May 5, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

North Babylon School District proposes 7.63% tax increase

North Babylon School District residents will head to the polls on May 17 to vote on a school spending plan that calls for a 7.63 percent tax increase over the 2004-05 budget. More...

WI School District proposes 7.35% spending increase

The West Islip School Board adopted its 2005-2006 budget April 20 and said the new spending plan preserves existing educational programs and finances some of the district More...

Groundbreaking has begun for volunteer firemen's nursing home in upstate New York

The Firemen More...

Pets, Pets, Pets...

Attention, Islip Town Hall! Petfinder websites are fabulous and free to shelters. People from all over the country type in "Petfinder" with their specific pet requests or destination when surfing the Net for a pet. More...

Special Sections

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S

BULLETIN BOARD OF EVENTS
The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:
FRIDAY, May 6
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Babylon Town settles longstanding X-rated zone cases

Strengthened law enables Town to crack down on violators

Standing on the steps of Babylon Town Hall, within the shadow of an X-rated bar across the street on Sunrise Highway, Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone announced settlement in long-standing lawsuits against two X-rated businesses, and the establi More...

West Islip student achieves athletic accomplishments

West Islip school teacher and athletic coach Ralph Scordino was proud of one of his West Islip physical education students, fifth grader Dan Morley, who turned in some fine athletic performances this winter. More...

Opinion

Editorial

New Yorkers gets stronger FOI law

Good news this week that Governor George Pataki is signing a new and strengthened freedom of information law (FOI) for New York; a measure that will address some of the unconscionable delays in getting information that some within the public have exp More...

Babylon residents need more time on asphalt plant question

The Town of Babylon received a report on the question of liberalizing its zoning for asphalt plants late April. Several days later it held a public hearing on the question and residents have until May 10 to respond. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS—by Kevin Eastwood

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Babylon Village Board approves budget increase with district’s administrators

The Babylon Village Board of Trustees approved a budget of $6.8 million, an increase spending of approximately $600,000 over last year More...

Lindenhurst School District approves 2005-06 budget

The Lindenhurst School District More...

WBJHS hosting annual Family Wellness Fair tonight, May 5th

On Thursday, May 5th, from 6-9 p.m. the West Babylon School District with the West Babylon Wellness Foundation and the West Babylon Teacher Association will present the 1st annual Wellness Fair at the West Babylon Junior High School. More...

West Babylon School Board approves $77.7M budget for '05-'06

After waiting, cautiously, for the Governor to sign the New York State budget, and set in stone the amount of state aid coming to the District, the West Babylon School Board voted last week to present a $77,652,343 budget. More...

DEAR DEER PARK BY JOYCE

Pictured are Joseph DiTrapani, Roy Perticone, Maryann Perticone, Corinne DiSomma, Joseph Sciame, Steve Levy, Steve Bellone and Lou D'Amaro. More...

 

People/Social

Heard Around Town....

Republic Airport commission officers elected

The Republic Airport commission has reelected its current chairman, Frank A. Nocerino of North Massapequa to that leadership position and returned Republic Airport Commission member Gerard Toner of West Babylon as the group More...

Our local folks in the Armed Forces

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class August J. Lambros, son of Stella M. Orso of Staten Island, N. Y. and Jack J. Lambros of North Babylon, N. Y., recently returned from a routine scheduled deployment, while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. More...

Justine Bretagna to wed Charles T. Litwin

Justine Bretagna and Charles T. Litwin plan to be married in June 2006. Justine is the daughter of Debbi Bretagna of Copiague. Charley is the son of Karen Hopper of White River Junction, Vermont and Charles S. More...

Obituaries

Carroll Burns Jr., longtime resident of Bay Shore

and Brightwaters

Carroll H. Burns, Jr., a former longtime resident of the Bay Shore/Brightwaters area and a former vice president with Johnson & Higgins in New York City, died April 21, 2005 at Greenwich Woods Health Care Center, Greenwich, Connecticut. More...

Jennie (DeMarco) Ruggiero of Bay Shore

Jennie (DeMarco) Ruggiero of Bay Shore and a former resident of Hempstead died April 8, 2005. She was 86 years old and a former resident of Amityville. More...

Minerva Lipp, 100,

Assistant to Robert Moses

Minerva N. Lipp, who grew up and lived in the Bay Shore and Babylon areas, died February 15, 2005. She would have been 101 on May 5. According to her son, George, his mother and her twin sister, Marion, were some of the oldest twins alive. More...













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