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Westbury

Westbury
Beginnings: Westbury sits on a small portion of the Hempstead Plains. Indians did not live there, but they traveled through on paths approximately where Old Country Road and Jericho Turnpike are now. English Quakers Edmond Titus and, a few years later, Henry Willis were the first to live in Westbury, using it for farming in the 1650s. Willis named it Westbury for a town in his home county of Wiltshire. Westbury soon became a center of Quaker life. Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends there in 1671 were among the first in America. Westbury Quakers also were among the first New Yorkers to free black slaves, doing so for reasons of conscience in 1776.
Photo: A view of Post Avenue a...
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Beginnings: Westbury sits on a small portion of the Hempstead Plains. Indians did not live there, but they traveled through on paths approximately where Old Country Road and Jericho Turnpike are now. English Quakers Edmond Titus and, a few years later, Henry Willis were the first to live in Westbury, using it for farming in the 1650s. Willis named it Westbury for a town in his home county of Wiltshire. Westbury soon became a center of Quaker life. Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends there in 1671 were among the first in America. Westbury Quakers also were among the first New Yorkers to free black slaves, doing so for reasons of conscience in 1776.
Photo: A view of Post Avenue at the intersection of Schneck Avenue looking north in the Village of Westbury. Newsday / Kathy Kmonicek
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  • 'Junior' Gotti Case Moved to NY

    Just in time for Christmas. A Florida federal judge has transferred the latest racketeering case against John "Junior" Gotti back to New York, saying that the interests of justice call for such a move as a way of preventing Gotti from suffering...
  • 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,...
  • LI Man Arrested For Soliciting Kids for Sex

    NORTH BELLMORE, N.Y. (WPIX) --   A man from North Bellmore is behind bars for allegedly soliciting juveniles for sex in Westbury and North Bellmore. Nassau County police arrested Andrew Quattrone, 26, at his house in North Bellmore Saturday night.  He...
  • Officials: FDNY Captain Attempted to Fill Phoney Vicodin Prescription

    Officials: FDNY Captain Attempted to Fill Phoney Vicodin Prescription
    A 26-year veteran of the FDNY was arrested and charged Monday after she attempted to fill a phony prescription for a large quantity of Vicodin, Nassau County police said. According to investigators, 47-year-old Faye Baughman attempted to fill a...
  • Michael Lohan Publicly Urges Lindsay To Get Rehab

    Michael Lohan Publicly Urges Lindsay To Get Rehab
    Michael Lohan once again summoned TV cameras to his lawyer's office Tuesday. This time the alleged purpose was to make a cross-country plea, urging his starlet daughter to check herself into rehab. "Lindsay is not ok. I think we've seen that and we all...
  • Nassau County Deputy Attorney Killed After Stolen Car Crashes Into Him

    Nassau County Deputy Attorney Killed After Stolen Car Crashes Into Him
    Nassau County Deputy Attorney Joseph Carney, 62, was killed in a car accident minutes after he had left court, police said. Authorities said Carney's sedan was struck Tuesday by a stolen car on Old Country Road in Westbury. The driver of a 2010 Hyundai,...