A Word From the Publisher


Congratulations to the winners of this week’s School Board election, Arthur Gnecco, William O’Donohue and Joseph Sileo. We wish them well as they guide the district’s schools in this tumultuous time. • • • Also in this week’s issue are a pair of paid advertisements from the Mayor’s Committee on St. Paul’s on pages 26 and 27. The ads discuss […]

Advertising transparency

This week’s issue is possibly the largest we’ve ever produced, weighing in at 108 pages (including our features section, Discovery). We are very fortunate to have the support of many generous advertisers, as well as readers who contribute a great deal of material to the paper each week. One discussion we wanted to comment on is one which took place […]

Happy Mother’s Day

As many of our long-time readers know, the Garden City News has been owned by my family for many years (since 1974), and the publishers before me were my parents, Bob and Mary Morgan. My mom was the editor of the paper from 1974 until she passed away in 1994.  Like any family business, there were ups and downs over […]

Solving the St. Paul’s conundrum

We were very happy to read the details about the Mayor’s Committee on St. Paul’s in their advertising in this week’s paper.  The committee, which is split into five sub-committees covering areas including finance, historic research and design, has members from all parts of the community with impressive skill sets. There are a lot of really smart people here in […]

The Close of Fence-Gate

We were happy to see that the new Village Board of Trustees decided to finally remove the fence across the Franklin Court open space area. This brings a close to an unfortunate chapter  in Garden City history, which never should have happened. Back in 2013 the Board decided to sell a piece of public property with virtually no public discussion. […]

Stay on the high road

On Saturday, April 2nd, residents can meet with the two candidates for the open seat on the Board of Education, Joe Sileo and Niten Jaiswal, and hear their positions on issues. The informal meet up will be held on Seventh Street between 9:30 and 11 a.m. between Dunkin Donuts and the French Workshop. Kudos to the Eastern Property Owners Association […]

Photo control

In this week’s issue we feature a bumper crop of material about the Garden City community. Because of the large amount of material about the election we’d featured in recent weeks there were some items which had been on hold until we found space in our printed pages. But this week we had some extra space (and added extra pages […]


Congratulations to the winners of Tuesday’s village election. Both sides worked very hard to reach voters and the high turnout reflects those efforts. Getting more people to exercise their voting rights is inherently a good thing, so they deserve a “Well done!” On Wednesday and Thursday we saw some comments on social media and on the GCNews.com comments section which […]

Us vs. Them

We were very sorry to hear this week of the resignation of Board of Education Trustee Michael Cassaro. We don’t know Mr. Cassaro personally, but he, like the other members of the board, seem to be very caring people who want the best for the children of Garden City.  In his resignation letter, he says the discourse around the schools […]

Letters, letters everywhere

In this week’s issue we feature 23 letters to the editor, mostly about the upcoming village election on March 15th.  We are happy to run as many letters as possible, as we consider it part of our duty to provide a space for robust debate about matters, both local and national. There’s just one more issue of this paper before […]

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