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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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  • LI Doctor Arrested For Selling Painkiller Prescriptions To Teens

    LI Doctor Arrested For Selling Painkiller Prescriptions To Teens
    A Long Island doctor was arrested and charged Wednesday, after authorities said he knowingly and unlawfully sold prescriptions for the powerful painkiller Oxycodone to customers. Police say his clientele included several teenagers. Detectives with the...
  • Thieves Crash Car, Leave Child Abandoned

    Thieves Crash Car, Leave Child Abandoned
    Nassau County police are on the hunt for a woman and a man, who are accused of stealing a car, crashing it into a Massapequa home and abandoning a 5-year-old girl in the vehicle. According to police, the crash occurred around 3:54 p.m.on Carmans Road....
  • 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...
  • 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...