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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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  • U.S. to remove Iranian group Mujahedin Khalq from terrorist list

     
    WASHINGTON -- The small but influential Iranian exile group Mujahedin Khalq will be removed from the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations, a U.S. official said Friday, following a high-priced lobbying campaign claiming the controversial group...
  • Connecticut shootings: Gun control is Sunday’s main topic

     
    Sunday morning programs have revised their guest lineups in response to the Connecticut school shootings. Here's an update on those programs, where gun control will be a recurring topic: “Meet the Press” welcomes New York Mayor Michael...
  • Bizarre Motives Suspected In Brooklyn Shop Store Murders

    Bizarre Motives Suspected In Brooklyn Shop Store Murders
    Police spent the weekend warning shop owners in several Brooklyn neighborhoods that there is a killer on the loose. Officers also believe he may be targeting stores with addresses that include the numbers 1,7 and 8. Police have released a sketch showing...
  • Giant Sinkholes in Brooklyn Worry Residents

    Giant Sinkholes in Brooklyn Worry Residents
    It’s not the sky that’s falling, but the earth opening up in a couple of spots in Bay Ridge, that has some of its residents rattled.   Mimi Carroll lives near the giant sinkhole on 79th Street that came close to swallowing a car last...
  • News of the Weird: Very Personal Hygiene

    News of the Weird: Very Personal Hygiene
    Orestes De La Paz's exhibit at the Frost Art Museum in Miami in May recalled Chuck Palahniuk's novel and film Fight Club, in which lead character Tyler Durden's principal income source was making upscale soap using discarded liposuctioned fat fetched from...
  • Lincoln County property transfers published June 6

    Lincoln County property transfers published June 6
    Property transfers recorded in the office of Lincoln County Clerk George O. “Sonny” Spoonamore IV. Cathy L. Conder to Ray and Arvileen Arnold, one acre on Bob Johnson Road, in Ellison Ridge area, gift, fair cash value of property conveyed is...
  • Sandy Hook's Aftermath: Offering Support, Finding Help

    IF YOU WANT TO HELP: The Newtown Bee reports that Newtown town officials and community leaders asked Wednesday that people "temporarily halt any further dispatching of goods to the community, its schools, churches and nonprofit organizations." They said...
  • Your guide to popular shows, concerts and events in Las Vegas

    Your guide to popular shows, concerts and events in Las Vegas
    ALIANTE STATION 702.547.5300 Fourth Friday of the month: Michael Grimm ARIA 877.ZARKANA “Zarkana” by Cirque du Soleil   BALLY’S 888.739.4111 Dec. 3, 5, 6, 8-10, 12, 13, 15 & 16: Taylor Hicks Nightly: “Tony...
  • Police Seek 'Number 8' Killer After Third Shopkeeper Is Slain in Brooklyn

    Police Seek 'Number 8' Killer After Third Shopkeeper Is Slain in Brooklyn
    Police continue to hunt for the so-called "Number 8 Killer," the man they suspect is behind the murders of three Brooklyn shopkeepers, two of them gunned down over the summer. Rahmatollah Vahidipour, 78, of Woodbourne Road in Great Neck, Long Island.,...
  • Brazen break-ins put Muncie residents on edge

    Brazen break-ins put Muncie residents on edge
    More detectives, more patrols. That’s the reality in Muncie after almost a dozen break-ins in less than a month. The first case was reported Sept. 10; the last one October 2. Muncie police believe the break-ins are connected because they all...
  • The Best of "Kosher Style" in Connecticut

    The Best of "Kosher Style" in Connecticut
    Katz's Delicatessen, on Manhattan's East Houston Street, is the most nostalgic of New York's Jewish delis and a destination for food tourists and American Jews searching for their roots. Jared Goldstein of jaredthenyctourguide.com puts Katz's as the...
  • Westchester Housewife Fears Getting "Zapped" In Shower And At The Sink

    Westchester Housewife Fears Getting "Zapped" In Shower And At The Sink
    (Pound Ridge, New York)  When Dr. Harold and Millie Mendelson put their dream house on the market, they demanded $2.5 million dollars from the only buyer they were interested in:  the New York State  Electric and Gas company.  The Mendelsons’...