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Patchogue

Patchogue
It was nicknamed Milltown because of the many mills -- gristmills, sawmills, paper, wool, cotton mills -- that operated on Patchogue waterways from as early as 1750. The village's permanent name may have derived from Pochaug or Paushag, which were the early settlers' interpretation of the name of Indians who lived in the vicinity.
Photo: Inside Shands General Store on West Main Street, about 1915.
It was nicknamed Milltown because of the many mills -- gristmills, sawmills, paper, wool, cotton mills -- that operated on Patchogue waterways from as early as 1750. The village's permanent name may have derived from Pochaug or Paushag, which were the early settlers' interpretation of the name of Indians who lived in the vicinity.
Photo: Inside Shands General Store on West Main Street, about 1915.
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  • Long Island Mother, Grandmother Busted For DWI, Had 3 Kids In Car: Cops

    Long Island Mother, Grandmother Busted For DWI, Had 3 Kids In Car: Cops
    Suffolk County Police arrested and charged a Bellport mother and grandmother Sunday with driving drunk with three children in the car. They say Zona Taylor, 43, of 752 Michigan Ave. was heading west on Montauk Highway in a 2005 Dodge Neon, when she got...
  • Is there any sense behind a bill that outlaws anonymous posts?

    "Freedom of speech? ID first, please." This is basically what New York lawmakers Dean Murray (R-East Patchogue) and Thomas O'Mara (R-Big Flats) are calling for with the ironically named "Internet Protection Act." And exactly who will be protected?...
  • 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...
  • Teen To Be Arraigned For Stealing $200 From Eldery Man

    Teen To Be Arraigned For Stealing $200 From Eldery Man
    Suffolk County Police have arrested a teenager who robbed $200 from an elderly man in Patchogue on Tuesday. According to police, 79-year-old Rosario Parrino was walking on North Ocean Avenue at 4:40 p.m. when he encountered 19-year-old Wesley Thorne....
  • LIRR Issues Travel Advisories For Tuesday Morning

    LIRR Issues Travel Advisories For Tuesday Morning
    The MTA has issued a series of cancellations for the Long Island Rail Road, and warns that customers should anticipate significant schedule changes and delays during the Tuesday morning and evening rush hours. The cancellations are a result of damage...
  • LIRR CUSTOMERS ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR THURSDAY'S AM & PM RUSH HOURS, AUG. 26

    MEDIA ADVISORY: LIRR CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR THURSDAY'S AM & PM RUSH HOURS, AUGUST 26 MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to expect significant schedule changes and delays during Thursday's morning and...
  • LI Cops: Murder Suspect Committed Suicide During Police Chase

    A man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death before fatally shooting a friend and leading police on a chase which ultimately ended in his death, according to Suffolk County police. The incident unfolded around 2:30 a.m. when someone on Atlantic...
  • Pharmacy Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

    Pharmacy Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
    Quadruple murder suspect David Laffer, the man police believe shot and killed four people in cold blood at a Long Island pharmacy earlier this week, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday to murder charges. Laffer, 33, along with his wife Melinda Brady...
  • Wycliffe Johnson dies at 47; helped modernize dancehall music genre

    Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson, a keyboardist and producer who helped steer Jamaican music for nearly two decades and modernize the dancehall genre, has died. He was 47. Johnson died Sept. 1 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, N.Y., following a...
  • Father Overdosed On Heroin While Caring For Children

    Father Overdosed On Heroin While Caring For Children
    A Shirley man was arrested and charged Sunday after he overdosed on heroin at his home while looking after his children, Suffolk County Police said. According to authorities, officers discovered Thomas Koch unresponsive at the Lombardy Drive home at...
  • B'khaven cannot Tune out big-boxes and hire-freezes

     
    Here's an unusual local dispatch on an unusual local proceeding, from Patrick Whittle: When the Brookhaven Town board declined to set a public hearing about a controversial East Patchogue Wal-Mart project, about 150 residents left Town Hall in a......
  • Patchogue mayor's town pay exceeds state limits

     
    Brookhaven's new deputy supervisor for economic development, Paul Pontieri, left, gets a part-time $60,000 salary which is double that allowed under state limits, but the impact of the restriction will not take effect until next year because half the........