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The hamlet of Hicksville was purchased by the Hicks family in 1834. Some say the community was named after Valentine Hicks, an eventual president of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). Others agree that it was named for his father-in-law Elias Hicks, the famous abolitionist and Quaker preacher. 

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The Dutch were the first European inhabitants in this region. In the mid 17th century, groups of New Englanders arrived in this area that was covered with swamps and streams. The area was not part of the Hempstead Plains and soon became noted for its lakes. In the 1800s, William Oliver built a gristmill called “Oliver’s Eagle Flour Mill” which was later removed in 1873 to make way for a reservoir for Brooklyn.

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement: 

"Since day one, I have been a strong believer in the Western New York Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park.  For the last seven years, I have championed the WNY STAMP Project, from securing $2 million for infrastructure improvements in 2011 to spearheading the effort to deliver another $33 million last year.  

YORKTOWN, NY - In an effort to keep residents apprised of the legislative session which ended in June, New York State Senator Terrence Murphy has embarked on a legislative update tour. His first stop was last night at his home town of Yorktown, where he served as a local councilman from 2010 until he took office this past January.

DANSVILLE – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) and the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester (BCCR) are working together to help support those who are battling the disease, honor survivors and remember those who lost their battle with breast cancer.

State Senator Terrence Murphy today joined Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino to announced that the population of homeless veterans in the county was at “functional zero” meaning there are no known homeless veterans living on the streets in Westchester. Since the Westchester Patriot Housing Initiative was launched in August of 2013 with the goal of ending homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015, permanent housing has been secured for 329 previously homeless veterans.

Senator Hoylman and NRDC's Margaret Hsieh at the Conservation Conversation

Discussion features Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) lawyer Margaret Hsieh

Hoylman: “Monarchs are the canary in the coal mine, warning us about the devastating effect that human activity is inflicting on the environment, both through climate change and our over-reliance on pesticides like glyphosate.”