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Massapequa

Massapequa
Beginnings: "Great Water Land'' was what the first inhabitants, the Massapequan Indians, called the place. When white settlers arrived, conflict ensued. In 1653, Capt. John Underhill, an Englishman working for the Dutch, led troops in an attack on a peaceful community of Indians at a site believed to be near the intersection of what is now Merrick and Cedar Shore Roads. Underhill's troops killed 120 Indians in the only Indian "battle'' on Long Island.
Photo: Massapequa Hotel, Massapequa
Beginnings: "Great Water Land'' was what the first inhabitants, the Massapequan Indians, called the place. When white settlers arrived, conflict ensued. In 1653, Capt. John Underhill, an Englishman working for the Dutch, led troops in an attack on a peaceful community of Indians at a site believed to be near the intersection of what is now Merrick and Cedar Shore Roads. Underhill's troops killed 120 Indians in the only Indian "battle'' on Long Island.
Photo: Massapequa Hotel, Massapequa
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  • Driver Flees After Crashing into House, Leave Child in Backseat

    Driver Flees After Crashing into House, Leave Child in Backseat
    MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. -- A 5-year-old girl was found abandoned in the backseat of a stolen car in Massapequa. According to Nassau County police, two male suspects were spotted running from the stolen car Monday afternoon, leaving the child behind. It is...
  • LIRR Derailment Disrupts Monday Commute

    Dustin Collins had to push back his morning meetings. Jermaine Yates said he was going to have to explain to his boss why he was late for work -- for the third time in a week. "My boss doesn't want to hear it," Yates, 33, of Brentwood, said Monday...
  • Elderly Man Arrested for Sex Assault On Teen

    MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. - An elderly man was arrested Wednesday after cops say he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy. Sami Ishaq, 74, of Lindenhurst, is registered in Suffolk County as a low risk, level one sexual offender. Nassau County police say Ishaq had...
  • LI Man Arrested In Connection With Six Bank Robberies

    LI Man Arrested In Connection With Six Bank Robberies
    A Massapequa man was arrested in connection with six bank robberies that all took place in Nassau County, according to detectives. Michael Accianto, 39, was arrested at the Nassau County Probation Office, located in Mineola, on Friday after he reported...
  • Ex-Student Arrested On Long Island For Columbine-Type Threat

    Ex-Student Arrested On Long Island For Columbine-Type Threat
    A teenager on Long Island was arrested after he threatened to go on a shooting spree at his former high school on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. Nathan Myres, 17, of Massapequa was arrested Friday after he threatened to open...