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Last September, Nassau County and county Police Department officials addressed residents at a Baldwin Civic Association meeting about the construction project planned for the 1st Precinct in Baldwin. In November, County Executive Ed Mangano and local community leaders broke ground at the site, but since then the project has been snagged. Now, however, it looks like the work is finally ready to begin. more
The American chestnut tree hasn’t had much luck over the last 120-plus years as its population has been nearly wiped out along the East Coast. But as organizations look to bring the once flourishing species back to its former status, the first ever Long Island Chestnut Festival was held in Baldwin over the weekend in what turned out to be picture-perfect weather. more
Sanitary District No. 2 hosted Operation Shed the Meds last Saturday for residents to discard their unused, unwanted or expired medication in a safe and responsible manner. The Nassau County … more
St. Christopher’s Church hosted a Parish Picnic for parishioners on Sept. 26 that featured food, games, dancing and laughs. The church community came together last Friday on what turned out to … more
As Richard Carbonaro addressed a small crowd outside Brookside Elementary School over the weekend, a warm early-fall sun shone on 26 new trees around the school’s property. more
The Baldwin Fire Department now has a newer and more efficient way of rescuing people in floods. A new rescue boat was purchased for the department after BFD officials reached out to Leg. Laura Curran’s office asking to apply for a county grant. more
Keyboard rock legend Keith Emerson mostly regards himself as musically “self-taught.” “From 8 to 12 years old, I had private piano tutelage from the local teachers here in Sussex,” … more
The Lions Club of Baldwin is sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in Baldwin Middle School this year. The contest is open to all students ages 11-13 and encourages students to … more
Johannes Laursen, former president of the New York Press Association and publisher of four community newspapers on the South Shore, died on Sept. 18, at age 98. more
Sept. 21 was the 76th anniversary of the infamous Long Island Express of 1938, a massive Category 3 hurricane that slammed into the Island, New Jersey and much of New England with rare ferocity, killing 800 people and causing $308 million in damage (the equivalent of $4.8 billion today), including the destruction of 57,000 homes. more
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