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Bay Shore

Bay Shore
Beginnings: In October, 1708, Queen Anne of England confirmed John Mowbray's purchase of land that was to become Bay Shore and Brightwaters. Mowbray, a tailor and teacher from Southampton, is said to have paid the fish-dependent Secatogue Indians ``several eel spears'' for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters land. Sagtikos Manor to the west of the hamlet is traditionally considered part of Bay Shore, but its original patent in 1693 went to Stephen Van Courtlandt, a Dutch merchant related by marriage to William Nicoll, a wealthy New York politician who received the earliest royal grants for land that is now Islip Town.
Photo: West Lake Drive, "Brightwaters," Bayshore
Beginnings: In October, 1708, Queen Anne of England confirmed John Mowbray's purchase of land that was to become Bay Shore and Brightwaters. Mowbray, a tailor and teacher from Southampton, is said to have paid the fish-dependent Secatogue Indians ``several eel spears'' for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters land. Sagtikos Manor to the west of the hamlet is traditionally considered part of Bay Shore, but its original patent in 1693 went to Stephen Van Courtlandt, a Dutch merchant related by marriage to William Nicoll, a wealthy New York politician who received the earliest royal grants for land that is now Islip Town.
Photo: West Lake Drive, "Brightwaters," Bayshore
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  • Laurel police: Man turns in self for N.Y. slayings

    A 24-year-old man who walked into the Laurel police station on Christmas Eve and confessed to a double murder on Long Island, according to police, is being held pending an extradition hearing as early as Tuesday.
  • Man suspected of killing girlfriend, child in New York arrested in Laurel

    A New York man suspected of killing his girlfriend and her son in Long Island was taken into custody Dec. 24 in Laurel. Jerry A. Lewis, 24, entered the Laurel Police Department at 7:40 p.m. on Dec. 24 and told officers he was turning himself in, Laurel...

    N.Y. police seek link between body parts found in two towns

    N.Y. police seek link between body parts found in two towns
    Homicide investigators in Long Island, N.Y., are investigating the discovery of a dismembered body and other scattered human remains found in two towns earlier this month. On July 8, police found the partially dismembered body of a woman in a parking...

    Long Island House Explosion Kills Baby, Injures at least 14 Others

    Long Island House Explosion Kills Baby, Injures at least 14 Others
    A house explosion on Long Island Tuesday has killed a baby and hospitalized at least fourteen others. The baby, an 18-month-old boy, was rushed to the hospital, but died shortly after, according to reports.  Seven people - six adults and the baby - were...

    Buckwheat Zydeco beats cancer, announces tour

    Buckwheat Zydeco beats cancer, announces tour
    An Alligator Records Press Release today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, has been declared cancer free by his doctors. Last January, Buckwheat announced he was being...