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Beginnings: Long before droves of senior citizens were drawn to the huge Leisure Village retirement community, the Randalls took up residence on Whiskey Road. In 1728, Stephen Randall staked out a farm in the mid-Island terrain that was once the hunting ground for the region's Indian tribes. So many Randalls followed Stephen that Ridge was originally called Randallville. Early maps also identified it as Ridgeville or Ridgefield, inspired by the geographical feature on its north side. Old-timers still refer to the area as ''the Ridge,'' as the Smith family once did.
Photo: Pond in the woods of Peconic River County Park south of Route 25 in Ridge. (Newsday / Jim Peppler)
Beginnings: Long before droves of senior citizens were drawn to the huge Leisure Village retirement community, the Randalls took up residence on Whiskey Road. In 1728, Stephen Randall staked out a farm in the mid-Island terrain that was once the hunting ground for the region's Indian tribes. So many Randalls followed Stephen that Ridge was originally called Randallville. Early maps also identified it as Ridgeville or Ridgefield, inspired by the geographical feature on its north side. Old-timers still refer to the area as ''the Ridge,'' as the Smith family once did.
Photo: Pond in the woods of Peconic River County Park south of Route 25 in Ridge. (Newsday / Jim Peppler)
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    Spain still healing 10 years after Madrid '11-M' train bombings
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  • The plight of Myanmar's Rohingya

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  • Obama: the anti-interventionist [Commentary]

    Obama: the anti-interventionist [Commentary]
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  • UN says rogue Syrian rebel group ISIS should be probed for war crimes

    BEIRUT A radical offshoot of al-Qaida executed members of rival Syrian rebel groups that it had captured during brutal intra-rebel infighting in January that left more than 3,000 dead, according to United Nations investigators who are preparing...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law denies speaking for Al Qaeda in a call for jihad

    NEW YORK — A cleric who gave a rousing speech urging jihad against "Jews, Christians and America" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks testified at his terrorism trial Wednesday that he was speaking for Muslims, not for Al Qaeda, even though he...
  • Things to know about the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law

    Things to know about the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law
    NEW YORK -- Jurors began deliberations Tuesday in the terrorism trial of Sulaiman abu Ghaith, who is accused of being the chief propagandist for Al Qaeda in the days and months immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The jury broke Tuesday...
  • Michael Smerconish: Shock for critics � Muslim judge's non-sharia ruling

    The facts of the case read like a first-year law school exam: "Plaintiff and defendant were never married. The parties entered into a relationship in late 2012 and defendant discovered she was pregnant in February 2013. Shortly after the parties...
  • FBI agent cleared in killing of friend of Boston bombing suspect

    ORLANDO, Fla. — One of the lingering mysteries of the Boston Marathon bombing involves the grisly triple slaying that preceded it. On the night of Sept. 11, 2011, three men had their throats slashed in the quiet suburb of Waltham, Mass. One victim...
  • Bullet hits mosque during prayer service, officials say

    Bullet hits mosque during prayer service, officials say
    A shot was fired at the dome of an Orland Park mosque Tuesday during an early morning prayer service, police said. No one among the roughly 40 people in the Prayer Center of Orland Park were injured when a single bullet struck the gold metal dome...
  • Don't leave textbook vetting to local districts: Editorial

    Remember the brouhaha last year over a high-school history textbook in Volusia County public schools? Some critics claimed the book, approved by the state for 10th-grade students, favors Islam over Judaism and Christianity. It was a bogus contention....