July 21, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Improved benefits for NY military personnel

New Yorkers serving in the military would receive enhanced benefits under provisions of a bill that passed both houses of the State Legislature and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. More...

Sen. Fuschillo holds EPIC forum for local seniors

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate More...

Most teens oblivious to threat of loud music to hearing

Most young adults responding to an MTV website survey about general health issues did not consider hearing loss "a very big problem." This was true even though 61% experienced hearing loss or ringing in the ears attending concerts and 43% a More...

Suffolk looks to ban dangerous body art

The Suffolk County Department of Health is considering placing a ban on certain forms of body art that health officials said are completed by using invasive surgical procedures that could endanger the public More...

Early home environment and TV influence bullying behavior

Four-year-old children More...

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Schools/Sports

West Babylon School District presented with literacy workshops

Teachers in the West Babylon School District were recently presented with workshops from national literacy expert, Laura Robb. The West Babylon School District More...

Westbrook Elementary "Fifth Grade Angels" holds fundraiser lollipop sale

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Bay Shore student named News 12 Scholar Athlete

Ranked in the top 25 of his graduating class with a 1350 SAT score, an unweighted grade point average of 3.951, and co-president of the National Honor Society, Bay Shore High School student Chris Gloor is an impressive presence in the classroom as we More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:
SATURDAY, July 23
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Officials address residents at Republic Airport rally

Legislator Elie Mystal (D-Amityville) along with other local officials addressed local residents at a rally held at Republic Airport. Community groups and residents who are opposed to the expansion of Republic Airport More...

Suffolk County gets highest bond rating in history

Despite the gloomy fiscal outlook for so many New York State counties, Standard & Poor More...

Opinion

Editorial

Journalist

Three journalists, two men and a woman, have been linked with the "outing" of a former CIA agent Valerie Plame-Wilson. More...

Public commentary

Eminent Domain ruling undermines property rights

From an article written by Larry Salzman dated November 1999 entitled New Eminent Domain Assaults: Taking Private Property for Political Elite, "The fundamental principles of this country are that all men are created equal, that every man is an More...

Parkdale Drive residents fight against commercialization of their NB community

A residential house on the corner of Deer Park Avenue and Parkdale Drive is, once again, the subject of major controversy. More...

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Assemblyman Bob Sweeney recently presented the New York State Medal for Merit to Frank A. Misiano of Deer Park. Misiano received his medal for his distinguished military service to the United States. More...

No. Babylon resident named "Aide of the Year"

Ruth E. Vega Silva, a resident of North Babylon, who has served for 16 years as a live-in personal care aide for Utopia Home Care, recently received the company More...

LIASCD Conference held

The Long Island Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development conference took place at the Melville Marriott on May 9. Noted educator Dr. Robert Marzano gave a dynamic presentation entitled What Works in Schools. More...

Student drinking continues to grow

The harm caused by excessive drinking among college students continues to grow, according to analyses of several respected data sources, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More...

Vitamin E does not prevent cancer or heart attack but may increase the risk of heart failure

Vitamin E supplements do not prevent heart attack, stroke, and cancer and may increase the risk of heart failure, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. More...

Sunny days mean protecting yourself against skin cancer

The pursuit of the "perfect tan" or just ignoring warnings to cover up and use sunscreen can cause skin cancer. Most cases of skin cancer can be successfully treated by surgery and other methods, but in some cases, skin cancer can kill. More...

 

People/Social

Islip Terrace resident awarded free advance directives

Frances Buscemi, Islip Terrace, a 78 year old widow for 11 years with six children and 12 grandchildren, has been awarded free advance directives - living will, health care proxy and power of attorney, from Genser Dubow Genser & Cona (GDGC), an e More...

Local resident receives Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree

Former Massapequa resident Kenneth Hugh Tomczyk received his Doctor of Osteopathic medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) on June 12, 2005. More...

Babylon Village resident honored by St. Lawrence Univ. by Laura Lopez

Babylon Village resident Frederick Zito, was honored recently with the Alumni Citation awarded to him by St. Lawrence University. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

THE RAINS ALMOST CAME, but the weather cooperated in time for the 10th annual All-Village Celebration on the lawn of the Conklin House last Sunday afternoon, and "everyone" was there to honor this year More...

Dear Deer Park

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Pets, Pets, Pets...

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Obituaries

Peter Cappabianca, formerly of North Babylon

Peter Cappabianca, of Orlando, Florida and formerly of North Babylon, died May 9, 2005. More...

Roger Schindler, veteran, and resident of West Islip

Roger Schindler, of West Islip, died May 3, 2005. He was a proud World War II veteran. More...

Peter Pratti, Bay Shore postal worker

Amateur ornithologist Peter Pratti loved birds of all kinds since he was 16 years old. He not only prided himself on his home-raised pigeon coop but loved caring for his feathered friends. More...













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