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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...