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WB JFK students outline environmental field trip to School Board

Recently, JFK students made a presentation to the West Babylon School Board outlining their experiences on the orienteering field trip they took to Belmont State Park. More...

Babylon Town Board votes to put 4-year term question on ballot in November

Babylon Town voters will have an opportunity to vote on whether they want Babylon Town Supervisor More...

Deer Park’s $79.4M school budget gets thumbs up

The Deer Park School District 2005-06 budget of $79,381,750 was passed Tuesday May 17th. The vote was 1,482 to 1,206. In addition, board members Dennis Ryan and Ronald Wayne, who ran unopposed, were returned to the board for three-year terms. More...

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Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:
FRIDAY, May 27
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Local residents celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass offered by L.I. Diocese

The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, was the principal celebrant of a mass honoring 77 couples who have been married for 50 years, as well as those who have been married for over 50 years but have not participa More...

ALA holds Chinese auction fundraiser

American Legion Auxiliary, Babylon Unit 94 Juniors held a Chinese auction fundraiser to raise money for their many programs such as children and youth, veterans and Department President Pat Dyer More...

Opinion

Editorial

The absent majority

The large number of school district budgets that went down in defeat last week is likely an indication that Long Islander More...

An appreciation of Memorial Day is an appreciation of liberty and freedom

In Flanders Fieldsthe poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below. More...

Tragedies in Iraq shouldn’t be used to support invasion

Ernest Howells frequent appearances in "Letters to the Editor" make one think that the Beacon has made him an honorary/permanent columnist. But that very frequency has only served to solidify the fact that he is almost always off base. More...

West Babylon and Lindenhurst budgets go down

The numbers came in quickly after the polls closed in the West Babylon School District at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17. And it also became quickly apparent to those gathered in the administration offices that the district More...

Wyandanch teacher honored as Teacher of the Year

Anita Steadman, a teacher in the Milton L. Olive Middle School in Wyandanch, was named as a winner in the Teacher of the Year contest, sponsored by Wal-Mart and Sam More...

Local student part of winning

Fighting Tiger team at Cobleskill

Greg Farley, of Babylon and a graduate of Babylon High School, a freshman at the State University of New York at Cobleskill, is part of a four-man Fighting Tiger team that met the national qualifying mark in the 4 x 100 meter relay. More...

BSD SEPTA officials seek to dissolve group; some oppose move

A meeting to vote on the dissolution of the Babylon Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at the Grade School Library. More...

NBSD budget results

The North Babylon School district's $89.4 million budget was defeated 1,929 to 1,732 and a $375,000 bus purchase proposition also failed, 1,871 to 1,719. Voters did approve a $382,000 technology program, 1,882 to 1,711. More...

WISD residents narrowly pass budget; Heine unseats incumbent Hodgson for school board

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Schools/Sports

Lindenhurst HS students spread awareness of eating disorders

Turn on the television or flip through any magazine and you will certainly be flooded with images of underweight models, actresses and singers. More...

Ss. Cyril and Methodius School in Deer Park holds annual Science Fair

Deer Park More...

Robert Moses Middle School in North Babylon takes top honors at MAGLEV contest

Winning nine out of 18 prizes, students from Robert Moses Middle School in North Babylon took top honors in the 15th Annual Middle School Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) Contest sponsored by the U.S. More...

Obituaries

George Morris, lifelong Babylon Village resident by Tiffany Elliott

George Morris was a fixture around the Babylon area. He worked for over 37 years as a custodian in the Babylon School District and was a devoted follower of Babylon High School More...

Julia Sikoryak, N. Mass resident

Julia Sikoryak was a wonderful mother, both devoted and loving, according to her daughter Pam. For 34 years Mrs. Sikoryak lived in North Massapequa and was involved in Plainedge Schools when her kids were younger. More...

Magdalen Cottone, local waitress and Islip Terrace resident

If you More...













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