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Westbury

Westbury
Beginnings: Westbury sits on a small portion of the Hempstead Plains. Indians did not live there, but they traveled through on paths approximately where Old Country Road and Jericho Turnpike are now. English Quakers Edmond Titus and, a few years later, Henry Willis were the first to live in Westbury, using it for farming in the 1650s. Willis named it Westbury for a town in his home county of Wiltshire. Westbury soon became a center of Quaker life. Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends there in 1671 were among the first in America. Westbury Quakers also were among the first New Yorkers to free black slaves, doing so for reasons of conscience in 1776.
Photo: A view of Post Avenue a...
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Beginnings: Westbury sits on a small portion of the Hempstead Plains. Indians did not live there, but they traveled through on paths approximately where Old Country Road and Jericho Turnpike are now. English Quakers Edmond Titus and, a few years later, Henry Willis were the first to live in Westbury, using it for farming in the 1650s. Willis named it Westbury for a town in his home county of Wiltshire. Westbury soon became a center of Quaker life. Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends there in 1671 were among the first in America. Westbury Quakers also were among the first New Yorkers to free black slaves, doing so for reasons of conscience in 1776.
Photo: A view of Post Avenue at the intersection of Schneck Avenue looking north in the Village of Westbury. Newsday / Kathy Kmonicek
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  • Crosby, Stills & Nash coming to Portsmouth in July

    Crosby, Stills & Nash coming to Portsmouth in July
    One of the Baby Boomer generation's favorite American bands will play Portsmouth in July, concert promoters announced. Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform at the nTelos amphitheter Saturday, July 7. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. March 30. The Portsmouth show...
  • LI Man Charged With Exposing Himself To Girl, 7, At Walmart

    LI Man Charged With Exposing Himself To Girl, 7, At Walmart
    A Long Island man was arrested over the weekend after police say he allegedly exposed himself to a 7-year-old girl in a Walmart store in Westbury. According to Nassau County Police, Lautaro Zambrano, 59, of Port Washington was charged with endangering...
  • Tournament of Champions: Day 1 Scores and Highlights

    Tournament of Champions: Day 1 Scores and Highlights
    28th Bass Pro Tournament of Champions (JQH Arena) Day 1 Scores Miller Grove, GA  73  St. Rita, IL  47  Final    MG: Brandon Morris (committed to Georgia), 17 pts              Tony Parker (considering Duke, Kentucky, Georgetown), 9 pts, 8 reb...
  • Bass Pro Tournament of Champions:Westbury Christian, TX advances to championship with win over Christ the King

    Bass Pro Tournament of Champions:Westbury Christian, TX advances to championship with win over Christ the King
    SPRINGFIELD, MO - Westbury Christian rode an incredible offensive performance into the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions title game, as the Houston, TX team shot its way past NYC’s Christ the King High School 90-75.  Offense was the name of the game...
  • NYer pleads guilty to stabbing child at restaurant

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder for repeatedly stabbing an 8-year-old boy who was playing video games at a New York restaurant arcade. An apologetic Evan Sachs also pleaded guilty to assault on Wednesday in...
  • Free Friday: Movie in the Park and Turkish Tastings from Kebab House

    Free Friday: Movie in the Park and Turkish Tastings from Kebab House
    Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1) Winter Film Festival 2) Mediterranean Kebab House (Turkish) Tasting There's another reason to get you outside to enjoy this year's mild winter. The Winter Film Festival...
  • Shoe drops in state pension probe; Morris charged

     
    First the background: We already knew that certain investment companies looking to do business placing funds for the state pension system paid scads of money in fees to firms connected to political consultant Hank Morris. Morris' political consulting...
  • And it's a rousing start to Nassau campaign season!

     
    The election season in Nassau got off to smashing start Wednesday. Republicans to Democrats: You???re sophomoric. Democrats to Republicans: You???re thugs. It was great theater as the Democrats stuck their thumb in the Republicans??? eye by holding a...
  • Stealthy tactics and the targeting of Sen. C. Johnson

     
    The court case that has knocked Sen. Craig Johnson off the Working Families Party ballot line was brought by a Republican resident of Westbury whose address is also that of a now-you-see-it-now-you-don't civic "committee" -- which sent out letters......
  • '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...
  • Teen Arrested In String of Burglaries

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Nassau County police have arrested and charged a teenager from Hempstead Village in connection with a half-dozen burglaries that took place in three towns on Long Island. Isaiah Brown, 16, is accused of robbing fives homes in Westbury,...