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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • News of the Weird: Very Personal Hygiene

    News of the Weird: Very Personal Hygiene
    Orestes De La Paz's exhibit at the Frost Art Museum in Miami in May recalled Chuck Palahniuk's novel and film Fight Club, in which lead character Tyler Durden's principal income source was making upscale soap using discarded liposuctioned fat fetched from...
  • Patricia E. Sadowski, reading specialist

    Patricia E. Sadowski, reading specialist
    Patricia E. Sadowski, a retired Baltimore County public schools reading specialist and music lover, died Sunday from congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Oak Crest Village resident was 76. "Pat worked with children who were...
  • Harford County Police blotter: Street lights shot out in Forest Hill

    Aberdeen Aberdeen police report: A man was exposing himself Thursday at Route 22 and Beards Hill Road. A theft was reported Thursday in the 600 block of West Bel Air Avenue. Construction equipment was stolen at the pumping station in the 300 block...
  • Sandy Hook's Aftermath: Offering Support, Finding Help

    IF YOU WANT TO HELP: The Newtown Bee reports that Newtown town officials and community leaders asked Wednesday that people "temporarily halt any further dispatching of goods to the community, its schools, churches and nonprofit organizations." They said...
  • Your guide to popular shows, concerts and events in Las Vegas

    Your guide to popular shows, concerts and events in Las Vegas
    ALIANTE STATION 702.547.5300 Fourth Friday of the month: Michael Grimm ARIA 877.ZARKANA “Zarkana” by Cirque du Soleil   BALLY’S 888.739.4111 Dec. 3, 5, 6, 8-10, 12, 13, 15 & 16: Taylor Hicks Nightly: “Tony...
  • Police Seek 'Number 8' Killer After Third Shopkeeper Is Slain in Brooklyn

    Police Seek 'Number 8' Killer After Third Shopkeeper Is Slain in Brooklyn
    Police continue to hunt for the so-called "Number 8 Killer," the man they suspect is behind the murders of three Brooklyn shopkeepers, two of them gunned down over the summer. Rahmatollah Vahidipour, 78, of Woodbourne Road in Great Neck, Long Island.,...
  • Brazen break-ins put Muncie residents on edge

    Brazen break-ins put Muncie residents on edge
    More detectives, more patrols. That’s the reality in Muncie after almost a dozen break-ins in less than a month. The first case was reported Sept. 10; the last one October 2. Muncie police believe the break-ins are connected because they all...
  • The Best of "Kosher Style" in Connecticut

    The Best of "Kosher Style" in Connecticut
    Katz's Delicatessen, on Manhattan's East Houston Street, is the most nostalgic of New York's Jewish delis and a destination for food tourists and American Jews searching for their roots. Jared Goldstein of jaredthenyctourguide.com puts Katz's as the...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly sunny, with a high near 93 and south winds 5 to 8 miles per hour in the morning. Friday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Saturday is expected to be...