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Around the Town with Lou: September 12, 2012

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 14 September 2012 00:00
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 58 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.
 

Editorial: The Tale Of Two Websites

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00

Clunky, slow and bland. Those are three words that would’ve described the Village of Mineola website…not anymore. The village recently unveiled a new website, which is mile better than its predecessor. The calendar is clearly visible, the load time is quick, not slovenly and what was once gray and red is now village-oriented in orange and white.

 

Letter: Help Make Manhasset And Town Of North Hempstead More Beautiful

Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00

With the recession of 2008, Manhasset and other downtown centers in the Town of North Hempstead have seen an increase in vacant storefronts. Because there is no regulation of these landlords, these empty storefronts, many of which have been vacant for several years, are unattractive eyesores and detract from the downtown shopping experience.

 

Around the Town with Lou: August 27, 2012

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00
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 58 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

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“My dream is to own my own newspaper,” said my boss at the Binghamton Press, the daily I used to work for. I thought, good enough for him, how about Grace and I starting a paper? I went to every village in Nassau and the only place with no paper was Mineola. I had just $2,000 in the world, but 60 years ago in 1952 that was more money than it sounds like today. The first issue came out Sept. 3. Each week we prayed there would be another week and there always was.

 

Editorial: Interviewing A Mineola Marathon Man

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00

Who knew newspaper subscriptions cost $2 more than 60 years ago? Lou Sanders did, and he knew it well. I interviewed him recently as part of a feature that will appear in the upcoming Guide to Mineola. At the inception of the Mineola American, his kids even helped on the paper.

 

Editorial: A Storm That Rivaled Irene? No, But Still A Crazy Sight

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

Never in my life have I seen a street flooded like Jericho Turnpike or East Second Street on Aug. 15. As I worked on the Mineola American issue of Aug. 22, the building was pummeled by high winds and flowing water.

 

From The Desk Of NY State Senator Jack Martins: August 20, 2012

Written by Senator Jack Martins Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

What Was Gained And What Was Lost

I went to a wake in Woodside the other night. A good friend of mine lost his grandmother a few months shy of her 106th birthday. As soon as I stepped into the funeral home, I could tell this family matriarch was revered and was going to be sorely missed, but there was a celebratory air about the place, a proverbial “Irish wake” with joy and laughter for a life well lived.

As I sat listening to her family and friends, I got to thinking about just how much this remarkable life had seen. Born in 1906, she’d witnessed the development of almost all of the technological advancements that shape our world. She was there for the development of radio, telephone, television, the instant camera, the washing machine, gas ovens, and a new-fangled thing called the “icebox.” She observed the rise of motorcars and mechanized flight. She watched as we developed the atomic bomb, broke the sound barrier and put a man on the moon. She marveled at computers and in her later years she spoke to far-away family on their smart phones while looking at their photos via the Internet, all thanks to the miracle of satellites. 

 

Editorial: Take A Minute And Take A Trip Back In Time

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

My journey toward the 60th anniversary edition of the Mineola American took me back in time again last week, when I had to stop by a small, unassuming building on Westbury Avenue. At first glance it looks like a typical house, but once inside, hidden treasures from the village’s past remain preserved for everyone who’s interested.

 

Around the Town with Lou: August 13, 2012

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00
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 58 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

President Obama and Anderson Cooper have it right. Don’t mention the name of the killer in Aurora, Colorado. A lot of these people relish seeing their names and pictures everywhere. This is one of the reasons for their crimes.

 

Editorial: In The Home Stretch

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00
I just finished chronicling Mineola American issues from 2006 to 2011 for an upcoming special edition and boy what a ride it has been. From the centennial celebration, to battling for village and school boards, to the Third Track Proposition that was met with ire by Long Island residents near and far.

The one story that dominated the last few years has been the development of the Winston Manor complex, which recently attained Nassau County Industrial Development Agency approval. It’s been at the forefront of the village’s psyche since 2008.

 

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