October 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Senior Center, Ellis Hall and roads progress

After a move that required getting past bad weather and making some adjustments, including one to village capital, the new senior center building for Golf Club Lane made a safe landing at its new spot. More...

School

Stewart Students honor veterans - September's Honor Flight

Stewart School's fifth-graders in Mrs. Maguire and Mrs. Benito's classes, under the guidance of technology teacher Mrs. Judith Conforti, participated in the "Mail Call" project for the September 21st Honor Flight, Long Island. More...

Second graders speak out about their new schools

With second grade comes a bigger school, more grades in one building, and according to the second graders I spoke with for my second set of interviews in this series about transitioning to a new school building in Garden City School District, larger More...

St. Joseph School open house

Saint Joseph School of Garden City, which is devoted to integrating the teachings of the Catholic faith within a creative and stimulating learning environment, is hosting an Open House Guided Tour on Monday, November 3, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., for Nurs More...

Letters

Praise goes to Board

To the Editor: Some nice things were said about myself and the Chamber of Commerce in last week's article on the summer Friday night Promenades by Rikki Massand. More...

Veterans Day Service

To the Editor: On November 11th at eleven o’ clock in the year of 1918, World War War I ended with the implementation of an Armistic. This Armistice was a temporary cessation of hostilities until the signing of a final treaty More...

Thank You

To the Editor: Recently I tripped and fell on Stewart Avenue. Fortunately for me, a Good Samaritan (who lives in Westchester County) stopped to help me, and immediately called 911 More...

Mayor Office

FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE

Autumn Splendor

In this delightful time of year with the leaves on the trees changing colors and the holidays coming, we invite you to visit the autumn display on the Village Green located at Hilton and Stewart Avenues. More...

Budget work starts, sick leave, disability concerns continue

The Village continues to corral its agenda items as financial planning and protocol have been under scrutiny since the summer. Checks and balances are happening in a variety of ways. More...

STEM to STEAM, arts program rolling along

At the start of the 2014- 2015 school year, the top of Garden City Schools' "To-Do List," presented by Superintendent of Schools Robert Feirsen, kept true to form with new S.T.E.M. initiatives (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). More...

Community

A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

Credit where it’s due

We hear that we were in error in praising the Chamber of Commerce for the idea to extend the Friday Promenades to include a Christmas Holiday Promenade on December 12th. Actually the idea came from Mayor Watras and the Board of Trustees. More...

Library elevator facing fix, book sale November 8

The Garden City Public Library, along with the village, is addressing a community need that has been "up and down" in recent times, as the library's elevator is set to be repaired on Saturday, November 8. More...

GC Library to review greetings, name tags and hours

Customer service in a busy world can become too business-like for some and too personal for others. More...

Sports

Thunder 9 remain undefeated

The Garden City Thunder 9 are a great team that has lifted expectations to new heights. The boys have the toughest schedule and are playing only the top rated teams in the league. More...

Garden City's Newest Scholar Athlete

Congratulations to Garden City High School senior James Sullivan III for being named Garden City's newest News 12 Scholar Athlete. The Scholar Athlete segment featuring James was aired multiple times on News 12 on Tuesday, October 21st. More...

GCHS Boys Golf Team wins conference, finishes season undefeated

For the second consecutive year the Garden City High School Boys Golf team won the Conference and finished the season undefeated posting a 12-0 record. The 2014 campaign featured a deep dedicated hard working team. More...

View From Here

THE VIEW FROM HERE

Is legal sports betting coming?

Given the grim headlines of the week, particularly the Ebola outbreak, I am going to discuss a slightly less momentous controversy the attempt of New Jersey governor Chris Christie to get sports betting available in New Jersey, a move which, if succe More...