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Ronkonkoma

Ronkonkoma
Beginnings: Smithtown founder Richard Smith's original holdings included the headwaters of the Nissequogue River east to a "freshwater pond called Raconkamuck,'' which translates as "the boundary fishing place'' in the Algonquian language. What is now known as Lake Ronkonkoma served as a boundary between lands occupied by four Indian communities: Nissequogues, Setaukets, Secatogues and Unkechaugs. It is now owned by the Town of Islip under the terms of the Nichols Patent, while land around it is controlled by three governments - Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven. That's because different Indian communities gave separate deeds to the land under their control.
Photo: Ronkonkoma LIRR station...
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Beginnings: Smithtown founder Richard Smith's original holdings included the headwaters of the Nissequogue River east to a "freshwater pond called Raconkamuck,'' which translates as "the boundary fishing place'' in the Algonquian language. What is now known as Lake Ronkonkoma served as a boundary between lands occupied by four Indian communities: Nissequogues, Setaukets, Secatogues and Unkechaugs. It is now owned by the Town of Islip under the terms of the Nichols Patent, while land around it is controlled by three governments - Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven. That's because different Indian communities gave separate deeds to the land under their control.
Photo: Ronkonkoma LIRR station (Newsday \ Don Jacobsen)
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  • Weekend Commuters To Expect Service Disruptions On Subway, LIRR

    Weekend Commuters To Expect Service Disruptions On Subway, LIRR
    Weekend commuters can expect several service changes on numerous subway lines and the Long Island Railroad as maintenance work continues. The MTA says the affected lines will be rerouted or replaced with shuttle buses for certain stretches. The only...
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  • Off-Duty NYPD Cop Accused Of Showing Gun On Train

    Off-Duty NYPD Cop Accused Of Showing Gun On Train
    Authorities say an off-duty New York City police officer who displayed a handgun while trying to quiet unruly passengers on a train has been arrested and suspended without pay. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say Officer David Hendrick on...
  • Stimulus Dollars To Fund $25.5 Million Revamp Of LIRR

    Stimulus Dollars To Fund $25.5 Million Revamp Of LIRR
    Governor David Paterson unveiled yesterday his plan to utilize $25.5 million in stimulus money to finance a new, environmentally-friendly Long Island Rail Road. Using money from the federal economic-recovery package, a train-washing station will be built...
  • LIRR CUSTOMERS ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR THURSDAY'S AM & PM RUSH HOURS, AUG. 26

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  • LIRR Suspends Service Due To Hurricane Earl

    LIRR Suspends Service Due To Hurricane Earl
    The Long Island Rail Road announced it has suspended service on Friday to the East End of Long Island due to safety reasons as Hurricane Earl quickly approaches the east coast. The transit agency says service east of Speonk on the Montauk Branch and east...
  • Local Newspaper Compares Obamas To "Sanford & Son"

    Local Newspaper Compares Obamas To "Sanford & Son"
    Photos of President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle that surfaced in a Republican newspaper last week have caused a flurry of controversy on Long Island. The pictures featured in the weekly Smithtown Messenger, created by Phillip Sciarello, features...
  • LI Construction Worker Shot Dead In His Car

    LI Construction Worker Shot Dead In His Car
    A construction worker was shot to death while he was sitting in his car in Lake Ronkonkoma Monday morning, Suffolk County police said. Raymond Hirt, 51, a construction worker from Mastic Beach, was parked on Beach Street, just south of nearby...
  • Haiti Victim Receives Life Changing Surgery at LI Hospital

    Haiti Victim Receives Life Changing Surgery at LI Hospital
    Her leg was crushed in the earthquake but instead of settling for an amputation, a woman from Haiti did the unthinkable and made an amazing journey to Long Island. When doctors see a break like this, they want to get the patient into the operating room...