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Controversial Copiague project gets environmental review

Babylontown has determined that the development of a controversial proposal to rezone 4.4 acres on the west side of Great Neck Road at Austin Place in Copiague will have a significant impact on the environment, moving the proposal to the first phase More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Fowl Ball!

Several Streaks End as Ducks Hit Slump

Even the best sports teams must go through a bad stretch or two each season. For close to a month, the Long Island Ducks have seemingly been breaking a different team record just about every other day. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

THE WOMAN OF THE YEAR in Babylon Village last Friday was our own Ginnie Eckelberry, whose one woman art show at the Conklin House drew a large, enthusiastic crowd. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Unfortunately, the media has focused on a recent story where a West Islip man allegedly signed a neighbor's sick cat in at a Town shelter as his own to be put to sleep. 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...

Constantino Brumidi Lodge Vegas night to be held August 11

The Constantino Brumidi Lodge, 2075 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park is sponsoring a Vegas Night, Friday, August 11. The doors open at 7 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. For more information call 631-586-3928. More...

Tour of Fire Island Lighthouse to be held Monday, August 7

A narrated cruise to and ranger tour of Fire Island Lighthouse with lunch on board the Lauren Kristy will be held Monday, August 7, sailing at 10 a.m. from Bay Shore Marina off Clinton Avenue. More...

Opinion

Temperature raises call for indulgence in guilt-free leisure

Like a 6-inch snowstorm, the heat bearing down on us this week is a reminder of Mother Nature's diversity, and how she can be more than a gentle reminder sometimes that there are forces over which we have no control and that sometimes we need to slow More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Windmill farm is no answer to Long Island's energy needs

Dear Editor: LIPA has been selling this project as a windmill farm. When I think of farm I think of crops and animals not turbines, oil storage tanks and barges. To me that's more like a factory. More...

Forty-five year old game still scoring memories

Forty-five years ago, a challenge was proposed by an overly confident father to his son, claiming that his friends from the West Babylon Athletic Association Softball league could outmatch his son's high school baseball team. More...

People in the News

Suffolk County Legislator Thomas F. Barraga recently honored music director and conductor Antonina Nigrelli for 25 years of service with the West Islip Symphony Orchestra. More...

Garden Party to be held on the Great South Bay

A fabulous evening at the waterfront home of Splashes of Hope board member Theresa M. Santmann, in Babylon Village will be held Saturday, August 5th from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

 

People/Social

Guilds of Good Samaritan makes $100,000 contribution

The Guilds of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center recently contributed $100,000 to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation to help underwrite the cost of a Multileaf Collimator (MLC). More...

Babylon Industrial Development Agency awards scholarships

Each year the Babylon Industrial Development Agency awards 20 vocational scholarships to deserving high school seniors within the Town of Babylon. Pictured are the scholarship recipients for 2006. More...

BVAC hosts Champagne Brunch Garden Party

The Babylon Village Arts Council held its first Champagne Brunch-Garden Party hosted by Ron and Carol Marino on June 4 at their home on Fire Island Avenue. More...

Library

Thiis week att tthe lliibrrarry

Babylon, 24 South Carll Avenue 669-1624 Sign up now for SAT Preparation Workshop: Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m., starting September 12 through October 3. Help raise your test scores. $60 pp. More...

Obituaries

William H. Torrey, sailor and 80-year Babylon resident

Longtime Babylon resident and business owner William H. Torrey died July 5, 2006 under the care of Good Shepherd Hospice. He was 84 years old. More...

William Heim, master craftsman and woodworker

Many examples of William Heim's custom woodworking and detailing skills continue to grace the homes in the West Islip area. The master craftsman and builder renovated and built homes from the 1950s through the 1970s. More...

Ralph Laurino, owner of trailer renting company

Ralph Laurino, the owner of Bill's Vacation Trailers on Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst, was a Massapequa resident for many years. He died June 23, 2006 at the age of 73. More...













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