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Poll: School Boards Warm To Competitive Grants

Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00

(Submitted by the New York State School Boards Association.)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to link state funding with student achievement and administrative efficiencies may have garnered initial criticism from some educators, but a recent poll from the New York State School Boards Association shows school board members may be warming to the idea.


From the Desk of Senator Jack Martins

Written by Jack Martins Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00

Tax Cap Supported By Cuomo in Assembly’s Court

It’s been an historic week in Albany from the perspective that our state government is at last bringing tax relief to our residents. I was pleased to have voted along with my colleagues on a 2 percent tax cap to be imposed on local government. This will help to ensure that our residents will not be saddled with heavy tax increases that will drive them from their homes. The taxpayers have clearly spoken and we are listening.


Around the Town with Lou

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 04 February 2011 00:00

“Brooklyn?” “Yes, of course I know Brooklyn,” said Pope John Paul II when he met Msgr. Robert Coyle, pastor of Corpus Christi Church. The Pope asked Coyle where he was from and he said Long Island. The Pope looked blank until our pastor said it’s near Brooklyn. The occasion was when Msgr. Coyle was talking about the hopeful Sainthood for the late Pope and told us of his first meeting with the Holy Father.


From the Desk of Senator Jack Martins

Written by Jack Martins Friday, 04 February 2011 00:00

We’ve Hit the Ground Running In Our First Month in Office

My first month in office has been both exciting and challenging – mirroring the times we face in our daily lives. I have had the opportunity to meet with community leaders in all corners of our great district as I have visited schools, fire departments, villages and various community groups to listen to the concerns in each and discuss how we can address the challenges ahead.


Martins Named Chair of Powerful Committee on Local Governments

Friday, 28 January 2011 00:00

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that he has been appointed to chair the  committee on Local Governments by New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R,C,I-Rockville Centre).


From the Desk of Mineola Mayor Larry Werther - January 28, 2011

Friday, 28 January 2011 00:00

My Loyalty to My Village

Eight years ago, when you honored me by first electing me to the Mineola Board of Trustees, I made a promise.  That promise was to always make the tough decisions based on what was best for my home village, Mineola.  Today I made what was perhaps the toughest decision of my career. I will be running for office this March, but I will not be running for the office of mayor.  Instead I will ask you to return me to the office of trustee in the village of Mineola.

Circumstances and responsibilities in my professional life preclude me from carrying out the duties of mayor to the level that I would demand of myself.  I have vetted a candidate who can, in my opinion, carry out the duties of mayor to the standards I believe are necessary. He has sworn to carry on the legacy that Jack Martins, Steve Franzini and I started almost a decade ago; a legacy of open government, fiscal responsibility and a government by and for the residents of Mineola.  

I will be there to make sure he fulfills his oath.  

I have no doubt that in a brief four years, I will ask you to return me to the office of mayor. In the mean time, I ask that you return me to the Mineola Board of Trustees so that I may continue the work that needs to be done to secure Mineola’s future for us and our seniors and our children.



From the Desk of Senator Jack Martins - January 21, 2011

Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00

Let’s Get Started

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, I was sworn in as your New York State Senator. It was quite a journey getting here. While Election Day was Nov. 2, this race was close enough that it took more than four weeks of careful hand-counting, overseen by our courts, to arrive at my election win. Now, I am thrilled and honored to finally begin the work of the Seventh Senate District.


Around the Town with Lou - January 21, 2011

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00

Beautiful music fills the air every Sunday morning thanks to the Corpus Christi Church choir. The singers are Michael Vezzi, Marta Bertoni, Nancy Becker, Katherine Brautigam, William Boerner, Janet Bromfield, Irene DeMedeiros, Maria Dos Santos, Janet Langer, Franni Luisi, the altar singer, Lisa Madsen-Connor, Dolores Mangold, Adriara Mello, Thomas Murphy, Christina Nunez, Tom Schmitt, Greg Tranchina, Patrick Tobin, Mario Valdellon, Francesa Pisano and Cindy Seabra. Troy Gordon is the director.


From the Desk of Mayor Larry Werther - January 14, 2011

Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Mineola Snow Etiquette

The winter of 2010-2011 is shaping up to be a season of snow.  After the last snowstorm I thought it would be a good idea to remind us all of, what I like to call, Mineola Snow Etiquette.


Town Topics - January 14, 2011

Written by Supervisor Jon Kaiman Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. This is a time that should be spent with friends and loved ones.

I am looking forward to the many important tasks that lay ahead, in particular my effort to preserve and protect our environment.


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