June 14, 2001 RSS feed / Front Page

North Babylon voters get second chance at school proposals

The North Babylon School District, faced with the possibility of a contingency budget after voters failed to approve a $68.7 million budget proposal in May, has made cuts in its proposed spending plan in an effort to garner voter approval in a secon More...

Celebrating Earth!

As chairman of the Babylon Rotary Club's Earth Day Celebration Committee, Town of Babylon Councilman Wayne R. Horsley recently presented Colorado Blue Spruce seedlings to area schools on behalf of the Club. More...

The annual Babylon Village Country Fair is coming

Plans for this year More...

Student Volunteer Award to be presented at All-Village Party

An outstanding Student Volunteer of Babylon Village Award will be presented to Tracy Augustine at the Babylon All-Village Celebration. The annual event takes place on Sunday July 8 under the tent on the Conklin House Green. More...

Special Sections

Obituaries

Mildred A. Van Leeuwen, 84, longtime resident of Babylon

Mildred A. Van Leeuwen, a longtime resident of Babylon, died May 17, 2001 at the age of 84 after a lengthy illness of heart disease. She was born at home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, October 11, 1916. She was the daughter of Richard C. More...

Rogers Howell, local builder and community volunteer, dies Sunday at 86

A memorial service was held today for Rogers Howell, a lifelong resident of the Village of Babylon who died Sunday, June 10 at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 86. The service was at Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home, West Islip, at 10 a.m. More...

Factfinder: West Babylon School Board should offer teachers higher pay raises Report sides with district on health insurance and other items

Despite "stagnant" state-aid packages for more than a decade, and a drop in the value of real property that has driven up the local tax rate in the West Babylon School District, residents of that district "have made a conscious decisi More...

West Babylon settles with other units

While the West Babylon School District continues to negotiate a settlement with its 361 teachers, it has reached settlements with several other bargaining units, including its non teaching personnel and administrators. More...

Honoring our heroes

Eighty-year-old Bill Dietrich of Lindenhurst salutes as the colors pass his viewing spot along Wellwood Avenue during the Village's annual Memorial Day Parade. Bill served our country in world War II. More...

WI Lions Ousted in Class A semifinals after great season

Third-seeded West Islip, a finalist in the 2000 boys Class A varsity lacrosse title match, saw their 2001 season come to a premature close with a 12-5 pouncing at the paws of the Northport Tigers. More...

Babylon’s Class of 2006 completes quilt for Conklin House fundraiser

Over the last few months, members of Babylon's seventh grade class of 2006 have been diligently constructing a beautiful hand-sewn quilt as part of their community service project to help support the historic Nathaniel Conklin House. More...

 

People/Social

Heard It On The Grapevine

VISITING OLD FRIENDS. Mary Ellen and Tom Sullivan and their friend "Ginnie" Eckleberry traveled to Cape Cod last week where they had a grand time visiting with some old and dear friends. More...

Dear Deer Park by Joyce

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Maria I. Hernandez, of Deer Park, installed as president of the Business and Professional Women’s

Maria I. Hernandez, of Deer Park, was installed as president of the Business and Professional Women More...

Opinion

Town should make sure former fast food restaurant site is cleaned up quickly

The site along Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst that once housed the fast food restaurants Arby More...

Get into the Political Arena - - - by Martin H. Schwartz Meet the Democratic candidate for Town Supervisor, Steve Bellone Taco Salad

For this column I have profiled Babylon Democratic Councilman and Supervisor candidate, Steve Bellone. More...

Great American, great Marine and good friend Dear Editor:

Fowler Hoernel, who passed away recently, was a great American, great Marine and great Babylonian. More...













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