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Beginnings: "Great Water Land'' was what the first inhabitants, the Massapequan Indians, called the place. When white settlers arrived, conflict ensued. In 1653, Capt. John Underhill, an Englishman working for the Dutch, led troops in an attack on a peaceful community of Indians at a site believed to be near the intersection of what is now Merrick and Cedar Shore Roads. Underhill's troops killed 120 Indians in the only Indian "battle'' on Long Island.
Photo: Massapequa Hotel, Massapequa
Beginnings: "Great Water Land'' was what the first inhabitants, the Massapequan Indians, called the place. When white settlers arrived, conflict ensued. In 1653, Capt. John Underhill, an Englishman working for the Dutch, led troops in an attack on a peaceful community of Indians at a site believed to be near the intersection of what is now Merrick and Cedar Shore Roads. Underhill's troops killed 120 Indians in the only Indian "battle'' on Long Island.
Photo: Massapequa Hotel, Massapequa
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  • Married Nassau County Officer Accused of "Under-the-Covers" Investigations

    Married Nassau County Officer Accused of "Under-the-Covers" Investigations
    Tara Obenauer, a Massapequa single mom, says her heart was broken by married Nassau County officer Mike Tedesco after he promised the financial executive and former stripper he would leave his wife and kids and move into her waterfront Massapequa manse...
  • Rockin' the New York-style pizza

    Rockin' the New York-style pizza
    Coming soon: a science-fiction movie called "The Pizza That Wouldn't Fit in My Car," written by a patron of Redballs Rock & Roll Pizza in Woodland Hills, a dynamic little spot with great food and, yes, enormous 20-inch New York-style thin-crust pizzas. If...
  • Nassau sheriff search ends, again, at Mark Farsi

     
    After the Suozzi administration???s search for sheriff was found flawed, Nassau re-advertised. But the first-picked candidate, Mark Farsi ??? expected to double-dip as a retired official from NYC Corrections ??? is due to get the $132,000 post after all.....
  • McCain, Obama, and 'Joe the Plumber': an LI angle

     
    How ironic was it that Sen. John McCain chose the Town of Hempstead as the place to start making ???Joe the Plumber??? into a campaign legend as he attacked Sen. Barack Obama???s tax plan in their final debate? It......
  • Nassau patronage scrap: Let's bring wives into it!

     
    Newsday's Bill Murphy, reporting from Nassau County's idyllic seat of government: Political wives took center stage at a meeting of the Nassau County Legislature this week. They were drafted into a rambling, rancorous, protracted debate on political...
  • Nassau public union big takes elective village post

     
    Nassau labor leader Jerry Laricchiuta (shown here in logo from his union's Web site) is getting a feel for what it???s like on the other side of the table. Laricchiuta, president of Nassau County???s 7,000-member Civil Service Employees Association......
  • Student at Massapequa HS Diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis

    Student at Massapequa HS Diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis
    A 16-year-old student at Massapequa High School is in the hospital after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Nassau County Health Officials said they are working to identify close contacts and advise them of the need for preventative treatment....
  • LI Doctor Arrested For Selling Painkiller Prescriptions To Teens

    LI Doctor Arrested For Selling Painkiller Prescriptions To Teens
    A Long Island doctor was arrested and charged Wednesday, after authorities said he knowingly and unlawfully sold prescriptions for the powerful painkiller Oxycodone to customers. Police say his clientele included several teenagers. Detectives with the...
  • NY Congressman Peter King Slams Michael Jackson

    NY Congressman Peter King Slams Michael Jackson
    A day after posting a YouTube video labeling Michael Jackson a pervert and a child molester, Congressman Peter King has gone even further. In an interview at his Massapequa Park, New York office, the Long Island Republican took aim at a call by the Rev....
  • "Bishop" Arrested on Sex Charges

    "Bishop" Arrested on Sex Charges
    A man from Massapequa who calls himself a "bishop" in the traditional Roman Catholic Church," but who has no religious affiliation, was charged with performing a sexual act on a minor. According to Nassau County police, Dennis McCormack, 41, who...
  • Cops: Dad Sold Drugs While Kids Sat In Backseat

    Cops: Dad Sold Drugs While Kids Sat In Backseat
    A Lindenhurst man who was busted dealing cocaine out of his car while his two children sat in the backseat, was arrested and charged Sunday with drug possession in addition to two counts of child endangerment, police said. According to authorities,...