Trustee Announces Resignation Plans



Trustee Peter Negri has announced that he intends to resign from his position on the Garden City Board of Trustees due to health reasons. “My decision was not made lightly, and certainly not without regret, but with the knowledge that family and health concerns are of primary importance,” said Negri at the March 3rd Board of Trustees meeting. Negri had […]

Easter Car Parade To Be Gala Event



Plans are in motion for the Garden City Chamber of Commerce’s 50th annual Easter Sunday Vintage Car Parade to be held on March 27. The parade will step off on Franklin Avenue at Tenth Street. Antique, classic, and special interest cars throughout the metropolitan area are expected to participate in the lineup with the Kiwanis Easter Bunnies in the lead. […]

Board Moves To Stabilize St. Paul’s



Mayor Barbara K. Miller took advantage of her final days in office and the composition of the current Board to push through two more resolutions relating to the Historic Main Building at St. Paul’s at the March 3rd Board of Trustees meeting. The first resolution, which was introduced by Trustee Jon Segerdahl, calls for Village staff to immediately draw up […]

School Superintendent Search Intensifies



The Garden City Board of Education held a special meeting on March 7th to vote in favor of resolutions authorizing advertisements and setting a minimum salary of $200,000 per year for the position of superintendent. Current Superintendent Dr. Stephen Leitman announced in October that he would be retiring as of July 31st. Dr. Charles Fowler of School Leadership LLC is […]

Village Elections Next Tuesday



The annual Village Election will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 from 12 Noon until 9:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Avenue. Village residents will be voting for the following candidates: Gerard P. Lundquist Mayor – 2 year term Robert J. Rothschild Trustee – 2 year term Nicholas P. Episcopia Trustee – 2 year term Thomas M. Lamberti […]

School Budget Process Continues



The Garden City Board of Education and residents scrutinized the instructional component of the 2005/2006 budget at a March 14th work session. Superintendent Dr. Stephen I. Leitman and John T. Powell, assistant superintendent for business and finance, were asked to explain and defend several budget figures. One issue that School Board President Kenneth Monaghan wanted to make sure was clear […]

Athletics and Intramurals Focus of Work Session



Physical education and athletics took center stage at the March 14th work session of the Garden City Board of Education. Nancy Kalafus, district director of physical education and athletics, and Robert Defliese, Middle School athletic coordinator, explained that two of the athletic program’s main goals are to encourage students to participate and to provide an educationally sound, competitive athletic program. […]

Snow More!



Photo and caption by John Ellis Kordes If you think it has been snowing a lot lately… it has! New York City’s Central Park has recorded 40” of snow this year, making it the third consecutive year of 40” of snow or more. This is a record! Never in the recorded weather history of New York City, dating back to […]

Chamber Honors Peter Bee As Citizen Of The Year



On Friday evening, April 22, at the third annual Pineapple Ball to be held at the Garden City Hotel, the Garden City Chamber of Commerce will salute Peter A. Bee, Esq. as Garden City Citizen of the Year. A life-long resident of Garden City, Mr. Bee will be feted as the 36th recipient of this prestigious award established in 1970 […]

High Turnout In Village Election



In unusually high turnout, residents voted for the unopposed Community Agreement candidates for mayor, trustees and village justice. The following are the results for the official candidates CandidateOfficeVotes Received Gerard P. LundquistMayor 472 Robert J. RothschildTrustee 457 Nicholas P. EpiscopiaTrustee 471 Thomas M. Lamberti Trustee 466 Allen S. MathersVillage Justice 462 (In addition, a small number of write-in votes were […]