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Old Westbury

Old Westbury
Beginnings: Old Westbury's roots are far from the Gatsby-era Gold Coast mansions for which it is now famous. Edmond Titus and Henry Willis were the first European settlers there. Willis named the area Westbury after a town in his home county of Wiltshire, England. Farmers were attracted because of its combination of plains, useful for farming, and forests, which supplied firewood. Indeed, it was known alternately as Plainedge or Wood edge. As the village of Westbury developed, the area to the north was known first as Westbury Station and then, since 1912, as Old Westbury.
Photo: Pond at Post Road in Old Westbury (Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)
Beginnings: Old Westbury's roots are far from the Gatsby-era Gold Coast mansions for which it is now famous. Edmond Titus and Henry Willis were the first European settlers there. Willis named the area Westbury after a town in his home county of Wiltshire, England. Farmers were attracted because of its combination of plains, useful for farming, and forests, which supplied firewood. Indeed, it was known alternately as Plainedge or Wood edge. As the village of Westbury developed, the area to the north was known first as Westbury Station and then, since 1912, as Old Westbury.
Photo: Pond at Post Road in Old Westbury (Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)
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    WASHINGTON — When is a pirate not a pirate? A federal court may provide an answer in a trial that opened in Washington this week of a Somali official who helped win release of a hijacked Danish cargo ship and crew for $1.7 million ransom, but...
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  • Hundreds of Police Officers Unite and Ride In Honor Of Fallen Cops

    Hundreds of Police Officers Unite and Ride In Honor Of Fallen Cops
    When it comes to unity, there may be no more shining example than the men and women we trust to protect us every day. In funeral after funeral this year alone, they came out in numbers to honor their fallen brothers and sisters. And today, up to 700...
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    All NYC Schools Open; Hundreds Other Schools, Colleges Closed
    All New York City public schools are open Wednesday, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's declaration of a weather emergency for New York City due to the overnight snow storm. New NYC School Chancellor Cathie Black made the announcement at 5 a.m. and stated...
  • Sleeping Driver Kills Cop on LIE

    Sleeping Driver Kills Cop on LIE
    A police officer sitting in his cruiser with lights flashing during a traffic stop on the Long Island Expressway died Saturday after being hit by a flatbed truck. Nassau County Officer Michael Califano had pulled a vehicle over near exit 39 in Old...
  • A dim view of Light Relief's claims to relieve pain with LEDs

    A dim view of Light Relief's claims to relieve pain with LEDs
    Humans are light-sensitive beings. Whether it comes from the sun, a laser or a fluorescent bulb, light can affect our bodies and minds in ways that scientists are just beginning to understand. If you believe actor Robert Wagner, a little light can banish...
  • 'Junior' Gotti Case Moved to NY

    Just in time for Christmas. A Florida federal judge has transferred the latest racketeering case against John "Junior" Gotti back to New York, saying that the interests of justice call for such a move as a way of preventing Gotti from suffering...
  • Nassau DA: Wealthy Couple Scammed Medicaid

    Nassau DA: Wealthy Couple Scammed Medicaid
    A wealthy Long Island couple are in police custody Wednesday on charges of stealing more than $33,000 in Medicaid benefits, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. Daniel and Dalia Mairzadeh, of Old Westbury, reportedly under-reported their...