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Letter: Response to Bond Vote

Friday, 17 September 2010 00:00

In response to recent letters by Artie Barnett and John McGrath, I offer my own thoughts as a resident of a school age child in Mineola regarding the subject of school closings.

First, I’d like to point out that there are many members of our community including myself who are not altogether sold on any of the current proposals. Many of the residents I encounter whether at the pool, the library or other public places have expressed discontent with the reconfiguration process and its latest outcomes. I have heard sentiments describing the reconfiguration proposals as being “too drastic” or “… do we live in the city that Willis should have a rooftop playground?” While the importance of saving money is recognized by the majority, it is felt that the concessions which go along with the purported savings will take away from the quality of education that our residents and generations of Mineola children have long enjoyed. Now, it appears that the financial mistakes of the past are dictating the consequences of our future school children.

 

From the Desk of Superintendent Michael Nagler - September 10, 2010

Friday, 10 September 2010 00:00

Let’s Not Forget What Is Driving The Bus

In all of the discussions about how the school district reconfigures, let’s not lose sight about why we need to reconfigure. Although it is very early to calculate these numbers, here is what the 2011-2012 budget looks like now.

 

Around the Town with Lou - September 10, 2010

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 10 September 2010 00:00

Davenport’s Restaurant was the happy scene when John and Jean Kuskowski, along with her mom June Lettieri, son James and his wife Barbara, celebrated their grandson, James going off to the University of Pittsburgh to start his college career. Good luck to him. Also at another table were Ken and Robin Ford who, along with his brother Steve, owns Willis Hobbies.

 

Letter: Resident Disagrees With McGrath Letter On Bond Vote

Friday, 03 September 2010 00:00

Response to August 25 Letter Titled “A Concern of the BOE Vote to Place Bond Vote Before Voters on Oct. 26”

I just finished reading John McGrath’s letter in the Aug. 25 issue of the Mineola American. His letter, laced with hyperbole, half-truths, untruths, fails the sniff test.

 

Around the Town with Lou - August 27, 2010

Written by Lou Sanders Thursday, 04 September 2008 00:00

Mineola’s jewel in its crown is surely the John S. Davanzo Community Pool. This beautiful facility has been recognized as one of the “state of the art” recreational pools on Long Island. On a recent visit I met Dianne, Courtney and Samantha Scheuer, Ted Henkel, Rhonda and Colon Kaletsky, Domenico Longo, Jennifer and Christina Brewer, Laura Tedesco, Paul Cummings, Siby George, Kaitlyn Samuel, Kathy Sharp, Katelyn and James Wisniewski, Kristin and Howie Weinstein, Jeannine and Melanie Johnson, Isabella and Melissa Tornebene, Cina, Gabriella and Michaeta Palumbo, Eric Patrick O’Brien, Sanda DaSilva, Melissa Pereira, Anastacia Moricillo, Leo Dobbs, Alicia Moricillo, Joshua Callirgos, Catherine Slafani, Bruce and Maryann Burns, Elizabeth and Raymond Michelitsch, Elaine and Leo Feldblum, Erin and Lorne Park and Russ Miller.

 

Letter: A Concern of the BOE Vote to Place Bond Vote Before Voters on Oct. 26

Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00
I write in reference to the article in the Mineola American this week concerning the Board of Education’s decision to radically reconfigure the Mineola School System and close three of its elementary schools and put before the voters a Bond of $ 6.7 million in order to execute that decision. Also included in this radical school reconfiguration plan (RSRP) will be moving the fifth grade to the current Middle School and the eighth grade to the High School in defiance of the community’s expressly stated wishes.
 

Letter: ‘Come Back, Little Seamus’

Friday, 27 August 2010 00:00

It took all of three seconds to fall in love with him. That tiny v-shaped face and green eyes, his stumbling kitten tip toe walk, made us all know that he was the one for us. Since his litter siblings were named Angus and Cletus, we decided that Seamus McGee was the right name for him.

 

Nassau Comptroller George Maragos to Hold Online Chat August 23

Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos will be hosting his first online chat on Aug. 23 to discuss the County’s finances and is inviting everyone to participate. The chat will begin at noon and continue until 2 p.m.

“For the first time ever, anyone can go to our website and ask questions concerning their tax dollars or report waste in government,” Maragos said. “Nassau County, like the rest of the country, is trying to cope with this recession and bad economic time. The point of this live ‘virtual town hall meeting’ is to give taxpayers the opportunity to get direct answers and to air their views.”

 

Letter: A Thank You From the Mineola Library

Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00

The Children’s Room would like to thank the following organizations for their donations during the 2010 Summer Reading Club: The Friends of Mineola Library, Atlantis Marine World, The New York Giants, Adventureland, Oriental Trading, Entenmann’s Outlet, Boomer’s, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Build-A-Bear, Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, The Animal Farm Petting Zoo, Long Island Maritime Museum, and The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages.

The Mineola Library

 

Letter: ‘Come Back, Little Seamus’

Friday, 13 August 2010 00:00

It took all of three seconds to fall in love with him. That tiny v-shaped face and green eyes, his stumbling kitten tip toe walk, made us all know that he was the one for us. Since his litter siblings were named Angus and Cletus, we decided that Seamus McGee was the right name for him.

 

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