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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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  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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......