2016-11-25

STATE COMPETITORS

Girls Swimming and Diving Team has best finish ever at NYS Championship

This past weekend nine swimmers from the Garden City Varsity Swimming & Diving team successfully competed at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships in Ithaca, New York. After winning the team’s 18th consecutive Nassau County Championship two weeks prior, the expectations were high heading into States. The girls rose to the occasion and did not disappoint. […]

Heated debate on changes to village building codes



Garden City residents in attendance for the Board of Trustees’ meeting on Thursday, November 17 saw the culmination of two processes that have been building for the past year: preliminary recommendations from the Mayor’s Committee on Building Code Changes, presented by the committee representative James L. Bauer of Huntington Road, and strong opposition to the proposals. The contrast was most […]

GCHS studies change to start time



At its meeting on Tuesday, November 15th, the Garden City Board of Education discussed an ongoing investigation into moving the morning start time at Garden City High School to a later time due to research and findings about teenage cognitive function in relation to time of day. In his report to the school board Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Feirsen […]

With testing complete, schools plan lead remediation



After lead was found in Garden City school district water at multiple buildings and sources during the fall, the Garden City school district appears to have its orders for correcting potential water and health-related problems. At the November 15 school board meeting, the district announced that it has concluded testing on water sources including sinks Dr. Feirsen describes as “slop […]

A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

Owls vs. Larks

The school district is looking in to changing the start time for high school students’ days, and we think this is a worthy subject to study. As parents of teens know, they are on average, not exactly “morning people.” Indeed, in some households the seven trumpets of the apocalypse are necessary to get the kids out of bed in the […]

Setting the Record Straight – Correctly



To the Editor: It is very important to note that with the last proposal put forward by the Village well over six months ago after a 0% and a 1% increase (the first two years) and factoring in health insurance increases many people would be taking home less in their paycheck than before. Trustee Richard Silver states that the Board […]

Excellent idea going down the drain



To the Editor: An excellent idea – trying to limit McMansions on small lots – is being watered down by a very vocal minority, supported by two trustees; one who came to the village in the mid-nineties and the other who believes that a 9-to-5 office building uses more water than a 24/7 residential hotel. These trustees do not seem […]

Significant traffic



To the Editor: Although I am away at college, I like to stay up to date on local news and changes in the Garden City Community and was disappointed to read the newspaper article about the potential thought of putting a Marriott Hotel near the Roosevelt Field Mall. Garden City has grown immensely over the past century and I believe […]

Volunteer Firefighters make Operation Wounded Warrior Holiday Appeal



Garden City Volunteer Firefighters, under the direction of Chief William Castoro, are once again are proud to assist the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior (NCFF OWW) program this year. NCFFOWW will be on the road again this December and will travel to deliver Christmas & Holiday Care Package items to soldiers wounded in worldwide combat operations. The care packages […]

Three GCHS seniors named NHRP Scholars