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Beginnings: Indians called the area Winnecomac - "pleasant land.'' Because the community was split between Huntington and Smithtown and because of conflicting deeds resulting from purchases from different Indian sachems, there were many boundary disputes. They were not resolved until 1675 when Smithtown founder Richard (Bull) Smith was successful in claims made in Dutch and English courts. The resulting dividing line between the two towns also divided the properties of prominent early families with names such as Burr, Wicks, Harned and Whitman, the ancestors of the poet.
Photo: The Hamlet Golf & Country Club grandstand in Commack
Beginnings: Indians called the area Winnecomac - "pleasant land.'' Because the community was split between Huntington and Smithtown and because of conflicting deeds resulting from purchases from different Indian sachems, there were many boundary disputes. They were not resolved until 1675 when Smithtown founder Richard (Bull) Smith was successful in claims made in Dutch and English courts. The resulting dividing line between the two towns also divided the properties of prominent early families with names such as Burr, Wicks, Harned and Whitman, the ancestors of the poet.
Photo: The Hamlet Golf & Country Club grandstand in Commack
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  • For Openers, Plenty of Traffic at Deer Park Tanger

    A grand opening, indeed. On its first day open for business, the Tanger at The Arches outlet center in Deer Park is proving to be a popular destination. Traffic was snarled around the 800,000-square-foot center, with Grand Boulevard -- where there are...
  • Upgraded Charges in Death of Lawyer James DiMartino

    The business partner of a slain Nesconset lawyer pleaded not guilty to upgraded charges Monday in Riverhead, as did one of the three people prosecutors said were hired to carry out the killing. Ronald Thornton, 37, is accused of paying $8,000 to three...
  • Suffolk Cop Killed In Fiery Crash; DWI Suspect Arrested

    COMMACK, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A Plainview man, who had been arrested last month for drunken driving, is behind bars again after reportedly killing a Suffolk County police officer early Sunday morning while driving drunk. Jose Borbon, 23, was trying to make a...
  • Suspect in Fiery Fatal Crash Has 2 DWI Arrests in '09

    A veteran Suffolk County police officer was killed early Sunday when an accused drunken driver plowed into his patrol car, sending it spinning into a pole, where it burst into flames, police said. The Plainview man charged in the accident, Jose Borbon,...
  • Man Forcibly Touches Employee At Babies R Us

    Man Forcibly Touches Employee At Babies R Us
    COMMACK, N.Y. ( WPIX) -- Suffolk County Police have released surveillance pictures of a man they say forcibly touched a female employee at Babies R Us in Commack. Police say the November 18, 2008 attack began after an unknown Hispanic male customer asked...
  • Teen Accused In High School Murder Plot Pleads Not Guilty

    Teen Accused In High School Murder Plot Pleads Not Guilty
    The Long Island teenager who allegedly plotted to murder fellow-students, teachers and staff at his New York high school pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a grand jury indictment charging him with one count of second degree conspiracy. Christopher Franko,...
  • Suffolk Police on the Hunt for Vacuum Thief

    Suffolk Police on the Hunt for Vacuum Thief
    Suffolk Police are looking to bag a vacuum thief. If you notice the man in the photo you can clean up with a cash reward of up to $5,000.00. He is described as a white man in his mid 30's with facial hair, approximately 185 lbs, wearing jeans, black...
  • Options multiply for single parents

    The kids may still be in school and the calendar may still say winter, but vacation time will be here before you know it. For single parents trying to fill two roles, however, a vacation may seem more like work. Travel agents, resorts, touring companies,...