January 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

State lawmakers come together on bills to protect public from sexual predators

Following a spate of pressure from Assembly Republicans, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced last month that the Assembly will debate and vote on "The Child Safety And Sexual Predator Punishment And Confinement Strategy," at the begin More...

Legacy of nativity scene is stolen from Babylon home

Every Christmas, John Kraker and his wife Anita would set up the handmade pieces of their nativity scene at their home on Strong Avenue. But as the years went by, things changed. More...

Fire District

Commissioner's race results

In fire department elections held on December 13, the following results have been reported. More...

Special Sections

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On

The Grapevine

LOTS OF FAMILIAR FACES AT "THE PARKWOOD" ON NEW YEAR More...

Pets, Pets, Pets...

Did Peter Lorre own a Pug? Did Shirley Temple have a Poodle? Recent research says that dogs really do resemble their owners. Strangers given separate photos of dogs and owners were often able to pair them. More...

Pets of the week

Roo, the big Min Pin mix 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, January 15
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Brentwood Board of Education meeting scheduled for Jan. 12

All residents of the Brentwood School District community are advised that the Brentwood Board of Education is holding its Informal Budget Workshop meeting January 12, 2006, 6:30 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room of the Anthony F. Felicio Building. More...

Constantino Brumidi Lodge

to hold Vegas Night Jan.13th

The Constantino Brumidi Lodge, 2075 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park is sponsoring a Vegas Night, Friday, January 13. The doors open at 7 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. For more information call 631-586-3928. More...

Opinion

State proposal would hurt newspapers, but hurt Democracy more

There are two new state Senate bills that were introduced last week More...

Attendtion Readers

The Beacon invites readers to present their views, ideas and issues. Please submit letters to the editor to us at PO Box 670, Babylon, NY 11702. Letters should be signed and include a daytime telephone number for verification purposes only. More...

Writer disagrees with editorial on religion and state

Just a few thoughts regarding the Babylon Beacon editorial of December 21, 2005, Christmas and Chanukah are not Secular Holidays. More...

Babylon Turf field fundraising begins anew

Back to the drawing board, as they say. More...

Photo

Third-grade students at South Bay Elementary School in West Babylon recently held an International Food Festival More...

West Babylon house fire claims life of woman, 78

Days after the fire, the pungent smell of smoke still rose from the burnt out home at 641 Commander Avenue. More...

Babylon PTA holds annual breakfast with Santa

On December 10, Babylon PTA held its annual breakfast with Santa. Families came to enjoy bagels, holiday music and fun. The children sat on Santa More...

 

People/Social

Sumpwams Garden Club

Sumpwams Garden Club annual holiday party was the culmination of all of the combined activities of the holiday season. Chairpersons for the December party were Marie Capitano, Joan Rasmussen and Vi Taylor. More...

Wedding bells

Lauren Quinzi and Brandon Wilson married on September 24, 2005 at Grace Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina followed by a reception at the Double Tree Guest Suites in Southpark. More...

Travelers Club News

The annual Christmas party of the Travelers club was held at the home of Mrs. Clifton Valentine on December 12, 2005. A festive evening occurred with games including an early 1900 one to help celebrate the group More...

Obituaries

John Stark, resident of West Islip, dedicated Post Office employee

John Stark, a resident of West Islip, was known for being a sharp dresser at the Post Office where he worked for 37 years. Every day the women at his office would wait to see which colorful tie he was sporting, according to his wife. More...

Edward Rua, 59: sports official & physical education teacher

For 27 years, Edward Rua worked in the Hempstead School District as a Physical Education Teacher, primarily at Franklin Elementary. More...













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