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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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  • 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...
  • 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’...
  • Field finalized for FX’s inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter Live”

     
    A field of international fighters has been set for The Ultimate Fighter Live, which begins its inaugural season on FX March 9 with a special two-and-a-half-hour live premiere airing at 9pm ET/8pm CT (tape-delayed in Pacific and Mountain time zones at...
  • Man charged in pizzeria robbery, and more

     
    The following items were taken from Naperville police records Nov. 28. Armed robbery A 21-year-old man from the 200 block of Bay Colony Drive was …...
  • Elmhurst Chamber Elects New Directors

     
    ELMHURST, Ill., November 8, 2011 – Five of the seven newly-elected members of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry Board of Directors were sworn …...
  • Salmonella alert: Cilantro, curly parsley, Italian parsley recalled

     
    Boncheff Greenhouses, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario is issuing a recall on cilantro, curly parsley and Italian parsley because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts for the week: 1. THE TOASTERS New York City band The Toasters is arguably the longest-running ska band in the United States, having started in 1981, and its 1987 album “Skaboom!” often is credited......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Corbett Defends Higher Ed Cuts.

     
    Nearly 48 hours after he spoke the last syllable of his first budget address, the Mushroom_cloud repercussions of Gov. Tom Corbett's $27.3 billion budget are still being felt across the length and breadth of Our Fair Commonwealth . We caught up with...
  • 9/11 artifact headed for Park Ridge

     
    A piece of the World Trade Center will make its way to Park Ridge soon, two years after the fire department first sent an application …...
  • Residents Complain Of Rotten Stench In Bay Ridge

    Going out for a breath of fresh air has been anything but in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Residents near Shore Road have been holding their breath lately because of a foul stench wafting through their streets. "It smells like poop basically," Nelson Delgado...