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Woodbury (Oyster Bay, New York)

Woodbury (Oyster Bay, New York)
Beginnings: Woodbury was part of the large land purchase that Welsh settler Robert Williams made in 1648 from the Matinecock Indians. By the mid-1700s a small number of farmers began to cultivate land in the area. The center of the community was a tiny schoolhouse, notable mainly because poet Walt Whitman taught there for the 1837-38 school year. The tiny community remained isolated, connected only by old Indian paths to Cold Spring Harbor and Jericho, until the railroad arrived in nearby Syosset in 1854. In time, that attracted more farmers to the area, who saw that the Syosset train station opened up the large markets of western Queens, Brooklyn and New York.
Photo: Jericho Turnpike a...
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Beginnings: Woodbury was part of the large land purchase that Welsh settler Robert Williams made in 1648 from the Matinecock Indians. By the mid-1700s a small number of farmers began to cultivate land in the area. The center of the community was a tiny schoolhouse, notable mainly because poet Walt Whitman taught there for the 1837-38 school year. The tiny community remained isolated, connected only by old Indian paths to Cold Spring Harbor and Jericho, until the railroad arrived in nearby Syosset in 1854. In time, that attracted more farmers to the area, who saw that the Syosset train station opened up the large markets of western Queens, Brooklyn and New York.
Photo: Jericho Turnpike at Woodbury from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Galante Donors Gave To Senator

    Contributions from associates and friends of now-indicted garbage executive James Galante to the 2004 presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman have sparked the interest of federal investigators. Lieberman's bid for the White House took in at...
  • Dentist Arrested For Forcibly Touching His Patient

    Dentist Arrested For Forcibly Touching His Patient
    A Lynbrook dentist was arrested Monday and charged with engaging in inappropriate sexual contact with a patient in his care. Fred Lipp, 73, of Woodbury forcibly touched a female patient on April 28, Nassau County Police said. The woman was having...
  • Ambulance Slams Into Pole While Transporting Patient

    Ambulance Slams Into Pole While Transporting Patient
    One person is injured after an ambulance crashed into pole while transporting a patient to the hospital Thursday morning, stated Nassau County Police. Cops say the ambulance was near the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Woodbury Road when it...
  • Jersey Shore Outlets Open in Time for Holiday Shopping

    TINTON FALLS, N.J. - If you're looking for a new designer wardrobe for less, you're in luck. Despite the souring economy, cutbacks, and less consumer spending the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets celebrated it's grand opening Thursday. The big four-day...
  • Icy Road Conditions Cause Accidents

    Icy road conditions are taking their toll on the Christmas Eve morning rush-hour, causing a series of accidents -- including two rollover crashes in Nassau County. Nassau County police announced that all entrance and exit ramps between Exit 43 and Exit...
  • Suspect Accused of Stuffing Sand into Jell-O Pudding Boxes

    Suspect Accused of Stuffing Sand into Jell-O Pudding Boxes
    Authorities are investigating three incidents on Long Island in which boxes of JELL-O pudding mix were tampered with. Suffolk County police say the incidents, which occurred on March 24 and 25, occurred at Stop & Shop locations in both Smithtown and...
  • Charges Expected In Upstate NY School Attack Plot

    Charges Expected In Upstate NY School Attack Plot
    A 15-year-old New York boy is accused of stockpiling gasoline, propane, fuses and a machete for a planned school attack on the anniversary of the Columbine school massacre. The detective who interviewed the teenager says the boy burst into tears and...
  • Rocklin Makes List of Best Places to Live

    Rocklin Makes List of Best Places to Live
    Rocklin is among one of the Top 100 places to live, according to CNNmoney.com. The town ranks 65th because of its extensive recreational programs, many parks and strong school district. Rocklin's Finn Hall, is a popular reception hall used for many...
  • Wedding Wednesdays: Picking The Right Music Entertainment

    Wedding Wednesdays: Picking The Right Music Entertainment
    Bravura Art of Entertainment is giving us the low down on planning entertainment for your wedding. We also had DJ Alfonso in studio to give us a taste of their musical artistry and skill from 7am to 9am. Anthony Del Corvo of Bravura said to keep these...
  • 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....