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Amagansett

Amagansett
Beginnings: Jacobus Schellinger brought more to early Long Island than his business ambitions when he moved from New Amsterdam to East Hampton after the English took over the Dutch colony in 1664 and renamed it New York. Three of his children - Abraham, Jacob and Catherine - wanted land to farm, so in 1680 they moved three miles east and founded Amagansett ("place of good water'' in Indian language)
Photo: The Main Highway, Amagansett from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
Beginnings: Jacobus Schellinger brought more to early Long Island than his business ambitions when he moved from New Amsterdam to East Hampton after the English took over the Dutch colony in 1664 and renamed it New York. Three of his children - Abraham, Jacob and Catherine - wanted land to farm, so in 1680 they moved three miles east and founded Amagansett ("place of good water'' in Indian language)
Photo: The Main Highway, Amagansett from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Richard Threlkeld dies at 74; veteran TV anchor and correspondent

    Richard Threlkeld dies at 74; veteran TV anchor and correspondent
    Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday in a car crash on Long Island, N.Y. He was 74.