RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Jericho

Jericho
Beginnings: The rolling hills on which Jericho lies served as a sort of gateway between the Hempstead Plains and the forests of the North Shore before European settlers arrived. Although it once had an Indian name (Lusum, which may have meant ``the farms''), it was farther from the shore than most Indian settlements. Welsh settler Robert Williams purchased the land in 1648 from the Matinecock sachem Pugnipan. It was attractive to both Indians and Europeans because of a spring pond that supplied fresh water. The small farming community became a center of the Quaker religion and by 1692 the Quakers had named the community Jericho.
Photo: The Spring Pond, Jericho (from "Long Island To-day...
Show more »
Beginnings: The rolling hills on which Jericho lies served as a sort of gateway between the Hempstead Plains and the forests of the North Shore before European settlers arrived. Although it once had an Indian name (Lusum, which may have meant ``the farms''), it was farther from the shore than most Indian settlements. Welsh settler Robert Williams purchased the land in 1648 from the Matinecock sachem Pugnipan. It was attractive to both Indians and Europeans because of a spring pond that supplied fresh water. The small farming community became a center of the Quaker religion and by 1692 the Quakers had named the community Jericho.
Photo: The Spring Pond, Jericho (from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909)
« Show less

Top Jericho Articles see all

Displaying items 1-5
  • New York driver with snake around her neck crashes into firehouse

    NEW YORK — A New York woman who crashed her Toyota Prius into a firehouse with a stolen python wrapped around her neck pleaded not guilty to charges including reckless endangerment and larceny on Tuesday, law enforcement officials said.
  • Gene Estess dies at 78; left Wall Street to help New York's homeless

    Gene Estess, a broker who gave up the pay and perks of Wall Street for a second career helping New York City's homeless, has died. He was 78. He died April 9 at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to his wife, Pat Schiff Estess. The cause was lung...

    Netflix and CBS expand licensing deal

    Netflix and CBS expand licensing deal
    Netflix Inc. and CBS Corp. have expanded a multi-year licensing agreement to stream CBS shows.  The revised deal makes shows such as “The L.A. Complex,” “The 4400” and “CSI: NY” available for streaming. The...

    Vagabond Players revives 1930s farce 'Room Service'

    Vagabond Players revives 1930s farce 'Room Service'
    According to an old song, there’s a broken heart for every light on Broadway. There’s also a lot of humor to be mined from all that disappointment, all those shattered dreams littering the theater industry, where producers scramble for...

    Doctor Vanishes on "Fly Fishing" Trip

    Doctor Vanishes on "Fly Fishing" Trip
    State Park Police joined forces with Suffolk County cops for a third day, searching during torrential downpours for 76 year old doctor, Jerome Nadler, who disappeared in Caleb Smith State Park during a "fly fishing" excursion on Labor Day morning "The...