East Patchogue Village History

East Patchogue, N.Y. -- History 
(Unincorporated village & CDP)
 
--  General
            See also   "L.I. - East Patchogue" vertical files
                           "L.I. - Patchogue - Biography - Avery, Humphrey Roger,
                                   1895-1983" vertical file

  • Corson, Gerry.  "From Indians to Ranch-Style Houses:  A Short History,"  Part I.  [South Shores Country Review, n.d.:]  pp. 9-10.
  • Corson, Gerry.  "From Indians to Ranch-Style Houses," Part II.  [South Shores Country Review, n.d.:]  pp. 7-8.  East Patchogue, New York (Wikipedia)
  • Cullen, Regina & Lee Bollman.  "A Short History of Our Community." East Patchogue, NY:  South Shores Country Review, n.d.]  2 p. 
  • East Patchogue CDP [Census-Designated Place], New York QuickLinks  (U.S.  Census Bureau)

---  PML Catalog Sampler:

  • Principe, Victor.  Bellport Village and Brookhaven Hamlet.  Charleston, SC:  Arcadia, 2002.  -- includes occasional references to East Patchogue, NY
  • Principe, Victor.  Bellport Revisited.  Charleston, SC:  Arcadia, 2008.  - includes a supplemental section on East Patchogue, NY 

--  Associations
---  Domino Yacht Club
             (formerly the Robinson Family Yacht Club)
             See also  Biography -- Robinson Family

  • "Patchogue." New York Times, August 27, 1910:  [n.p.]. 
  • "East Patchogue has Organized Domino Yacht Club with 30 Members."  ("Island). Suffolk County News, October 22, 1920:  p. 8.
  • Scheetz, John.  "Founded Prior to 1845:  Oldest Club has Oldest Members."  Patchogue Advance, September 29, 1960:  pp. 1, 6.

---  Focus East Patchogue, Inc.

--  Beautification

  • "An Attractive Triangle of Flowers and Shrubbery" [captioned photo].  Long Island Advance, October 13, 1983:  p. 1.

--  Biography
 
---  Avery Family

  • "The Christopher Avery Line."  The Greater Patchogue Historical Society Presents Historical Home Tour of Patchogue:  A Portrait of Spring in a Coastal Town, Sunday, May 7, 2000, 1 PM to 5 PM.  [Patchogue, NY:  The Society,] 2000.
  • "Avery Homestead, 1820, Barbara Avery, 29 South Country Road."  The Greater Patchogue Historical Society Presents Historical Home Tour of Patchogue:  A Portrait of Spring in a Coastal Town, Sunday, May 7, 2000, 1 PM to 5 PM.  [Patchogue, NY:  The Society,] 2000.

--- Avery, Barbara

  • "Barbara Avery of East Patchogue finds that you can, indeed, lead a horse to water...".(Photographer's Corner) [captioned photo], by Thomas R. Koeniges.  Newsday, August 30, 1992:  SBS:  p. 2.

-- Avery, Charles W., 1854-1915
            See also  Swan River Nursery  (below)

  • "Charles W. Avery"  In  Portrait and Biographical Record of Suffolk County (Long Island), New York.  New York; Chicago:  Chapman Publishing Co., 1896:  pp. 382-383.

---  Avery, Humphrey, 1699-1788

  • "The Avery Lottery" (History of the Town and Patchogue Goes Far Back to the Old Colonial Days).  Patchogue Advance, October 16, 1936:  p. 33. 

---  Avery, Humphrey Roger, 1895-1983
            See also  Swan River Nursery  (below)

  • "Humphrey Avery Dies at 88; Swan River Nursery Owner."  Long Island Advance, May 5, 1983:  p. 32 A.
  • "Humphrey Avery, Landscape Architect" (Obituaries).  Newsday, May 6, 1983:  p. 33.
  • "Plaques Trace Avery Tract History."  Patchogue Advance, February 2, 1976:  p. 2. 
  • Silberfarb, Edward J.  "A Proud Family Link with the Past...in a Village with an Eye on History." New York Herald Tribune, September 15, 1963:  pp. 1-2.  
  • "Town CD Director Lists Ways Leading to a Better Tomorrow."  Long Island Advance, January 4, 1968:  [n.p.].

