Date Set For Public Scoping Hearing On St. Paul’s

By Stephanie Petrellese The Garden City Board of Trustees approved a draft scope for the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed demolition of the Main Building at St. Paul’s, and set June 4th as the date for a public scoping hearing and May 15th through June 16th as the public comment period. The vote at the May 7th Board […]

Fire Department Receives Grant Award

Fire Department Chief William Graham informed the Board of Trustees at its May 7th meeting that the department has been awarded $11,269 from the Signature Group of Companies and the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. According to Chief Graham, the funds will be used to purchase six new portable two-way radios, along with chargers, that will improve the department’s communication with […]

School District Holds Budget Hearing

By Stephanie Mariel Petrellese Garden City residents were given an opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns on the proposed school budget at a May 11th public hearing that preceded the regular work session of the Garden City Board of Education. The school budget vote will be held on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the high school […]

IB Program Shelved

By Stephanie Petrellese The Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Committee has recommended to the Garden City Board of Education that the district not implement the IB program at this time. The economy was the primary reason provided by Dr. Teresa Prendergast, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, during the committee’s presentation at the May 11th school board work session. “Certainly the economic […]

Budget Vote & Trustee Election

The Garden City Public Schools budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 19, from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. in the Garden City High School Cafeteria, 170 Rockaway Avenue. For complete 2009-2010 Budget information visit: www.gardencity.k12.ny.us

Garden City Budget News By Roy S. Ryniker and Bob Sundius

The 5.9% tax increase approved by the Board of Trustees for Fiscal 2010, the fiscal year beginning June 1, 2009, represents a compromise – an agreement to make certain “hard” choices in the future. To limit the tax increase the Trustees chose to dramatically reduce the capital budget to $1.2 million for the coming fiscal year. The alternative as suggest […]

Garden City Fire Chiefs Take Oaths Of Office

Mayor Robert J. Rothschild administered the oaths of office to William Graham as chief of the Garden City Fire Department, and Charles Cavarra, William Castoro and Joseph Nadolny as assistant chiefs, at the April 16th Village Board of Trustees meeting. Chief Graham was elected to the position of chief of department at the department’s annual meeting on April 9th. He […]

The Office Cat

ON FRIDAY, MAY 15, come to the Society Monthly Ceili at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Ave., Mineola. 8 p.m. Coffee, tea and Irish soda bread will be served. Bar open for your pleasure. Music provided by Pete Kelly. Call 746-9392 or 742-8080… ALSO THAT DAY, come to the Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Rd. at 8 p.m. […]

BBQ At GC Country Club Hosted By Welcoming Club

On March 14th, The Welcoming Club of Garden City hosted a Casino Night at the Cherry Valley Country Club. The night was an excellent success for all, with fabulous raffle baskets and a huge cash prize for the highest roller! Some of the prizes were a free weekend at a hotel out on the east end with free wine tastings, […]

Sanitation Collection – Memorial Day

Residents are reminded that there will be no garbage or recycling pickup on Monday, May 25. The holiday week collection schedule will be as follows: GARBAGE RUBBISH Western half of VillageTuesday & Friday Thursday (West of Rockaway Ave.) Eastern half of Village Wednesday & Saturday Thursday (East of Rockaway Ave.) Residents scheduled for recycling on Monday, May 25, are asked […]