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Supreme Court Certifies 7th Senate District Race

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

Jack Martins Declared Winner; Johnson Will Appeal

At first considered a long-shot, he won by a nose hair.

After all the counts, recounts, deliberations and court sessions, the 7th Senate District has a new senator. Mineola Mayor Jack Martins was declared the victor over incumbent Craig Johnson in the aftermath of the conundrum that was the 7th Senate District race last Saturday morning.


Fate of Long Island Bus Still Unknown

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 03 December 2010 00:00

County Comptroller: Both MTA and Nassau Should Pay More

County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the MTA have been grappling for months over who should pay for bus service in Nassau. This summer, the MTA moved to take its sizable subsidy that has been keeping service running out of its budget for next year. The county recently passed a budget that has not raised its contribution to cover this expense. Therefore, as the end of the year fast approaches, the clock is ticking for the 102,000 daily riders who wait for someone to step in with a solution to save Long Island Bus.


School District Reconfiguration Bond Sees a Makeover

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 03 December 2010 00:00

Bond Proposition Two Eliminated

The Mineola School District Board of Education began its meeting Nov. 18 at the Willis Avenue School with the intention of putting up a second bond vote with two propositions totaling $6.1 million. Proposition One saw $4.4 million to add space to the Jackson Avenue School while Proposition Two gave $1.7 million to expand the Hampton Street School, which was conditional on the measure for Proposition One passing.


Mineola Residents Concerned About Condition of Gatehouses

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

Volunteers Needed for Structure Renovation

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.


If Martins Wins Senate, Then Who’s The Next Mayor?

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00

Pending Senate Election Results, Mayoral Successor Rumors Begin

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.


Seventh Senate District Ballot Frenzy Continues

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

Commissioner Biamonte: ‘Counts Will Go Farther Than This Week’

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 Laramie Project at Mineola HS

Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

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 (


Mineola School Board Trustee to Propose Merger with Herricks SD

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

Thinks Merger Would Save $50 Million

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.


Seventh Senate District Ballot Recount Begins Today

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

 One of Three Remaining Races to Decide Balance of Power in Senate

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.


Grandson of First Mineola Mayor Donates Personal Items to Village

Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

Jerry Asher Attends Recent Board of Trustees Meeting

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.


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