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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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  • 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...
  • 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...