October 6, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Campaign for Supervisor in Babylon turns to talk of taxes and borrowing

Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone announced early on in his campaign for reelection that he was not raising taxes this year. The announcement may have been good news to taxpayers, but it posed a big challenge to Bellone More...

Lindenhurst Public Schools offers preschool evaluation

Lindenhurst Public Schools operates a Preschool Evaluation Center to conduct on-site evaluations for children turning age two and one half through five at no cost to parents. More...

Town vessel dedicated in memory of slain Bay Constable

Town of Babylon Supervisor Steven Bellone, New York State Senator Owen Johnson and New York State Assemblyman Bob Sweeney joined with Sylvia Brooks and Richard Brooks Jr. More...

West Babylon PTA holds annual parent tea

Santapogue Elementary School in West Babylon recently held its annual parent tea. The school More...

Former North Babylon teacher charged with student’s rape

A former Spanish teacher from North Babylon High School was arrested by Nassau County Police September 2 and charged with raping a 15-year old female student in October 13, 2003 at an undisclosed Massapequa location. More...

Parkinson Foundation fundraiser held at Huntington Town House

Coach Herman Edwards of the New York Jets, Coach Tom Gargiulo of Babylon and Coach Erwin Dill of Bethpage High School are shown at a fundraiser for the Msgr. More...

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Columnists - Free Access

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Poster Pet of the Week

(See photo of Chewie having his own Boston Tea Party.) Donna has nursed back his strength. He More...

Obituaries

Natalie Gray Howell, former Babylon resident

Natalie Gray Howell, a former Glen Head and Mill Neck resident, died August 24, 2005 in Boca Raton. She was 81 years old and had lived in Babylon Village prior to her move to Florida. More...

Alvera Legerlotz Capie, longtime Babylon resident

Longtime Babylon resident, Alvera "Boobsey" Capie, was active in her community, its schools and loved its local beaches. Her unusual, and innocent, nickname was given to her by her brother, who could not pronounce her name as a child. More...

Gargano wins first round in lawsuit;

Judge throws out fraud case against him

Saying he was pleased that the legal case brought against him by his political opponent was thrown out of court, but disappointed that he did not have the opportunity to prove the "baseless and defamatory" allegations made against him, Repu More...

West Islip Lacrosse team takes championship again

For the second year in a row, the West Islip boys More...

Heard on the Campaign Trail

In Babylon, "G" in GOP stands for candidate

Which Babylon Town Republican candidate has a last name that begins with a "G" and ends with an "o"? More...

Good Samaritan Hospital honors Town of Islip Park Ranger

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center recently presented its Helping Hands, Caring Hearts Award to Bay Shore resident and retired Town of Islip Park Ranger Henry Cain, or Grandpa, as he likes to be called. More...

South Bay Elementary School holds Constitution Day

Students at South Bay Elementary School in West Babylon recently participated in a special activity related to Constitution Day. More...

South Bay students learn about democratic process

Fifth grade students at South Bay Elementary School recently learned the importance of the Democratic Process with their selection of student council members. More...

Where is the anchor?

Do you recognize this anchor? When did you last see it? More...

 

People/Social

East Islip realtor named 2005

State Realtor® of the Year

The New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) recently honored East Islip REALTOR® Joseph L. Canfora as the 2005 REALTOR® of the year during the association More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:
FRIDAY, October 7
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St. Peter’s by the Sea Episcopal Day School tries something different with science program

St. Peter More...

West Babylon teachers complete

Summer Academy for Teachers of Excellence

School may have been out for the students this summer, but not for the teachers. More...

Opinion

Learn about LIPA Wind Park plan at October 11 meeting

The Long Island Power Authority and Florida Power and Light, which is in contract to construct an offshore Wind Park in our area, is holding an informational meeting Tuesday, October 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS—by Kevin Eastwood

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Constitution provides equal for rights for everyone

In the September 29 edition, a Mr. M. Wiplich of Babylon wrote an impassioned letter in rebuttal to an article written in a previous edition. Mr. More...













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