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Baldwin

Baldwin
Beginnings: Meroke Indians were the first human inhabitants of the South Shore between the Rockaway peninsula and the Seaford area. By 1660 the area was called Hicks Neck, in honor of English settler John Hicks. The community got its start in 1686, when the Town of Hempstead gave John Pine permission to build a mill. It soon became the focus of what was then called Milburn, but in 1855 the hamlet changed its name to Baldwinsville in honor of Francis P. Baldwin, a state assemblyman and Queens County treasurer. Because an upstate village was already named Baldwinsville, the post office shortened it first to Baldwins and then to Baldwin.
Photo: Type of home at Baldwin
Beginnings: Meroke Indians were the first human inhabitants of the South Shore between the Rockaway peninsula and the Seaford area. By 1660 the area was called Hicks Neck, in honor of English settler John Hicks. The community got its start in 1686, when the Town of Hempstead gave John Pine permission to build a mill. It soon became the focus of what was then called Milburn, but in 1855 the hamlet changed its name to Baldwinsville in honor of Francis P. Baldwin, a state assemblyman and Queens County treasurer. Because an upstate village was already named Baldwinsville, the post office shortened it first to Baldwins and then to Baldwin.
Photo: Type of home at Baldwin
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  • Head of the Class: High school, college achievements

    Deedra Suchting, of Parkton, was recently presented Hereford High School's highest agricultural honor, the Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Co. Suchting received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and...
  • Bedbugs, No Longer Just In Beds, Scare Off NYC Tourists, Threaten City's $30B Industry

    Bedbugs, No Longer Just In Beds, Scare Off NYC Tourists, Threaten City's $30B Industry
    New York City's bedbugs have climbed out of bed and marched into landmarks like the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale's and Lincoln Center, causing fresh anxiety among tourists who are canceling Big Apple vacations planned for the height of the...
  • NJ Gov. Permanently Scraps $9B Train Tunnel To NYC

    NJ Gov. Permanently Scraps $9B Train Tunnel To NYC
    In the end, it was all about dollars and cents. That's what New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said before permanently scrapping a $9 billion-plus rail tunnel connecting his state and New York City, a decision that cements his reputation as a cost-cutter and...
  • 7 Co-Workers Claim $319M Mega Millions Jackpot

    7 Co-Workers Claim $319M Mega Millions Jackpot
    Schenectady, New York -- Seven New Yorkers claimed a $319 million jackpot in the multistate Mega Millions lottery Thursday. The Albany seven, as they are being called, are co-workers at New York state's Division of Housing and Community Renewal, where...
  • $319M Mega Millions Jackpot Winners Revealed, Dubbed 'Albany 7'

    $319M Mega Millions Jackpot Winners Revealed, Dubbed 'Albany 7'
    Seven New Yorkers claimed a $319 million jackpot in the multistate Mega Millions lottery Thursday. The Albany seven, as they are being called, are co-workers at New York state's Division of Housing and Community Renewal, where they have been playing...
  • Alec Baldwin Apologizes -- Sort of -- for Airplane Meltdown

    Alec Baldwin Apologizes -- Sort of -- for Airplane Meltdown
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- "30 Rock" actor Alec Baldwin is apologizing to his fellow passengers on an American Airlines flight who were disrupted when he was asked to leave a plane at LAX. The incident happened on Tuesday, when Baldwin was flying from...
  • American Airlines Responds To Alec Baldwin Incident

    American Airlines Responds To Alec Baldwin Incident
    More came out Wednesday about an incident where NBC star Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight for refusing to turn his cell phone off. It all started with a tweet from Alec Baldwin on Tuesday afternoon.  “Flight Attendant on...
  • Alleged document thieves indicted on federal charges

    The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states. A National Archives...
  • Setting the table for first-ever Carroll County Restaurant Week

    County restaurants are hoping residents and visitors alike will sink their teeth into the first-ever Carroll County Restaurant Week, scheduled for Aug. 21-28. Promising a wide variety of menus and deals for lunches and dinners, the goal of the...
  • Jack Nelson dies at 80; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter helped raise L.A. Times to national prominence

    Jack Nelson dies at 80; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter helped raise L.A. Times to national prominence
    Jack Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, author and longtime Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, whose hard-nosed coverage of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and the Watergate scandal in the 1970s helped...
  • Yankees Pay Respects at Announcer Bob Sheppard's Funeral

    Yankees Pay Respects at Announcer Bob Sheppard's Funeral
    He announced the New York Yankees lineup for 57 years, and today some of the team members in that lineup paid their last respects to Bob Sheppard, at his funeral. The ceremony was at St. Christopher's Church in Baldwin, on Long Island. The parish is...