Letters To The Editor

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Not An Auxiliary Officer To the Editor: Please include this ‘Letter to the Editor’ in response to Carl Garraffo’s ‘Letter to the editor’ that was published in the February 23rd edition of The Garden City News titled – “Unfair Ticket”. I am writing this letter to clarify several points that Mr. Carl Garraffo made in his letter to the editor […]

The View From Here . . .

By Bob Morgan, Jr. It is still more than 20 months before Election Day, 2008, but the long, long Presidential campaign is very much in full swing. But are the voters quite ready for this marathon? At least three news stories in the last week show that the nominating races have heated up quickly. Movie mogul and Barak Obama supporter […]

From The Mayor’s Office


From The Mayor’s Office www.Gardencityny.net By Gerard Lundquist BOARD OF TRUSTEES WORK SESSIONS The Board of Trustees will be conducting work sessions to review the proposed 2007/08 Operating/Capital Budgets on Saturday, March 3rd at 8:30 a.m. and on Thursday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m. The March 3rd and 8th sessions are scheduled to be held in the Board Room at […]

Firefighters Battle House FireIn Frigid Temps

At 1:58 A.M. on Saturday, February 24th, Garden City firefighters were summoned to a house fire at 8 Middleton Road at the corner of Vassar Street. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters encountered a heavy smoke condition emanating from the home. Volunteer Fire Chief John P. Casey, along with his Assistant Chiefs, Jim Meehan, and Charles Cavarra, arrived at the […]

Public Meeting To Discuss Water Contamination

The USEPA has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday March 6, 7PM at Garden City Village Hall, 351 Stewart Avenue in conjunction with a 30-day comment period on the Proposed Plan and preferred remedy to address groundwater contamination affecting Garden City Public Supply wells from the Fulton Avenue Superfund Site in Garden City Park. Site-related documents are available for review […]

2007-08 School Budget Proposal Up 6.83%

The Garden City Board of Education discussed the proposed 2007-08 budget during its regular monthly meeting on Monday night. The proposed $91,207,120 budget contains an increase of 6.83% over last year, although the number may change as the final details off the budget are ironed out. According to the school district, the final tax levy increase will be about 6.84%, […]

Arrest For Criminal Impersonation

Garden City Police along with Rockville Centre Police Department, NYPD, NCPD Narcotics Bureau and the Nassau County Districts Attorney’s Officer are investigating a Criminal Impersonation that occurred on Friday February 23, 2007 at 5:27 p.m. in Garden City. According to detectives, Garden City Police Officer Jacobsen while on routine patrol observed what appeared to be a traffic stop, being conducted […]

First Amendment Contest Winner Announced

During February, this newspaper participated in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the New York Press Association. High school juniors and seniors were invited to submit an essay on the role that the First Amendment plays in American life. Winners were judged on a local level, with the winning essay to be submitted to the state level of the contest. […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 57th annual Garden City-Mineola St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held on Sunday, March 4 on Franklin Avenue. The parade will step off at 9th Street and Franklin Avenue, Garden City, at 1 p.m. Grand Marshal will be Patrick J. Browne, Sr. with aides Meighan Hanley, Betty McLoughlin, Kevin Kerrane, Dave Stuart. The master of ceremonies will be Tony […]

Upcoming School Board Budget Meetings

All meetings will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The budget vote will be held in the high school gymnasium from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Budget Work Session #3 – Monday, February 26 Instructional Components and Regular Board Meeting Budget Work Session #4 – Monday, March 05 All Non-Instructional areas; Administrative and Capital Components/Wrap up Regular […]