---  Baruch, Bernard

---  Drumm, Lucrezia

  • Miller, Anne.  "Former Advance Correspondent:  E. Pat. Writer Publishes Poems."  Long Island Advance, December 16, 1971:  n.p.

---  Durkee Family & Estate`

  • "Of Interest to Country People." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 27, 1883:  p. 6. -- "Eugene W. Durkee, of New York, has purchased fifty acres of land in East Patchogue, fronting the bay, for $9,500."
  • "Mrs. Durkee Laid ar Rest.  A Charitable Christian Lady Buried in Greenwood This Afternoon."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 23, 1889:  [n.p.]
  • [E.W. Durkee's Namkee stables and stock breeding farm], Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 10, 1896:  p. 1.
  • "Mr. E.W. Durkee and his two charming daughters, Emma and Ellen, of New York City, are up for the summer at their Nampkee place...."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 23, 1896:  p. 2.
  • "Death of a Twin Colt."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 4, 1896:  [n.p.]
  • "East Patchogue."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 25, 1897:  [n.p.] 
  • "Miss DuChane's Queer Actions." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 14, 1898:  [n.p.]
  • [Mr. Terrell making some additions to Durkee estate.]  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 16, 1899:  p. 2.
  • "Fire at E.W. Durkee's Home.  His Barn and Carriage House at East Patchogue Destroyed."  New York Times,  October 15, 1899:  p. 2.
  • "Durkee's Big Barn Burned.  Second Fire in His Place at East Patchogue -- Loss, $10,000." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 15, 1899:  p. 4.
  • "E.W. Durkee of Manhattan has had a large stable and carriage rooms built on his estate at East Patcchogue, to replace thise destroyed by fire last fall."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 9, 1900:  p. 1.
  • "Misses Durkee Held Up.  Sheriff Wells Bagged Six Autoists at Purgatory Swamp, on Patchogue's Main Road."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 6, 1908:  [n.p.]
  • "To Let...."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 6, 1910:  p. 5.
  • [Large barn burned to the ground on Durkee estate].  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 8, 1910:  [n.p.]
  • "Two Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of Southold, L.I."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 31, 1915:  p. 1. -- Mentioned oxen loaned by E.W. Durkee
  • "Bellport Enjoys Another Musical Treat."  Brooklyn Life, August 19, 1916:  p. 1.
  • "The Misses Durkee Hostesses at Their Country Home."  Brooklyn Life, August 11, 1917:  p. 1.
  • "The Misses Durkee Entertain at East Patchogue."  Brooklyn Life, July 5, 1919:  p. 1.
  • "Mis Durkee Engaged."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 16, 1919:  [n.p.]
  • "Mrs. Helen Durkee's Wedding at Bellport."  Brooklyn Life, September 6, 1919:  p. 1. 
  • "Mrs. Durkee's Wedding" (The Week in Society).  Brooklyn Life, September 20, 1919:  p. 1. 
  • "Eugene W. Durkee Dies After Operation:  Veteran Dealer in Spices had One of Finest Flower Gardens on Long Island."  New York Times, December 11, 1926:  p. 17.
  • "E.W. Durkee Dies After Operation."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 11, 1926:  p. 2.
  • "Durkee Will Gives Estate to Daughters:  Property and Trust Funds are Shared by Two Women -- Museum will Benefit."  New York Times,  January 31, 1929:  p. 20.
  • "Mrs. Penniman Left Fortune to Charity:  Five Institutions Share in Her Bequests -- 'Faithful Maid' Gets $25,000.  Durkee Estate $2,392,830.  Cohan Inherits $172,568 in Will of His Mother -- Mrs. Fromberg has $647, 239 Heritage."  New York Times, March 10, 1931:  p. 18.
  • "E.W. Durkee Will, in 2 Million Estate, is Found in Desk:  Was Missing Since Death -- Two Daughters of Spice King Get Bulk of Assets."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 10, 1931:  p. 3.
  • "1781 Landmark Burns:  Unexplained Night Fire Levels Former Durkee Homestead."  New York Times, January 22, 1949:  p. 28.
  • "E. Patchogue Landmark Razed by $150,000 Mystery Blaze."  Newsday, January 22, 1949:  p. 7. 
  • Corson, Gerry.  "From Indians to Ranch-Style Houses -- A Short History," Parts [I] and II.  [East Patchogue, NY:  South Country Shores Community, ca. 1955.]
  • "Last of the Durkees of E. Patchogue Died Last Week" [Helen W, Durkee]. Patchogue Advance, December 16, 1954:  p. 5.

