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East Islip

East Islip
Beginnings: For decades before Jan. 16, 1890, this small community was part of what was known as ``east of Islip.'' The citizens obviously didn't want much change: The official name bestowed on that date was East Islip. The area was part of the original 51,000-acre purchase from the Secatogues by Islip founder William Nicoll.
Photo: A deer grazes at Heckscher State Park, East Islip. (Newsday / Michael E. Ach)
Beginnings: For decades before Jan. 16, 1890, this small community was part of what was known as ``east of Islip.'' The citizens obviously didn't want much change: The official name bestowed on that date was East Islip. The area was part of the original 51,000-acre purchase from the Secatogues by Islip founder William Nicoll.
Photo: A deer grazes at Heckscher State Park, East Islip. (Newsday / Michael E. Ach)
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  • The God Squad: Do you take this man as your minister?

    Here's a smattering of out-of-the-ordinary questions from readers:
  • That 'minister' at the wedding sure looked like my insurance guy

    Here's a smattering of out-of-the ordinary questions from readers: Q: What are the qualifications to marry people? I know of a guy who sells insurance, a fireman and a secretary from the town hall who can all marry people. Who gave these people the...

    Cop Seek Man Attempting To Abduct Teenage Boys

    Cop Seek Man Attempting To Abduct Teenage Boys
    Police in Nassau County are on the hunt for a man who is attempting to lure young teenage boys into his SUV. They're also warning residents to be on look out. Detectives say that on Wednesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. on a street named Surprise a man lived...

    East Islip Coach Resigns Amid Sex Allegations

    East Islip Coach Resigns Amid Sex Allegations
    A longtime coach at East Islip High School resigned amid allegations he engaged in a sexual relationship with one of his players. Matt Johnstone, 34, is accused of having a sexual relationship in 2008 with Rachel Primm, who is now 21. According to a...

    986th First Responder Dies From 9/11-Related Illness

    986th First Responder Dies From 9/11-Related Illness
    A retired NYPD officer has become the 986th Sept. 11 first responder to die from illnesses he incurred while working at Ground Zero. Robert "Bobby" Ehmer, 47, of East Meadow, Long Island died Sunday after succumbing to a three-year battle with kidney...