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Medford

Medford
Beginnings: When the Long Island Rail Road reached what is now Medford in 1843, it was a good connection for the stagecoach line that ran between Patchogue and Port Jefferson along what was Stage Road (now Route 112). People started coming from miles around to get their mail. The soil was poor for farming, but the woods offered copious lumbering, and there were miles of land to be sold. The railroad held an auction in New York City in 1850 to peddle lots. The O.L. Schwenke Land & Investment Co. bought four square miles, and sold 25-by-100-foot lots for $10 to $75.
Photo: The Railroad Station, Medford from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
Beginnings: When the Long Island Rail Road reached what is now Medford in 1843, it was a good connection for the stagecoach line that ran between Patchogue and Port Jefferson along what was Stage Road (now Route 112). People started coming from miles around to get their mail. The soil was poor for farming, but the woods offered copious lumbering, and there were miles of land to be sold. The railroad held an auction in New York City in 1850 to peddle lots. The O.L. Schwenke Land & Investment Co. bought four square miles, and sold 25-by-100-foot lots for $10 to $75.
Photo: The Railroad Station, Medford from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Hundreds of Stations Cut Analog Signals

    NEW YORK (AP) - About a quarter of the nation's TV stations cut off their analog signals Tuesday, causing sets to go dark in households that were not prepared for digital television despite two years of warnings about the transition. Though most...
  • Ponytail-Wearing Robber Holds Up LI Bank

    Ponytail-Wearing Robber Holds Up LI Bank
    Police on Long Island are investigating a bank robbery in Medford that happened Thursday morning. According to Suffolk County detectives, the holdup happened at a TD Bank branch located on Route 112 at around 9 a.m. A suspect entered the bank,...
  • Fourth Teen Pleads Guilty in LI Hate Crime Stabbing

    Fourth Teen Pleads Guilty in LI Hate Crime Stabbing
    Jordan Dasch, of Medford, pleaded guilty in Suffolk County court today to gang assault in the first degree and fourth degree conspiracy for his role in the fatal assault of Marcelo Lucero in Patchogue on November 8, 2008. State Supreme Court Justice...
  • Suspects In Long Island Pharmacy Massacre Plead Guilty

    Suspects In Long Island Pharmacy Massacre Plead Guilty
    The gunman who went on a shooting rampage, killing four people in cold blood at a Long Island pharmacy all in a quest for prescription drugs, pleaded guilty to murder charges Thursday. David Laffer, 33, pleaded guilty to first degree murder and robbery...
  • We Had No Warning Before Pharmacy Murders: Suffolk Police

    We Had No Warning Before Pharmacy Murders: Suffolk Police
    A very angry Suffolk County Police Commissioner is lashing out against a Newsday report, which states his cops might have prevented the Medford pharmacy massacre in June, if they'd seized David Laffer's licensed pistols, five months before the suspect...
  • Giants' World Champs Trophy Stops in Sacramento

    Giants' World Champs Trophy Stops in Sacramento
    Thousands of people stood in line for hours in Sacramento for a chance to take a photo with the MLB's top trophy. The San Francisco Giants are sharing their World Champions Trophy with Giants fans all over the state leading up to the 2011 baseball...
  • Pharmacy Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

    Pharmacy Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
    Quadruple murder suspect David Laffer, the man police believe shot and killed four people in cold blood at a Long Island pharmacy earlier this week, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday to murder charges. Laffer, 33, along with his wife Melinda Brady...
  • Schumer Wants Crackdown On Prescription Drug Abuse

    Schumer Wants Crackdown On Prescription Drug Abuse
    The massacre inside a Long Island pharmacy has Sen. Charles Schumer calling for a federal crackdown on prescription drug abuse. He says narcotic abuse has risen to levels not seen since the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980's. "Once they become crazed,...
  • LI Tip Jar Bandit Arrested; Stole Money To Fund Drug Habit

    LI Tip Jar Bandit Arrested; Stole Money To Fund Drug Habit
    Police have arrested a Long Island man who stole numerous tips and donation jars from businesses to support his drug habit. Lawrence Reilly, 47, of Hanrahan Avenue in Farmingville, was arrested Sunday when an investigation revealed that Reilly entered...
  • Gunman Indicted In Medford Massacre

    Gunman Indicted In Medford Massacre
    It was revealed Friday that 33-year-old David Laffer, the accused gunman in the 'Medford Pharmacy Massacre', was indicted by a Suffolk County, New York, Grand Jury. He is accused in connection with the quadruple fatal drugstore killings on Father's Day....
  • DA Releases Details Showing Medford Victims Never Had A Chance Of Survival

    DA Releases Details Showing Medford Victims Never Had A Chance Of Survival
    On Thursday, the Suffolk County DA announced the grisly details as to how David Laffer alllegedly walked into the Haven Drugs Pharmacy on Father's Day morning and executed four innocent people.    The news conference came on the heels of the 33-year-...