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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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  • Salmonella alert: Cilantro, curly parsley, Italian parsley recalled

     
    Boncheff Greenhouses, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario is issuing a recall on cilantro, curly parsley and Italian parsley because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts for the week: 1. THE TOASTERS New York City band The Toasters is arguably the longest-running ska band in the United States, having started in 1981, and its 1987 album “Skaboom!” often is credited......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Corbett Defends Higher Ed Cuts.

     
    Nearly 48 hours after he spoke the last syllable of his first budget address, the Mushroom_cloud repercussions of Gov. Tom Corbett's $27.3 billion budget are still being felt across the length and breadth of Our Fair Commonwealth . We caught up with...
  • Field finalized for FX’s inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter Live”

     
    A field of international fighters has been set for The Ultimate Fighter Live, which begins its inaugural season on FX March 9 with a special two-and-a-half-hour live premiere airing at 9pm ET/8pm CT (tape-delayed in Pacific and Mountain time zones at...
  • New CPS chief will be paid $250,000 a year

    New Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard says his salary will remain at $250,000 as approved by the outgoing school board as a temporary measure last month. That salary was part of a short-term contract to run through June 30. The incoming board has...
  • City Cuts Funding For Veterans Parade

    City Cuts Funding For Veterans Parade
    BAY RIDGE (PIX11) -- Many of them paid the ultimate price for their service to our country, but now the City wants war veterans to cough up moneyfor their own honorary parade. Due to severe budget cuts, some local legislators are cutting the funding to...
  • Man Receives 643 Undeserved Summonses

    Man Receives 643 Undeserved Summonses
    BROOKLYN, NY (PIX11) -- In the city's war on illegal signs and flyers, The Department of Sanitation though it found public enemy number one -- Levy Zelishovsky of Brooklyn -- who got slapped with 48,000 dollars in fines. "They sayI was hanging up...
  • Cops Try To Stop "James Bond Gang" Before They Strike Again

    Cops Try To Stop "James Bond Gang" Before They Strike Again
    It takes them just two minutes to pull up to high-priced homes, cut the wires to the alarm system or just rip it off the wall, take cash, jewelry, or even remove the safe. That's why cops in North Jersey and Rockland County New York are stepping up...
  • Police Files

    Area 1 Crescent Bay Drive: A Texas resident was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a traffic stop at North Coast Highway at 9:21 p.m. Saturday. Crescent Bay Drive: A Newport Beach man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a traffic stop at North...
  • Residents Complain Of Rotten Stench In Bay Ridge

    Going out for a breath of fresh air has been anything but in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Residents near Shore Road have been holding their breath lately because of a foul stench wafting through their streets. "It smells like poop basically," Nelson Delgado...
  • All NYC Schools Open; Hundreds Other Schools, Colleges Closed

    All NYC Schools Open; Hundreds Other Schools, Colleges Closed
    All New York City public schools are open Wednesday, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's declaration of a weather emergency for New York City due to the overnight snow storm. New NYC School Chancellor Cathie Black made the announcement at 5 a.m. and stated...
  • Several Schools Delayed, Closed Tuesday Due To Winter Storm

    Several Schools Delayed, Closed Tuesday Due To Winter Storm
    Several schools are delayed or closed Tuesday due to the wintry mix of rain and snow that will continue to fall in the Tri-State Area into the afternoon. The New York City area is excepted to receive about 1- to 3-inches of accumulation before the...