April 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

West Babylon continues work on proposed school budget

West Babylon school officials continue to work on their proposed school budget. A 7th draft has reduced the spending plan increase over last year to 5.78 percent or $81,298.661. More...

People in the News

The New York Sportsfishing Federation presented its Dedicated Service Award to Assemblyman Bob Sweeney for "untiring efforts on behalf of the recreational fishing community." More...

Detectives arrest Brentwood man for robbery of Bank of America

Detectives from the Suffolk County Police Major Case Investigations Unit have arrested a Brentwood man for the robbery of the Bank of America, 1209 St. Johnland Road, Kings Park, which occurred on March 14, 2006, at 10:45 a.m. More...

S.C. Legislator Stern presents J. Ronald Goudrealt the Mary Ann Brown Award

Legislator Steven H. Stern presented a proclamtion to J. Ronald Goudrealt at the Dolan Family Health Center. Dr. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Top of the class scholars...

 Michelle O%27Rourke, of West Islip, was named to the dean%27s list for the 2005 fall semester at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia. She is the the daughter of Michael and Lisa O%27Rourke of West Islip. More...

Ray Fellman/NATA Scholarship award applications are due by April 25

In honor of North Amityville Taxpayers Association%27s (NATA) past president, the Ray Fellman/NATA Scholarship has been renamed the Ray Fellman and Milton Bond Jr. Scholarship. More...

St. Joseph's Parish from Kings Park performs dramatization of the Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of Consolation in West Islip

On April 11, at 7:00pm, during Holy Week, the children of the Drama Ministry for St. Joseph%27s Parish in Kings Park, will perform a live dramatization of the Stations of Cross at Our Lady of Consolation. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 Carll Ave., Babylon 631-669-1624 John James AudobonJoin the Great South Bay Audobon Society%27s member Jack Finkeberg at the Babylon Public Library with his interesting lecture on John James Audubon who was a talented artist and avid n 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...

Heard Around Town...

Thomas F. Barraga visits Westbrook Elementary School

Shown in the photo, Suffolk County Legislator Thomas F. Barraga reads to students of Miss Grimm's first grade class at Westbrook Elementary School, West Islip, during Community Readers Day in February. More...

Good Samaritan names new board of trustees chairman

Babylon resident John F. Van Bourgondien was recently named chairman of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center%27s Board of Trustees for a three-year term. Van Bourgondien has been an active member of Good Samaritan%27s board since 1988. More...

Move underway to consolidate central office services in Long Island's School Districts

Babylon Town Conservatives, long part of an effort to reduce taxes on Long Island, have set their sights on schools, saying they believe that millions can be saved by consolidating the administrative offices of the 125 school districts on Long Island More...

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Police close down one of Suffolk's biggest illegal drug operations

Former NB teacher and SC Corrections Officer among three Suffolk men arrested

A Suffolk County Corrections Officer and a former substitute teacher and girls basketball coach in the North Babylon School District were among three Suffolk men charged and arrested for being key players in a Mexico-to-California-to-Long Island drug More...

S.C. Leg. Stern honors Gemini Youth Orchestra

S.C. Leg. Steven H. Stern (D. 16th L.D.) awarded a Proclamation to the Gemini Youth Orchestra on February 13 the occasion of the orchestra%27s 36th anniversary. More...

Brentwood's School improvement team recognizes February high school winners

Brentwood High School%27s SIT (School Improvement Team) has selected its February winners. Each month, the group takes nominations of parents and staff members that have made valuable contributions to the welfare of the school. More...

 

People/Social

It's a Boy!!

Karen and Roger Heins, of North Babylon announce the birth of their son Roger Francis Heins III on February 15, 2006 at Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip. He weighed seven pounds, twelve ounces and was 20 and one half inches long. More...

West Babylon's yearbook staff honored

The West Babylon High School yearbook staff was recently honored by the 2006 Yearbook Yearbook. More...

BabylonVillage Arts Council

With spring marching on, Babylon Village Arts Council, a not-for-profit community organization, is beating the drums to inform the Babylon community about upcoming events in the next few months. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL EVER? Judging by the overflow crows at La Grange last week, the 15th annual Wine and Food Extravaganza hosted by the Babylon Rotary Club was a huge success. The large room was filled with happy people. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets...

"If you think dogs can%27t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them." -Phil Pastoret More...

Obituaries

Bill Paulik,

of Brightwaters, Grumman Aerospace retiree, served in Air Force during Korean War

For 44 years William Paulik worked on many programs, both in the air and on the ground, for Grumman Aerospace Corporation until his retirement. He was a proud member of the "Grumman Family," according to relatives. More...

Edna Mae Feeley,

lifelong resident of West Babylon

Edna Mae Feeley, a lifelong resident of West Babylon died February 23, 2006. More...

Robert Jacobsen,

Bay Shore Historical trustee

by Tiffany Elliott Robert "Jake" Jacobsen who lived in Brightwaters for more than 36 years was an active, integral member of the Bay Shore Historical Society until his passing. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Let's clean up for Spring

We want to know! Do you think LIPAs Off-Shore wind farm proposal should be built? Send your comments in 25 words or less to us at acjnews@rcn.com put We Want to Know in the subject line. We will print your responses More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Public Commentary

LIPA Chairman: Off-Shore wind project is an important step in the right direction for LIers

Dear Editor: I recently read several letters To The Editor that the News Review More...













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