April 21, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

New concerns raised over changes at Republic Airport

Republic Airport is seeking FAA funding to relocate its Bravo taxiway 200 feet further from Runway 119, the airport More...

People in the News

Babylon fifth graders
support G8 World Summit

In a recent Time Magazine for Kids, World Report edition, Babylon fifth graders read that most girls their age in the African country of Mali don More...

Ss. Cyril's basketball team division champs

Deer Park's Ss. Cyril and Methodius CYO seventh grade boys basketball team was the regular season Division C champs finishing the season with a 10 - 2 record. More...

West Islip HS "Vocal Motion" visits Babylon Rotary Club

The West Islip High School Vocal Motion ensemble visited the Babylon Rotary Club and performed 100 Years of Broadway. The group is under the direction of Dr. Salvatore Fiore. More...

St. Monica's

Guild prepares
for annual
auction

The ladies of Christ Church, St. Monica More...

Suffolk County Fresh Air Fund volunteers attend NYC

Over 200 local Fresh Air Fund volunteers, including, from left to right, Susan Blake, Stony Brook, chairperson; June Ingraham, Suffolk County, New York fund representative; Susan Rudman, Suffolk County, New York assistant fund representative; Nancy G More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Lindenhurst adds a pinch of pizazz to students writing

Lindenhurst, New York - Students in Justine Cooper More...

West Islip students donate over $22,000 for Children of the Tsunami

The Asian tsunami disaster of December 26, 2004 was more than a lesson in science and geography around the globe, it was also a study in humanity. As West Islip children in the district More...

Deer Park students interview friends and family to create biography bottles

Fourth graders in Keri Schumacher More...

Obituaries

Joseph A. Belisle, of West Babylon

Joseph A. Belisle, of West Babylon, died February 27, 2005

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; his children, Joseph, Marie, James, Paul and Christopher; his sister Beatrice MacQueen; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. More...

Frank A. Leotta, Sr., of East Islip

Frank A. Leotta, Sr., of East Islip, died February 12, 2005 at his home. He was 68 years old. More...

Warren Granz, of Lindenhurst

Warren Granz, of Lindenhurst, died February 6, 2005 after a five-year bout with Alzheimers. He was 78 years old. More...

Booster seats now mandated by law for toddlers

Anyone who rides loose can hurt those who are buckled up by being thrown against them. More...

Seafety belt tips

What was once a choice for many parents in New York State is now a law. Since March, booster seats are required for older children, four through seven. In the past, children over four years of age were not required to use such a seat. More...

Signs of cooperation between local Dems and GOP

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In a historic agreement, Babylon Republican Party leader Harry Withers and Babylon Democratic leader Robert Stricoff have agreed to ban political signs that pollute our neighborhoods. More...

Local library budgets get okay from voters

Voters narrowly passed the 2005-06 budget for the Deer Park Library, with 248 approving the measure and 235 opposing it. Dorothy Weissgerber was elected to the Board with 341 votes, defeating her opponent Ken Gagliano who got 262 votes. More...

West Islip 2005 winter sports accomplishments

J. Wayne Shierant, director of athletics, physical education and recreation for the West Islip School District announces that the following students have received post season recognition for their participation in the winter sports program. More...

Sweeney recognizes Deer Park HS music students

Assemblyman Bob Sweeney joined with students and music educators in celebrating Music In Our Schools Month recently in Albany. More...

 

People/Social

Famous Hungarian sculptor exhibits works in Babylon Village

Istvan Madarassy, the Hungarian sculptor opened his first American exhibition in Babylon Village. On the opening day, a large number of visitors admired his unique "flaming brush" works. More...

Ladies Auxiliary of Long Island Yacht Club holds day of Easter fun

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Long Island Yacht Club in Babylon held an afternoon of Easter fun for their members More...

Mother charged in false abduction case

Suffolk County Police First Squad Detectives have charged a 40-year-old Deer Park woman in connection with the report of a possible attempted abduction of a child. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:
SUNDAY, April 24
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Barraga: renew Empire Zone Program

Assemblyman Thomas F. Barraga (R,C,I,WF-West Islip) recently said he supports renewing the Empire Zone program in the 2005-06 state budget, calling it one of New York More...

Brentwood Fire Department looking for local heroes

The Brentwood Fire Department is launching a new campaign to recruit volunteer firefighters. More...

Opinion

Governor should sign new FOI legislation

A meaningful reform of the state More...

Public Commentary

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
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On time state budget can’t be a one-year victory

By now you are aware that the State Legislature has passed a balanced budget by the April 1st legal deadline for the first time in 21 years! This year More...













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