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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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  • Bloomberg Stuns Historical Society With "Inebriated Irish" Joke

    Bloomberg Stuns Historical Society With "Inebriated Irish" Joke
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg shocked a mostly Irish crowd Wednesday night when he joked about being used to seeing "inebriated Irish hanging out the windows" of the Irish Historical Society on Fifth Ave. More than 100 leading Irish-Americans had gathered to...
  • Bloomberg Beer-Drinking Admission Puzzles Crowd

    Bloomberg Beer-Drinking Admission Puzzles Crowd
    For the second time in less than a week, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg shocked a crowd with a strange, alcohol-related comment. "I actually put ice in my beer," Bloomberg boldly announced Monday at the opening of Brooklyn Brewery's latest expansion....
  • 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,...
  • Harford County Police Blotter

    Aberdeen James Emory Chapman, 28, of the 100 block of Hawkins Drive, was charged Tuesday with three fourth-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of vandalism. Sonya Nicole Risby, 20, of the first block of East Bel Air...
  • Sample food from Chef Jehan deNoue at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Dec. 13

    Sample food from Chef Jehan deNoue at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Dec. 13
    Holiday parties can become a bit stale and redundant after a while. And let's face it, the best part of the holiday season is the food. Chef Jehan deNoüe, resident chef of Albano Appliance & Service in Pound Ridge, New York is here to help freshen...
  • 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...
  • Ruth B. Gans, legislative aide

    Ruth B. Gans, legislative aide
    Ruth B. Gans, who had worked in Annapolis as a legislative aide and later for several state agencies, died Jan. 20 of a brain tumor and pneumonia at the Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care in Brookhaven, N.Y. The Fells Point resident was...
  • Fake Cop And Accused Child Molester Did It Before

    Fake Cop And Accused Child Molester Did It Before
    An accused sexual pervert, arrested Thursday for attacking a fifteen-year old boy, should not have been out on the streets in the first place.  The NYPD had the chance to arrest 50-year old Steven Pappas back in 2009, after a twelve-year old victim...
  • No link between Virginia earthquake and fracking, scientists say

    Scientists say there is no link between a controversial natural gas drilling technique and the Virginia earthquake that rattled the East Coast in August. “Let’s be very clear: fracking did not cause the Virginia earthquake,” said...
  • Jury Selection Underway For Laura Garza Trial

    Jury Selection Underway For Laura Garza Trial
    25-year-old Laura Garza came from Texas to New York to chase her dreams of being a dancer--but six months later she was dead after a night of clubbing, leaving her family to grieve over her tragic loss while awaiting news of her disappearance. Charged...
  • Setting the table for first-ever Carroll County Restaurant Week

    County restaurants are hoping residents and visitors alike will sink their teeth into the first-ever Carroll County Restaurant Week, scheduled for Aug. 21-28. Promising a wide variety of menus and deals for lunches and dinners, the goal of the...