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Beginnings: Indians called the area Winnecomac - "pleasant land.'' Because the community was split between Huntington and Smithtown and because of conflicting deeds resulting from purchases from different Indian sachems, there were many boundary disputes. They were not resolved until 1675 when Smithtown founder Richard (Bull) Smith was successful in claims made in Dutch and English courts. The resulting dividing line between the two towns also divided the properties of prominent early families with names such as Burr, Wicks, Harned and Whitman, the ancestors of the poet.
Photo: The Hamlet Golf & Country Club grandstand in Commack
Beginnings: Indians called the area Winnecomac - "pleasant land.'' Because the community was split between Huntington and Smithtown and because of conflicting deeds resulting from purchases from different Indian sachems, there were many boundary disputes. They were not resolved until 1675 when Smithtown founder Richard (Bull) Smith was successful in claims made in Dutch and English courts. The resulting dividing line between the two towns also divided the properties of prominent early families with names such as Burr, Wicks, Harned and Whitman, the ancestors of the poet.
Photo: The Hamlet Golf & Country Club grandstand in Commack
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  • Seafood fraud widespread in N.Y., probe finds

    Seafood fraud widespread in N.Y., probe finds
    This post has been corrected. See note below. There's a good chance that the white tuna sashimi served up at your favorite Manhattan sushi joint isn't white tuna at all. Instead, 94% of the fish labeled as white tuna in New York turned out to be...
  • Schedule of 9/11 Events on Long Island

    Saturday, September 11, 2010 COMMACK Commack High School, 1 Scholar Lane, Commack, will hold a candlelight ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Call 631-912-2165 EAST MEADOW The Court Officers Steuben Association of New York State will hold a Heroes Memorial Service...
  • Plainview Man Who Admitted To Drunk Driving Will Learn His Fate Today

    Plainview Man Who Admitted To Drunk Driving Will Learn His Fate Today
    A Plainview man who admitted to driving drunk and causing a deadly crash will learn his fate today. 24-year-old Jose Borbon will be sentenced on Friday in Suffolk County. Borbon confessed to the fatal accident that claimed the life of veteran police...
  • Suffolk County School Reports Case Of Tuberculosis

    Suffolk County School Reports Case Of Tuberculosis
    According to the Suffolk County Department of Health, an individual at Commack High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. The affected person is presently receiving treatment and is not currently in attendance as a staff member or student....
  • Man Forcibly Touches Employee At Babies R Us

    Man Forcibly Touches Employee At Babies R Us
    COMMACK, N.Y. ( WPIX) -- Suffolk County Police have released surveillance pictures of a man they say forcibly touched a female employee at Babies R Us in Commack. Police say the November 18, 2008 attack began after an unknown Hispanic male customer asked...
  • Meet Your New 'So You Think You Can Dance' Top 20

    FOX's summer hit "So You Think You Can Dance" cut down to the Top 20 for its fourth season on Thursday (June 5) night. If you're looking for trends, this season features several foreign-born contestants (a "So You Think You Can Dance" tradition) as...
  • Keyspan or Nat. Grid: Lobbying for a pipeline, or not?

     
    On Monday Newsday's well-versed Tom Incantalupo reported that the plan for Islander East, a new natural-gas pipeline that would cross the Sound into Suffolk County, is alive but foundering. In the story, he wrote: "David J. Manning, KeySpan's executive......
  • Steve Israel for Senate plugged at House fundraiser

     
    Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone (in photo) hosts a mininum-$500-per-head breakfast fundraiser Monday in Commack for Rep. Steve Israel. In an unusual invitation, Petrone plays up Hillary Rodham Clinton soon leaving the Senate ??? and says ???we have an...
  • Diplomatic out-post: Rep. loses mailbox to plow

     
    After returning from a widely-publicized overseas trip with Gov. David Paterson last week, Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) said his travels brought him to three places: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Depot in Commack. ???The Town of Huntingon???s snow...
  • Teen Accused In High School Murder Plot Pleads Not Guilty

    Teen Accused In High School Murder Plot Pleads Not Guilty
    The Long Island teenager who allegedly plotted to murder fellow-students, teachers and staff at his New York high school pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a grand jury indictment charging him with one count of second degree conspiracy. Christopher Franko,...
  • Man Accused of Sending Taunting Text Messages to Parents of Missing Girl

    Man Accused of Sending Taunting Text Messages to Parents of Missing Girl
    NEW YORK -- Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a 24-year old woman whose family received taunting text messages from her cell phone days after she disappeared. Evans Ganthier, 30, is facing second degree murder in the death of...
  • Speeding Driver Kills A Man, Charged With DWI

    Speeding Driver Kills A Man, Charged With DWI
    Suffolk County Police arrested a man for driving while intoxicated following a fatal crash which left one man dead. Kenneth Lesser, 58, of Commack, was driving a Toyota van on Tuesday evening when he was struck by a Ford truck at the intersection of...