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Uniondale

Uniondale
Beginnings: Uniondale was long a part of the great Hempstead Plains. But the portion that became Uniondale has a lengthy military history. It was an enlistment center during the Revolution, an infantry training center during the War of 1812 and a camp during the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World War I. The establishment of Mitchel Field on its northern edge grew into an Army Air Corps base during World War II and an Air Force base until 1961. It was known first as Turtle Hook, because of the turtles that crawled out of nearby ponds. In 1853, residents decided Turtle Hook was an "unsuitable'' name and changed it to Uniondale. There is no record of why that name was chosen.
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Beginnings: Uniondale was long a part of the great Hempstead Plains. But the portion that became Uniondale has a lengthy military history. It was an enlistment center during the Revolution, an infantry training center during the War of 1812 and a camp during the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World War I. The establishment of Mitchel Field on its northern edge grew into an Army Air Corps base during World War II and an Air Force base until 1961. It was known first as Turtle Hook, because of the turtles that crawled out of nearby ponds. In 1853, residents decided Turtle Hook was an "unsuitable'' name and changed it to Uniondale. There is no record of why that name was chosen.
Photo: EAB building on Hempstead turnpike in Uniondale (Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)
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    Turn up the heat and bring on the chef'testants. "Top Chef" is heading to the Windy City. "Top Chef: Chicago," the fourth season of Bravo's popular culinary competition show, will debut on Wednesday, March 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with a fresh crop of 16...
  • Nassau's minority turnout -- Just above '04?

     
    Clearly there are still questions to be explored about Election Day results. An example: As Newsday's Celeste Hadrick reports, Nassau election officials are puzzled over a relatively low turnout in minority communities on Election Day -- despite the...
  • Suozzi: Say no to taxes by saying yes to Lighthouse

     
    County Executive Tom Suozzi and Gov. David Paterson. (tomsuozzi.com Photo) One of the truisms about politics is that candidates do not voluntarily put their hand on ‚??third rail‚?? issues, because they can only get hurt. So why did......
  • Female Hofstra Student, 18, Gang Raped By 5 Men

    Female Hofstra Student, 18, Gang Raped By 5 Men
    An 18-year-old female student was gang-raped on her college campus early Sunday morning and police have now arrested four of her five alleged attackers. The female student was on the grounds of the Hofstra University campus, located at 1000 Hempstead...