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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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    Herman Melville proves among the most-valued authors sold by AbeBooks in 2010....
  • Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'

    Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'
    The Passages of H.M. A Novel of Herman Melville Jay Parini Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95 "The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...
  • Woman Pepper-Sprays LI Cabbie, Skips Fare

    Woman Pepper-Sprays LI Cabbie, Skips Fare
    A California woman who took a cab from Manhattan to Long Island pepper-sprayed her driver to skip out on the fare. Amina Williams of Redwood City, Calif., asked cabbie, Alexandre Oseimensuo of New Jersey to drive her from Manhattan to Melville, Long...
  • DA: Largest Seizure of Uncut Heroin on Long Island

    DA: Largest Seizure of Uncut Heroin on Long Island
    Authorities on Long Island seized more than 17 pounds of uncut heroin during a drug bust in Melville - making it the largest seizure of the powerful drug in Suffolk County's history, officials said. Two New Jersey men were arrested outside a Melville...
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    A major drug company, OSI Pharmaceuticals, said last week it was bailing out of Long Island for Westchester County ??? but said Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi had worked hard to keep it here. Company CEO Colin Goddard said in......
  • Gov is back on Long Island - again - deja vu

     
    These guys are becoming an item. Gov. David Paterson will be in the Village of Hempstead on Tuesday, the second time in a barely a week he has visited Long Island, and his second appearance in that time span......