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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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  • Connecticut shootings: Gun control is Sunday’s main topic

     
    Sunday morning programs have revised their guest lineups in response to the Connecticut school shootings. Here's an update on those programs, where gun control will be a recurring topic: “Meet the Press” welcomes New York Mayor Michael...
  • 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...
  • Sports TV and radio: Thursday's 8/14 log (updated Thursday AM)

    5:30 a.m.    Golf: Made in Denmark first round (in Farso).--Golf 6:15 a.m.    Basketball: U17 World quarterfinal (in Dubai, United Arab Emirates).--ESPNU 9:30 a.m.    Golf: Made in Denmark first round (in Farso).--Golf Noon    Baseball: L.A. Dodgers at...
  • Bay Street Players' two-person play 'The Guys' acknowledges unimaginable tragedy of 9-11

    EUSTIS — Who can forget the horror they felt Sept. 11, 2001? Because many people would like to mark the day in a meaningful way, the Bay Street Players will present "The Guys," a two-person performance about regular people in irregular times....
  • 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...
  • 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 •...
  • Menu at mk for Obama fundraiser

    Menu at mk for Obama fundraiser
    A dinner featuring only sustainably produced American food and wine is being set for President Obama at a fundraising dinner Thursday at mk, according to a press release from the restaurant. Chefs Michael Kornick and Erick Williams are planning a multi-...
  • Evolving with cookbook author Mollie Katzen

    Evolving with cookbook author Mollie Katzen
    Mollie Katzen believes "vegetarian" should be used as an adjective rather than a noun. "I like to avoid the labels that keep people in different camps," says the Berkeley, Calif.-based cookbook author, whose 1977 "Moosewood Cookbook" served as a Rosetta...
  • Marilyn Minter willfully misfires glamour shots

    Marilyn Minter willfully misfires glamour shots
    Marilyn Minter's latest pictures look like high fashion throwing up: Big, glossy close-ups of lipsticked mouths spewing diamonds, pearls and colorful, glittering goo. Both luminous and grotesque, they are meant to evoke the experience of flipping through...
  • 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...