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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......
  • LIRR Derailment Disrupts Monday Commute

    Dustin Collins had to push back his morning meetings. Jermaine Yates said he was going to have to explain to his boss why he was late for work -- for the third time in a week. "My boss doesn't want to hear it," Yates, 33, of Brentwood, said Monday...
  • Body Found on Hicksville Church Grounds

    The body of a man who appears to have committed suicide was discovered on the grounds of St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church in Hicksville early Friday, Nassau County police said. The clothed body was discovered by a custodian behind a church...
  • Postal Supervisor Busted For Stealing $1K of Gas From USPS Trucks

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor high gas prices could stop a U.S. Postal Service supervisor from siphoning gas out of a number of postal trucks and into take-home containers, according to the Nassau County officials. 43-...
  • Gas Station Attendant Found Dead

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Nassau County police are investigating the murder of a gas station attendant in Hicksville Tuesday. Police received a 911 call at 5:34 a.m. and responded to a BP gas station located at Broadway and Old Country Road. Authorities...
  • Push For Strong Dog Groomer Rules

    NASSAU COUNTY, N.Y. (WPIX) - Thomas Bruckner thought, when he dropped his 2 year old pug-beagle mix off at a Hicksville doggie daycare and spa, that he simply would have to return and pick up his healthy newly groomed pet. But a frantic call last...
  • Special Trip Marks LIRR's 175th Anniversary

    As Long Island has evolved from farmlands and horse carriages to housing developments and congested highways, one piece of infrastructure has stood the test of time - a straight line of train tracks cutting through the middle of the Island. It is the...
  • 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...
  • 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...