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Massapequa

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
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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  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Elderly Man Arrested for Sex Assault On Teen

    MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. - An elderly man was arrested Wednesday after cops say he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy. Sami Ishaq, 74, of Lindenhurst, is registered in Suffolk County as a low risk, level one sexual offender. Nassau County police say Ishaq had...
  • Police: Couple Robbed Banks to Support Drug Habit

    EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A Long Island couple had such a serious drug addiction, they robbed banks in Nassau County to get money to support their habits, according to police. David Graf, 29, of Seaford, was charged Tuesday with third-degree robbery in...
  • 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....
  • Thieves Crash Car, Leave Child Abandoned

    Thieves Crash Car, Leave Child Abandoned
    Nassau County police are on the hunt for a woman and a man, who are accused of stealing a car, crashing it into a Massapequa home and abandoning a 5-year-old girl in the vehicle. According to police, the crash occurred around 3:54 p.m.on Carmans Road....
  • Driver Flees After Crashing into House, Leave Child in Backseat

    Driver Flees After Crashing into House, Leave Child in Backseat
    MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. -- A 5-year-old girl was found abandoned in the backseat of a stolen car in Massapequa. According to Nassau County police, two male suspects were spotted running from the stolen car Monday afternoon, leaving the child behind. It is...
  • Ex-Student Arrested On Long Island For Columbine-Type Threat

    Ex-Student Arrested On Long Island For Columbine-Type Threat
    A teenager on Long Island was arrested after he threatened to go on a shooting spree at his former high school on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Nathan Myres, 17, of Massapequa was arrested Friday after he threatened to open...