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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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  • Flying Beer Mug Kills Long Island Man

    Flying Beer Mug Kills Long Island Man
    Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man angry after an argument with another bar customer broke a mug that sent shards of glass into the neck of bystander, causing him to bleed to death. According to officials, Hector Guardiola of Boston pleaded not guilty...
  • 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...
  • LIRR Issues Travel Advisories For Tuesday Morning

    LIRR Issues Travel Advisories For Tuesday Morning
    The MTA has issued a series of cancellations for the Long Island Rail Road, and warns that customers should anticipate significant schedule changes and delays during the Tuesday morning and evening rush hours. The cancellations are a result of damage...
  • LIRR CUSTOMERS ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR THURSDAY'S AM & PM RUSH HOURS, AUG. 26

    MEDIA ADVISORY: LIRR CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR THURSDAY'S AM & PM RUSH HOURS, AUGUST 26 MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to expect significant schedule changes and delays during Thursday's morning and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Earthquake Reported Near Albany; Gov. Cuomo Deploys Senior Officials

    Earthquake Reported Near Albany; Gov. Cuomo Deploys Senior Officials
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that an earthquake just shook the town of Altamont, outside of Albany. Cuomo issued the following statement just after 5 p.m. Saturday: "We have reports of a 2.9 magnitude earthquake just west-southwest of...
  • Most MTA Subway, LIRR Service Restored Monday

    Most MTA Subway, LIRR Service Restored Monday
    While an exact time for complete MTA service to be restored is unknown, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and MTA Chairman Jay Walder announced that restoration will begin at 6 a.m. Monday. The restoration plan will have some lines on the subways, buses and...
  • Long Island Still Trying To Get The Power On

    Long Island Still Trying To Get The Power On
    When you do the math for LIPA, the bottom line is that they are overwhelmed. This morning it's Chief Operating Officer reported 3,000 total damage locations and only 2,300 crews handling the repairs, saying, "We have approximately 270,000 customer outages...
  • Man Who Lost Power During Irene Charged With Threatening LIPA Officials

    Man Who Lost Power During Irene Charged With Threatening LIPA Officials
    A Long Island resident who grew tired of waiting for his electricity to be restored after it was knocked out by Tropical Storm Irene, was arrested after making several threats towards the local utility company. According to Nassau County Police, Walter...