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GC School District’s Transportation Policy Hits Unanticipated Snag

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 18 September 2009 00:00

22 More Students Lose Bus Transportation

The new school year got off to a shaky start for some in town when an unanticipated snag in the newly implemented Garden City School District transportation policy, which affects a total of 118 district students, suddenly left another 22 students residing in the Estates section without any bus transportation to Stratford School.

 

Donations Help Sanctuary Purchase New Tractor

Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

An appeal by the Garden City Bird Sanctuary was recently sent out for help in funding the purchase of a new riding mower\tractor and responses from the community are positive!

 

Town Sets Date for Lighthouse Project Zoning Hearing

Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00

Hearing Scheduled September 22 at Hofstra

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray has announced that she will call upon the Hempstead Town Board to schedule a much-anticipated public zoning hearing on the proposed Lighthouse Project on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

 

A Garden City Woman’s Story of Survival

Written by Brian Kacharaba Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00

Barbara Wilson Recalls Sinking of SS Athenia

Barbara Rodman Wilson can still remember each detail from the most harrowing experience of her life nearly 70 years ago, including what the dinner was that night and the exact time it happened.

 

Garden City’s “Women of Distinction”

Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00

Residents Receive Deserved Accolades at Recent Ceremony

Assemblymen Tom McKevitt and Dave McDonough (19th A.D.) co-sponsored a Women of Distinction ceremony Aug. 22 at the Merrick Library. Five of Garden City’s own were recognized during the festivities, including Suzie Alvey, Helen Mary Tyszka, Colleen Foley and Maureen Clancy, who was unable to attend the event.

 

Proposed Local Laws Draw Criticism From Garden City Taxpayers

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00

Despite Resident Dismay, Code Changes Approved

Residents packed the village hall boardroom Aug. 13 to speak out about proposed changes to Garden City’s village codes. Seven public hearings were scheduled for the evening.

 

Emergency Roofing Repairs Must be Made to St. Paul’s Building

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 28 August 2009 00:00

Trustees Approve $15,300 Expenditure

Trustees approved a $15,300 expenditure for emergency roofing repairs to the St. Paul’s Main Building. Many residents, however, questioned why the village continues to shell out money on a building they say is slated for the wrecking ball.

 

October 27 Date Set for School Investment Bond Vote

Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00

On the Ballot: Approval of $36.5M in Renovations

The Garden City Board of Education voted unanimously to hold a public referendum Tuesday, Oct. 27. On the ballot: approval to undertake $36.5 million in renovations to meet basic safety and code requirements, as well as reclaim learning space for academic program growth.

 

Nassau County Schools Prepare to Open Doors to Students

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 21 August 2009 00:00

Maintaining Electronic Partitions Part of School’s Annual Inspection

In 2001, then-Governor George Pataki signed into law a measure that required all New York State schools to install new safety devices on all moving partition walls used in school gymnasiums and auditoriums. The legislation was designed to prevent accidental deaths and serious physical injuries.

 

Long Islanders Weigh in on the Lighthouse Project

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

Hundreds Attend Rally, Environmental Hearing

The Aug. 4 environmental hearing on the Lighthouse proposal played out more like a pep rally for project developers Scott Rechler and New York Islanders owner Charles Wang, who received rousing applause before he spoke to a packed crowd at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse on Hofstra’s Hempstead campus.

 

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