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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...
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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)
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  • 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. Sarah...
  • 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...
  • Levon Helm, singer and drummer for The Band, in final stages of cancer

     
    Singer and drummer Levon Helm is in the final stages of cancer, his family says. Best known for his work in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Band, Levon Helm was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998....
  • New Details Emerge In Accidental Shooting Death of Long Island Cop

    New Details Emerge In Accidental Shooting Death of Long Island Cop
    A wake for fallen Nassau County Special Operations Officer Geoffrey J. Breitkopf, 40, was held today as new information emerges in the investigation into his death. Breitkopf was shot at close range by MTA officer, Glenn Gentile, while responding to a...
  • Wedding Guests Stranded After Keys Were Swiped

    Wedding Guests Stranded After Keys Were Swiped
    More than dozens of people who attended a Long Island wedding over the weekend were left stranded after thieves stole keys from the valet station during the reception, according to Nassau County police. The incident occurred Saturday between 10:30 p.m....
  • Funeral Services For ATF Agent Slain In Pharmacy Shooting

    Funeral Services For ATF Agent Slain In Pharmacy Shooting
    An entire Long Island community was in mourning Friday, after losing one of their own, New Year's Eve weekend. ATF Special Agent John Capano was just trying to protect the public, when his life was cut far too short on New Year's Eve. Today, he'll be laid...
  • Crime On The Rise In Nassau County: Report

    Crime On The Rise In Nassau County: Report
    If you live in Nassau County, you are more likely now than you were this time last year to be burglarized. Recently released crime statistics show burglaries are up countywide. "This might be a blib," said East Meadow resident James Pollack. According...
  • Heroin Bust Drains Long Island Of Deadly Drug

    Heroin Bust Drains Long Island Of Deadly Drug
    There's a lot less heroin moving on Long Island today after an early morning takedown of a three million dollar drug ring that stretched from the Dominican Republic to Queens, Massachusettes to Brooklyn, all headed for Long Island buyers. Twenty...