As Governor David Paterson, June 25, signed into law legislation that would “streamline” New York’s local governments, touting reduced property taxes and waste, legislative sessions in Albany played out more like circus shows as senators struggled with a power shift that left both Dems and Republicans at a political stalemate for weeks.
A 28-year-old Hempstead man was busted last week for public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a minor when he allegedly exposed himself while performing a lewd act to a 9-year-old Garden City girl walking her dog.
During the current construction project at Village Hall, a time capsule buried in 1981 was found! The time capsule was buried by a local Girl Scout Brownie Troop who invited the community to write letters to themselves. The letters were to be mailed when the time capsule was dug up. There are over 140 letters and we’re trying to track down the current addresses of the recipients. If you think you, or someone you know, may have written a letter that was included in the time capsule, please contact Kerry Couture, chair of Association Volunteers of the Garden City Association of Girl Scouts, at 238-7377.
An audit of the Garden City School District has revealed school officials used available fund balance monies to increase the Employee Benefits Accrued Liability Reserve (EBALR) to $8.1 million as of June 2007 while the district’s EBALR liability totaled only $2.9 million. The district overfunded the liability by $5.1 million or 175 percent, according to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
The Nassau County Police Department reports that a particular group of organized transient criminals commonly known as “gypsies” are perpetrating a series of burglaries and scams throughout Nassau County. The “modus operendi” of these mostly Eastern Europeans is to drive in groups in a particular residential area in a car or van usually with out-of-state registration plates. One subject portraying a surveyor or a contractor approaches the homeowners, at their residences. While engaging in distracting conversation, the subject diverts the homeowners into their rear yards providing a means for an accomplice(s) to surreptitiously enter the home and commit a burglary.
Russell Ciolli (Grimaldi’s Pizzeria), who is spearheading Garden City’s first Restaurant Week, July 20-23, 4-7 p.m., reports that there are now 18 Garden City restaurants offering three-course price fixed meals during Restaurant Week. Recent additions to the list of participants include Fianei’s Paninoteca Italiano, La Nonna Bella, New York Soup Exchange and Upper Crust Cafe.
Because inclement weather forced the cancellation of this year’s popular Belmont Festival on Seventh Street, the Garden City Chamber of Commerce wants to make it up to disappointed residents.
The Village of Garden City is modifying the printed form of residents’ water bills, permanently printing the schedule on the form.
In 1981, a time capsule was buried by Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1356 at Garden City Village Hall. It was supposed to be dug up five years later but no one ever did it! Twenty-eight years into the future … the time capsule has been found!
Preservationists offered insight into how the Garden City community can ensure the historic St. Paul’s School lives up to its name on the Preservation League of New York State’s “Seven to Save” list during a forum June 17.
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