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Around the Town with Lou - January 6, 2010

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.

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That clock at Station Plaza North has been completely refurbished and ticking away.

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Marcella Slattery, long time resident of downtown Mineola, is now living in a religious retirement home in Huntington.

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Former Mayor Edward Smith is recuperating from heart surgery performed at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Ed and Evelyne reside in Connecticut.

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Deacon John Reinhart was honored at a Mass concelebrated at Corpus Christi Church with five priests and two deacons on the altar. In spite of a driving rain, 425 people were in attendance to honor Deacon John who served the church for 30 years.

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Glad to see Pat Tobin up and around after his recent illness.

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Anthony Tavolacci is a painter living on Sheridan Boulevard who recently celebrated his 42nd birthday. He has lived in Mineola for 41 years as his family moved from Brooklyn when he was 1-year-old.

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Davenport’s popular restaurant reported that they served 600 dinners on Thanksgiving. That’s the most ever.

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Dr. Frank Monteleone of West Hempstead, who has offices at 173 Mineola Boulevard, enjoys dining at Cugini’s.

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Tom and Vilma Doughtery are also good customers of Cugini’s. Tom is active in the Knights of Columbus and is in charge of their building on Jericho Turnpike.

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Congrats to our new Mayor, Larry Werther. Larry has been the deputy mayor for the past eight years. When Jack Martins was elected to the state Senate, Larry became the new mayor. Scott Strauss, a hero of 9/11 who saved lives that terrible day, is our new trustee. Tom Kennedy, Paul Pereira and Paul Cusato complete the village board. Mr. Werther will stand for re-election in March.

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A woman asked me what “Erin Go Bragh” means. In the Gaelic tongue spoken in the Middle Ages it meant, “Ireland Forever.”

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Jack and Karen Gayson have a very successful plumbing and heating business and have lots of employees. We had a minor problem on Sunday and called their emergency number. Within 10 minutes, Karen called back and asked us what the problem was and 20 minutes later Jack himself was at our door. With that kind of service and on a Sunday, no less, I can see why they have so many customers.

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I saw something about the Tennessee Valley Authority recently. I remember that was a battle royal when I was a young man about the formation of the TVA. Its systems of hydro-electric dams made it the first government-owned installation. The opponents called it the first step toward “Socialism.” Today, the ownership of public plants and nuclear facilities is a given.