---  Heaton, Neal

--  Jordan, Edna

  • "Mrs. Jordan, was Organist for Years" [obit.].  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 30, 1950:  p. 1.

--  Litt, Ruth Carpenter van 

  • "100 Years Ago" (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, September 6, 2008:  p. 18.  -- Ruth Litt orders 100 electric lights for her new East Patchogue home on the Bay.
  • "Former Litt Place to Become Rest Farm:  Big East Patchogue Shore Property Leased by Gene Geiger, Now at Brookhaven -- Mansion, 102 Acres."  Patchogue Advance, March 12, 1937:  n.p.
  • Gombieski, Jane.  "Early Effort to Woman a Convention."  Village Times, August 22, 1996:  p. 50.
  • ["Jackwill Farm" baseball team, sponsored by Ruth Litt, early 1900s]  [photo] (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, April 7, 2008:  p. 24.
  • "Margaret Sanger Speaks at Mrs. Litt's Home."  Port Jefferson Echo, June 7, 1924:  p. 1.
  • "Mrs. Ruth Litt Sells East Patchogue Home."  Suffolk County News, December 24, 1925:  p. 2.
  • "Patchogue Water Carnival.  Sojourners Plan Two-Day Festival -- Home for Cripples Opened."  New York Times, [?], 1908:  n.p. - Summer home for "cripples" was opened by Ruth Litt.
  • "Mrs. Ruth Litt Dies; Was a Leader Here."  Patchogue Advance, April 2, 1937:  pp. 1-2.
  • Ruth Carpenter van Litt (1867-1937):  East Patchogue Suffrafist Leader & Pioneer Woman Politician:  Political Dynamo & Power-Brooker (PowerPoint slide), comp. by Mark Rothenberg.  (Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)

----  Patchogue Catalog Sampler:

--- Lynde, Charles Westley, [?]-1906  (a/k/a, "Sporting Lynde")

  • "The Motor He Drove Kills 'Sporting' Lynde:  Thrown Out of His Car and a Wheel Beheads Him:  Sought Gold in Australia; Brought Back $10,000 and Found His Father, a Brooklyn Lawyer, had Left Him $536,000."  New York Times, September 4, 1906:  p. 1.

--- Overton, Annie, 1879-1887

  • "A Little Girl Fatally Shot." New York Times, October 13, 1887:  p. 8.

--- Overton, Edward, 1827-1898 

  • "Long Island Obituary Record:  Sudden Death of Edward Overton, One of the Oldest Citizens of [East] Patchogue."  Brooklyn Eagle, May 10, 1898:  p. 12. - farmer, musician, organized 1st brass band in Suffolk County (in Patchogue); wife, Mary Glover Overton, son Dr. Frank Overton; homestead, near Dunton Lake, purchaed by his grandfather in 1802

--- Platt, W.

  • "Theee [i.e., Three] Boys Lives Endangered:  Left to Freeze in a Catboat by the Captain, Who Took Them Sailing."  New York Times, February 19, 1896:  p. 14. 

--- Porter, William  [Civil War veteran]

  • "Drowned in a Sluice, Going Home."  New York Times, April 9, 1908:  p. 5.

