Broward sheriff overseeing Parkland shooting probe is a native Baldwinite

On Valentine’s Day, 19-year-old Nikolas Jacob Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and began firing. With an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle, he killed 17 students and teachers and seriously wounded 14 others, five of whom suffered potentially life-threatening injuries. Leading the effort to capture Cruz and provide comfort to the victims was the Broward County sheriff, Scott Israel. He lived at one time in Baldwin and attended Baldwin High School in the mid-1970s, according to his Facebook page.

Noted pianist and teacher dies

Freeporter, Felice Takakjian-Bedrossian a concert pianist and pedagogue with a long and distinguished career, died on Feb. 11 at 91 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.  Her husband, Paul, …

King joins strategy talks to help combat MS-13

U.S. Rep. Peter King met with President Trump and members of Congress at a roundtable meeting on Feb. 6 to discuss the ongoing efforts to fight MS-13, the international gang from El Salvador that is …

Love at first sight

Part two.They missed meeting on Valentine’s Day by a few days. Out of the corner of his eye he immediately noticed her ­— the girl of his dreams. Enamored, Rainer Radecker felt an …

Mulé talks overcharged tax

When County Legislature Debra Mulé got a phone call from Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murrary, about a surcharge in the 2018 general tax bill, she says it prompter her to review her own tax bill. …

Heralds seek 2018 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2018 summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long Beach …

Couples say ‘I do’ again and again

Sunlight streamed through the large windows in the Grand Ballroom of the Coral House in Baldwin on Valentine’s Day, and the tables, walls and ceilings were festooned with bright red balloons and streamers as hundreds of couples from across Nassau County gathered to renew their wedding vows. One very prominent Baldwinite — new Nassau County Executive Laura Curran — officiated at the ceremony. “It’s a really exciting day,” Curran said. “I’m so happy to be a part of this. It’s a real honor.”

FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE FREEPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Freeport’s 19th Century notable African Americans

Part 1 of 2 Moxey Alexander Rigby (c.1894-1962), was a graduate of Freeport High School and a long time Freeport resident.  When elected to the District Court in 1959, he …

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week

Opera in Ebony: Tribute to African American Singers This lecture will pay tribute to legendary African American singers who performed at prestigious venues like the Metropolitan Opera, La …