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The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
Baldwin second graders at Brookside Elementary School began their year in science by learning what the soil around their school consists of, and how it varies from place to place. As the year progressed, they learned how soil behaves, how it is formed, and how it supports the native plants and animals they can observe around them. more
The Molloy College Music Department Division of Humanities will present “The Evelyn Selesky Night of Music” on May 6 at The Madison Theatre. The annual spring event is the last concert of the year. Two years ago, it was named in honor of Selesky, a Baldwin resident who served as the music department chairperson until her passing on Aug. 17, 2014, from pancreatic cancer. more
The scent of freshly mown grass, the periodic sounds of baseballs clanging against metal bats, and the sight of kids kicking up clouds of dust as they ran the bases signified the beginning of baseball season at Baldwin Park on Saturday. more
For Tyler Tibbs, a 19-year-old Baldwin resident and sophomore at Hofstra University with cerebral palsy, a stair lift makes moving around her home significantly easier. Cerebral palsy, which affects a person’s ability to move, confines Tyler to a wheelchair. more
When Joseph Lentini was hired as coordinator of Camp ANCHOR in Lido Beach in 1970, the Town of Hempstead’s recreation program for children and adults with special needs, it had 80 campers and a few paid staff and volunteers. more
New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality. more
Cold, rain and wind did not stop Nassau County Legislator Carrie Solages from hosting a news conference on April 6 outside the Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow, calling on the State Legislature to pass legislation that would raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18. more
The governor’s recently passed 2017-2018 budget includes a healthy increase in state aid for the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. more
Gene Vandermosten, known around Island Park for his unwavering service to the community — including his longtime commitment to Boy Scouts and various fire departments in the area — died on April 3 at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens from a heart condition. He was 80. more
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