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Mayor Martins, Village Board Hold Line on Taxes

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

Village Board Discusses Budget for 2010-2011

Years of sound fiscal management has paid off for the Village of Mineola when taxpayers may need it the most. During a difficult economy when taxpayers need a break from tax increases, Mineola Mayor Jack M. Martins and the Village of Mineola Board of Trustees plan on giving them one. Last week, the board discussed a budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, which begins June 1, 2010 and ends May 31, 2011, that holds the line on village taxes. The tentative budget currently being discussed by the village board actually decreases spending.


Census Bureau Says Return Your Form

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

The 2010 Census is under way and those working on it urge residents to return their forms as soon as possible. The bureau hopes to receive as many back in the mail as possible prior to April 12. For those who do not mail back the form, a Census enumerator will begin knocking on doors after to record the information personally.


While a Candidate for Senate, Martins Still Mayor of Mineola

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

Aims to Set the Village Up for a Strong Financial Future

On a Sunday afternoon, in front of hundreds of supporters in the Williston Park American Legion Hall, Mineola Mayor Jack M. Martins was introduced as the Republican candidate for the 7th Senate District. After applause subsided, Martins spoke to those who will be supporting his campaign. In the first words of his speech, he mentioned being mayor of the Village of Mineola, a position he has held for the past seven years.


Mangano Says State of the County ‘Deeply Troubled’

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Wednesday, 24 March 2010 10:57

Mangano Touts ‘Real Time Reform’ And Tax Stabilization

In his first State of the County address, County Executive Edward P. Mangano criticized the previous administration, listing numerous problems in Nassau’s government and saying that because of past planning, “Tonight, I am here to tell you: The state of our county is deeply troubled.”

He went on to detail the major problem areas and touch on some ways he hopes to address the issues.


Cusato, Pereira Re-elected to Mineola Village Board

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

Williston Park Elects a New Mayor

In the annual Village of Mineola annual election, trustees Paul Cusato and Paul Pereira were re-elected to another two-year term. The election did not attract much interest this year since Cusato and Pereira both ran unopposed.


Man Killed at Mineola Train Station

Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

A 45-year-old Selden man was killed at the Mineola train station after leaning over the tracks and being struck by an eastbound train that was departing the station. According to a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) spokesman, the initial investigation indicates that it was accidental.


Mineola Mayor to Make Run at 7th Senate District

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

Martins to Challenge Johnson in Important Race

Saying the Senate Democrats have put an additional burden on New York State residents during the country’s worst recession in the last 80 years by overspending and overtaxing, Republican Jack M. Martins announced he will be running for New York State’s 7th Senate District in order to protect the interests of the residents and taxpayers.


School Budget, School Closings Discussed At Board Meeting

Written by Joe Rizza Wednesday, 10 March 2010 12:26

No Decision Yet on Which Buildings to Close

The Mineola School Board held a meeting last Thursday night, during which the second phase of the budget was presented. When it came time for public comment, some members of the public discussed the board’s decision to close schools, which came at the previous board meeting.

The board and the administration are currently in the process of formulating a budget for the 2010-2011 school year. The budget will be voted on in May.


Consolidation Law Takes Effect March 22

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00

If you want to dissolve the village you live in, you can dissolve it beginning March 22 as a new law that gives residents the power to consolidate and dissolve villages and special taxing districts takes effect. The process involves circulating a petition and with enough signatures, you can force a referendum to dissolve the village or special district. The question is, at least in the case of villages, why would you want to?


Governor’s Budget Would Cut Services At Jones Beach and Bethpage Parks

Written by Rachel Shapiro Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00

Proposed Budget Calls for Closing Six State Parks in Suffolk, None in Nassau

Governor David A. Paterson’s proposed 2010-11 executive budget calls for several state parks on Long Island to close and others to cut their hours and services due to a state budget shortfall.

The state’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently created a list of recommended park closures and cuts in an effort to operate on a smaller budget as the governor tries to close the budget gap.


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