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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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  • Gore Vidal's "Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated"

    Comparing the work of Gore Vidal--22 novels, five plays, numerous screenplays and hundreds of essays--with, say, the highly publicized grumblings of Cornel West over whether Harvard or Princeton was a more congenial academic environment for an African...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police Investigating FDNY Involved Bar Brawl

    Police Investigating FDNY Involved Bar Brawl
    Police are investigating a violent bar brawl involving New York's Bravest that left 4 men badly injured. According to reports, the fight erupted inside the Salty Dog bar in Bay Ridge in the early hours of Saturday morning after a bar patron...
  • Holocaust Survivor Evicted from Brooklyn Apartment

    Holocaust Survivor Evicted from Brooklyn Apartment
    The family of a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor, who was kicked out of her rent-controlled apartment, is fighting to overturn the eviction. Eta Eckstein was booted from her Bay Ridge apartment while she had reportedly been recovering at a nearby...
  • 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,...