Hometown talent joins WNBA

Elmont, N.Y. native, Ariel Edwards, was recently signed to the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA.  The 22 year-old Edwards was added to the Shock’s training camp roster on Wednesday as a free agent. Edwards, a forward from Penn State University, averaged 15.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, and shot 45.2 percent from the field duringContinue reading “Hometown talent joins WNBA”

History (Part 2)

[via franklinsquarehistory.org]:  Fosters Meadow was named for two brothers who used the western tip of the Hempstead Plains as a sheep pasture in the 17th Century. In the 18th and first half of the 19th Century it was populated by descendants of Dutch and English immigrants who established a vibrant farming community. But it was in the 1850s whenContinue reading “History (Part 2)”

Update: Former Cara Nurseries lot to become self-storage facility, with Nassau tax breaks

  Here is a tentative timeline of construction progress: December 2014 March 2015   Source: Extraspace.com An industrial development agency in Elmont, Nassau County on Long Island, unanimously agreed to give a prospective self storage facility a sales tax exemption. The exemption consists of $258,750 and $20,475 off the mortgage recording tax. Also, the propertyContinue reading “Update: Former Cara Nurseries lot to become self-storage facility, with Nassau tax breaks”

History (Part 1)

In 1650, Christopher and Thomas Foster purchased a large plot of land controlled by Dutch settlers with the intention of raising cattle and sheep. They named this place “Foster’s Meadow” — a name which would remain for the next 200 years of the village’s history. Control of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam shifted to England in 1664, markingContinue reading “History (Part 1)”