2017-02-03

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

Stewart School presents 79th annual opera

Congratulations to Stewart School’s fifth grade cast and crew, parents and teachers, especially music teacher and director Kelly Grace, on another successful opera production! On Thursday, January 19th, two casts presented Gaetano Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love” to packed audiences in Stewart’s auditorium. The familiar story of mistaken love fulfilled through an elixir – of course, only after several twists […]

State audits GC school district, examines overtime



Garden City Schools had some explaining to do in late January, and the last Board of Education meeting, held on Tuesday night, January 24 at the high school, became a forum for multiple topics. In his monthly community update Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Feirsen addressed findings of the recent New York State audit and a critique that showed concern […]

Three new GCHS electives announced



At the Tuesday, January 24 meeting of Garden City’s Board of Education the evolution of the popular Project Lead the Way S.T.E.M. course catalog for Garden City High School students was noted as the community prepares for a few months of deliberations and adjustment to the 2017-2018 school district budget and its local tax implications. Dr. Edward Cannone, the district’s […]

District details lead remediation in schools



On January 24 Garden City Schools’ Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance/District Clerk Dana DiCapua spoke about the latest ways in which the district is trying to address the lead problems highlighted at the very start of the school year. A communications plan has been put in place for each school building, with a specific spreadsheet distributed to school principals […]

A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

Participation required

It’s almost spring again (no, really) which means we are also approaching budget creation time again in the Village and Garden City School District. If there is something you think should be done differently in either entity, now is the time to get involved. Whenever someone comes up with a great idea mid-year, the answer is usually that there needs […]

Thinly veiled contempt



To the Editor: As a registered independent, I like to be informed of all political issues from both sides of the aisle and make a final determination based on my values. That said, I usually read Mr. Morgan’s article. Recognizing he is left leaning, I think he tries to bring balance to the issues. However, his contempt for President Trump […]

Participate in budget process



To the Editor: Mid-winter often brings thoughts of blustery winds, winter sports, staying indoors, and even snow days. For the Garden City Board of Education, however, mid-winter means it’s time to develop the budget proposal for the coming school year. I am writing to personally invite you to participate in the budget process by attending the series of Board of […]

March for Life



To the Editor: On Friday, January 27 I participated in my first March for Life in Washington, DC. Everyone takes from such an experience their own impression: An ocean of happy, smiling, enthusiastic faces, thousands and thousands of young adults eager to take up and carry the cause forward, unwilling to euphemize abortion. Veteran marchers equally enthusiastic, buoyed by the […]

Candlemas on February 5th



Sen. Hannon announces Youth Leadership Contest



Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) announces his 6th Annual Youth Leadership Award Contest. The contest is open to high school Sophomores and Juniors in Senator Hannon’s Sixth Senatorial District. The Senator encourages students to consider participating in the Youth Leadership Award contest the purpose of which is to honor promising young students who have demonstrated real leadership in their communities. The […]