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Mineola School District BOE Commends Intel Semi-Finalist

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 04 February 2011 00:00

MHS Student Honored at Board Meeting

Mineola High School senior Bethanne Bartscherer was recently named an Intel Semi-Finalist, a first in the Mineola School District. The board of education and high school principal Ed Escobar commended Bartscherer at the Jan. 20 meeting at the Willis Avenue School.

Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler joked that he had no idea what her project was about and needed an abstract in English just to get the basic concept. He stated that it has been the district’s goal to produce an Intel semi-finalist for three years.


North Hempstead Announces Mineola’s Hometown Hero

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 04 February 2011 00:00

Mineola Fireman Proves Giving Has Its Benefits

A hero by certain standards could be a fictional character, a professional athlete or a TV actor. But a true hero thinks of others before himself, exhibits a passion for helping others and uses kindness as his or her strength. Mineola resident and honorary Fire Chief Bill Gresalfi fits that bill.

The Town of North Hempstead selected Bill as its Mineola Hometown Hero last week. Town Clerk Leslie Gross was on hand to commend Gresalfi and his accomplishments.


Winthrop Hospital Gives a Potentially Life Saving Tour

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 28 January 2011 00:00

Profiles Heart Attack Prevention and Awareness

A heart attack can be a painful, life-changing and frightening thing. Just ask North Hempstead Town Clerk Leslie Gross and hospice nurse Nancy Black.


Werther Will Not Run For Mayor in March

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 28 January 2011 00:00

Will Finish Out Term

Don’t pencil in Larry Werther on the ballot in March just yet Mineola. As Bob Dylan said, ‘the times, they are a changin.’

In an exclusive interview with the Mineola American, current-mayor Larry Werther said he would not run for mayor in March when his term ends. Werther had been deputy mayor under current 7th Senate District Senator Jack Martins since 2003. Werther was sworn in as mayor on Dec. 15, 2010.


Mineola School District to Meet with CHAP on January 26

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00

Meeting with Architects, NYS to Follow

As the calendar pages turn, the Mineola School District is getting closer to the Feb. 8 bond vote and a clearer picture of next year, when schools will begin to close.

District Superintendent Michael Nagler stated at the last school board meeting that he met a newly formed Committee on the Hampton Addition Project (CHAP) on Jan. 5. The committee is comprised of parents, teachers and some “interested residents” and principals from the school district.


Elmont Resident Keeps On Giving

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00

Local Youth Donates More to VetDogs at Mineola Meeting

The gift of giving has become the norm lately, especially in Elmont and Mineola. And for 11-year-old Elmont resident J.P Iacona, it’s just practical.

“I was always taught to give if the cause was right,” he said. “And I think this is.”


Village Department of Public Works Profiles Snowstorm Clean-up

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Mineola Residents Unhappy With Certain Results

In case you were surfing it up, basking under the Maui sun or just under a rock the day after Christmas, the northeast was rocked by a snowstorm that dumped 18-20 inches of snow and delayed everything from the workweek, train times, flight departures and arrivals. New York City received harsh criticism for its handling of the storm; and Mineola heard much of the same.


Jack Martins Sworn in As 7th Senate District Senator

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Briefly Outlines Plans in Speech

It’s official. After launching his campaign in March 2010, standing outside train stations, restaurants and local businesses and after a long and arduous court battle, Jack Martins can take the “-elect” off of the end of his new job title.

Former Mineola Mayor Jack Martins was sworn in as the Seventh District senator last Tuesday. Martins was accompanied by his wife Paula and the rest of the Martins family as he took the oath of senator around noon.


Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00

Werther Addresses Chamber at His First Meeting As Mayor

Festive spirits, Christmas carols and some very good food was the norm at the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The Mineola Choral Society sang Christmas carols and the Village of Mineola’s new mayor, Larry Werther, was introduced to the chamber.


Private School Looking to Lease Cross Street School

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00

Board Discussing Five-Year Lease; Opt Out Option After Two Years

The Mineola School District is in the process of completing a lease agreement with Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County for the use of the Cross Street School, which the board of education decided would be the first school to close in 2011.

At the board of education’s regular meeting at the Willis Avenue School, the board unanimously passed a resolution for the district’s administration to negotiate a lease in good faith for the Cross Street School. District Superintenent Dr. Mi-chael Nagler had mentioned in previous meetings that numerous parties were interested in leasing the buildings the district planned to close.


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