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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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  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • LI Caregiver Charged with Endangering Disabled Man

    LI Caregiver Charged with Endangering Disabled Man
    A Long Island home health care provider is in police custody after she repeatedly left her developmentally-disabled patient in a car parked outside her home while she worked a second job, according to the Nassau County prosecutor's office. Esther Reyes,...
  • Woman Sues LIRR After Detained For 'Fake' Ticket

    Woman Sues LIRR After Detained For 'Fake' Ticket
    A woman from Jericho has launched a $500,000 lawsuit against the Long Island Rail Road and Metropolitan Transportation Authority cops, claiming she was held for more than three hours after a conductor wrongfully accused her of using a counterfeit ticket....
  • Mom Arrested After Abandoning Children At Community Pool

    Mom Arrested After Abandoning Children At Community Pool
    A Hicksville mother was arrested on four counts of endangering the welfare of a child after police said she abandoned her four children at a community pool Thursday. According to Nassau County police, 44-year-old Emilia Lanzetta brought her children,...
  • NJ Transit, LIRR Shuffle Service In Wake Of Snow Storm

    NJ Transit, LIRR Shuffle Service In Wake Of Snow Storm
    As another major winter storm hits our area, officials are taking the proper precautions on the roads and rails. The National Weather service warns the Tri-State area could be in for significant snow, sleet, and ice accumulations. The storm has the...
  • 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...