for his March 21 shooting of a 13-month-old (actual) child between the eyes—and of course killing this little baby.
Now, if the baby had somehow accidentally shot the teenager, then I could understand not charging the shooter as an adult!
Editor’s Note: Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his wife, Grace, a graduate of Adelphi, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace have lived in Mineola for 59 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.
Our daughter, Sister Annmarie, being part of the leadership group, she and other nuns often attend meetings where they do not know anybody. As a good ice breaker, they tell them just say “How about those Mets?” Almost everybody has something to add. Come to think of it, what is wrong with the Mets?
It seems part of the human condition to become so focused on that which needs correction that we often fail to appreciate our progress. It’s true in our personal lives, our work lives, and certainly when it comes to how we view government. In 11 years of public service I have yet to meet anyone whose first observation about government is how great it works.
I, among many commuters, feel we deserve better than what the LIRR is giving us. We are paying for top-dollar service and receiving below-par service. We pay and we pay, and get nothing.
If you receive a STAR rebate check for your property taxes, please, please, read this column! It’s vital news to Long Island homeowners.
New legislation requires that ALL homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption re-apply with the New York State Tax Department in order to continue receiving the exemption in 2014 and beyond. This is part of an enormous effort to root out fraud in the $1.9 billion system and it was enacted to protect honest New Yorkers against those who are falsely obtaining the exemption. In the end, they are stealing from you – the taxpayer.
Editor’s Note: Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his wife, Grace, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace have lived in Mineola for 59 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.
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That dynamite gal, Sheila Retattaliata, will be among those entertaining us at the Downtown Street Fair of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce, Sunday, Sept. 8. Hundreds come to the fair. If you can sing or dance, call the chamber.
I have been a business owner in Mineola for 40-plus years and want to say how much I like the new research center Winthrop is building on the corner of 2nd Street and Mineola Boulevard. It brings a bright modern look to the entire downtown area; kudos to Winthrop. For us old-timers that can remember, it’s a big improvement from the Bohack
Supermarket that was once on that site.
I was recently speaking with one of my staff via cell phone as he walked his dog late in the evening. Unfortunately, we had to stop our conversation about a half dozen times as he waited for the noise from overhead aircraft to pass. So to those who ask me about airplane noise, yes, I do understand how aggravating it is. To be sure, I live with it every day, like most of you.
This year’s county executive race is heating up with former executive Thomas R. Suozzi seeking to make a return after his defeat to County Executive Ed Mangano in 2009, along with his rubber stamp mate Howard Weitzman to serve in his capacity as comptroller. Both Mangano and Maragos entered office in 2010 after defeating Suozzi and Weitzman. They entered office when there was uncertainty with the direction the county was going in, and both Mangano and Comptroller George Maragos answered the call.
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