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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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  • Wycliffe Johnson dies at 47; helped modernize dancehall music genre

    Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson, a keyboardist and producer who helped steer Jamaican music for nearly two decades and modernize the dancehall genre, has died. He was 47. Johnson died Sept. 1 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, N.Y., following a...
  • Patchogue mayor's town pay exceeds state limits

     
    Brookhaven's new deputy supervisor for economic development, Paul Pontieri, left, gets a part-time $60,000 salary which is double that allowed under state limits, but the impact of the restriction will not take effect until next year because half the........
  • Peeping Landlord Charged With Videotaping 16-Year-Old's Room

    Peeping Landlord Charged With Videotaping 16-Year-Old's Room
    Suffolk County Police arrested a landlord Wednesday who they say installed video and audio equipment to spy on a teenage girl at an East Patchogue home. Police say Louis Bosco, 44, installed several hidden cameras and an audio device in the girl's...
  • B'khaven cannot Tune out big-boxes and hire-freezes

     
    Here's an unusual local dispatch on an unusual local proceeding, from Patrick Whittle: When the Brookhaven Town board declined to set a public hearing about a controversial East Patchogue Wal-Mart project, about 150 residents left Town Hall in a......
  • Guardian Angels Hitting Streets of Local Town to Combat Race Issues

    PATCHOGUE, NEW YORK - There's a new force patrolling the streets of Patchogue: the Guardian Angels. The Angels are spreading out into neighborhoods and on Main Street during night time hours. Their main mission is to add a level of protection for...
  • Charge in Hate-Slay Upgraded to Murder

    The teen accused of wielding the knife in the fatal hate-crime stabbing of an Ecuadorean immigrant in Patchogue will face an upgraded charge of murder, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. And all seven Patchogue-Medford High School students...
  • Levy attended night vigil with 'no politicians here...'

     
    As described in this previous post, Suffolk Executive Steve Levy on Monday sidestepped a question about which services he attended relating to the death of Marcelo Lucero. Today reporter Reid Epstein follows up: Levy spokesman Dan Aug said the......
  • Grand Jury Indicts Teens In Immigrant Killing

    PATCHOGUE, NEW YORK - Emotions continue to run high in the Long Island town of Patchogue. The state Human Rights Commissioner attended a meeting Friday aimed at healing the community and at times tempers flared. Things got real tense when Suffolk...
  • Steve Levy: Leaderless in Suffolk?

     
    Given the puzzling decision of some editors here to have our "hyper-local" newspaper devote its cover for two straight days to fluffy wire stories about Barack Obama instead of the hate murder of a Hispanic immigrant in Patchogue, you......
  • Levy on immigrant killing: Just a one-day story!!!

     
    Our Reid Epstein, covering the Patchogue gang killing, interviews Suffolk executive Steve Levy, who insists that the hate murder of a Hispanic immigrant would just be a one-day story if people weren't trying to pick on his policies on......
  • Latino Group Suing Parents of Hate Crime Suspects

    A Latino advocacy group is suing the parents of the seven Patchogue-Medford High School students charged in the fatal stabbing of an Ecuadorean immigrant, saying the mothers and fathers should be held accountable for how they raise the children. The...