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Yaphank

Beginnings: In the mid 18th century, two mills were built along the Carmen's River by John Homan. These two mills inspired the first name for the town: Millville. In 1846 a post office was opened in the town, but because Millville was the name of thirteen other New York State towns, the town was renamed "Yaphank", from the Native American word "Yamphanke", meaning "bank of a river". In 1843 the Long Island Rail Road built a railroad station in Yaphank (still named Millville at the time), and virtually overnight the small mill town became a major commercial center.
Beginnings: In the mid 18th century, two mills were built along the Carmen's River by John Homan. These two mills inspired the first name for the town: Millville. In 1846 a post office was opened in the town, but because Millville was the name of thirteen other New York State towns, the town was renamed "Yaphank", from the Native American word "Yamphanke", meaning "bank of a river". In 1843 the Long Island Rail Road built a railroad station in Yaphank (still named Millville at the time), and virtually overnight the small mill town became a major commercial center. « Show less

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  • Body Found at New York Recycling Center

    Body Found at New York Recycling Center
    A male's body was found at a recycling company in Yaphank, New York Thursday morning, according to Suffolk Police.
  • Over 50 Cats Discovered In Long Island Home

    Over 50 Cats Discovered In Long Island Home
    What started out as an response to a medical emergency soon unraveled into a full blown animal rescue after authorities uncovered over 50 cats in a Long Island home. According to officials, police were called to a home on Gerard Road in Yaphank Tuesday...

    Remains Found On LI Beach Not Of Missing NJ Woman

    Remains Found On LI Beach Not Of Missing NJ Woman
    The human remains found off Ocean Parkway, west of Cedar Beach, on March 29 have been determined to not be those of missing New Jersey woman Shannan Gilbert, officials announced Thursday. As the investigation into Gilbert's disappearance continues,...

    Sketches Of Victims, Photos Released In Gilgo Beach Investigation

    Sketches Of Victims, Photos Released In Gilgo Beach Investigation
    The discovery of 10 bodies in the sands surrounding Gilgo Beach has mustered up more questions than clues, and has had authorities on Long Island scratching their heads for months. In a quest to identify more victims, Suffolk County officials released...

    Gun Shop Owner Busted In Nassau County Runs Range For Suffolk County

    Last week PIX 11 News told you about 4 Nassau County gun shop owners and some of their employees that were busted, charged with selling illegal assault weapons. Now it turns out one of those gun shop owners 40 year old Mark Wroobel of Hunter Sports in...