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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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  • 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...
  • Joseph G. 'Bodie' Finnerty Jr., litigator

    Joseph G. 'Bodie' Finnerty Jr., litigator
    Joseph G. "Bodie" Finnerty Jr., a highly regarded trial lawyer who headed DLA Piper's litigation department and oversaw expansion of the firm to Philadelphia and New York City, died Thursday of Alzheimer's disease at Copper Ridge assisted-living...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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 •...
  • 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...
  • Law firm linked to Erin Brockovich investigates possible contamination in The Acreage

    A law firm that Hollywood-haloed environmental crusader Erin Brockovich works with is investigating whether contamination could have caused cancer in The Acreage. So much so, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. will be at Seminole Ridge High School next week, armed...
  • New York Man Run Over By Tractor-Trailer; Pronounced Dead

    New York Man Run Over By Tractor-Trailer; Pronounced Dead
    A New York man is pronounced dead after he was run over by a tractor-trailer at the Blue Ridge Land Fill in Franklin County today. Rafael Clodover Gaona, 44, was working for KTS Transportation out of Philadelphia driving a refuse truck. He reportedly...
  • 8th District: Jerry Nadler

    Congressman Jerrold Nadler represents New York's Eighth Congressional district. The Eighth, one of the most diverse districts in the nation, includes Manhattan's West Side below 89th Street, Lower Manhattan, and areas of Brooklyn including Borough Park,...
  • 13th District: Tim Cochrane

    Timothy J. Cochrane, the son of a New York City Police Officer and one of eight children growing up in the Cochrane residence, grew up in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn. Following the lead of his father to put his family and his country first, Tim...
  • Mom, Son Charged In Identity Theft Scam

    NEW YORK (WPIX) --  Suffolk County police have arrested a mother and son who are accused of running "a family identity theft business" in which some of the victims were reportedly deceased. Tonia Cheeseman, 63, of Ridge and her son Michael Cheeseman, 41,...