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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.


Woman Gets Robbed at Mineola Train Station

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

Victim Chases Down Mugger, Fights Back for Belongings

He knocked her down, but not out. One very brave woman wasn’t going to let her handbag and a mugger get away. The Third Squad reported the details of a robbery that occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. in Mineola.

According to detectives, a 32-year-old female was sitting on a bench on the north side of the Mineola Rail Road Station when a male subject ran past her and grabbed her purse. When the victim chased the subject and grabbed him, the suspect pushed her down, causing her to fall on her hands and knees. She suffered minor abrasions.


Village Board Approves Chipotle Mexican Grill Application

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

Store to Sit Next To Harmon’s in TD Bank Shopping Center

Get ready for some fresh made burritos, quesadillas and vegetable wraps. Chipotle Mexican Grill is coming to Mineola.

The board of trustees unanimously approved the permit for the restaurant in an empty storefront in the shopping center on the northeast corner of Herricks Road and Jericho Turnpike. The Grill Will be next to Harmon’s, which also includes a TD Bank, Panera Bread as well as other storefronts.


Residents Local and Afar Honor Veteran

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00

Residents Honor Christopher Levi At Board Meeting

“A long time coming,” Bill Urianek said at last week’s board meeting; a long time indeed.

Urianek, with the help of other residents (both in and outside Mineola), has been on a quest; a quest to bestow gratitude upon veteran Christopher Levi. With the help of Urianek, countless Mineola residents, an Elmont resident and the Mineola Fire Department, checks were donated to Levi of Holbrook, who was injured overseas in an effort for him to purchase a special “Vet-Dog,” a trained dog for injured veterans.


Martins Resigns As Mineola Mayor

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00

Werther Appointed to Mayor’s Seat, Strauss Appointed to Trustee

Mineola knew this day would come sooner or later. After eight years as village mayor, Senator-elect Jack Martins formally resigned at last week’s board of trustees meeting.


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