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Midway between the North and South Shore villages of western Long Island stretched a vast prairie called the Hempstead Plains. The area was populated mostly by farmers until 1787, when the opening of the Queens County Courthouse - Nassau was then part of Queens - brought a bumper crop of lawyers to what was then called Clowesville. Today there are 1,353 lawyers listing their business address in Mineola, now the seat of Nassau County government, law and politics.
Photo: from about 1917 shows Mineola Village Hall, which had been the first county courthouse and the village's firehouse.
Midway between the North and South Shore villages of western Long Island stretched a vast prairie called the Hempstead Plains. The area was populated mostly by farmers until 1787, when the opening of the Queens County Courthouse - Nassau was then part of Queens - brought a bumper crop of lawyers to what was then called Clowesville. Today there are 1,353 lawyers listing their business address in Mineola, now the seat of Nassau County government, law and politics.
Photo: from about 1917 shows Mineola Village Hall, which had been the first county courthouse and the village's firehouse.
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  • Dr. James L. 'Dr. Jim' Forsberg, 56, of Libertytown

    Dr. James Leslie "Dr. Jim" Forsberg, 56, of Libertytown, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Born Aug. 18, 1957, in Mineola, New York, he was the son of Phoebe E. Forsberg, of Vestal, New York, and the late Leslie I. Forsberg. He was the husband of Ellen...
  • Son who helped father fake drowning gets jail time in scam

    Son who helped father fake drowning gets jail time in scam
    NEW YORK -- A Long Island man who admitted helping his father fake his own drowning was sentenced to a year in jail Tuesday, the latest twist in an unwieldy case that became a textbook example of how not to get away with it. Jonathan Roth, 23,...
  • Rage In Oceanside As Power-Less Residents Attack Politicians

    Rage In Oceanside As Power-Less Residents Attack Politicians
    They cursed and they yelled outside a public school in Oceanside on Friday. About 700 residents of this town in southern Nassau County faced off against their local, elected officials, including the Town Supervisor, enraged that they 're still without...
  • Extra day of voting possible in New York

    Extra day of voting possible in New York
    Voters in some New York counties may get an extra day to cast ballots if disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy prevent enough citizens from showing up at the polls, a state official said Sunday. County election officials could ask the New York state...
  • Storm-Weary Long Beach Residents Trudge Through Darkness To Polls

    Storm-Weary Long Beach Residents Trudge Through Darkness To Polls
    LONG BEACH (WPIX) -- Storm-weary survivors of Sandy went to the polls in blacked-out and severely damaged Long Beach, Long Island Tuesday, determined to cast their votes for the next President of the United States. Emergency generators powered the...
  • 13 more students arrested in SAT cheating scandal; total now 20

     
    The SAT / ACT cheating scandal in New York has led to 13 more arrests. Long Island authorities announced the additional arrests in a scandal that involved students from elite high schools paying others to take college entrance exams for them....
  • Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing 14 Students

    Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing 14 Students
    A Long Island music teacher has been charged with sexually abusing at least 14 students that were under his supervision, authorities announced Wednesday. According to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, John E. Benstock, 47, of Bayville was...
  • New Details Emerge In Accidental Shooting Death of Long Island Cop

    New Details Emerge In Accidental Shooting Death of Long Island Cop
    A wake for fallen Nassau County Special Operations Officer Geoffrey J. Breitkopf, 40, was held today as new information emerges in the investigation into his death. Breitkopf was shot at close range by MTA officer, Glenn Gentile, while responding to a...
  • Woman Snatches Purse Back From Mugger, Retaliates With Beating

    Woman Snatches Purse Back From Mugger, Retaliates With Beating
    To a mugger, Diana looked like an easy target, but boy was he wrong. "I kinda made him the victim," said Diana, who didn't want to reveal her last name. Speaking at a Nassau County Police news conference she described how a man approached her on the...
  • Mocker: Models Masquerade as Nassau Co. Business Team

    Mocker: Models Masquerade as Nassau Co. Business Team
    In the hyper-competitive world of economic development in the New York City-area, Nassau County appears to be employing a bizarre tactic: using professional models to depict its business-assistance team. PIX 11's Greg Mocker discovered the oddity on...
  • MTA Announces Service Changes In Anticipation Of Snow

    MTA Announces Service Changes In Anticipation Of Snow
    In anticipation of Friday's snowfall, the MTA has announced several service changes on the subways and railroads. On Friday, straphangers can expect express trains 2, 3, 4, 5, A, E, D, F, N and Q will run local in various sections of their routes. The...
  • All NYC Schools Open; Hundreds Other Schools, Colleges Closed

    All NYC Schools Open; Hundreds Other Schools, Colleges Closed
    All New York City public schools are open Wednesday, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's declaration of a weather emergency for New York City due to the overnight snow storm. New NYC School Chancellor Cathie Black made the announcement at 5 a.m. and stated...