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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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  • ReServe nonprofit mobilizes professionals 55 and over for community work

    It's a chance for professionals 55 and older to give back to the community and make a little money. ReServe, a nonprofit that mobilizes skilled retirees to help community groups, is expanding from its South Florida base in Miami into Broward and Palm...
  • Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News

    Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
  • 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...
  • John Kass: Hillary: I was once poor like you

    Hillary Clinton graced Chicago this week on her Planet Hillary Global Domination Tour as she seeks the presidency. And she proved something the other day. She proved that she finally stands for something. Hillary stands for people who are "dead broke"...
  • Hillary: I was once poor like you

     Hillary: I was once poor like you
    Hillary Clinton graced Chicago this week on her Planet Hillary Global Domination Tour as she seeks the presidency. And she proved something the other day. She proved that she finally stands for something. Hillary stands for people who are "dead broke"...
  • Area sprinters win Golden South Classic 100s, tickets to New York City

    Area sprinters win Golden South Classic 100s, tickets to New York City
    Teahna Daniels and Terry Jerningan ran blistering 100-meter dash times on a scorching hot track to win expenses-paid tickets to New York City on Saturday. Both beat stellar fields at the Golden South Classic, where temperatures reached 94 at the First...
  • Counterfeit $20 bills reported at Wegmans Blvd. store [Harford police blotter]

    Maryland State Police and Harford County Sheriff's Office report: Aberdeen Danielle Nichole Nixon, 28, of the 2400 block of Post Road, was arrested Friday on a bench warrant in a case in which he is charged with two counts of vandalism. A person was...
  • 10 for the road: Breathtaking views

    Most breathtaking views in the U.S., according to Men's Journal (tinyurl.com/kucjg65): • Franconia Ridge, New Hampshire • Hudson River, New York City • Charlies Bunion, North Carolina • The Florida Keys Haystacks •...
  • Lincoln County property transfers published Sept. 12

    Lincoln County property transfers published Sept. 12
    Property transfers recorded in the office of Lincoln County Clerk George O. “Sonny” Spoonamore IV. Jane Tamme to Stephen and Valerie Day, 2.206 acres off U.S. 27, south of Stanford, $20,000. Samuel M. and Rebecca Byler to Norman and...
  • Three Orange County office buildings sold as market picks up

    Three Orange County office buildings sold as market picks up
    Three office buildings in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach have sold in two transactions that, combined, industry observers valued at more than $90 million as investor demand for Orange County commercial properties heats up. The sales to large national...