If you’re not from Mineola, the surrounding area, or are just a casual passerby on Old Country Road, you’ve probably driven past the stretch of road between the Country Glen Center and Roslyn Road and noticed the little structures that look as if they were plucked from a Little House on the Prairie episode. They’ve given a certain character to the neighborhood for many years, but are now in need of help.
The Village of Mineola will have a big seat to fill if the result of the 7th State Senate District race holds up and Mayor Jack Martins unseats incumbent Craig Johnson. Assuming Martins wins the seat, he would resign as mayor, and the remaining members of the board of trustees would choose a successor to fill the vacancy until the March 2011 special election.
The Board of Elections (BOE) began the arduous process of recounting absentee and affidavit votes in the race for the New York state’s 7th senate district last Wednesday. However, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Democrat and Republican representatives were present before a New York State Supreme Court justice.
The Mineola High School Department of Fine and Performing Arts along with Thespian Troupe #276 are proud to present their fall drama production of The Laramie Project on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, located in the Main Office of Mineola High School. A ticket order form can be found on the Fine and Performing Arts page of the district website (www.mineola.k12.ny.us)
The Mineola School District Board of Education is set to etch the next bond vote into stone for Feb. 8, 2011. The bond up for vote is a contingent bond and follows a previous bond that was voted down, which would have closed three schools. However, if one board member has his way, things could change.
The 7th State Senate District ballot recount and absentee ballot count begins today. The counts are reportedly going to conclude sometime Friday. While Mineola Mayor Jack Martins has already claimed victory, Democrats feel the race for incumbent Sen. Craig Johnson’s seat is a race far from over.
Some of you may not know who Jerry Asher is, but it’s safe to say you’ve heard of his grandfather. Harry Asher was the last president and first mayor of Mineola.
The much-anticipated Mineola School District bond vote finally reached the district’s doorstep last Wednesday. Bond option two, under reconfiguration option three, failed last week after a district vote by 1,765 votes.
After a “fun-filled” comical debate for the race to the governor’s seat in November, five of the seven candidates took questions from the media in “Spin Alley” after the gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University last week. National and local politicians also spun their spin to the media on their supported candidate.
Who won last Monday night’s first and only New York gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University? The answer may not be measured in a simple set of poll numbers, but rather in the comedic talents of a zany band of fringe candidates who towed the line between jabs and a few well-rehearsed punch lines.
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