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From the Desk of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy - May 21, 2010

Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

McCarthy Recognizes Clean Air Month

Each May, we recognize Clean Air Month, though, I believe that protecting our environment needs focus throughout the year. The environment is one of our greatest treasures and we have a responsibility to protect it for our children and future generations to come.


Letter: An Open Letter to the Mineola School Board Of Education

Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

We, as members of the Mineola community, are writing to you regarding the consideration of configuration options for the Mineola School District. While there may be many views in the community about reconfiguration, we think that we can agree that getting feedback from all voices in the community is key to understanding what the views of the community are on this important issue. While the administration may have recommendations for the board’s consideration, it is the entire community that elects board members and to whom the board is ultimately accountable.


From the Desk of Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt

Friday, 14 May 2010 00:00

Healthcare for Volunteer Firefighters, Ambulance Companies

As an avid supporter of volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers, Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R, C, I – East Meadow) announced that legislation which increases access to health-care benefits for emergency service personnel was signed into law today by Governor David Paterson. 


Letter: The Importance of Your Public Library

Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00
One of the most important services any community enjoys is its public library. You wouldn’t think so judging by the actions Governor Paterson and the New York State Assembly have taken on funding libraries and library systems in the State’s 2010-11 state budget plans.  The Governor has recommended that state aid to library systems and their member libraries be reduced by $4.2 million. The Senate has rejected this recommendation, but the Assembly is still debating it.

A Word From East Williston Superintendent Dr. Lorna Lewis

Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00

The severe budget conditions that we are currently experiencing have produced an unprecedented financial crisis in education.  Each time we pick up a newspaper or tune into the news we are reminded that we are in the midst of the most significant financial/economic downturn since the Great Depression.  No doubt, many of us know someone who has been dramatically affected by this downturn.  Armed with this knowledge and the reality of declining funds from the state, we took on the challenge of preparing the 2010-2011 budget. 


From the Desk of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy

Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

McCarthy Announces Help for Homeowners Event

Although our economy is on the road to recovery, there are still many people who are hurting. People are trying to maintain their mortgage payments so they are able to stay in their homes. HOPE NOW and Making Home Affordable are programs that work with people to help them achieve that goal.


Editorial: Signing Off

Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

As of this week, I am no longer the editor of the Mineola American. After 10 years, I decided to move on to another venture. But I would like to take the opportunity to thank the entire community.


From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson - April 23, 2010

Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

Senator Johnson announced legislation to end the double victimization caused by public pension system members who use their positions to steal taxpayer money, yet are still able to collect their taxpayer-funded pensions.


From the Desk of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

April is Financial Literacy Month

“Recently President Obama proclaimed April 2010 as Financial Literacy Month. I applaud the President for doing this because the country’s future prosperity depends on the financial security of all Americans.


From the Desk of Mineola Mayor Jack Martins - April 9, 2010

Written by Mayor Jack Martins Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

2010-2011 Village Budget Features No Tax Increase

The Village of Mineola budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year is a solid financial document.  It represents not a crisis budget, like many municipalities are forced to consider in this economy, but instead is the result of five years of careful planning and management.


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