April 2, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

George Reilly honored for 50 years of service to West Islip Fire Department

An award presentation was held recently marking the first 50-year member of the West Islip Fire Department. Ex-Captain and past Commissioner George Reilly was the first name added to a plaque commemorating 50 years of service. More...

West Islip Robotics team takes third in competition

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Babylon boys scouts visit the Intrepid museum

Babylon Village Boy Scout Troop #194 is pictured visiting the USS Intrepid Museum in February. The scouts meet at Cross Christ Lutheran Church, Babylon. More...

Remembrance Walk 2004

The desire to help children is winning a huge response for Remembrance Walk 2004, the June 5 and 6 "fund and friend raiser" being sponsored by Good Shepherd Hospice. More...

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Schools/Sports

A St. Patrick’s Day performance

The West Islip High School Select Chamber Orchestra entertained the members of the Babylon Rotary Club on St. Patrick More...

Babylon School District News

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Local Girl Scouts honored with bronze awards

Suffolk County Girl Scout Troop #1683 recently held a Bronze Award Ceremony, which is the highest recognition given to Junior Girl Scouts. More...

Events & Bulletin

• The Beacon BULLETIN BOARD •

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:
FRIDAY, April 2
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BaCCA holds annual photography competition and show

The Babylon Citizens Council On The Arts recently held its annual photography competition and show. Prizes were awarded at a Friday evening reception in three categories: Color, Contemporary and Black and White. More...

Opinion

School report should note: you get what you pay for

After months of discussion, review, research and just plain hard work, the Commission charged with looking into the state of the state More...

Display the American flag and show your patriotism

I sit daily, watching the cable news channels to see what lies will come about from our national politicians and candidates. Politics is alive and well in this election year. More...

Thanking a new generation of veterans for protecting our freedom

Frank J. Stalzer, Jr, resident of North Massapequa, returned recently from Iraq. After one year in Iraq, Stalzer returned to his base at Fort Hood, Texas with the rest of the Army More...

Babylon Town signs new agreement with Covanta

The garbage truck comes and goes, its noisy morning wake up call a reminder that the routine of life in suburbia beats on. More...

School Budgets '04

West Islip School officials try to trim budget for coming year

The West Islip School District is facing a tax rate increase of approximately 14.5 percent if current projections hold true, according to Superintendent Beth Virginia Blau. More...

Hayth's welcome new addition

New arrival Abigail Hayth was welcomed warmly and proudly as a fourth generation Hayth by her great-grandmother, Marion Pearsall-Hayth, a former Babylonian of 58 years. More...

Babylon library throws Dr. Seuss a party

"How could you not celebrate the 100th birthday of Dr. Seuss?" said Anne Burke, who heads the Children's Department at the Babylon Public Library. More...

Geoffrey Canada guest speaker at Babylon Town's black history month program

The Town of Babylon sponsored an African American History Program February 28, featuring keyonote speaker Geoffrey Canada, a graduate of Wyandanch Memorial High School and East Coast Regional Coordinator for Black Community Crusade for Children. More...

 

People/Social

Howlett - Holdner celebrate marriage

On December 27, 2003, 2nd Lt. Sean Francis Howlett, formerly of West Islip, was married to Theresa Holdner of Stony Brook. the marriage, in a formal military style, complete with saber arch, took place at St. More...

Dr. Cavuto promotes literacy at Rotary meeting

Dr. Cavuto gave a presentation about literacy, reading, and a panorama of what educators might do differently, to enable children to learn. During his 40-minute presentation to the Rotarians of Islip, Dr. More...

J&W student makes deans list

Jonathan Maneri, of West Islip, has been named to the dean More...

Obituaries

Giovanni G. Ligotti, of Bay Shore

Giovanni G. Ligotti, of Bay Shore, died March 13, 2004. More...

Francis J. Dunn, of West Islip

Francis J. Dunn, of West Islip, died March 16, 2004. More...

George R. Payne, 35-year resident of Wyandanch

George R. Payne, a 35-year resident of Wyandanch and formerly of Copiague, died March 9, 2004 at Brunswick Hospital Center, Amityville. He was 84 years old. More...













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