---  Riedt, Robert [& Harold Camping]

  • "Adventist Sells All He Owns; Says World Will End on Feb. 6."  New York Times, January 20, 1925:  p. 25.
  • "Sells Out to Await End in Port Jefferson."  Port Jefferson Echo, January 22, 1925:  p. 1.
  • "Await World's End Tomorrow Night:  Apostle of Doom and Band Sing and Pray -- Sell Belongings to Pay Debts.  Only Faithful Survive; Expect All to Be Destroyed but 144,000 'Brides of the Lamb,' Who are to Go Up in a Cloud."  New York Times, February 5, 1925:  pp. 1-2. 
  • "Prophet Defers End of World One Week:  Will Only Begin Tonight, Says Reidt, for Saints on Other Planets Must Be Mobilized; Sees 7 Days of Wonders; Promises Angels with Feet of Fire -- Tries Out Zither in Practice for His Harp."  New York Times, February 6, 1925:  pp. 1, 4.
  • "Says Movie Flares Spoiled Millennium:  Apostle Reidt is Certain the Cloud Started and Will Continue His Watch.  Yaphank Seer has Dream:  Angel Gabriel Tells Brother Downs 144,000 Brides had a Sign in Dakota."  New York Times, February 8, 1925:  p. 15
  • "Reidt Scents Slip in Doomsday Data:  Expresses Doubt About the Expected Cloud and Migration of 144,000 Brides; Talks to Movie Audience:  Tells Them End of the World is Near, Just the Same, and Skeptics Clamor for the 'Hook.'"  New York Times, February 9, 1925:  p.  19.
  • "Doom Apostle Leave in a Ford, Not in Cloud:  Reidt and His Family Abandon Belongings on Hill Where They Vainly Awaited Millennium."  New York Times, February 10, 1925:  p. 14.
  • "Doom Apostle Bobs Up in Newark with a Sign:  Hung Around His Neck, It Insists End of World Will Come This Year -- Denies He Set Date."  New York Times, February 12, 1925:  p. 7.
  • Newman, Andy.  "Wayback Machine / Doomsday, East Patchogue, 1925"  (N.Y. / Region.  City Room.  New York Times, May 19,2011)

---  Robinson Family
              See also  Domino Yacht Club  [above]

  • "Family Starts Yacht Club:  The Robinsons of Suffolk County, L.I. Join in a Unique Organization."  New York Times, September 8, 1908:  n.p.
  • "Patchogue." [i.e., E. Patchogue].  New York Times, August 28, 1910:  n.p.
  • "Patchogue [& E. Patchogue]:  Some Record Catches of Bluefish and Weakfish Made Last Week."  New York Times, July 16, 1911:  n.p. -- 5th paragraph refers to the Robinson Family Yacht Club
  • "The Robinson Faily of East Patchogue, L.I."  The Brooklyn Times, May 1, 1909:  p. 6.
  • "The Robinson Picnic." Brooklyn Eagle, August 8, 1899:  p. 8.
  • Santorelli, Dina.  "Finding Allure in Stories [i.e., Storied] Houses, History os What May Make a House a Home -- And Sell It, Too."  Newsday, January 26, 2007:  p. C8.   

----  PML Catalog Sampler:

--- Robinson, E.S.

  • "E.S. Robinson has Returned from His Gunning Trip to Florida."  [Patchogue Advance?,] January 31, 1891:  p. 5.

---  Robinson, Jeremiah, 1836-1907

  • "Falls Dead in Wife's Arms.  Old Merchant of East Patchogue, L.I., Expires in His Store."  New York Times, September 8, 1907:  p. 7. - Jeremiah dies, wife (no first name given) faints, couple discovered by daughter, Grace Robinson.

--- Smith Family
            See also  Reid Ice Cream Plant  [below]

  • Bennett, Ann Becker.  "East Patchogue House to Be Designated Landmark." Long Island Advance, April 13, 1989:  n.p. -- 1837 house of William Smith, Jr.

