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Medford

Medford
Beginnings: When the Long Island Rail Road reached what is now Medford in 1843, it was a good connection for the stagecoach line that ran between Patchogue and Port Jefferson along what was Stage Road (now Route 112). People started coming from miles around to get their mail. The soil was poor for farming, but the woods offered copious lumbering, and there were miles of land to be sold. The railroad held an auction in New York City in 1850 to peddle lots. The O.L. Schwenke Land & Investment Co. bought four square miles, and sold 25-by-100-foot lots for $10 to $75.
Photo: The Railroad Station, Medford from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
Beginnings: When the Long Island Rail Road reached what is now Medford in 1843, it was a good connection for the stagecoach line that ran between Patchogue and Port Jefferson along what was Stage Road (now Route 112). People started coming from miles around to get their mail. The soil was poor for farming, but the woods offered copious lumbering, and there were miles of land to be sold. The railroad held an auction in New York City in 1850 to peddle lots. The O.L. Schwenke Land & Investment Co. bought four square miles, and sold 25-by-100-foot lots for $10 to $75.
Photo: The Railroad Station, Medford from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Brain-dead Jahi McMath could be transferred to New York facility

    An attorney representing the family of a 13-year-old brain-dead girl in Oakland said in court filings Monday that it hopes to move her to a facility in New York. The family of Jahi McMath has been trying to find a facility that will take her in while at...
  • Manage your connections

    Manage your connections
    Last week I reserved flights on United from my home airport, Medford, Ore., to New York, with a connection at San Francisco. My connection was a bit over an hour, so I thought I'd be fine. But a week before departure, I started checking the on-time...
  • Routehappy: The latest airfare search system

    Routehappy: The latest airfare search system
    The new airfare search systems keep coming, and the incumbents keep adding features. Last week, I covered three new ones; here's still more. Routehappy.com claims to base its finding on how "happy" a flight will make you -- as well as how much it will...
  • Metal band Lamb of God to salute U.S. military with new video project

    Metal band Lamb of God to salute U.S. military with new video project
    Lamb of God, the Richmond-based metal band, is paying tribute to America's armed forces with a new video. The band is asking family members of service men and women to submit photos of their loved ones for use in a clip. "Lamb of God is looking to...
  • NYPD Cop Stole Guns From His Fellow Officers To Pay For Drugs

    NYPD Cop Stole Guns From His Fellow Officers To Pay For Drugs
    An NYPD patrol officer admitted he stole 9mm guns from the lockers of fellow cops in Manhattan’s 9th Precinct, because he was addicted to painkillers--and had to pay off his drug dealer. 31 year old Police Officer, Nicholas Mina, was arraigned in...
  • From Summa Cum Laude...to Selling Oxy on Craig's List

    From Summa Cum Laude...to Selling Oxy on Craig's List
    A former “tech” millionaire busted in a gun-running ring with a New York City cop two weeks ago was slapped with new criminal charges on Friday. The Special Narcotics Prosecutor said she was pushing painkillers like Oxycontin on Craig’s...
  • Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims

    Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Lowe’s will be distributing more than 22,000 traditional, family-style Thanksgiving meals from Boston Market to families in the hardest hit communities of Hurricane Sandy. These heat-and-serve dinners...
  • Government: A national Harry & David moment

     
    Debt is bad. OK, so that's not exactly "E=mc2." It's not even "Eureka!" Everyone's talking about debt these days. As a recent Opinion L.A. blog posited, the "we're broke" mantra is sprouting like dandelions in spring. On Monday, a headline......
  • Giants' World Champs Trophy Stops in Sacramento

    Giants' World Champs Trophy Stops in Sacramento
    Thousands of people stood in line for hours in Sacramento for a chance to take a photo with the MLB's top trophy. The San Francisco Giants are sharing their World Champions Trophy with Giants fans all over the state leading up to the 2011 baseball...
  • Ponytail-Wearing Robber Holds Up LI Bank

    Ponytail-Wearing Robber Holds Up LI Bank
    Police on Long Island are investigating a bank robbery in Medford that happened Thursday morning. According to Suffolk County detectives, the holdup happened at a TD Bank branch located on Route 112 at around 9 a.m. A suspect entered the bank,...
  • Schumer Wants Crackdown On Prescription Drug Abuse

    Schumer Wants Crackdown On Prescription Drug Abuse
    The massacre inside a Long Island pharmacy has Sen. Charles Schumer calling for a federal crackdown on prescription drug abuse. He says narcotic abuse has risen to levels not seen since the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980's. "Once they become crazed,...
  • LI Tip Jar Bandit Arrested; Stole Money To Fund Drug Habit

    LI Tip Jar Bandit Arrested; Stole Money To Fund Drug Habit
    Police have arrested a Long Island man who stole numerous tips and donation jars from businesses to support his drug habit. Lawrence Reilly, 47, of Hanrahan Avenue in Farmingville, was arrested Sunday when an investigation revealed that Reilly entered...