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Patchogue

Patchogue
It was nicknamed Milltown because of the many mills -- gristmills, sawmills, paper, wool, cotton mills -- that operated on Patchogue waterways from as early as 1750. The village's permanent name may have derived from Pochaug or Paushag, which were the early settlers' interpretation of the name of Indians who lived in the vicinity.
Photo: Inside Shands General Store on West Main Street, about 1915.
It was nicknamed Milltown because of the many mills -- gristmills, sawmills, paper, wool, cotton mills -- that operated on Patchogue waterways from as early as 1750. The village's permanent name may have derived from Pochaug or Paushag, which were the early settlers' interpretation of the name of Indians who lived in the vicinity.
Photo: Inside Shands General Store on West Main Street, about 1915.
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  • Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims

    Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Lowe’s will be distributing more than 22,000 traditional, family-style Thanksgiving meals from Boston Market to families in the hardest hit communities of Hurricane Sandy. These heat-and-serve dinners will be distributed on a first come, first served basis on Wednesday, November 21 beginning at 11:00 AM.
  • Long Island Mother, Grandmother Busted For DWI, Had 3 Kids In Car: Cops

    Long Island Mother, Grandmother Busted For DWI, Had 3 Kids In Car: Cops
    Suffolk County Police arrested and charged a Bellport mother and grandmother Sunday with driving drunk with three children in the car. They say Zona Taylor, 43, of 752 Michigan Ave. was heading west on Montauk Highway in a 2005 Dodge Neon, when she got...

    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...

    Father Overdosed On Heroin While Caring For Children

    Father Overdosed On Heroin While Caring For Children
    A Shirley man was arrested and charged Sunday after he overdosed on heroin at his home while looking after his children, Suffolk County Police said. According to authorities, officers discovered Thomas Koch unresponsive at the Lombardy Drive home at...

    Former B'khaven aide is new LI director for NY Labor dept.

     
    Mark J. Grossman, one-time regional aide to Gov. Mario Cuomo, has landed a $110,000-a-year job as Long Island regional director of the State Labor Department. Grossman, 51, of East Patchogue, who started in the new post a week ago, had...