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Walsh Steps Up Werther Says Bye

Written by Rich Forestano Thursday, 28 March 2013 09:28

Ten-year run on Village Board ends for Trustee

Dennis Walsh and incumbent George Durham were the two top vote getters for Mineola village trustee last Tuesday, garnering 858 votes and 836 votes respectively. Ten-year village trustee Larry Werther nabbed 463 votes. Mayor Scott Strauss ran unopposed, securing 1,117 tallies.

The victory of Durham and Walsh secures a majority for the New Line Party on the Mineola Village Board, with Paul Cusato as the lone Hometown Party representative. Walsh, 62, a retired NYPD cop, received the New Line endorsement in 2012.

 

Mineola Couple Weds

Saturday, 23 March 2013 00:00
Kathryn Fay and Beau Bruno were married on Sept. 8 at St. Aidan’s in Williston Park. The reception was at the Bellport Country Club in Bellport. She is the senior graduate medical education coordinator at Winthrop Hospital, and is the daughter of Linda Fay, and the late Vincent J. Fay, the former Mayor of Williston Park. The bridegroom is a wrestling coach at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. He is the son of Joseph Bruno of Mineola and Megan Willoughby of Deer Park. The bride earned a bachelor of business administration from Hofstra University. Her grandfather Roger F. Fay, the former Mayor of Williston Park, drove the bride to church in his 1941 Chevy. The couple lives in Mineola with their French Bulldog, Batman.
 

Rival Garbage Haulers Compete For East Williston Contract

Written by Alan KraWitz Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

Trash talk dominated the discussion in East Williston last week as the village held a public hearing to determine whether to dump their current and somewhat embattled garbage hauler, Dejana, in favor of the next lowest bidding company, Meadow Carting. 

Port Washington-based Dejana Industries, Inc., has been the village’s garbage hauling company since 2009, under a competitively bid contract which provides options to renew at the village’s discretion. The company’s current contract expires on May 31st. 

 

Ruling Limits Smyles

Written by Rich Forestano Thursday, 21 March 2013 00:00

Court affirms Mineola expansion denial

Learn and Play Day Care on Herricks Road will not be granted a permit to expand from its current location, according to Supreme Court proceedings obtained by the Mineola American. Owner Arthur Smyles filed suit against the Village of Mineola after the board of trustees opposed the day care center’s application in June 2012, noting safety and parking concerns.

Smyles originally wanted to add space from the neighboring 99 cents store, which he also owns but is now vacant. Board members hammered Smyles with questions at a public hearing in 2011.

 

Mineola Grad Eyes Spies

Written by Rich Forestano Wednesday, 20 March 2013 00:00

Guns, gadgets and girls. These are three spy novel mainstays that are the foundations of the genre, but not for Robert DiBella. The Mineola native chose a different approach for Memoir of a Variable, which hit Amazon on Feb. 19.

The book gives readers a glimpse into the underworld of espionage and professional killing. The tale follows “X,” an unnamed assassin for the C.I.A.’s subdivision, “Grey Sector,” who defies the odds when he turns on the organization that forced his hand to take the lives of innocent people. As the units best Variable, “X” fights for his humanity in an international chase that takes him from Hong Kong to New York.

 

Athlete Of The Week

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

Malcolm Brown, 18

Mineola HS Basketball

Malcolm Brown is a three-year varsity basketball player, who averaged 20 points per game this season. He had a career high of 36 points against West Hempstead. Brown also had back-to-back games with 29 point against Valley Stream North and Island Trees.

His was selected to the Nassau County All County basketball team and will go on to play college basketball at Roanoke University in Salem, Virginia.

 

Storm Waters Recede?

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

Mineola updates flood project

Progression was the theme last week when Mineola Public Works Superintendent Tom Rini gave an update on the ongoing Bruce Terrace Flood project. The plan should remediate decades of flood problems on the Mineola/Carle Place border.

Mineola’s side of the three-part, joint-municipal project includes the installation of two new drainage manholes, four new catch basins and the removal of 300 feet of existing 18-inch drainage pipe. The pipe would be replaced with a new 30-inch drainage pipe on Bruce Terrace.

 

Three’s Company For Two Seats

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

Werther, Durham and Walsh square off March 19

With March 19 approaching, incumbent trustees Larry Werther, George Durham, retired NYPD cop and newcomer Dennis Walsh are set for a three-way battle for two open seats on the Mineola Village Board. Mayor Scott Strauss is running unopposed for village’s top spot.

After Jack Martins vacated the mayor’s seat in December 2010 when he won a state senate bid, he appointed Werther who in turn tapped Strauss to fill the open trustee spot. Four months later, Strauss ran a campaign for the mayor’s office.

 

Haber’s Hat In The Ring

Written by Rich Forestano and Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
County executive candidate sits down with Anton Editors

Though he has to contend with Tom Suozzi to challenge Ed Mangano for the Nassau County seat, Democrat Adam Haber said he knows what will happen. 

“I’m not going to get the nomination,” the Roslyn resident said in a sitdown with Anton Newspapers last week. “I’m going to run a primary. I’m going to do exactly what Suozzi did against [Thomas] DiNapoli. He didn’t get the nomination. He ran a primary and I’m going to win the primary.”

 

Aircraft Noise Is Spreading

Written by Marilou Giammona Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

Aiming at quiet skies

The legislative council to State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), told a Town-Village Aircraft Safety & Noise Abatement Committee (TVASNAC) that the legislator has submitted a bill that would require the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a noise and land use compatibility survey as outlined under federal aviation regulations as well as biennial public hearings regarding aircraft noise

Rebecca Sheehan, Avella’s council, told a Feb. 25 meeting of the Town-Village Aircraft Safety and Noise Abatement Committee (TVASNAC) that the bill, introduced on Oct. 26, 2012, stems from an influx of complaints into Avella’s office.

 

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