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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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  • 85-Thousand Pounds of Trash Removed From Home

    85-Thousand Pounds of Trash Removed From Home
    A Long Island father and son who accumulated nearly 85,000 pounds of garbage on their property are facing thousands of dollars in fines, Suffolk County officials said. Code enforcement officials removed the mounds of rubbish, which required 10 garbage...
  • Woman Claims Rape By Suffolk Jail Officer

    Woman Claims Rape By Suffolk Jail Officer
    A female prisoner at the Suffolk County jail was beaten, sodomized, raped and impregnated by a correction officer in May, according to a notice of claim filed last week that asks for $50 million in damages from the county. The Mastic Beach woman, whom...