March 30, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Students learn about owls

Third grade students at JFK Elementary School in West Babylon recently learned about owls. As part of their unit on animal food chains, the students learned about the bones, hair and fur of owl prey. Pictured are highlights of the hands-on lesson. More...

Brentwood High School parents invited to attend Rachel's Challenge to be held April 5

Parents of students in Brentwood High School are invited to attend Rachel%27s Challenge. It is an anti-violence program in memory of Rachel Joy Scott, a 17 year old girl, killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. More...

Annual Long Island Pride Parade and Festival scheduled for June 11

Suffolk County Legislators Elie Mystal & Jon Cooper join Honorary Co-Chairs%27 Roster for 16th Annual Long Island Pride Parade on Sunday, June 11, in Huntington, NY More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Our Lady of Lourdes School in West Islip holds Read Across America

On Friday, March 2 the second grade class at Our Lady of Lourdes School, West Islip, celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr. Seuss by participating in the Second Annual National Educational Foundation%27s Read Across America. As once declared by Dr. More...

Paumanok Elementary School celebrates Valentine's Day holiday

Students in Erica Reinard%27s first grade class at Paumanok Elementary School in the Half Hollow Hills School District recently celebrated the Valentine%27s Day holiday. More...

Spreading kindness at Albany Avenue Elementary School

During the week of February 13 to 17, the spirit of kindness pervaded Lindenhurst%27s Albany Avenue Elementary School, as the school kicked off its first annual Kindness Week. More...

Library

This week at the library

Bay Shore/Brightwaters, 1 South Country Rd., Brightwaters  665-4350 More...

Obituaries

Maureen Elizabeth Hitchen, Bay Shore resident

Maureen Elizabeth Hitchen, of Bay Shore, died January 30, 2006. More...

Michael J. Fogarty, of West Islip, retired New York City police officer

Michael J. Fogarty, of West Islip, died February 3, 2006. More...

Deborah Grillo, of Deer Park

Deborah Grillo, of Deer Park, died February 6, 2006. More...

Town to consider tougher sex-predator law restricting housing sites for offenders

Hearing on proposal to restrict sites where convicted offenders can live subject of public hearing on Tuesday

As the father of a three year old girl, Babylon Town Councilman Lindsay Henry said he understands the concerns of parents about protecting their children from sexual predators. More...

Babylon Schools Superintendent to retire; Best-Laimit appointed as Bernhard's replacement

Members of the Babylon board of education voted unanimously at their March 13, 2006 meeting to appoint Ellen Best-Laimit PhD as Babylon schools superintendent effective September 1, 2006. More...

Babylon Village: Neighbor alerts police to burglary in progress

As a result of the actions of an alert neighbor, Suffolk County Police apprehended a 32-year-old West Babylon man on Tuesday, March 21 as he was burglarizing a home on Village Line Road, Babylon. More...

Melville man arrested and charged in Deer Park robbery

Police arrested a 39-year-old Melville man, charging that he held up a Deer Park Dairy Barn, holding a woman employee at gunpoint, while demanding money. Police gave this account: More...

Tickets available for day trips offered by the Islip Town Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs

Islip Town Supervisor Pete McGowan has announced that tickets are still available for several day trips being offered by the Town of Islip Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, but are limited. More...

 

People/Social

Brownie Troop 363 visits Fitness Incentive All Around Babylon Village

Babylon Village Brownie Troop 363 worked up a sweat with Eileen Jacinth of Fitness Incentive. More...

Travelers Club news

Margaret Weiman was hostess for the Travelers%27 Club meeting on March 6 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Robert Lamagna in West Islip. More...

Sumpwams Garden Club

Both the February and March meetings of the Sumpwams Garden Club brought the promise of spring. A program was given by Carolyn Kunz Zabraski for February entitled Ten Steps to Better Houseplants. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets...

Last week did you see the news story about the guy holding his toddler as a decoy, caught on security camera, while stealing a Chihuahua puppy from a Sunrise Hwy. pet store? More...

Heard It On The Grapevine

NOW WE KNOW SPRING IS ON THE WAY. When the Babylon Yacht Club holds its cocktail party every March, it means spring is just around the corner. 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...

BACCA art classes for adults and children to begin April 10

Babylon citizens Council on the Arts (BaCCA) is offering eight-week sessions of art classes for adults and children beginning April 10. There will be morning, afternoon and evening classes. More...

St. Monica's Guild of Suffolk meeting to be held April 10

St. Monica%27s Guild of Suffolk for Widowed Men and Women will meet Monday, April 10, 1 p.m. at the Bay Shore/Brightwaters Library, One South Country Rd., Brightwaters. for information call 631-957-6948. More...

Opinion

Local lawmakers shouldn't have to pick up slack for state's inaction

Sometimes when you face the challenge of crossing a large body of water, all you can do is swim or row. More...

PICTURE PERFECT

The promise of spring was in the air as the weather was just "ducky" this week. Many took the opportunity to head outside. More...

Guest editorial

Childhood songs and jingles often stay with us long into adulthood and remind us of times which often seem better than those in which we currently live. More...













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