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Beginnings: Long before droves of senior citizens were drawn to the huge Leisure Village retirement community, the Randalls took up residence on Whiskey Road. In 1728, Stephen Randall staked out a farm in the mid-Island terrain that was once the hunting ground for the region's Indian tribes. So many Randalls followed Stephen that Ridge was originally called Randallville. Early maps also identified it as Ridgeville or Ridgefield, inspired by the geographical feature on its north side. Old-timers still refer to the area as ''the Ridge,'' as the Smith family once did.
Photo: Pond in the woods of Peconic River County Park south of Route 25 in Ridge. (Newsday / Jim Peppler)
Beginnings: Long before droves of senior citizens were drawn to the huge Leisure Village retirement community, the Randalls took up residence on Whiskey Road. In 1728, Stephen Randall staked out a farm in the mid-Island terrain that was once the hunting ground for the region's Indian tribes. So many Randalls followed Stephen that Ridge was originally called Randallville. Early maps also identified it as Ridgeville or Ridgefield, inspired by the geographical feature on its north side. Old-timers still refer to the area as ''the Ridge,'' as the Smith family once did.
Photo: Pond in the woods of Peconic River County Park south of Route 25 in Ridge. (Newsday / Jim Peppler)
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  • Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spend $50 million in anti-gun drive targeting NRA

    WASHINGTON — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control. The initiative's political target is the...
  • Major forest fire in New Jersey sends smoke odor to neighboring states

    Major forest fire in New Jersey sends smoke odor to neighboring states
    Reports of a smoky odor and haze in Philadelphia and parts of New York City, including Long Island, stem from a major forest fire burning in a remote area of New Jersey's Wharton State Forest. Emergency radio dispatches indicate firefighting activities,...
  • 10 for the road: Breathtaking views

    10 for the road: Breathtaking views
    Most breathtaking views in the U.S., according to Men's Journal (tinyurl.com/kucjg65): • Franconia Ridge, New Hampshire • Hudson River, New York City • Charlies Bunion, North Carolina • The Florida Keys Haystacks •...
  • Car, truck business catches up to auto show imagery

     Car, truck business catches up to auto show imagery
    If you're looking for a Bugatti Veyron 16.4, capable of doing zero to 62 mph in 2.46 seconds and topping out at 253 mph, you can find it at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Fast as it is, unless it can outrun creditors, this is as close as most of us will...
  • Saturday's 2/8 local schedule (updated Friday AM)

    COLLEGES Men’s basketball Virginia Wesleyan at Randolph, 2 Christopher Newport at Wesley, 3 Norfolk State at Morgan State, 4 Howard at Hampton, 6 Texas-El Paso at Old Dominion, 7 William and Mary at Northeastern, 7 Women’s basketball...
  • Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
  • Two Virginians receive national wine honors

    Two Virginians receive national wine honors
      Two Virginians are among the “20 Most Admired People in the North American Wine Industry,”  according to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. The trade magazine based in California recognized Luca Paschina, general manager and ...
  • Two Virginians honored by the national wine industry

    Two Virginians honored by the national wine industry
    Two Virginians are among the “20 Most Admired People in the North American Wine Industry,” according to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. The trade magazine based in California recognized Luca Paschina, general manager and winemaker of...
  • Mariano's owner Roundy's buying 11 Dominick's stores

    Mariano's owner Roundy's buying 11 Dominick's stores
    Mariano's, the fast-growing upscale grocery chain owned by Milwaukee-based Roundy's, will nearly double its Chicago-area presence with the deal announced Monday to buy 11 Dominick's locations. The $36 million deal for the store leases and related assets...
  • Grammy nominations 2014: The complete list

    Grammy nominations 2014: The complete list
    Jay Z led the pack in the race for Grammy Awards earning nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category.  Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake also scored big...
  • Evolving with cookbook author Mollie Katzen

    Evolving with cookbook author Mollie Katzen
    Mollie Katzen believes "vegetarian" should be used as an adjective rather than a noun. "I like to avoid the labels that keep people in different camps," says the Berkeley, Calif.-based cookbook author, whose 1977 "Moosewood Cookbook" served as a Rosetta...
  • Wichita Police Crime Sheets: Friday, July 19

    Wichita Police Crime Sheets: Friday, July 19
    Each day, we comb through pages upon pages of crime reports from the Wichita Police Department.  Below is a quick glance at some bits and pieces from those sheets.  These reports are designed to give you an idea of what residents and police are...