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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former B'khaven aide is new LI director for NY Labor dept.

     
    Mark J. Grossman, one-time regional aide to Gov. Mario Cuomo, has landed a $110,000-a-year job as Long Island regional director of the State Labor Department. Grossman, 51, of East Patchogue, who started in the new post a week ago, had......
  • Paterson: Endorses Foley

     
    Not unexpected, but worth noting: Gov. Paterson endorses Democrat Brian Foley over Republican incumbent Caesar Trunzo in the Suffolk Senate race: "I am proud to be supporting Brian X. Foley for Senate because he shares my values for New York......
  • Elect us! We're great with scissors!

     
    Good grief! When Parents for Megan's Law and the Crime Victims Center opened a new satellite office in Patchogue last week, it was a nice thing, but not quite the second coming. But Election Day's just around the corner, so......
  • Levy on immigrant killing: Just a one-day story!!!

     
    Our Reid Epstein, covering the Patchogue gang killing, interviews Suffolk executive Steve Levy, who insists that the hate murder of a Hispanic immigrant would just be a one-day story if people weren't trying to pick on his policies on......
  • Steve Levy: Leaderless in Suffolk?

     
    Given the puzzling decision of some editors here to have our "hyper-local" newspaper devote its cover for two straight days to fluffy wire stories about Barack Obama instead of the hate murder of a Hispanic immigrant in Patchogue, you......