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Mastic

Mastic
Beginnings: The Algonquians roamed its shores for thousands of years. But it took the English barely two generations after landing on Long Island in 1640 to make Mastic their own. By the early 1700s, the Floyds, the Nicolls, the Woodhulls and the Smiths had carved huge estates out of the ragged-edged peninsula jutting into Moriches Bay. One of the principal landowners, Col. William (Tangier) Smith, died in 1705 and left his property to his descendants. Four years later they began construction of a manor house at Mastic that still stands.
Photo: Mastic River, Mastic (Photo from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909)
Beginnings: The Algonquians roamed its shores for thousands of years. But it took the English barely two generations after landing on Long Island in 1640 to make Mastic their own. By the early 1700s, the Floyds, the Nicolls, the Woodhulls and the Smiths had carved huge estates out of the ragged-edged peninsula jutting into Moriches Bay. One of the principal landowners, Col. William (Tangier) Smith, died in 1705 and left his property to his descendants. Four years later they began construction of a manor house at Mastic that still stands.
Photo: Mastic River, Mastic (Photo from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909)
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  • 4 Arrested For Torching Family's Car, Spraying Swastikas

    4 Arrested For Torching Family's Car, Spraying Swastikas
    ROCKY POINT, NY (PIX11) -- Four people are under arrest Thursday for setting a family’s car on fire and spray-painting swastikas and other hate symbols on the charred remains and surrounding area, police said.
  • Gas Leak Spurs Evacuation Of 900 Long Island Homes

    Gas Leak Spurs Evacuation Of 900 Long Island Homes
    A leak in a large propane gas tank at a suburban shopping center forced residents out of 900 homes before dawn on New Year's Day and shut down a swath of roads and railroad service for hours on eastern Long Island. The leak in the 30,000-gallon...

    Suffolk Leg. on Shinnecocks: South Forked tongue?

     
    After last week, the Shinnecock tribe may have trouble knowing whether the Suffolk legislature is with them or against them, Rick Brand reports: The same day legislative officials named the head of a task force to help the tribe...

    LI Construction Worker Shot Dead In His Car

    LI Construction Worker Shot Dead In His Car
    A construction worker was shot to death while he was sitting in his car in Lake Ronkonkoma Monday morning, Suffolk County police said. Raymond Hirt, 51, a construction worker from Mastic Beach, was parked on Beach Street, just south of nearby...

    Cops: Couple Staged Kidnapping Hoax For Ransom Money

    Cops: Couple Staged Kidnapping Hoax For Ransom Money
    A Long Island couple are in police custody after staging a fake kidnapping in order to obtain money from a parent, Suffolk County police announced Monday. Stephanie Benatatos, 21, and her boyfriend Zifiris "John" Valsamis, 24, apparently made telephone...