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Laurel

Beginnings: Because it was situated midway between Aquebogue and Mattituck on the North Fork, Laurel was known for many years as Middle District. When Riverhead Town split from Southold in 1792, the new border ran through the little farming community, dividing it in half. Middle District later became Franklinville some time before residents formed their own Presbyterian church in 1831, and finally Franklinville became Laurel in 1890. The substitution may have been inspired by the area's abundance of laurel trees and bushes.
Beginnings: Because it was situated midway between Aquebogue and Mattituck on the North Fork, Laurel was known for many years as Middle District. When Riverhead Town split from Southold in 1792, the new border ran through the little farming community, dividing it in half. Middle District later became Franklinville some time before residents formed their own Presbyterian church in 1831, and finally Franklinville became Laurel in 1890. The substitution may have been inspired by the area's abundance of laurel trees and bushes. « Show less
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  • We're puttin' on the foil, and you can join us

    We're puttin' on the foil, and you can join us
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  • Friday, November 2, 2012

    5 - 9 a.m. Bill Leff (filling in for Jonathon Brandmeier) 8:05 a.m.  Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips previews this weekend's new movies when he joins Bill Leff (in for Johnny B.)  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  11:05 a.m.  Mike...
  • Trib Nation March Madness events. Build your bracket. Watch 'Hoosiers' with Trib Nation.

    Trib Nation March Madness events. Build your bracket. Watch 'Hoosiers' with Trib Nation.
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  • Movies and March Madness

    Movies and March Madness
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  • Ira Glass and WBEZ Chicago venture into the movie biz

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    One of the first things you notice during the opening credits of "Sleepwalk with Me" is a producing acknowledgment that reads simply: "In association with WBEZ Chicago's This American Life." Chicago's largest public radio station is in the movie...
  • Movie review: 'The Campaign'

    Movie review: 'The Campaign'
    Talk about your undecided voters. The new Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis vehicle "The Campaign" can't make up its mind about dumb versus smart, crass versus crass with a conscience, or cheap caricature versus satire stoked by a sincere call to action....
  • What's a lollapalooza?

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    Two thoughts, as we watch Columbus Drive transform into a wall of portable toilets. One, must be Lollapalooza time. Two, where on Earth did that word come from? Legend and Encyclopedia Britannica have it that founder and Jane's Addiction leader Perry...
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Movie review: 'Straw Dogs'

    Movie review: 'Straw Dogs'
    Writer-director Rod Lurie's bird-brained remake of "Straw Dogs" doesn't work on its own terms, and it can't hold a candle to the unruly, unstable merits of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 original. It's miscast, barely functional in terms of technique, stupid and...
  • Movie Review: 'The Change-Up'

    Movie Review: 'The Change-Up'
    When the comedy "Any Wednesday" opened on Broadway in 1964 Walter Kerr reviewed a then-unknown Gene Hackman and noted, memorably, the actor's "wonderfully light-footed habit of stepping off a joke before it begins to complain." Isn't that an exquisite...