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Melville

Melville
Beginnings: Melville developed at the intersection of two Indian paths that became major roads. One was first known as Neguntalogue Road and later South Path. It was traveled by Indians and then settlers bringing salt hay from the South Shore to Huntington, and now it is Route 110. Indians originally called the area Sunsquams. After settlement by whites, it was first known in the 17th Century as Samuel Ketcham's Valley after one of the earliest residents. Later it was called Sweet Hollow, perhaps because early settlers found wild honey in the trees growing there.
Photo: The $100,000 Station at Pinelawn from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
Beginnings: Melville developed at the intersection of two Indian paths that became major roads. One was first known as Neguntalogue Road and later South Path. It was traveled by Indians and then settlers bringing salt hay from the South Shore to Huntington, and now it is Route 110. Indians originally called the area Sunsquams. After settlement by whites, it was first known in the 17th Century as Samuel Ketcham's Valley after one of the earliest residents. Later it was called Sweet Hollow, perhaps because early settlers found wild honey in the trees growing there.
Photo: The $100,000 Station at Pinelawn from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Moby and his globe collection find a home in the Hollywood Hills

    Moby and his globe collection find a home in the Hollywood Hills
    For a decade, while traveling to perform in concerts, Moby was looking for a new place to call home. His longtime city of choice, New York, had become so gentrified and expensive that artists — his spiritual kin — were being driven out.
  • André Schiffrin dies at 78; publisher founded nonprofit New Press

    When André Schiffrin was fired in 1990 as editor in chief of Pantheon Books, it was regarded as a loud shot in the war between commercialism and quality in American publishing. There were protests by noted authors, including Studs Terkel and Kurt...

    Lee Melville dies at 74; longtime champion of L.A. theater scene

    Lee Melville, a fierce champion of theater in Los Angeles who was founding editor of the online LA Stage Times magazine and its predecessor, LA Stage, has died. He was 74. Melville was found dead May 21 in West Hollywood. He took his own life, according...

    Throwing the book at 'Thieves of Book Row'

    It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...

    Mailbag: Even those without clout can dislike fire rings

    I read Chris Epting's perspective on the beach fire issue this morning and I wanted to give you another perspective. I live in Huntington Beach about two blocks from the beach. I am not a "wealthy person" who is trying to keep others from beach...