--- Smith, Annanias

  • The Great White Hunter of E. Patchogue:  "Old Rooster-Skin Narse" Annanias Smith:  Brookhaven has Always had More than Its Fair Share of Characters [PowerPoint slide], comp. by Mark Rothenberg (Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)
  • Swans, Docks, Officials, Hogs, Rings & Yokes:  Town Meeting Topics of March 7, 1803 [PowerPoint slide], comp. by Mark Rothenberg (Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)

--- Smith, Augustus F., 1832-1908
            See also  Reid Ice Cream Plant   [below]

  • "75 Years Ago" (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, April 3, 2008:  p. 17.  -- credits Augustus Smith with creation of Suffolk Co.'s first commercial ice cream factory,  establishing the name of East Patchogue, being its 1st postmaster 
  • "100 Years Ago" (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, June 22, 2006:  p. 24. -- see 7th paragraph
  • "Ice Cream Factory."  Patchogue Advance, December 10, 1892:  n.p.

--- Smith, Fred

  • "Theee [i.e., Three] Boys Lives Endangered:  Left to Freeze in a Catboat by the Captain, Who Took Them Sailing."  New York Times, February 19, 1896:  p. 14. 

---  Smith, Henry

  • "Smashed All They Left Behind:  Burglars Stole Some of Capt. [Henry] Smith's Property, Destroyed the Rest."  New York Times, February 1, 1894:  p. 1.

--- Smith, Joseph

  • "Dog and Man Fight in the Sea:  Joseph Smith, Bitten in the Leg, Drowns His Ferocious Assailant."  New York Times, April 25, 1895:  p.3.

--  Buses

  • "Applies for Permit for New Bus Line"  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 9, 1950: 1.

--  Community Gardens

  • Kane, Susan.  "New Start for Community Gardens Project."  Long Island Advance, July 21, 1994:  p. 8.

--  Crime and Criminals

-- Dunton-Boynton Bicycle Railroad  [an early experimental monorail]

  • East Patchogue Monorail (South Country Retired Teachers' Association.  SCREA News), site maintained by Jim McGowan

---  The Coney Island Precedent, 1889-1899

  • "A Bicycle Road, which is to Be Operated by Steam.  The Novel Device Now in the Course of Construction to which Coney Island Property Owners Object."  Brooklyn Eagle, August 1, 1889:  p. 4. 
  • "The Bicycle Railroad."  Brooklyn Eagle, October 10, 1889:  p. 4. 
  • "On a One-Legged Road.  Successful Trial of the Boynton Bicycle System.  Something New in Rapid Transit Tried at Coney Island -- Testing a Unique Method of Traction."  Brooklyn Eagle, October 13, 1889:  p. 9. 
  • "The Bicycle Railroad:  A Curious Invention Now Running at Coney Island.  Boynton's Narrow Engines and Cars that Run on a Single Rail  -- Claims of Their Feasibility on the Elevated Roads."  Brooklyn Eagle, August 24, 1890:  p. 14.
  • "To Joing Sound and Sea,  A Bicycle Railroad that Will Cross Long Island."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 7, 1891:  p. 1.
  • "Boynton Bicycle Road:  Disastrous Effects of the Recent Storm on the Familiar Network of Timbers."  Brooklyn Eagle, September 10, 1899:  p. 12.
  • "Old Bicycle Road Sold:  Rumor that the B.R.T. is the Purchaser of the Boynton Line to Coney Island."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 16, 1899:  p. 1.
  • "Local Stocks and Bonds."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 19, 1899:  p. 41.  -- reports sale of the "...Brighton and Bensonhurst Electric Railroad Company, better known as the Boynton Bicycle Railroad, to a syndiacte for $25,000." 

---  The East Patchogue-Hagerman Experiment

  • "Last of the Bicycle Railroad." Brooklyn Eagle, January 27, 1897:  p. 5.
  • "Visitors from the Hub:  Boston Aldermen Inspect the Boynton Bicycle Railroad at East Patchogue."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 11, 1897:  p. 4.
  • "Dunton's Bicycle Railroad:  Sale of the Plant at East Patchogue Recalls a Scheme that Once Interested Long Islanders."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 3, 1902:  p. 11. 

