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Barack Obama

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  • Thanks To Obama, Things Worse Than During Depression

    Cal Thomas' July 2 column, "Obama's Arrogance Destroying Our Nation" [Opinion] hit the nail right on the head.
  • What About Founders' Intent?

    Columnist Cal Thomas needs a history lesson [July 4, Opinion, "Our Founders' Plan Is Being Disregarded"].The Federalist Papers were written by James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton in an attempt to convince others to support ratification of the...

    Long Waits For VA Health Care Rose Sharply In Connecticut

     Long Waits For VA Health Care Rose Sharply In Connecticut
    WASHINGTON — Since the scandal this spring over long wait times and cover-ups of poor performance at veterans' health facilities, there's been a sharp upturn in the number of Connecticut veterans who have waited more than 30 days to receive...

    No Need For Congress?

    With the unilateral lawmaking and unchecked regulatory actions of his executive orders, our Hugo Chavez-like banana republic dictator Barack Obama has eliminated the need for a Congress of representatives and senators. Congress' abdication of its...

    Executive Orders Score: Reagan 381, Obama 182

    Letter writer Steve Scheffel [July 1, "Subverting Checks and Balances"] should get his facts straight before railing against the president's use of executive orders. Currently, President Obama has signed 182 such orders, compared to conservative icon...
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Ridge

Ridge
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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