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Bay Shore

Bay Shore
Beginnings: In October, 1708, Queen Anne of England confirmed John Mowbray's purchase of land that was to become Bay Shore and Brightwaters. Mowbray, a tailor and teacher from Southampton, is said to have paid the fish-dependent Secatogue Indians ``several eel spears'' for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters land. Sagtikos Manor to the west of the hamlet is traditionally considered part of Bay Shore, but its original patent in 1693 went to Stephen Van Courtlandt, a Dutch merchant related by marriage to William Nicoll, a wealthy New York politician who received the earliest royal grants for land that is now Islip Town.
Photo: West Lake Drive, "Brightwaters," Bayshore
Beginnings: In October, 1708, Queen Anne of England confirmed John Mowbray's purchase of land that was to become Bay Shore and Brightwaters. Mowbray, a tailor and teacher from Southampton, is said to have paid the fish-dependent Secatogue Indians ``several eel spears'' for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters land. Sagtikos Manor to the west of the hamlet is traditionally considered part of Bay Shore, but its original patent in 1693 went to Stephen Van Courtlandt, a Dutch merchant related by marriage to William Nicoll, a wealthy New York politician who received the earliest royal grants for land that is now Islip Town.
Photo: West Lake Drive, "Brightwaters," Bayshore
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  • 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...
  • West Nile Virus Reported On Long Island

    West Nile Virus Reported On Long Island
    Break out the bug spray. West Nile Virus is back on Long Island. "The confirmation of West Nile virus in a mosquito pool indicates that the virus is actively circulating within the mosquito population," said Dr. James Tomarken, the Commissioner of...
  • Toddler Dies After Falling Into Backyard Pool

    Toddler Dies After Falling Into Backyard Pool
    An East Islip toddler drowned in a backyard swimming pool Wednesday afternoon, according to the Suffolk County Police. Byron McArthur, 21 months old, entered the pool by climbing up a ladder. A family member found the boy at the bottom of the pool and...
  • Long Island House Explosion Kills Baby, Injures at least 14 Others

    Long Island House Explosion Kills Baby, Injures at least 14 Others
    A house explosion on Long Island Tuesday has killed a baby and hospitalized at least fourteen others. The baby, an 18-month-old boy, was rushed to the hospital, but died shortly after, according to reports.  Seven people - six adults and the baby - were...
  • Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims

    Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Lowe’s will be distributing more than 22,000 traditional, family-style Thanksgiving meals from Boston Market to families in the hardest hit communities of Hurricane Sandy. These heat-and-serve dinners...
  • Medic SUV On Way to Car Crash Collides Into Another Vehicle, 1 Dead

    Medic SUV On Way to Car Crash Collides Into Another Vehicle, 1 Dead
    A medical vehicle responding to a car crash ended up getting into a deadly collision itself in an Independence Day tragedy late Sunday in Bay Shore, Long Island. The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. when a passenger in the car that the medical SUV hit,...
  • Cops: Woman Had 4 Children in Car During Drug Transaction

    Cops: Woman Had 4 Children in Car During Drug Transaction
    A Long Island woman was arrested and charged after she drive another woman to an apparent drug transaction while having four children in the car, police announced Monday. According to authorities, Cynthia Carter, 49, of Bay Shore and Tamisha Kilpatrick,...
  • Trio Steals $3,000 Worth Of Gaming Equipment From Toys R Us

    Trio Steals $3,000 Worth Of Gaming Equipment From Toys R Us
    Cops are searching for a trio reposnible for stealing gaming equipment from a Toys R Us in Suffolk County. On October 24, two female suspects acted as lookouts as a male suspect entered the storage area Toys R Us' Bay Shore location and removed over $3,...
  • Trio Steals $3,000 Worth of Gaming Equipment From Toys R Us

    Trio Steals $3,000 Worth of Gaming Equipment From Toys R Us
    BAY SHORE, N.Y. -- Police are searching for a trio responsible for stealing gaming equipment from a Toys R Us' store. On October 24, two female suspects acted as lookouts as a male suspect entered the storage area Toys R Us' Bay Shore location and...
  • Slumber Party Turns Fatal After Apparent Murder-Suicide

    Slumber Party Turns Fatal After Apparent Murder-Suicide
    It was supposed to be a fun visit for the three friends of Karolyn Encarnacion's two daughters. It turned into a nightmare late Wednesday night when James Snead, 43, shot and killed Encarnacion and then killed himself, according to police. The murder-...
  • Cops: Man Solicited Teen Boy To Perform Sex Act

    Cops: Man Solicited Teen Boy To Perform Sex Act
    A Long Island man is in police custody after allegedly luring a teenage boy to perform a sexual act, Suffolk County police said. Peter Grube, 29, of Deer Park, was apparently on an East Islip street when he spotted the boy. However, his alleged attempted...