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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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  • Speeding Driver Kills A Man, Charged With DWI

    Speeding Driver Kills A Man, Charged With DWI
    Suffolk County Police arrested a man for driving while intoxicated following a fatal crash which left one man dead. Kenneth Lesser, 58, of Commack, was driving a Toyota van on Tuesday evening when he was struck by a Ford truck at the intersection of...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...