March 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

WB Elementary Schools receive technology enhancement award

West Babylon School District%27s elementary schools were recently awarded a $2,500 te@ch award for integrating interactive technology into the curriculum. More...

Lindenhurst Village elections coming Tuesday

Two Trustees and Judge running unopposed

The Village of Lindenhurst will be holding elections on March 20, the first uncontested race in more than 20 years, according to Village officials who have researched the records. More...

Village of Babylon Historical & Preservation Society

The Babylon Village Historical and Preservation Society will host a two part Talk and Tour of the Conklin House on Sunday, March 26; and Sunday, April 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

West Middle School holds succesful Toys for Tots drive

In the Brentwood School District, West Middle School recently held a very successful 2005 Toys for Tots drive. The National Junior Honor Society (N.J.H.S.) Collected a very large amount of toys over a two week period. N.J.H.S. advisors Ms. More...

BayShore students named to scholarship program

Principal Dr. Edmund Frazier announced that Bay Shore High School students Kathryn Rogan, Toni Mione, Dane Madsen, Daniel Cheng, Lillian More...

Paumanok first grade students learn about fire safety from city fireman

Vinnie Fondarco, a fireman from Engine Company 324 in Queens, recently visited first grade students in Ms. Reinard%27s class at Paumanok Elementary School in the Half Hollow Hills School District. More...

Library

This week at the library

Bay Shore/Brightwaters, 1 South Country Rd., Brightwaters More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: More...

Mayor E. Donald Conroy Scholarship fundraiser set for June 8

The 4th annual Mayor E. Donald Conroy Scholarship fundraiser will be held on Thursday, June 8, at the Venetian Yacht Club, 494 Fire Island Avenue, in Babylon Village from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. More...

Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce announces its first annual scholarship

The Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce has set up an annual scholarship program. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school student, who is a Babylon Village resident, interested in business. More...

Opinion

The US Coast Guard now needs the public's help

For generations, The United States Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary have been our security along our shore lines. More...

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A message from West Babylon School's superintendent

For the past twenty-three years, it has been my pleasure to be a part of the West Babylon family. The people of this unique school district value their seven schools that nurture and instruct almost 5,000 students. More...

Libraries to hold public hearings on budget and trustee votes in April

A recent study by Dr. Pearl Kamer, chief economist for the Long Island Association states that Suffolk residents get a significant return for their tax dollar at their local libraries. More...

Lindenhurst Village Public Work employees to hold fundraiser for co-worker stricken with cancer

On Friday, March 24, 2006 members of the Village of Lindenhurst Public Works Department will be joined by the family and friends of fellow Village employee Vinny Radmann as they host a fund-raiser at the Lindenhurst Firemen%27s Pavilion to assist Mr. More...

Babylon Jr.-Sr. High opens school store

Babylon Junior-Senior High School students are happy they%27ve got a store inside their building to rush to for needed pens, pencils and paper. More...

Village: Tappan Avenue for road drainage

The Babylon Village Board announced that it has rebid for the construction and drainage work on Tappan Avenue, where the installation of drain pipes and catch basins will be completed to address ongoing flooding problems there. More...

NB man gets 82 years for murder of one woman, beating, rape and sodomy of another

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota today announced the sentencing of Joel Beecham, a 29 year old ex-con convicted February 6 of murdering 28 year old Tamara Brown of North Babylon, the mother of his More...

 

People/Social

Babylon Grade School named SPEAK UP 100 SCHOOL

The Babylon Memorial Grade School has been selected by NetDay, the national education technology nonprofit group, as a SPEAK UP 100 School, identifying it as one of America%27s top 100 schools designated for encouraging student voices in education te More...

It's a Girl!

Dean and Heather Highland, of Lindenhurst, announce the birth of their daughter, Georgia Elizabeth on February 19, 2006 at Good Samaritan Medical Center. She weighed seven pounds, three ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Lindenhurst teacher named Educator of the Week

Lindenhurst%27s Alleghany Avenue Elementary School special education teacher Rose Montagnino was recently selected by TV55 as its Educator of the Week, a recognition honoring her 26 years of dedicated service to the district. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

IT WAS A REPEAT PERFORMANCE for Jim Hawkins when he presented his program of Irish songs and anecdotes at the Conklin House last Sunday. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets...

Cats may own the Fountain of Youth. They are masters at disguising their age. So much so, that vets have trouble estimating how old stray cats are. There are only a few times in a feline%27s life when age is relatively easy to pinpoint. More...

Obituaries

Randy Mitchell: Longtime Babylon Village postal worker

Beloved Babylon Village Postal worker Randolph "Randy" Scott Mitchell, Sr. died after a short illness on February 14, 2006. He was 67 years old. More...

Marian Myra: Moose Lodge member and Copiague resident

For more than 40 years, Marian O. Myra was a proud, active member of the Moose Lodge in Lindenhurst where she reached the highest degree, College of Regents, according to her husband. More...

Jeanette Lampasona, Commack Road Elementary School cafeteria worker, Brownie and Cub Scout leader

Jeanette J. Lampasona, who worked for a dozen years in the cafeteria at the Commack Road Elementary School in Islip, lived her life to the fullest even though she was afflicted with juvenile diabetes for 63 years. More...













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