Garden City welcomes return of Belmont festival

NOTE: The following event has been rescheduled to Friday, June 14. The date and place remain the same.Garden City will once again celebrate the final leg of the Triple Crown during the 16th annual Garden City Belmont Festival today, Friday, June 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. Held on the eve of the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at […]

EAB chair applauds bill addressing airplane noise

Legislation recently passed in the State Senate which requires the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a noise and land use compatibility study was applauded by Robert A. Bolebruch, chairman of the Village of Garden City’s Environmental Advisory Board (EAB). “Airplane noise is absolutely something which still continues to be extremely important in Garden City,” he […]


A good first step

We were happy to see that there has at last been some first steps in reducing the amount of airplane noise that Garden City residents (and residents of other nearby communities) have to endure during the summer months. While safety of course comes first, we hope that our local officials can get the FAA to at least look at some […]

Helpful information

To the Editor: Please thank your contributor, William Bellmer, for his report re: the history of Stewart Manor LIRR parking published in your 5/24/2013 edition. The information was very helpful as several of our Stewart Manor residents have asked about the proposed permit requirements for parking on the north side of the station. Given the history involved, we would hope […]

Inconsistent with values

To the Editor: I do not think the proposed library cuts are consistent with our view of Garden City as a distinctive community that does its best for its children. Even the hours we have now (June 1), before any cuts, suffer by comparison with other communities. A little web-surfing shows that our current total of 53.5 weekly hours is […]

Overwhelming response

To the Editor: A few weeks ago we asked the community to help us collect books for our Girl Scout Silver Award project benefitting Nassau University Medical Center. We received an overwhelming response and collected hundreds of books for the pediatric patients. The hospital has a policy that allows patients to take a book home when they are discharged and […]

CPOA to honor former mayor Donald Brudie

The Central Property Owners’ Association invites all residents to a special CPOA meeting, at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 11th at the Senior Center on Golf Club Lane. The evening will begin with a reception honoring Former Mayor Donald Brudie for his years of service. Mr. Brudie served as the Village Mayor for 2 years, a Village Trustee for 8 […]

School board focuses on universal design for learning

The Garden City Board of Education focused on Universal Design for Learning, which is a set of principles for curriculum development that provides all students with equal learning opportunities, at its June 4th work session. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Feirsen explained that the school district has made numerous advances in the way curriculum materials are adapted for students. By […]


The 2013 Belmont

The 145th running of the Belmont Stakes this Saturday will not feature a Triple Crown possibility, but there already are numerous interesting story lines. As I have written in prior years, the Belmont Stakes is one of my favorite sporting events. Aptly called “The Test of the Champion”, it annually presents the question of whether each of the 3 year […]