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Central Islip

Central Islip
Beginnings: In the summer of 1841, Edgar Fenn Peck, a wealthy New York doctor who had just moved to Smithtown, began the first serious exploration of the virtual wilderness of what is now Central Islip. A year later, the Long Island Rail Road arrived at what was called Suffolk Station, and the adjacent Central Islip was effectively born. For three decades, Suffolk Station depot was a rail and stagecoach center, and most of the early arrivals were of English descent or birth.
Photo: Central Islip Business Section from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
Beginnings: In the summer of 1841, Edgar Fenn Peck, a wealthy New York doctor who had just moved to Smithtown, began the first serious exploration of the virtual wilderness of what is now Central Islip. A year later, the Long Island Rail Road arrived at what was called Suffolk Station, and the adjacent Central Islip was effectively born. For three decades, Suffolk Station depot was a rail and stagecoach center, and most of the early arrivals were of English descent or birth.
Photo: Central Islip Business Section from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Woman Charged in Two Bank Heists

    A Port Jefferson woman was arrested Thursday and charged with robbing two banks, one in Mount Sinai and one in her hometown, Suffolk police said. Yvette DeJesus, 32, of 30 Thorne Lane, robbed a Washington Mutual branch in Port Jefferson on Dec. 31 and...
  • Trio Charged in Connection with 2 Home Burglaries

    Three people -- including two teenage girls -- were in Suffolk County jail Monday after being charged in connection with a pair of home burglaries in Lake Ronkonkoma and Lake Grove, police said. The trio --stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry...
  • Dog Owner Charged in Abuse of Pit Bulls

    Five pit bulls, two of them puppies, were seized from a Middle Island home after they were found to be living in unsanitary conditions, the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Tuesday. The owner, identified as Victor F....
  • Teacher Denies Raping Mount Sinai Bartender

    A Three Village elementary teacher accused of raping a bartender pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to charges of rape, aggravated sexual abuse and assault. Michael Wachholder, 30, of Rocky Point, was ordered held on $450,000 bail. He is due back in...
  • 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,...
  • Aid For First-Time Home Owners on Long Island

    Aid For First-Time Home Owners on Long Island
    SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Boarded up homes are a blight on any neighborhood, especially those in Long Island as an estimated 10,000 homes are currently in foreclosure or at risk of foreclosure. "It's just a shame to see houses boarded up and...
  • Foley seeks five debates with Trunzo

     
    Claiming voters deserve a ???frank discussion??? of issues, Brookhaven Supervisor Brian Foley has challenged State Sen. Caesar Trunzo to a series of five debates on key issues throughout the district.......
  • Gov. Paterson to stump for Levy foe

     
    Gov. David Paterson is weighing for Assemb. Philip Ramos (D-Central Islip) in the grudge Democratic primary match where Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is heavily backing challenger Waldo Cabrera.......
  • Gov. Paterson backs LI's Ramos in 'grudge match'

     
    Gov. David Paterson is weighing in for Assemb. Philip Ramos (D-Central Islip) in the grudge Democratic primary match where Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is heavily backing challenger Waldo Cabrera. Paterson will headline a Brentwood fundraiser...
  • Mike Shanahan goes for two, NBC execs bow in thanks

     
    Here's how badly this job has skewed my perception of reality: When Mike Shanahan had the Broncos line up for a two-point conversion to win it or lose it in regulation against the Chargers, my first thought was not that......
  • In high-stakes LI Senate race, Foley calls Trunzo MIA

     
    Democratic Brookhaven Supervisor Brian Foley says Republican Sen. Caesar Trunzo, whom he's challenging for the legislative seat, has failed to "get out of hiding" and respond to Foley's call for a series of debates. "While Trunzo has been dodging a......
  • 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......