On Tuesday, September 3rd, the sun was shining as students in Garden City returned to class. Backpacks were filled with school supplies and lunches as schools welcomed the students back for another year!

Filtration, pilot program to combat water contaminants

At the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, August 15, Deputy Village Administrator and Superintendent of Public Works Joseph DiFrancisco explained expenses for the Village of Garden City in its long-term fight against emerging contaminants including 1,4 dioxane in the local drinking water supply. “In order to qualify for grants that New York State is offering, the Board and the […]

School board reviews summer projects

At the Board of Education’s regular meeting held August 13 inside the Garden City High School library, the Board discussed the latest progress in renovations and improvements to school buildings from Gary Gonzalez of Park East Construction and Gary Scheide, a partner with the district’s consulting architecture firm, Patchogue-based BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers, P.C. Roof replacements at both […]


School’s open, slow down!

Although our younger readers may be ambivalent, for many parents this is the happiest time of year – back to school time! All over town the yellow school buses are back on the road, and children walking to and from bus stops. If you are driving through residential streets during the morning or afternoon hours, please be exceptionally alert for […]


To the Editor: What audacity – the local newspaper suggesting that the Garden City Board of Trustees may have violated the NYS Open Meetings Law! The Board’s response released by its attorney, Peter Bee, said it didn’t “intend to engage in a ‘point – by – point’ debate with a local news editor whose legitimate goal is to enhance the […]

Good people do exist

To the Editor: A sincere thank you to My Three Sons Bagel store on Nassau Blvd, Garden City S . About a month ago my daughter lost a substantial amount of money. She began to lose all hope as she retraced her footsteps and was unsuccessful in finding her money. The following morning she remembered she had stopped at My […]

Transparency on legal fees

To the Editor: Regarding debate on GC legal fees for 7th street parking. We raised similar issue in federal court recently with attorney for GC school district, asking why waste taxpayer money and court time, when much less expensive options for resolution are available? Other families have battled the school district, and residents should be aware that GC taxpayers pay […]

On the road to ruin

To the Editor: Democrats doubled our national debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion over eight years under President Obama. Republicans under President Trump added $2 trillion more over the past two years. Will we ever learn from past mistakes and attempt to reduce both borrowing and long-term debt, instead of allowing them to grow yearly? The new $22 trillion […]

Volunteer firefighters to hold 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

Chief Thomas Strysko and the Officers and Members of the Garden City Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite all village residents to join the department for our annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Village 9/11 Memorial located at the Village Green & Gazebo at the corner of Hilton Ave and Stewart Ave. The remembrance service will be held Wednesday, […]

Adelphi University presents $25K check to Village

In August the Board of Trustees accepted a $25,000 check amount from Adelphi University to the Village of Garden City, “as a token of the university’s gratitude for the village’s services.” A few trustees have previously noted the many occasions on which the (now all-volunteer) fire department of Garden City has had to deploy village resources, trucks and manpower, to […]