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Beginnings: Long before droves of senior citizens were drawn to the huge Leisure Village retirement community, the Randalls took up residence on Whiskey Road. In 1728, Stephen Randall staked out a farm in the mid-Island terrain that was once the hunting ground for the region's Indian tribes. So many Randalls followed Stephen that Ridge was originally called Randallville. Early maps also identified it as Ridgeville or Ridgefield, inspired by the geographical feature on its north side. Old-timers still refer to the area as ''the Ridge,'' as the Smith family once did.
Photo: Pond in the woods of Peconic River County Park south of Route 25 in Ridge. (Newsday / Jim Peppler)
Beginnings: Long before droves of senior citizens were drawn to the huge Leisure Village retirement community, the Randalls took up residence on Whiskey Road. In 1728, Stephen Randall staked out a farm in the mid-Island terrain that was once the hunting ground for the region's Indian tribes. So many Randalls followed Stephen that Ridge was originally called Randallville. Early maps also identified it as Ridgeville or Ridgefield, inspired by the geographical feature on its north side. Old-timers still refer to the area as ''the Ridge,'' as the Smith family once did.
Photo: Pond in the woods of Peconic River County Park south of Route 25 in Ridge. (Newsday / Jim Peppler)
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    Kaylin Whitney breaks prep national 100 record in 11.10 seconds

    Kaylin Whitney breaks prep national 100 record in 11.10 seconds
    Clermont East Ridge 16-year-old Kaylin Whitney broke state and national high school records for the 100-meter dash with a winning time of 11.10 seconds on Saturday night at the USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.  Whitney,...

    Sharrika Barnett breaks area 400 record at New Balance nationals

    Sharrika Barnett breaks area 400 record at New Balance nationals
    Oak Ridge junior Sharrika Barnett set an area record of 53.43 seconds to place second in the girls 400-meter dash on Sunday at the New Balance Nationals track and field meet in Greensboro, N.C. Barnett surpassed a record of 53.52 set by Lauren Austin of...

    Hillary: I was once poor like you

     Hillary: I was once poor like you
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