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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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Top Patchogue Articles

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  • 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...
  • Deliberations On LI Hate Crime Trial Continues

    Deliberations On LI Hate Crime Trial Continues
    A Suffolk County jury is scheduled to begin its fourth day of deliberations today in the hate-crime murder trial of 19-year-old Jeffrey Conroy. Since deliberations began last week, the jury has asked several times for read-backs of testimony, as well...
  • LI Mom Assaults Cop Trying to Seize Drug Paraphernalia

    LI Mom Assaults Cop Trying to Seize Drug Paraphernalia
    A Long Island woman scuffled with police Saturday when Suffolk County cops tried to seize crack pipes and hypodermic needles from her kitchen, police said. Jessica Schiehsl, 36, was arrested Saturday with her 5-year-old and 4-month-old daughters nearby....
  • Peeping Landlord Charged With Videotaping 16-Year-Old's Room

    Peeping Landlord Charged With Videotaping 16-Year-Old's Room
    Suffolk County Police arrested a landlord Wednesday who they say installed video and audio equipment to spy on a teenage girl at an East Patchogue home. Police say Louis Bosco, 44, installed several hidden cameras and an audio device in the girl's...
  • 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...