--  East Main Street Corridor

  • Bessen, Jeffrey.  "Money for East Main Street:  Revitalization of East Patchogue Corridor Fueled by $1.8 Million in Funding."  Long Island Advance, November 28, 2002:  pp. 1, 33.
  • Costanza, Frank S.  "County Unveils East Main Street Blueprint:  Suffolk DPW [Department of Public Works] Introduces $6M Reconstruction Plan for Troubled Corridor at Civic Meeting."  Long Island Advance, May 29, 2003:  pp. 3, 26.
  • Harimann, Sarah.  "Patchogue Project Forges Ahead:  Expanded East main Street Revitalization Project to Include Route 112."  Long Island Advance, October 21, 2004:  pp. 5, 35.

-- East Patchogue Branch Post Office, 1962-1987

  • Bennett, Ann Becker.  "East Patchogue Post Office Branch to Close" (Bellport and East Patchogue).  Long island Advance, June 18, 1987:  p. 29. 

--  East Patchogue Sewer Improvement Area

  • Leuzzi, Linda.  "Back Again...But This Time with Sewers:  East Patchogue Sewer Project Starts Next Week."   Long Island Advance, September 23, 2010:  p. 3.

--  East Patchogue Theater

--  Educational History

  • "Plans for New Schools on Drawing Board:  New Classrooms in Use in East Patchogue."  Patchogue Advance, October 18, 1951:  n.p.  2 captioned photos.

--  Environment
             See also  Hedges Creek Estuary
---  PML Catalog Sampler:

--  Firefighting History

--  Focus East Patchogue

  • Leuzzi, Linda.  "Wanted:  Investors for East Patchogue:  Focus East Patchogue Hopes to Spur Cinema Arts Ventures."   Long Island Advance, February 18, 2010:  p. 5.
  • Leuzzi, Linda.  "Focusing on Future Improvements:  Focus East Patchogue Business Meeting Makes Headway."  Long Island Advance, April 3, 2010:  p. 8.

--  Halloween

  • Kane, Susan.  "A Halloween Tradition Comes to an End."  Long Island Advance, October 19, 1989:  n.p.

--  Hedges Creek Estuary

  • Becker, Mary Anne.  "South Country Alliance 'Save Hedges Creek.'"  Long Island Advance, December 24, 1987:  pp. 17, 33.
  • Muha, Laura.  "Plan Would Preserve Hedges Creek Swamp."  Newsday, August 15, 1988:  p. 29.
  • Weber, Mary Anne.  "County Takes First Steps to Acquire Hedges Creek Land."  Long Island Advance, August 18, 1988:  p. 3.
  • Hartmann, Sarah.  "Lock Lake to be Preserved:  County Begins Acquisition of Vital East Patchogue Wetlands."  Long Island Advance, March 27, 2008:  pp. 1, 6.

--  Island Grill Restaurant

  • Kane, Susan.  "Just Moving Down the Road a Piece...."  Long island Advance, January 10, 1991:  p. [6]. 

--  Leston-Duckworth House (1837)
---  PML Catalog Sampler:

-- Lock Lake
            See  Hedges Creek Estuary
-- Long Island Rail Road

  • "Depot for East Patchogue." Brooklyn Eagle, December 8, 1901:  p. 45.  -- plans to renew a proposal for an depot in E. Patchogue, requiring demolition of the Hagerman Station
  • "Husband, Wife Die as Auto is Struck by L.I.R.R. Train."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 7, 1950:  p. 2. 
  • "Motorist Averts L.I. Train Wreck, Reports Rail Break."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 27, 1950:  p. 2.
  • O'Neill, Kevin.  "Train Hits Truck in East Patchogue."  Long Island Advance, May 14, 1992:  pp. 1, 19.

--  Marina

  • Weber, Christopher.  "140 Try to Sink Marina's Plans."  [Long Island Advance,] December 3, 1969:  n.p. 

