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Editorial: There’s No Place Like Garden City

Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00

As a child I used to drive with my mother through the Village of Garden City and I was in awe of what I saw: The picture-perfect village store and shops, the sprawling mansions and majestic homes perched on endless rolling hills of green. Many years later, I became the editor of Garden City Life and I am happy to say I know many of the fine residents who live within these abodes and call this special place their home.

During my editorship, I have been privy to all the intricate aspects and inner-workings of this village and listened to the hot-button topics that matter most to all of its residents. And all along the way, I have met passionate and determined individuals, dedicated government officials and longtime public servants who care about their community, their schools and their children’s futures.


Mayor’s Report: May 1, 2012

Written by Garden City Mayer Donald T. Brudie Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00
Congratulations To Adelphi’s Lacrosse Teams

Congratulations to No. 5 men’s (12-2) and No. 1 women’s (14-1) lacrosse teams. The men’s team will play their final game of the regular season as they host the Falcons of Bentley College on Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. The women’s team will also play their final game of the regular season as they play cross-town rival and fellow Long Island lacrosse powerhouse No. 5 C.W. Post at C.W. Post at 4 p.m. We wish them success as they finish out their regular season and as they go on to the Northeast 10 Conference playoffs.


Letter: Let The Sun Shine In On SUNY Foundations

Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00

You would expect an organization created for public benefit that is largely led by government officials would be obligated to report to the public about its activities. Yet the Research Foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY) and its many campus foundations are not required to do so and apparently feel no such compulsion to share information with the public. Instead, these organizations often cloak their activities in secrecy.

As president of United University Professions – the union representing academic and professional faculty at SUNY’s state-operated campuses – I think it’s time to let the sun shine in. It’s time to require the SUNY Research Foundation and campus foundations to be held accountable and to be more transparent.


Mayor’s Report: April 24, 2012

Written by Garden City Mayer Donald T. Brudie Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
Police Enforcement Of Speeding In The Village

I have personally noticed and I have received complaints from residents about speeding within village boundaries. I have asked the police department to enhance their vigilance and issuance of tickets to those driving in the village at speeds in excess of the 30 mph village speed limit.


Mayor’s Report: April 17, 2012

Written by Garden City Mayer Donald T. Brudie Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00
Chiefs Of The Garden City Fire Department

The board of trustees join me in extending our sincere gratitude to Chief Charles S. Cavarra for the dedicated and professional level of service that he rendered to our village during the past year as chief of the Garden City Fire Department. I am pleased to report that Chief Cavarra, along with First Assistant William Castoro, Second Assistant Chief Joseph Nadolny, and Third Assistant Chief Brian Gallo, have been reelected for a second term. We wish them well and thank them for their continued involvement.

Special thanks is also extended to the wives and families of all of the dedicated volunteer firefighters for sharing their husbands with the village and for all of the sacrifices that they make to assure that we are protected.


Letter: Direct Election Of The Mayor

Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00

Ever since our village purchased the St. Paul’s School for boys in 1993, a tension has existed between the residents who feel strongly that the school building must be preserved and those who believe that the building can be restored only if it is done in a fiscally prudent manner. This friction over St. Paul’s is reflected on the village board of trustees. One group of five trustees wants St. Paul’s restored only if it can be done without a heavy burden on taxpayers.

The remaining three trustees—including Mayor Donald Brudie—apparently place more importance on the building’s beauty and historical significance than on the cost of restoration.


Mayor’s Report: April 10, 2012

Written by Garden City Mayer Donald T. Brudie Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00
Proper Disposal of Dog Waste — Barking Dogs — Licensing of Dogs

Our local law requires dog owners to leash their pets and to clean up after them when they have relieved themselves upon any areas used in common by the public. These areas include median strips, curbs, gutters, park areas, streets, etc. By way of clarification, the village’s local law is very specific as to the prohibition. “No person who owns … any dog shall … permit or allow such dog to urinate, defecate or commit any other nuisance upon any public street, thoroughfare, sidewalk, gutter … or park … [or] any place where people congregate, or upon any private property without permission of the owner thereof. The term “sidewalk” as used herein shall mean the area between the curb, or traveled portion of the street if there be no curb and the property line of the abutting property owner.”


Mayor’s Report: April 3, 2012

Written by Garden City Mayer Donald T. Brudie Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00
Village Hall Closes Noon on Friday, April 6

Residents are reminded that village offices will close at noon next Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday and will reopen on Monday, April 9. Correspondence may be dropped in the letter slot at the front of Village Hall.


Editorial: A Time to Reach Out

Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00
At the heart of community journalism lies the process of bringing to light the most important issues and concerns of the residents who live and work within its limits. As the Village of Garden City swears in a newly elected board of trustees this week, it is a perfect time to remember what local government is all about – an exchange of ideas.

Mayor’s Report: March 27, 2012

Written by Garden City Mayer Donald T. Brudie Friday, 30 March 2012 00:00
Village Wide Election: Congratulations

Congratulations to Trustees John J. Watras, Nicholas P. Episcopia, Andrew J. Cavanaugh and Brian C. Daughney on their election last Tuesday. I believe the board can achieve a great deal over the next year working together.

I also want to express gratitude to all of the many residents who made the time to vote in the annual village election and encourage you to become familiar with your property owners’ associations and to become involved with it.


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