2014-08-29

ELLIS HALL DEMOLITION



Hannon: Airplane noise studies this fall



“I’m pleased to report that the Port Authority intends to begin noise studies for LaGuardia (LGA)and JFK Airports this fall,” said Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau). “In response to my 2013 legislation, Governor Cuomo mandated the Port Authority to seek RFPs for a consultant to conduct FAA Part 150 Noise Compatibility studies at LGA & JFK, and the Port Authority anticipates […]

Schools to share services with other districts



The Garden City School District entered into an inter-municipal agreement with the Carle Place Union Free School District, a move that the administration pursued as a shared services initiative. Garden City’s buses will take six Carle Place children to and from different schools in 2014-2015. The school board voted in favor of it on August 21, and Assistant Superintendent for […]

A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

Great response time

In this week’s letters column we have a letter from a resident who appreciates the help given to her by the Garden City Fire Department when she locked herself out of her home this week. One of the benefits in living in a village such as Garden City is that the local government can decide what services to provide to […]

Ellis Hall demolition brings more greenspace



Demolition began Tuesday, Aug. 26, on a Garden City building that has stood vacant for more than two decades. Ellis Hall, built in 1969 to provide additional classrooms, a new library and a science lab for St. Paul’s School students, was carefully deconstructed after extensive asbestos and mold removal was completed. Earlier this year, the Garden City Village Board of […]

Parking Issues



To the Editor I visited my orthopedist in the Healthtrax Building on Franklin Avenue yesterday for a post operative checkup, having had knee replacement surgery recently. The lot behind their building was completely full and I parked in a spot a bit further away, behind Lord and Taylors. I failed to note the sign which indicted no parking was allowed […]

Thank You



To the Editor: My heart rate is slowing down & my hands have stopped trembling & the first thing I want to do is to thank the Garden City Fire Department! I was totally locked out of my house & they came to my rescue, quickly, politely & efficiently. A huge “Thank You” to Lt. John Esposito, Lt. Robert Noonan […]

Thanks for Promenades



To the Editor: I would like to commend all who are responsible for the Friday Night Promenade. The Village has gone all out for these nights and the response not only from residents, but also from people from outside the Village, has been extremely favorable. I would particularly like to thank Village Trustee Dennis Donnelly and Chamber of Commerce Director […]

Doors delay completion of school investment bond work



At its Thursday, August 21 meeting, Fred Seeba of Patchogue-based BBS Architects and Engineers gave the school board some news it was not expecting. As of mid-July, plans stood that entering the school year there would be nothing left to do for bond-related projects in district buildings. The last chips of Garden City’s $36.5 million 2009 School Investment Bond and […]

School district debuts new user-friendly website



The school district got a head-to-toe makeover this summer – online, with the new look and feel of its website, www.gardencity.k12.ny.us. Officials say changes were made for improved communication, ease of use, and an overall more attractive design, as several board members and staff called the new look “much cleaner.” The prevalence of smartphones among students, parents and the rest […]