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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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  • Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
  • 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...
  • Officials widen hunt for anthrax

    Investigators offered new details about the anthrax used in the deadly mail attacks yesterday, as the bacteria sickened a State Department mail worker and federal officials widened the hunt for contamination to hundreds of mailrooms and post offices along...
  • Postal route in N.J. tracked

    TRENTON, N.J. - Federal investigators descended on suburban Ewing Township yesterday, tracking a postal carrier's route where at least one of the anthrax-tainted letters that have rattled the nation in recent weeks might have been mailed. FBI agents went...
  • 2 mail workers die, 2 ill

    The capital region's bioterrorism crisis deepened yesterday after two employees at Washington's primary mail-handling facility died of suspected inhalation anthrax, and two others were seriously ill with the same illness. Health authorities said they...
  • 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...
  • Karen Black Dies at 74

    Karen Black, who was Oscar-nommed for "Five Easy Pieces" and starred in films including "Nashville," and "Easy Rider," died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. She was 74. Her husband Stephen Eckelberry announced her death on Facebook, saying "It...
  • Patrol vehicle vandalized in Bel Air [Harford County police blotter]

    Aberdeen Aberdeen police reports: Kim Webb, 38, of the 500 block of East 175th Street in New York City, was charged Saturday with theft between $1,000 and $10,000, scheming to commit theft between $1,000 and $10,000 and having a counterfeit credit...
  • Two Virginians honored by the national wine industry

    Two Virginians honored by the national wine industry
    Two Virginians are among the “20 Most Admired People in the North American Wine Industry,” according to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. The trade magazine based in California recognized Luca Paschina, general manager and winemaker of...
  • Two Virginians receive national wine honors

    Two Virginians receive national wine honors
      Two Virginians are among the “20 Most Admired People in the North American Wine Industry,”  according to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. The trade magazine based in California recognized Luca Paschina, general manager and ...
  • FAU Football Roster

    FAU Football Roster
    ++++++++++++++++++++ ||   || Name || Class || Ht. ||   || || 1 || Lucky Whitehead || JR || 5-10 || 163 || WR || Manassas, VA (Dean College) || || 2 || DeAndre Richardson || RS SR || 6-2 || 180 || WR || Panama City, FL (Bay) || || 2 || Brandin Bryant...