--  Miramar Avenue

  • Kane, Susan.  "Miramar Residents Vow They Will Fight to Save Block."  Long Island Advance, July 27, 1989:  pp. 5, 35.
  • Flammer, Joe.  "E. Patchogue to be Site of First Adopted Park."  Long Island Advance, March 5, 1992:  p. 6.
  • Flammer, Joe.  "NAGS [Neighbors Against Garbage by the Shore] Adopt First Town Park."  Long Island Advance, April 16, 1992:  p. 5.
  • O'Neill, Kevin.  "Adopted Park Better, but Needs More Help."  Long Island Advance, August 27, 1992:  p. 12.

--  Nessenger Chevrolet

  • Leuzzi, Linda.  "Town Closes on Nessenger Property:  East Patchogue Site Expected Use as Hamlet Park."   Long Island Advance, October 27, 2011:  p. 1.
  • "Nessenger Chevrolet Opened in 1970 on East Main Street in Patchogue" [captioned photo] (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).   Long Island Advance, October 27, 2011:  p. 24.
  • Hampton, Deon J.  "East Patchogue:  Do-Over for Park Project $2.1 M State Grant to Help Restore Wetland After Loss of Federal Money."  Newsday, January 25, 2013:  p. A25.Herz, Nathaniel.  "East Patchogue:  Park Plan Key to Revitalization Effort" (Our Towns).  Newsday, July 16, 2012:  p. A25.  

-- News Sources

--  Nursing Homes

  • "Start $1.8 Million Pat. Nursing Home."  [Long Island Advance,] March 16, 1972:  p. [7].

-- Plaza Theatre

  • Brand, Rick.  "County Moves to Condemn Theater"  (Our Towns).  Newsday, July 6, 2006:  A44.  
  • Hartmann, Sarah.  "More Demos for East Main Street:  Plaza Theater Still in Court, Hearing in Offing."  Long Island Advance, February 21, 2008:  p. 12.
  • Leuzzi, Linda.  "An Eyesore (Hopefully) Gets the Boot."  Long Island Advance, September 17, 2009:  p. 18.
  • Sorrentino, Michael.  "Plaza Theatre Demolition Continues:  Walls Off, Interior of Abandoned Building Being Picked Apart" (Patchogue Patch, September 16, 2011)

-- Pollution

  • Whittle, Patrick.  "East Patchogue Cleanup Ordered:  NY Greenhouse Property Owners Must Pay for Toxin Removal" (Our Towns).  Newsday, February 16, 2012:  p. A23.  -- Bianchi-Weiss Greenhouses

--  Poultry Industry

-- Politics and government

  • "Independents Win at the East Patchogue Republican Primaries" (Long Island Politics).  Brooklyn Eagle, September 26, 1899:  p. 7.

-- Prohibition

  • "Federal Officers Raid a Huge Alcohol Distillery Located on the Former Litt Estate, East Patchogue:  Biggest Outfil Ever Found in County Seized Late Yesterday Afternoon and Louis White, Alleged Owner, Locked Up in Local Jail Pending Federal Court Arriagnment."  Brooklyn Eagle, September 21, 1928:  p. 1.

-- Reid Ice Cream Corporation
           See also  Biography -- Smith Family  [above]

  • "Ice Cream Factory." Patchogue Advance, December 10, 1892:  n.p.
  • McGrath, Ann.  "Reid Plant Steeped in Local History."  [source unidentified, n.d.]:  pp. 3, 6.

-- St. Joseph the Worker, R.C. Church

  • Cicalese, Rita.  "St. Joseph's Celebrates Move to a New Church."  Long Island Advance, April 1, 1982:  n.p.
  • O'Connor, Michael.  "Rev. Thomas March, E. Patchogue Pastor" (Obituaries).  Newsday, October 6, 1997:  n.p.

-- Streets
---  Pine Neck Avenue

  • "East Patchogue Fights Closing of Pine Neck Avenue:  Strong Opposition Shown Against Measure; Final Hearing Held on Shutting Off Roadway to Bay -- No One Favorable -- Bayport Hearings also Show Opposition."  Patchogue Advance, January 27, 1927:  p. 1.

