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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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  • 13th District: Tim Cochrane

    Timothy J. Cochrane, the son of a New York City Police Officer and one of eight children growing up in the Cochrane residence, grew up in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn. Following the lead of his father to put his family and his country first, Tim...
  • Mom, Son Charged In Identity Theft Scam

    NEW YORK (WPIX) --  Suffolk County police have arrested a mother and son who are accused of running "a family identity theft business" in which some of the victims were reportedly deceased. Tonia Cheeseman, 63, of Ridge and her son Michael Cheeseman, 41,...
  • Swine Flu Closings

    Swine Flu Closings
    A complete list of schools, facilities, and events in North Texas that are closed or canceled due to Swine Flu. Click on "next" at the bottom to view more. School Closings (Please see school or district Web site for more info) Alvord ISD Cleburne ISD...
  • Police Investigating FDNY Involved Bar Brawl

    Police Investigating FDNY Involved Bar Brawl
    Police are investigating a violent bar brawl involving New York's Bravest that left 4 men badly injured. According to reports, the fight erupted inside the Salty Dog bar in Bay Ridge in the early hours of Saturday morning after a bar patron...
  • Holocaust Survivor Evicted from Brooklyn Apartment

    Holocaust Survivor Evicted from Brooklyn Apartment
    The family of a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor, who was kicked out of her rent-controlled apartment, is fighting to overturn the eviction. Eta Eckstein was booted from her Bay Ridge apartment while she had reportedly been recovering at a nearby...
  • 10/5: New businesses

    Occupational licenses issued recently by county and municipal governments in Central Florida. Orange Lowman's Enterprises Group Inc., plants, P.O. Box 1374, Apopka, 32704. Montanez Staffing & Management LLC, janitorial, 4928 Pierce Arrow Drive,...
  • Gore Vidal's "Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated"

    Comparing the work of Gore Vidal--22 novels, five plays, numerous screenplays and hundreds of essays--with, say, the highly publicized grumblings of Cornel West over whether Harvard or Princeton was a more congenial academic environment for an African...