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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims

    Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Lowe’s will be distributing more than 22,000 traditional, family-style Thanksgiving meals from Boston Market to families in the hardest hit communities of Hurricane Sandy. These heat-and-serve dinners...
  • MTA Announces Fare Hike Proposals

    MTA Announces Fare Hike Proposals
    Riders and commuters will see an increase in fares and tolls. The question is how much of an increase will there be? The base fare is currently $2.25. A series of 4 proposals were put forth Monday by the staff of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority...
  • Cops: Man Busted For Driving Drunk With 2-Year-Old In Car

    Cops: Man Busted For Driving Drunk With 2-Year-Old In Car
    A Long Island man was busted under Leandra's Law for allegedly driving drunk with a 2-year-old in his car Sunday evening in Hicksville, according to Nassau County police. Jose A. Escobar, 31, of Uniondale, was arrested by authorities after he was...
  • No Murders Planned For Long Island Mall

    No Murders Planned For Long Island Mall
    Police say there is no credibility to a barrage of emails circulating in Nassau County of an impending MS-13 gang initiation where an innocent victim would be randomly singled out to be murdered at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville. "I actually work in the...
  • LIRR Suspends Service Due To Hurricane Earl

    LIRR Suspends Service Due To Hurricane Earl
    The Long Island Rail Road announced it has suspended service on Friday to the East End of Long Island due to safety reasons as Hurricane Earl quickly approaches the east coast. The transit agency says service east of Speonk on the Montauk Branch and east...
  • MTA Announces Service Changes In Anticipation Of Snow

    MTA Announces Service Changes In Anticipation Of Snow
    In anticipation of Friday's snowfall, the MTA has announced several service changes on the subways and railroads. On Friday, straphangers can expect express trains 2, 3, 4, 5, A, E, D, F, N and Q will run local in various sections of their routes. The...
  • LI Man Attempted To Swap Drugs For Sex With Child: Cops

    LI Man Attempted To Swap Drugs For Sex With Child: Cops
    A Long Island man was arrested after police said he arranged to have sex with a 12-year-old girl in exchange for prescription pills. According to Nassau County detectives, Walter Hurst, 57, of Bayshore, arrived at a hotel in Hicksville Thursday night...
  • Newly discovered amateur video shows 1986 Challenger disaster

    Newly discovered amateur video shows 1986 Challenger disaster
    New Scientist magazine recently published video of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster. The video was shot by Bob Karman, of Hicksville, New York, who was on vacation in Florida at the time. The video is thought to be extremely rare. Karman filmed...
  • Carjacking Suspects Crash Into LI School During Police Pursuit

    Carjacking Suspects Crash Into LI School During Police Pursuit
    The two worlds of crime fighting and elementary education came face to face this afternoon at Harold Fayette Elementary school in North Merrick. That's where two carjackers crashed this stolen Infiniti sedan into the school's brick wall -- while trying...