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Hicksville

Hicksville
Beginnings: For centuries, miles of prairie grass spread across the spot that would become Hicksville. When Welsh settler Robert Williams proposed in 1648 to buy a large portion of the eastern plains, including Hicksville, the Matinecock Indians didn't think they were giving up much as they preferred to live in the forest. Most British settlers were just as uninterested because it was so remote. The land lay vacant for almost two centuries, until Jericho businessman Valentine Hicks, son-in-law of the nationally famous Quaker preacher Elias Hicks, turned his attention to the prairie land he had acquired.
Photo: At St. John's Protectory, Hicksville (Photo from "Long Island To-day" by Fred...
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Beginnings: For centuries, miles of prairie grass spread across the spot that would become Hicksville. When Welsh settler Robert Williams proposed in 1648 to buy a large portion of the eastern plains, including Hicksville, the Matinecock Indians didn't think they were giving up much as they preferred to live in the forest. Most British settlers were just as uninterested because it was so remote. The land lay vacant for almost two centuries, until Jericho businessman Valentine Hicks, son-in-law of the nationally famous Quaker preacher Elias Hicks, turned his attention to the prairie land he had acquired.
Photo: At St. John's Protectory, Hicksville (Photo from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909)
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  • Next in the GOP rotation: County and Council

     
    A cozy round-robin arrangement may be in the works if Nassau Legis. Edward Mangano (R-Bethpage) loses his bid to unseat County Executive Thomas Suozzi this fall. Mangano was nominated by the Nassau Republican executive committee last week. Suozzi is...
  • Getting the best rental car prices

    Getting the best rental car prices
    If you plan on renting a car this summer, a bit of forethought can help you knock quite a bit off a potential rental bill. Here are some suggestions: Check alternate airports. If you're heading for a city with more than one airport, check rates at each...

    Comings and goings: Bakery to open cafe

    Comings and goings: Bakery to open cafe
    Creative Cakes opens Sisters Beth Fahey and Becky Palermo, who've operated Creative Cakes for 22 years in Tinley Park, can hardly wait for their newest venture to open. They just moved the bakery from 16649 S. Oak Park Ave. into new space inside...

    Body Found In Trash Bag May Be Missing Hicksville Woman

    Body Found In Trash Bag May Be Missing Hicksville Woman
    Police may have finally located the body of missing woman Winsome Angela Perez -- right in the very place they had repeatedly searched for her 10 months ago. Tuesday afternoon, workers at Express Steel Supply Corp in New Cassel discovered a bag...

    Cops Looking For Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted LI Teen

    Cops Looking For Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted LI Teen
    A 16-year-girl was sexually assaulted by a man in broad daylight Tuesday on Long Island, according to police. The girl was walking on West Old Country Road in Hicksville at 2:55 p.m. when the suspect approached her and grabbed her buttocks and tried to...