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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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  • Trash Executive Expected To Plead Guilty

    Trash Executive Expected To Plead Guilty
    James Galante, the accused architect of a sweeping conspiracy to inflate trash-hauling prices in western Connecticut and New York, is expected to drop his long-standing claim of innocence and plead guilty to federal tax and racketeering charges as early...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...