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Around the Town with Lou - January 21, 2011

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 21 January 2011 00:00

Beautiful music fills the air every Sunday morning thanks to the Corpus Christi Church choir. The singers are Michael Vezzi, Marta Bertoni, Nancy Becker, Katherine Brautigam, William Boerner, Janet Bromfield, Irene DeMedeiros, Maria Dos Santos, Janet Langer, Franni Luisi, the altar singer, Lisa Madsen-Connor, Dolores Mangold, Adriara Mello, Thomas Murphy, Christina Nunez, Tom Schmitt, Greg Tranchina, Patrick Tobin, Mario Valdellon, Francesa Pisano and Cindy Seabra. Troy Gordon is the director.


From the Desk of Mayor Larry Werther - January 14, 2011

Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Mineola Snow Etiquette

The winter of 2010-2011 is shaping up to be a season of snow.  After the last snowstorm I thought it would be a good idea to remind us all of, what I like to call, Mineola Snow Etiquette.


Town Topics - January 14, 2011

Written by Supervisor Jon Kaiman Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. This is a time that should be spent with friends and loved ones.

I am looking forward to the many important tasks that lay ahead, in particular my effort to preserve and protect our environment.


Around the Town with Lou - January 6, 2010

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00

Christmas greetings and holiday wishes were everywhere at the mayor’s annual party at the Village Hall. Among those we had a chance to talk with were Lou Palumbo, Alex Ramalhete, John and Paul Herling, Pat Woods, Rich Kotowski, Vivian Yuan, Charles Sleefe, Steve Grosskopf, Bob and Pat Hinck, Dennis Walsh, Judge John O’Shea, Carl Marchese, Nick Pontolillo, Jose Dores, Emilia Morell, Meredith Minkoff, Cindy Brady, Dina Schulder, Jackie Wladyka, Melissa Alves, Carma Within, Peter Venkman, Lauren Parker, Michella Price-Gettleman, Mary Parker, Pat Lackner, John DaVanzo, Joan and Neil Young, Tom Murtha, Joen Valente, Michael and Cina Palumbo, David DaSilva, Peter Ferreira, Rich Vieira, Jorge Padinha, Julian Mikowski, Michael Soninski, Sean McCrave,  Marta DeSousa, Anna Athan, Lillian Barnola, Martha Stuart, Rich Forestano, Bobby and Kyle Teemsma, Donna Dooley, Kathleen O’Shea, Richard Naggin, Dan and Michelle Dragon, Scott Strauss, Walter and Joan Hobbs, George and Hanni Planos, John Carroll, Betty McLoughlin, president of the Irish-American Society, Ron Ciesinski, Paul Cusato, Sal Cataldo, our new mayor Larry Werther, Senator Elect Jack Martins, Judge Scott Fairgrieve, John Broder, Andrew Martone, Jr. and Thomas Mikowski.


Letter: MAA Coach Commends Former President

Friday, 07 January 2011 00:00

Gino Ferreri’s term as president of the Mineola Athletic Association (MAA) recently ended.  I would like to thank Gino for his efforts over the past year.


Parenthood Plus - December 31, 2010

Written by Andrew Malekoff Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

Standing By or Standing Up to Bullies

My friend, Ralph Kolodny, professor emeritus at Boston University School of Social Work, commented on the brutality of the schoolyard in children’s lives. He said, “We tend to forget the pain that normally characterizes interaction among children. Oddly enough,” he added, “the work of the imaginative journalist or novelist often provides a more accurate picture.”


School Districts Face $815M Shortfall Under Tax Cap

Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00

Cumulative Gap Would Be $3.3B from 2010-11 To 2013-14, Based on NYSSBA Projections

(Submitted by the New York State School Board Association)

School districts across New York face a potential shortfall of $815 million per year over the next four years just in meeting personnel costs under a property tax cap, according to a report issued by the New York State School Boards Association.


Letter: The Pride Hoopsters are Back

Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00
Hofstra University men’s basketball is back and in full bloom for another season.

In terms of team history, try this question.  What metropolitan men’s basketball team (including Manhattan, Rider, Seton Hall, Wagner) has the most wins in the last five years as well as the last 10 years, and has the most 20-win seasons since 2002. It’s Hofstra.


Around the Town with Lou - December 24, 2010

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00
Representative Charlie Rangel was censored by Congress for some 12 ethic violations. Personally, I thought he got off easy. Rangel is a Democrat and yet most of the Demorcats in the House approved the censure. All the Republicans also approved except one, Peter King. King, longtime Nassau representative, pulls surprises. Generally, he votes the conservative Republican line and yet right now he is battling the rest of his party to get approval of the funds for the ground zero workers. Peter King has long fought for the Catholics of North Ireland and got the U.S. to invite the IRA leader Gerry Adams to the U.S. in spite of bitter British objections. King is a former boxer and fights hard for what he believes in like the treatment of Catholics in Northern Ireland. When much of the country was singing the praises of the late Michael Jackson, King reminded us of the many charges and trials of Jackson, recalling charges both proven and unproven. When President Bill Clinton was impeached, Peter King was the only Republican to support Clinton. He also has a close bi-partisan relationship with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Both parties agree that King has done a great job as head of Homeland Security for this area.

Around the Town with Lou - December 10, 2010

Written by Lou Sanders Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00

Davenport’s popular restaurant was jumping Thanksgiving with every table taken from noon to 9 p.m. Among the crowd were John DaVanzo and his three daughters Mary, Judy and Terry. At another table were Paul, Michele and Paulie Krumholz and across the room were Ray Passaro, Judith Vassallo, Ellen Sweeney, Patty Nicoll, David Gilouris, Mary Gilouris, Jo’Ellen Shearil and at another table were Fran Dempsey, her son William and his wife Susan and grandson William.


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