March 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

People in the News

Congressman Peter King (R-Seaford) is shown congratulating James Rooney of West Islip for earning a Congressional Nomination to the U.S;. Military Academy at West Point. Rooney is currently a student at the Military Prep School. More...

SJK Foundation presents Good Samaritan Hospital with pediatric entertainment cart

The Stephanie Joyce Kahn Foundation (SJK) and Senator Owen Johnson recently presented Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center%27s Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) with a custommade cart complete with audio tapes and cassette players to amuse and en More...

North Babylon resident completes Marine course

Marine Corps Pfc. Edwin J. More...

West Islip man dies in fiery blaze following auto accident

West Islip vamps rushed to the scene of an auto accident Thursday, March 9 that took the life of a 33-year-old West Islip man. More...

Babylon School District announces 2006-07 budget workshops

The Babylon Village School District has scheduled dates for the 2006-07 school budget meetings/ workshops. Community members are urged to attend for the purpose of discussing a budget for the new school year. More...

Special Sections

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets...

"Flushing Out Vivi" or "The Wayward Whippet Part 2" More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 South Carll Avenue 669-1624 AARP Driver Safety Course: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28 & Thursday, March 30. $10 pp, no cash. Register in advance in-person or over phone. 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...

Great South Bay Audubon Society to host fundraiser

The Great South Bay Audubon Society has announced that it will hold its annual fundraiser dinner Monday, May 1, at Captain Bill%27s in Bay Shore. There will be door prizes, raffles and several auctions, some offering original art work. More...

Arthritis Support Group to meet

An arthritis support group tailored for the needs of senior citizens, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, will meet Thursday, April 6, 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the West Islip Senior Citizen Center, 90 Higbie Ln. More...

Opinion

More than 30 years later, FOI laws still protecting the public's rights

There is no doubt that a cost is incurred by government agencies when they must locate, review and make records available following requests made under the Freedom of Information Law ("FOIL"). More...

Public Commentary Original purpose of Universal Service Fee should be protected

Dear Editor: While every school district on Long Island struggles with putting together a budget with either no increase or very little increase, I have an idea where we can find some money: The Universal Service Fee More...

Neighbors steaming over proposal in W. Islip

Some residents in West Islip are opposing a plan to build a Starbucks Coffee franchise in an area they consider congested and dangerous, according to Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron. More...

BFD to dedicate new fire rescue boat

The Babylon Village Fire Department is holding a dedication ceremony for its newly acquired and restored fire rescue boat. The ceremony is Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m. The event begins at the pool and then moves to the main firehouse. More...

Correction

A story in last week%27s edition about upcoming library votes gave the incorrect date for the Babylon Library. That vote is Wednesday, April 5, 12 to 9 p.m. There is a 3.79 percent increase from last year%27s $1.6 million budget proposed. More...

Babylon history to be recounted

Would you like to know more about the history of the Babylon area? More...

Albany Avenue Elementary celebrates Read Across America

Lindenhurst%27sAlbany Avenue Elementary School recently celebrated Read Across America, an initiative geared at promoting the love of reading. More...

Fire destroys home at Gilgo Beach

Babylon Village firefighters rushed to the scene of a fire that completely destroyed a house at 2 Cottage Walk, March 2. More...

Harlem Magic Masters and West Islip teachers basketball game rescheduled

The basketball game between the professional team, the Harlem Magic Masters, and the teachers of West Islip schools had to be postponed due to inclement weather. The much-anticipated tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 6th, 7-9 p.m. More...

 

Schools/Sports

Deer Park Elementary School welcomes storyteller

Students from the John Quincy Adams Primary School in the Deer Park School District were enchanted by tales about bears, crabs, and frogs during a visit by storyteller LuAnn Adams. More...

West Islip and Bay Shore High School students, Natural Helpers Program" visit neighboring high schools

The Natural Helpers Program provides a service to young people who are dealing with conflict; members listen, talk over problems, and (being skilled) know when to advise adult intervention. More...

Random Acts of Kindness week celebrated at South Bay Elementary School in West Babylon

Thoughtfulness was in abundance at South Bay Elementary School in West Babylon. Students and teachers observed a special week emphasizing the importance of treating others with caring and kindness. More...

Obituaries

Mary Eugene Radley Dunham, 40-year elementary teacher

Longtime teacher Mary Dunham had a professional philosophy. To be a teacher, she believed, you must stay strong and healthy and never, ever lose your sense of humor. More...

Kevin J. Morrisey, resident of Deer Park

Kevin J. Morrisey, of Deer Park, passed on January 30, 2006. More...

Mary Larsen, 64, dedicated Babylon school board member

Because Mary Larsen so believed in helping the youth in her community, she was active with her local Babylon schools for many years. More...













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