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With the sun beating down at mid-morning, a girls’ cross-country team was recently running up and down the half-mile-long hill on the south side of the Town of Hempstead’s Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick, sweating profusely and breathing hard in the 90-degree-plus heat. Taking it all in from the side of the seashell-coated path was a red fox –– yes, a red fox –– which stood in the shade, motionless and silent, panting continuously, its eyes half-shut. The runners appeared unfazed by its presence. more
Laughter filled the Baldwin Community Garden as residents and members of the Baldwin Civic Association participated in Paint Night at the Garden. Each participant was geared up with paint brushes, … more
Local lawmakers hosted a free Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar on Aug. 15 at the Baldwin Public Library. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, State Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) and State … more
The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has named Frederick Kopf, ex-captain of the Baldwin Fire Department, the association’s 2016 Firefighter of the Year. Kopf was honored at a … more
At the second meeting to discuss the Rebuild by Design program to make Mill River more storm-resilient, citizens brainstormed ways to involve the surrounding communities, and the design team reported … more
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced new legislation on Aug. 10 aimed at helping firefighters across New York state combat cancer, which frequently affects those in the emergency services sector. … more
The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue... more
When you think about it, there are very few opportunities to play a key role in a major, internationally televised sporting event when you aren’t the featured athlete. One of those rarities exists at the U.S. Open. more
Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in Baldwin on Monday, Aug. 22, at 1 a.m. According to detectives, two male subjects, armed with a handgun, approached a male victim, 38, while on … more
The temperature was in the mid-90s on August 12th, but that didn’t stop state senator Todd Kaminsky from opening his line of communication. He met with Baldwin shoppers at Ideal Food Basket on … more
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