April 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Police investigating incident of home invasion in Babylon

Two young children answered the door at a home on Waters Edge Court in Babylon Village. In the background, their mother could be heard talking on the telephone. A few moments passed and she came to the door, ushering her children aside. More...

WISD Meet the Candidates Nite

The West Islip Council of PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is sponsoring a Meet the Candidate Night, Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m. at the Udall Road Middle School auditorium, Udall Road. All residents are urged to attend. More...

Special Sections

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

A HEARTFELT THANKS goes to the local Good Sam volunteers who were honored at a luncheon at Captain Bill's Restaurant last week for their hours of service. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 South Carll Ave 631-669-1624 Yoga Registration: For 6 weeks starting Wednesday, May 17 to June 21, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. $36 pp fee. 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...

Conklin House public viewing Saturday, April 22 from 2-4:00

The historic Conklin House, Deer Park Avenue, Babylon, will be open to public viewing, Saturday, April 22, 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The house was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. More...

St. Peter's Episcopal Church Thrift Cottage Sale to be held May 6

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 500 Montauk Hwy., Bay Shore, will hold a thrift cottage sale, Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be clothes, toys, jewelry, books, household items, etc. Everything is in good condition. More...

Opinion

Permission to mock someone should not be students' rewards for doing well in school

A press release that arrived in our office recently described how one elementary school principal allowed himself to be duct-taped to the wall by students who had completed a special reading program in the district. More...

WISD: Academic excellence, fiscal accountability

This is the time of year when tulips start to sprout; forsythia bloom and we wait for Albany to pass the state budget. For the second year in a row the NYS budget has come in on time, which makes our task of adopting a budget somewhat easier. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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One DEC project Lindenhurst coming to a close, another has 3 more years go

Two longstanding environmental projects in close proximity to one another on Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst Village continue to undergo clean ups with one moving to the monitoring stage and the other to the final phases, according to New York State D More...

Babylon Town Hosts Egg-Stravaganza

The Town of Babylon held its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. Hundreds of children and their parents joined the popular event. In photo at right, Cassidy Crutchley, 6, shows the plastic egg she found. More...

Major explosion rocks Copiague area, man seriously injured

A van fire and explosion, that sent shock waves for several miles around, is under investigation by the Suffolk County Police Arson Section Detectives. More...

 

Schools/Sports

West Islip High School principal honored by the March of Dimes

West Islip High School Principal Ken Hartill has been honored by the March of Dimes, presenting him with its Golden Apple Award. As this year's honoree, he was praised for his dedication to children, participation in More...

West Islip celebrates PTA founders day

PTA, the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the country, works hard to improve the futures of all children. More...

Student wins local community spirit award

West Islip High School senior Kerri Swan (shown) has been named winner of the High School Spirit of Community Award, cosponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential Financial. More...

Obituaries

Mary F. Clancy, resident of West Babylon

Mary F. Clancy (nee Callahan) of West Babylon and formerly of Massapequa, died March 2, 2006. She was 87 years old. More...

Carl M. Yurkerwich, resident of Bay Shore

Carl M. Yurkerwich, of Bay Shore, died March 2006. He was 73 years old. More...

Albert M. Salerno, resident of Babylon Village

Albert M. Salerno, of Babylon Village, died March 3, 2006. More...













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