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Amagansett

Amagansett
Beginnings: Jacobus Schellinger brought more to early Long Island than his business ambitions when he moved from New Amsterdam to East Hampton after the English took over the Dutch colony in 1664 and renamed it New York. Three of his children - Abraham, Jacob and Catherine - wanted land to farm, so in 1680 they moved three miles east and founded Amagansett ("place of good water'' in Indian language)
Photo: The Main Highway, Amagansett from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
Beginnings: Jacobus Schellinger brought more to early Long Island than his business ambitions when he moved from New Amsterdam to East Hampton after the English took over the Dutch colony in 1664 and renamed it New York. Three of his children - Abraham, Jacob and Catherine - wanted land to farm, so in 1680 they moved three miles east and founded Amagansett ("place of good water'' in Indian language)
Photo: The Main Highway, Amagansett from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Richard Threlkeld dies at 74; veteran TV anchor and correspondent

    Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday in a car crash on Long Island, N.Y. He was 74.
  • Cops: Rudy Giuliani Accosted in the Hamptons

    Cops: Rudy Giuliani Accosted in the Hamptons
    Former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, was accosted Saturday afternoon in the Hamptons by an infuriated man who threatened to attack him, according to the NY Post. Southampton Town police arrested John McCluskey and charged the 69-year-old Amagansett...

    Headless Body Washes Up On Shore Of LI Beach

    Headless Body Washes Up On Shore Of LI Beach
    A headless, badly decomposed body was discovered on a beach on the eastern end of Long Island, PIX News has learned. According to published reports, the corpse was found by a passer by who was walking along the water in Amagansett beach Sunday afternoon....

    Buckwheat Zydeco beats cancer, announces tour

    Buckwheat Zydeco beats cancer, announces tour
    An Alligator Records Press Release today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, has been declared cancer free by his doctors. Last January, Buckwheat announced he was being...