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Central Islip

Central Islip
Beginnings: In the summer of 1841, Edgar Fenn Peck, a wealthy New York doctor who had just moved to Smithtown, began the first serious exploration of the virtual wilderness of what is now Central Islip. A year later, the Long Island Rail Road arrived at what was called Suffolk Station, and the adjacent Central Islip was effectively born. For three decades, Suffolk Station depot was a rail and stagecoach center, and most of the early arrivals were of English descent or birth.
Photo: Central Islip Business Section from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
Beginnings: In the summer of 1841, Edgar Fenn Peck, a wealthy New York doctor who had just moved to Smithtown, began the first serious exploration of the virtual wilderness of what is now Central Islip. A year later, the Long Island Rail Road arrived at what was called Suffolk Station, and the adjacent Central Islip was effectively born. For three decades, Suffolk Station depot was a rail and stagecoach center, and most of the early arrivals were of English descent or birth.
Photo: Central Islip Business Section from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Levy on immigrant killing: Just a one-day story!!!

     
    Our Reid Epstein, covering the Patchogue gang killing, interviews Suffolk executive Steve Levy, who insists that the hate murder of a Hispanic immigrant would just be a one-day story if people weren't trying to pick on his policies on......
  • Cops-turned-pols: Suddenly in the spotlight

     
    Horrid domestic-violence charges against rookie Sen. Hiram Monserrate last week created an bizzare sub-plot: a former New York City police officer demanding that another be barred from the elected body ??? where both now serve. Sen. Martin Golden (R-...
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. State Sens. Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington), Brian Foley (D-Blue Point) and Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), announcing a proposal to restore the STAR tax rebate program ??? from a......
  • Father Overdosed On Heroin While Caring For Children

    Father Overdosed On Heroin While Caring For Children
    A Shirley man was arrested and charged Sunday after he overdosed on heroin at his home while looking after his children, Suffolk County Police said. According to authorities, officers discovered Thomas Koch unresponsive at the Lombardy Drive home at...
  • Driver, 20, Arrested For Hit-And-Run That Killed 11-Year-Old Girl

    Driver, 20, Arrested For Hit-And-Run That Killed 11-Year-Old Girl
    Suffolk County Police have arrested a woman Wednesday for causing a hit-and-run crash that killed an 11-year-old girl. Police say Maureen Lambert, 20, of Stony Brook was the driver who mowed down young Courtney Sipes as she was crossing the street with...
  • 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...
  • No Happy Ending: 3 Masseuses Arrested On Prostitution Charges

    No Happy Ending: 3 Masseuses Arrested On Prostitution Charges
    Suffolk County Police arrested three women Wednesday, on charges of prostitution and unauthorized practice. The arrests occurred after a raid at a Medford massage parlor. The fallout came at the end of a weeks-long stakeout in which massage parlor...
  • DWI Suspect Slips Oil-Change Bribe to Officer

    DWI Suspect Slips Oil-Change Bribe to Officer
    A Long Island man hoped that by slipping a free oil change to an officer he wouldn't have to do jail time for driving drunk. Suffolk County Officer Robert Kall pulled over 44-year-old Joseph Lavelle and arrested him for driving while intoxicated around...
  • Man Shot in Face During Fight In Front of LI Home

    Man Shot in Face During Fight In Front of LI Home
    A Long Island man is accused of shooting another man in the face during an argument outside of his Port Jefferson home. According to police, Michael Perkowski, 21, was smoking a cigarette outside his home around 2:05 p.m. Friday when he asked a group...
  • Cops: Bank Teller Recruited Man To Stage Robbery

    Cops: Bank Teller Recruited Man To Stage Robbery
    A Long Island teller is accused of conspiring with a day laborer to stage a robbery at her bank Monday morning, Suffolk County police said. Herminia Arevalo, 25, of Brentwood, is an employee at the Citizens Bank branch located on 284 Middle County Road...
  • Cops: Mom Left Kids In Car While She Went Christmas Shopping

    Cops: Mom Left Kids In Car While She Went Christmas Shopping
    A Long Island mother was arrested and charged Wednesday after police said she left her children unattended in a car while she went Christmas shopping. According to Nassau County Police, a passerby called 911 at around 10:45 p.m. after spotting the...