Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
We are writing this letter in support of Mayor Scott Strauss and the New Line Party in the upcoming election for Mayor and Trustees in the Village of Mineola. We feel that the New Line Party, under the leadership and direction of Mayor Strauss continues to keep this village on the right track and will continue to move us in the direction that will allow for fiscal responsibility while maintaining excellent services and a place that we are proud to raise our sons.
We have known both Mayor Strauss and George Durham literally our entire lives. Either at one of the Mineola first response agencies or the ball field, we have come to know both of them as persons that are strongly committed to Mineola. I had the honor of working with Scott in the New York City Police Department and Scott had the hard-earned reputation as a “go to guy” among the members of the Special Operations Division. The Scott Strauss of today has always been one of the most genuine persons we have ever met. Scott is a Mayor we are proud of and hope the residents continue to support him in the upcoming election.
We have also had the opportunity to learn about Dennis Walsh and his philosophy. Although we have seen Dennis at the Village of Mineola meetings and knew of his knowledge and understanding of the issues, we have had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Dennis personally. He shares the same concerns and issues as we do and is committed to improving Mineola and making it the wonderful place it is to raise a family.
We actually think of these men as friends first and then as mayor, trustee and future trustee. We urge all Mineola voters to please consider Mayor Scott Strauss, Trustee George Durham and Dennis Walsh.
Kenneth and Susan Solosky
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00
The Mineola School District’s 2014-15 draft budget is $87.5 million, a 1.65 percent increase from the 2013-14 budget, which was $86.1 million when it was certified last May.
The budget also includes a 1.46 percent increase in the tax levy, the maximum allowed by the state. The 2014-15 levy sits at $79 million.
District officials said pensions, salaries and special education costs drove the increases. Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler estimated salaries and pensions would total $400,000 each; special education, $300,000.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
After two denials by John and Theresa Muzio, the Village of East Williston finally inspected 8 Sumter Ave. recently, officials confirmed. The property has been the subject of controversy and public criticism, resulting in numerous hearings and court proceedings.
The village tried to inspect the house on Jan. 14 and 31. The Muzios thwarted their entry each time, calling the police.
“They’re persecuting me,” Muzio said. “They’re harassing me and they destroyed my house. My house froze up since it’s had no heat since 2009. They need a court order before [demolishing the house].”
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
This is the year the program has been waiting for. Head Coach Helms Bohringer, now in his 17th season at Mineola High School, is looking forward to having eight returning seniors from the 2013 varsity baseball team. That squad finished with seven wins, an improvement over the previous year.
The Mustangs have a program that is trending upward and Bohringer is excited for the prospects of this squad.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
Children, teens and adults competed in the recent Winter 2014 Martial Arts Tournament at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park.
Williston Park: Mario Lombardo-first place
Williston Park: Gavin Boylan - third place
Williston Park: Gavin Lee - Medal Winner
Matthew Gavagan – Medal Winner