--  Swan River Nursery
             See also  Biography -- Avery...  (above)

  • "Nursery Stock." Suffolk County News, November 28, 1902:  p. 3.
  • "Trees."  Suffolk County News, March 3, 1905:  p. 4.
  • "Swan River Nursery, Patchogue, L.I." [advertisement].  South Side Signal, March 17, 1911:  p. 2.
  • "Nursery Stock:  Evergreen and Deciduous Trees and Shrubs:  50 Acres to Select from" [advertisement].  South Side Signal, March 15, 1912:  p. 5
  • "Plant Evergreens Now" [advertisement].  The County Review, September 11, 1914:  p. 5.
  • "Leslie MacRobbie, now manager of Mrs. C. W. Avery's Swan River Nursery, has bought the Oak Park Nursery of Vernon Tiger, who is in the Army."  Suffolk County News, February 28, 1919:  p. 2.
  • "Not a Home Until It's Planted" [advertisement].  The County Review, May 4, 1923:  p. 13.
  • "Humphrey Avery, manager of the Swan River Nurseries, has purchased a new Buick."  The County Review, September 7, 1923:  p. 9.  
  • "Humphrey Avery, who is the manager of the Swan River Nursery, at East Patchogue, has returned from Atlantic City where he attended the Annual Convention of the American Association of Nurserymen."  The County Review, July 4, 1924:  p. 2.
  • "The grounds of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wiolliam L. Mantha have been improved by a truck load of evergreens and flowering shrubs from the Swan River Nurseries."  The County Review, April 23, 1925:  p. 9.
  • "The home of Mrs. M.S. Patton, on Ocean Avenue, has been beautified by an extensive planting done by the Swan River Nursery."  The County Review, May 21, 1925:  p. 10.
  • "Cord Wood in Pole Lengths at $10 team load.  Swan Reiver Nursery."  Patchogue Advance, December 21, 1926:  p. 6.
  • "Many Trees are Stolen in Night at Avery Place:  Heavy Raid on Swan River Nursery:  Evergreens to Value of About $1,600 Pulled Up Right After Being Transplanted in Remote Section of Farm."  Patchogue Advance, May 31, 1929:  pp. 1, 4.
  • "Going Strong for Gay Outdoor Trees."  Patchogue Advance, December 27, 1929:  p. 1.
  • "Why Throw Away a Xmas Tree?  Use a Living Tree and Plant It on Your Lawn After Christmas" [advertisement].  Patchogue Advance, December 11. 1931:  p. 3.  -- Trees, at that time, were being sold for $1.90 each.
  • "Trees and Cleanup are P.T.A. Subjects."  Patchogue Advance, April 7, 1933:  p. 6.
  • "Swan River Nursery Unique Place of Beauty:  Fountain and Buildings in Fine Surroundings:  East Patchogue Display of Trees and Flowers Attract Many Visitors -- On Part of Ancient Estate."  Patchogue Advance, May 17, 1935:  p. 5.
  • "Music Program at Nursery."  Mid-Island Mail, December 18, 1935:  p. 8.
  • "Plant Thief Settles Up, Gets 30-Day S.S."  Patchogue Advance, June 8, 1950:  p. 5.
  • "Nurseryman Gives Talk before Methodist Club."  Patchogue Advance, May 8, 1958:  p. 25
  • "East Patchogue -- Jacob Bulk, horticulturist and former member of the Holland Plant Exporter's Association has arrived here from Holland (the country famous for its nurseries) to assist H.R. Avery of Swan River Nursery."  Long Island Advance, January 22, 1970:  p. 24.
  • "Possible Burglary, Arson."  Long Island Advance, November 28, 1974:  p. 31.

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  • Leuzzi, Linda.  "A Walmart Walk-on Resolution Passes:  Bonner Re-introduces Kepert's Resolution to ZHold Public Hearing."  Long Island Advance, March 26, 2009:  pp. 3, 26.
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