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East Meadow

East Meadow
Beginnings: Although there is no meadow left in East Meadow, its name accurately describes what it once was - the portion of the Hempstead Plains east of the Meadow Brook, which ran through the plains before a parkway took its place. Surveyor Thomas Langdon reported to the 1655 Hempstead Town meeting that the east meadow was suitable for grazing, and three years later cattle took up residence there. Wolves prevented sheep-pasturing there until settlers exterminated them in the early 1700s. By the end of the century 14,000 sheep grazed on the plains, supplying much of the young nation's wool.
Photo: Cross country skiing at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow (Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)
Beginnings: Although there is no meadow left in East Meadow, its name accurately describes what it once was - the portion of the Hempstead Plains east of the Meadow Brook, which ran through the plains before a parkway took its place. Surveyor Thomas Langdon reported to the 1655 Hempstead Town meeting that the east meadow was suitable for grazing, and three years later cattle took up residence there. Wolves prevented sheep-pasturing there until settlers exterminated them in the early 1700s. By the end of the century 14,000 sheep grazed on the plains, supplying much of the young nation's wool.
Photo: Cross country skiing at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow (Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)
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  • Assembly endorsements: Golisano's picks

     
    The political committee funded by Rochester billionaire Thomas Golisano on Saturday released its endorsements for State Assembly. Many of Long Island???s 21 incumbents received Responsible New York???s nod but not Ginny Fields (D-Oakdale). The committee...
  • Assembly gives first passage to Cuomo initiative bill

     
    After two hours of debate, the State Assembly today passed a local-government consolidation bill backed by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, James T. Madore reports. The measure has sparked controversy. Volunteer firefighters, mayors and special district...
  • NYC Correction Officer Charged with DWI in Fatal Crash

    A New York City correction officer from Uniondale was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated Thursday after a collision in Uniondale in which a 61-year-old woman died, Nassau police said. Junior Jordan, 45, was...
  • Teen Arrested In String of Burglaries

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Nassau County police have arrested and charged a teenager from Hempstead Village in connection with a half-dozen burglaries that took place in three towns on Long Island. Isaiah Brown, 16, is accused of robbing fives homes in Westbury,...
  • Man Charged With Falsely Accusing 'Enemies' With Serious Crimes

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (WPIX) - An investigator for the Town of Hempstead is facing charges he made "knowingly false" accusations of child abuse and financial fraud in letters to government agencies.  The suspect has been identified as Robert Zafonte, 65, of...
  • XXX-PERT: He's The Most Popular Driver On The Road

    NEW YORK - It may sound bizarre, but nearly every time 78-year-old Henry DeRossi gets behind the wheel, people stop him at red lights so they can buy porn. Why, you ask? His personalized license plate: "XXX-PERT." DeRossi, who owns Expert Metal...
  • 'Hit Man' Mom Free on Bail Despite Accusations

    'Hit Man' Mom Free on Bail Despite Accusations
    NEW YORK -- A Garden City mother of four accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband is out on bail. Susan Williams left the Nassau County Jail in East Meadow on Friday afternoon after posting $500,000 bond. Williams has pleaded...