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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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  • The post-Fourth political scene: Some LI links

     
    No, the Clintons never just go away. In case you thought he'd disappeared, Bill Clinton, the former president, is coming to town -- hitting the golf links at County Executive Thomas Suozzi's annual fundraiser. This preview is from Sid...
  • Nassau sheriff search ends, again, at Mark Farsi

     
    After the Suozzi administration???s search for sheriff was found flawed, Nassau re-advertised. But the first-picked candidate, Mark Farsi ??? expected to double-dip as a retired official from NYC Corrections ??? is due to get the $132,000 post after all.....

    Democratic National convention schedule

     
    by Frank James DENVER -- The Democratic National Convention officially starts here today at the Pepsi Center arena with DNC Chairman Howard Dean scheduled to officially gavel open the quadrennial event at 3 pm MT. Here's the overall schedule with...

    Suozzi, on the long and short of Long Beach

     
    Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi was speaking to a group of Baldwin residents Tuesday night and asked for a show of hands on some options for a plot of vacant land. ???Can I vote twice???? one woman asked Suozzi. ???Only...

    Sarah Palin: 'Hotter in person' (Baldwin)

     
    by Mark Silva, and updated with video and script It's Saturday Night in New York and Tina Fey is making room for Sarah Palin: The show opens with a simulated C-Span- broadcast press conference, the first official press conference with...