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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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  • Long Island Woman Found Dead in Connecticut

    Long Island Woman Found Dead in Connecticut
    A missing Long Island woman from Medford has been found dead in Connecticut. The body of Rebecca Koster was found near an intersection in North Stonington Friday night by police who were reportedly responding to a possible brush fire. An autopsy ruled...
  • Assembly endorsements: Golisano's picks

     
    The political committee funded by Rochester billionaire Thomas Golisano on Saturday released its endorsements for State Assembly. Many of Long Island???s 21 incumbents received Responsible New York???s nod but not Ginny Fields (D-Oakdale). The committee...
  • Levy attended night vigil with 'no politicians here...'

     
    As described in this previous post, Suffolk Executive Steve Levy on Monday sidestepped a question about which services he attended relating to the death of Marcelo Lucero. Today reporter Reid Epstein follows up: Levy spokesman Dan Aug said the......
  • Pontieri steps forward for maybe-open Assembly seat

     
    Assemb. Patricia Eddington (D-Medford) may not even have begun circulating petitions to run for Brookhaven town clerk, but one Democratic official is already expressing interest in succeeding her. Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri, 62, said he would be...
  • Charge in Hate-Slay Upgraded to Murder

    The teen accused of wielding the knife in the fatal hate-crime stabbing of an Ecuadorean immigrant in Patchogue will face an upgraded charge of murder, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. And all seven Patchogue-Medford High School students...
  • Cops: Weather may be to blame in fatal crashes

    An icy road played a role in a two-car crash in Greenlawn that killed one of the drivers Sunday night, police said. Jose Fuentes, 57, of Huntington, lost control of his 1990 Toyota four-door sedan and was struck broadside by a van, police said. The...
  • Hundreds of Stations Cut Analog Signals

    NEW YORK (AP) - About a quarter of the nation's TV stations cut off their analog signals Tuesday, causing sets to go dark in households that were not prepared for digital television despite two years of warnings about the transition. Though most...
  • Fourth Teen Pleads Guilty in LI Hate Crime Stabbing

    Fourth Teen Pleads Guilty in LI Hate Crime Stabbing
    Jordan Dasch, of Medford, pleaded guilty in Suffolk County court today to gang assault in the first degree and fourth degree conspiracy for his role in the fatal assault of Marcelo Lucero in Patchogue on November 8, 2008. State Supreme Court Justice...