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Ronkonkoma

Ronkonkoma
Beginnings: Smithtown founder Richard Smith's original holdings included the headwaters of the Nissequogue River east to a "freshwater pond called Raconkamuck,'' which translates as "the boundary fishing place'' in the Algonquian language. What is now known as Lake Ronkonkoma served as a boundary between lands occupied by four Indian communities: Nissequogues, Setaukets, Secatogues and Unkechaugs. It is now owned by the Town of Islip under the terms of the Nichols Patent, while land around it is controlled by three governments - Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven. That's because different Indian communities gave separate deeds to the land under their control.
Photo: Ronkonkoma LIRR station...
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Beginnings: Smithtown founder Richard Smith's original holdings included the headwaters of the Nissequogue River east to a "freshwater pond called Raconkamuck,'' which translates as "the boundary fishing place'' in the Algonquian language. What is now known as Lake Ronkonkoma served as a boundary between lands occupied by four Indian communities: Nissequogues, Setaukets, Secatogues and Unkechaugs. It is now owned by the Town of Islip under the terms of the Nichols Patent, while land around it is controlled by three governments - Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven. That's because different Indian communities gave separate deeds to the land under their control.
Photo: Ronkonkoma LIRR station (Newsday \ Don Jacobsen)
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  • MTA Announces Fare Hike Proposals

    MTA Announces Fare Hike Proposals
    Riders and commuters will see an increase in fares and tolls. The question is how much of an increase will there be? The base fare is currently $2.25. A series of 4 proposals were put forth Monday by the staff of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority...
  • Suspect Arrested In Pharmacy Robbery In Long Island

    Suspect Arrested In Pharmacy Robbery In Long Island
    Police have arrested a man who allegedly robbed a pharmacy in Farmingville, Long Island Suffolk County police arrested Patrick O'Donnell, 22, of Ronkonkomalate Thursday night and charged him with third-degree robbery. Police claim he walked into a CVS...
  • Assault And Possible Abduction At LIRR Station [VIDEO]

    Assault And Possible Abduction At LIRR Station [VIDEO]
    Police are looking for a man caught by surveillance cameras brutally assaulting and possibly abducting a woman outside the LIRR Ronkonkoma station Sunday morning. The incident occurred just after 7:40 a.m. when the woman got off the train. The man can be...
  • Sheriff's Deputy Patrol Car Accidentally Mows Down Teen On LIE

    Sheriff's Deputy Patrol Car Accidentally Mows Down Teen On LIE
    A tragic accident on the Long Island Expressway has left a teen dead after he was mowed down by a Suffolk County sheriff's deputy. According to officials, the incident happened Wednesday at about 6 p.m. in a westbound HOV lane of the LIE in Ronkonkoma....
  • Tri-State Under Flash Flood Watch Following Record Rainfall

    Tri-State Under Flash Flood Watch Following Record Rainfall
    Flood watches and advisories remain in effect Monday for the tri-state area, a day after record rainfall prompted power outages, airport delays and service disruptions throughout the area. According to forecasters, Central Park was hit with three...
  • LI Woman Charged With Making Bomb Threat Against Plane Carrying Family

    LI Woman Charged With Making Bomb Threat Against Plane Carrying Family
    A Long Island woman who was worried about her mother and brother traveling by plane at the same time of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is in police custody Tuesday after she phoned in a fake bomb threat against their jetliner....
  • LIRR Service Restored But Delays Continue After Lightning Strike

    LIRR Service Restored But Delays Continue After Lightning Strike
    There are going to be some residual delays on the Long Island Rail Road due to a lightning strike near Jamaica station Thursday afternoon. Commuters can expect delays of 30 to 60 minutes this morning, according to the MTA. Trains are operating with...
  • Heavy Traffic, Road Closures Expected During Funeral Services For FDNY Lt.

    Heavy Traffic, Road Closures Expected During Funeral Services For FDNY Lt.
    A massive flag hung from two ladder trucks in tribute to Lieutenant Richard Nappi outside of the Maoloney Funeral Home in Lake Ronkonkoma. Thursday was the first of two days for wake services in his honor as those who knew Nappi prepare to say good-bye....
  • Local Newspaper Compares Obamas To "Sanford & Son"

    Local Newspaper Compares Obamas To "Sanford & Son"
    Photos of President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle that surfaced in a Republican newspaper last week have caused a flurry of controversy on Long Island. The pictures featured in the weekly Smithtown Messenger, created by Phillip Sciarello, features...
  • Levy on immigrant killing: Just a one-day story!!!

     
    Our Reid Epstein, covering the Patchogue gang killing, interviews Suffolk executive Steve Levy, who insists that the hate murder of a Hispanic immigrant would just be a one-day story if people weren't trying to pick on his policies on......
  • Levy on immigrant killing: Just a one-day story!!!

     
    Our Reid Epstein, covering the Patchogue gang killing, interviews Suffolk executive Steve Levy, who insists that the hate murder of a Hispanic immigrant would just be a one-day story if people weren't trying to pick on his policies on......
  • LI Construction Worker Shot Dead In His Car

    LI Construction Worker Shot Dead In His Car
    A construction worker was shot to death while he was sitting in his car in Lake Ronkonkoma Monday morning, Suffolk County police said. Raymond Hirt, 51, a construction worker from Mastic Beach, was parked on Beach Street, just south of nearby...