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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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  • 3 Female Detectives Win $1M in Nassau Sex Harassment Lawsuit

    Three female former Nassau police detectives have won a $1-million verdict in a federal lawsuit accusing the department of rampant sexual harassment and discrimination, their attorney said Sunday. The jury verdict against the county was reached late...
  • Cops: Impaired Driver Hits Joggers, Killing 1

    A teenager driving under the influence of drugs struck a couple jogging Thursday night in Huntington, killing one and critically injuring the other, Suffolk police said. Amanda Malloy, 29, of Melville, was killed in the 7:25 p.m. accident on New York...
  • Mastic Beach Man Faces Murder Charge in Boss' Shooting

    A Mastic Beach man pleaded not guilty Sunday to charges that he shot and killed his boss and dumped the body in the trunk of a car at the towing company where they worked. Police Sunday identified the body of the victim, found on Christmas Eve, as...
  • Local Man Fatally Stabs Family Dog

    A Middle Island man was arrested after he fatally stabbed the family dog to death Tuesday morning, Suffolk police said. Lamont Yarborough, 36, of 51 Wilson Ave., used a knife to stab the pit bull multiple times at his family's home, police said. He was...
  • Student Busted, Charged With Identity Theft

    STONY BROOK, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A Stony Brook University student was arrested Monday and charged with identity theft after he applied for a student loan and a credit card using other students personal information. Oluwole Owoseni, 22, worked at the campus...
  • Mom, Sons Arrested For Stealing Baby Formula

    SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. (WPIX) -- On the surface a mom stealing $1,400 worth of baby formula with her sons sounds like a terrible sign of the hard, economic times. But Suffolk County police say Kathy Elam, 54, along with her sons, Robert, 32, and Daniel, 29,...
  • Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Cosmo's Alleged Swindle

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a federal lawsuit against accused Long Island swindler Nicholas Cosmo, saying he used "tens of millions" of dollars from investors intended to finance bridge loans to instead engage in improper,...
  • Suffolk Cop Killed In Fiery Crash; DWI Suspect Arrested

    COMMACK, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A Plainview man, who had been arrested last month for drunken driving, is behind bars again after reportedly killing a Suffolk County police officer early Sunday morning while driving drunk. Jose Borbon, 23, was trying to make a...
  • Suspect in Fiery Fatal Crash Has 2 DWI Arrests in '09

    A veteran Suffolk County police officer was killed early Sunday when an accused drunken driver plowed into his patrol car, sending it spinning into a pole, where it burst into flames, police said. The Plainview man charged in the accident, Jose Borbon,...
  • 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....