May 4, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Effort underway to have Marconi shack returned to its home in Babylon Village

The 132nd birthday of one of Babylon Village's more famous figures, Guglielmo Marconi, occurred on April 25, 2006. More...

NBSD presents budget calling for 4.15% tax-rate increase

Facing increased costs in a handful of key areas ranging from special education programs to pupil transportation, the North Babylon Board of Education has approved a budget that calls for an 8 percent increase in spending and a 4.15 percent tax incre More...

W.I. SD Budget up 6.33%, includes smaller class sizes

West Islip residents will be asked to approve a school budget calling for an increase in spending of 6.33 percent. The increase will help pay for improvements to the district's programs and and rising costs. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Alleghany Avenue Elementary School students participate in "Caring Kids" program

As part of the Parents as Reading Partners Program (PARP), students at Lindenhurst's Alleghany Avenue Elementary School participated in the "Caring Kids" program, a community service project designed by local singer/songwriter Patricia Shih. More...

Two teams of educators at Regional Conference at Long Island Language Arts Council Conference

Two teams of educators from the West Babylon School District were among the regional presenters at the Long Island Language More...

Lindenhurst High School hosts college fair

In late March, the guidance department at Lindenhurst High School hosted a college fair for the benefit of eleventh grade students. Over 75 colleges were represented, some as close as Stony Brook, New York and some as far as Richmond, Virginia. 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...

Students perform The Jungle Book

Fifth and Sixth grade students in the drama club at at St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Day School recently put on a production of More...

Massapequa Temple Judea to host art auction

Temple Judea of Massapequa will host an art auction, Saturday, June 3. The preview will begin at 7 p.m. with the live auction starting at 8 p.m. More...

Opinion

Make your choice part of the process on May 16

The meetings have been held, the budget numbers have been crunched, and the decision about how your school tax money is going to be spent next year has been made. All that is left now is your vote to approve or deny that spending proposal. More...

Drop the windfall profits smear against America's oil companies

With the recent increase in gasoline prices, politicians and pundits are once again condemning oil companies for their high profits. More...

Let's work to put reason back in public debate

Dear Editor: Is there a difference in the basis of debate, whether pro or con, concerning immigration, tax credits or school vouchers, universal health care, social security reform or school prayer? More...

People in the News

State Senator Owen H. More...

Babylon Village addresses the issue of business signs

At a recent meeting, the Babylon Village Board discussed a local ordinance that requires that businesses utilize no more than 15 percent of the space in their front windows for signage, and that they obtain permits for the signs, which are good for 1 More...

Students donate blankets to mission

Students in Mrs. Adriaenssen's fashion club at the Robert Frost Middle School in Deer Park recently donated two hand-crocheted afghans to the Helping Hand Mission in Huntington Station. Robert Frost Principal Dr. More...

WB resident holds Senior Art Show May 2-5

Stephen Ioli, the son of Steve and Janet Ioli of West Babylon exhibits his work at the 33rd annual senior art show to be held at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, Salisbury, Maryland in the University at Fulton Hall, May 2 to 5. More...

 

People/Social

Babylon Lions donate enlarger to West Islip Library

The Babylon Lions answered the need of the West Islip Library by donating an enlarger to help those read that cannot do so with normal size print. More...

No. Babylon teacher selected to attend academic workshop

Karen Kennely, lead teacher in art and music at North Babylon High School has been selected by a panel of reviewers to attend a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Workshop called Crafting Freedom: Thomas Day and Elizabeth Keckly, Black Arti More...

No. Babylon resident graduates from Naval War College

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Andrew W. Schiemel graduated from the Naval War College, College of Naval Warfare in Newport, Rhode Island. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

WELCOME HOME. We've missed a lot of our friends who've been having a marvelous time in the sun and sand of New Smyrna Beach, and now their annual holiday down there is over. More...

Library

This week at the library

Bay Shore, 1 South Country Rd. 665-4350 Art Lecture Series: Sunday, May 7th at 2 p.m. Learn about Italian Baroque master Gian Lorenzo Bernini. More...

Obituaries

Elsie Winkelman, 83, local volunteer and server

For many years, Elsie Winkelman was a well-known figure in a number of south shore restaurants who volunteered in many different capacities in her spare time. More...

Keith E. Dealey, resident of Bay Shore

Keith E. Dealey, of Bay Shore, died March 16, 2006 in Beaumont, Texas. More...

Marie R. Cavaluzzi resident of West Islip

Marie R. Cavaluzzi, of West Islip, died March 6, 2006. She was 80 years old. More...













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