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A Word From East Williston Superintendent Dr. Lorna Lewis

Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00

The severe budget conditions that we are currently experiencing have produced an unprecedented financial crisis in education.  Each time we pick up a newspaper or tune into the news we are reminded that we are in the midst of the most significant financial/economic downturn since the Great Depression.  No doubt, many of us know someone who has been dramatically affected by this downturn.  Armed with this knowledge and the reality of declining funds from the state, we took on the challenge of preparing the 2010-2011 budget. 

 

From the Desk of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy

Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

McCarthy Announces Help for Homeowners Event

Although our economy is on the road to recovery, there are still many people who are hurting. People are trying to maintain their mortgage payments so they are able to stay in their homes. HOPE NOW and Making Home Affordable are programs that work with people to help them achieve that goal.

 

Editorial: Signing Off

Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

As of this week, I am no longer the editor of the Mineola American. After 10 years, I decided to move on to another venture. But I would like to take the opportunity to thank the entire community.

 

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson - April 23, 2010

Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

Senator Johnson announced legislation to end the double victimization caused by public pension system members who use their positions to steal taxpayer money, yet are still able to collect their taxpayer-funded pensions.

 

From the Desk of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

April is Financial Literacy Month

“Recently President Obama proclaimed April 2010 as Financial Literacy Month. I applaud the President for doing this because the country’s future prosperity depends on the financial security of all Americans.

 

From the Desk of Mineola Mayor Jack Martins - April 9, 2010

Written by Mayor Jack Martins Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

2010-2011 Village Budget Features No Tax Increase

The Village of Mineola budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year is a solid financial document.  It represents not a crisis budget, like many municipalities are forced to consider in this economy, but instead is the result of five years of careful planning and management.

 

Around the Town with Lou - April 9, 2010

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

Washington’s Smithsonian is the latest stop for the exhibit telling the history of America’s nuns and is called “Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America.” Our daughter, Sister Annmarie and six other sisters raised the $4 million required to create this exhibit that tells of the works of America’s Women Religious throughout our history. Over 100,000 people have visited the exhibit in Washington so far, including the Papal Nuncio. It all started at the Cincinnati Museum where 67,000 visited and then moved to the Dallas Women’s Museum. From DC it will travel to Cleveland, Boston and Ellis Island and then the seventh stop will be the Mississippi River Museum in Iowa. In pictures and words, the display tells of the work of the Women Religious since the founding of our country and the first French Nuns to arrive at New Orleans in 1770. It tells of the Sisters’ services on the battlefields of the Civil War with the Union and the Confederate armies, the work in hospitals, schools, with unwed mothers and their everlasting aid to the poor and desperate.

 

Letter: How the Museum Receives Funding

Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00
I’d like to thank The Roslyn News for the excellent March 18 article (“World Class Art Comes to Roslyn”) exploring the growth of Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) during the years in which I was the museum’s director. This report really pointed to the singular place NCMA has come to hold in our community for lovers of fine art, gardens and the outdoors. Under the guidance of the museum’s board of trustees and with the support of a fine staff, an extraordinary institution has been established that rivals the best of art museums across the country.
 

From the Desk of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy

Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

McCarthy Votes in Favor of Heath Care Insurance Reform

I was proud to vote with a majority of my colleagues in favor of historic legislation that gives 32 million more Americans health insurance, stops insurance companies from denying coverage for individuals with a pre-existing condition, closes the prescription drug doughnut hole and brings down health care costs for all Americans.

 

Comptroller’s Report - April 2, 2010

Written by George Maragos Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

Special Districts and Villages Should Be Judged on Merit By Local Communities

The Government Reorganization and Citizens Empowerment Act took effect on March 21, 2010. The new state law is meant to help reduce the layers of numerous local governments and special districts by simplifying the process to consolidate or dissolve them. The ultimate goal is to help reduce the cost of local government for the taxpayers.

 

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