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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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  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • LI Man Arrested In Connection With Six Bank Robberies

    LI Man Arrested In Connection With Six Bank Robberies
    A Massapequa man was arrested in connection with six bank robberies that all took place in Nassau County, according to detectives. Michael Accianto, 39, was arrested at the Nassau County Probation Office, located in Mineola, on Friday after he reported...
  • 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...