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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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  • 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...
  • Lincoln County property transfers published June 6

    Lincoln County property transfers published June 6
    Property transfers recorded in the office of Lincoln County Clerk George O. “Sonny” Spoonamore IV. Cathy L. Conder to Ray and Arvileen Arnold, one acre on Bob Johnson Road, in Ellison Ridge area, gift, fair cash value of property conveyed is...
  • 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...
  • U.S. to remove Iranian group Mujahedin Khalq from terrorist list

     
    WASHINGTON -- The small but influential Iranian exile group Mujahedin Khalq will be removed from the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations, a U.S. official said Friday, following a high-priced lobbying campaign claiming the controversial group...
  • 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...
  • Best Grinders

    Best Grinders
    1) A&S Fine Foods Call it a grinder. Call it a sub. Call it a hero. Whatever you call it, and whatever you put in it, one of the grinder's defining features is the bread it's served in. A & S Fine Foods, as a traditional New York-style Italian deli,...
  • Message to symphony orchestras in troubled times: Think positive

    Message to symphony orchestras in troubled times: Think positive
    Fifty years ago, a group of 30 musicians from a dozen different orchestras in the U.S. and Canada met at Roosevelt University here to discuss how they could save their beleaguered profession. It was a terrible time for symphony players. In 1962, most...
  • 5K race in Roanoke honoring veterans

    5K race in Roanoke honoring veterans
    Tunnel to Towers 5K race is a national race and will be in Roanoke on Sunday, September 9th, at Wasena Park, starting at 8 in the morning. The $25 registration fee goes to Stephen Siller's Tunnel to Towers, the organization working to build Patrick...
  • 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...
  • Westchester Housewife Fears Getting "Zapped" In Shower And At The Sink

    Westchester Housewife Fears Getting "Zapped" In Shower And At The Sink
    (Pound Ridge, New York)  When Dr. Harold and Millie Mendelson put their dream house on the market, they demanded $2.5 million dollars from the only buyer they were interested in:  the New York State  Electric and Gas company.  The Mendelsons’...
  • Controversial Etiquette Class For Female Constituents Canceled After Uproar

    Controversial Etiquette Class For Female Constituents Canceled After Uproar
    New York State Senator Marty Golden planned to hold a Polished Professional event that focused on feminine presence and etiquette for his female constituents who needed help looking for a job, but the event was later cancel after coming under fire by...