September 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

We remember as a nation and as a people the assault on our freedom

Americans across the country will be gathering on Monday, September 11 in memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks five years ago, even as the families of those victims continue to struggle to rebuild their lives and to somehow l More...

Music, food and family fun at Babylon Village Bay Fest

The Babylon Bay Fest, an annual family event, was held July 26 at the Babylon Village Pool. More...

An evening of good taste in WB

West Babylon High School student Lauren Battiste recently participated in the Wilson Tech Culinary Arts Evening of Good Taste. The competition, held at the Crest Hollow Country Club, featured Lauren and her teammates cooking up some winning food. More...

Special Sections

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

IT'S NICE TO BE BACK. We were in New York City for what seems like an eternity (actually it was only three weeks), but now we're back in our beloved Babylon Village, and ready to bring you the news on "The Grapevine" again, so here goes... More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Dogs shouldn't play favorites. I'm not jealous, but when I watch my dogs fuss over my husband, I wonder: "What am I... chopped liver?" Their answer would probably be a qualified YES. They'd say: More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 South Carll Avenue 669-1624 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

Charles Collis, retired Fairchild/Republic Airport executive

Charles "Charlie" Collis who developed the A-10 Warthog airplane, which is still in use today, died August 13, 2006 after an extended struggle with cancer. He was 86 years old. More...

Opinion

We honor their legacy with strength and determination

We found ourselves this week recalling the many- too many-men and women from our area who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks September 11 five years ago. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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America must protect freedom and respond to terrorism with ultimate force

The site of the former World Trade Center where 2,749 innocent people died by passenger filled missiles on September 11, 2001 still haunts our souls. Some of our bravest police and firemen gave all that day. More...

Bellone fans flames of opposition to windpark

Saying a proposal to put up 40, 400-foot windmills off of Babylon's ocean beaches would "industrialize Long Island's shoreline, and potentially cause far-reaching environmental consequences," Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone is pressing for a co More...

BSD to consider facilities renovation bond

After listening to nearly three hours of public commentary at the August 21, 2006 Babylon school board meeting, trustees voted unanimously to table the resolution for setting a date for a vote on the district's proposed $9.5 million infrastructure an More...

West Islip Country Fair to be held, September 24

The West Islip Country Fair celebrates its 31st year on Sunday, September 24. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds behind the West Islip Public Library, Montauk Highway and Higbie Lane. More...

Singing Bus Driver Visits Harding

Students at Lindenhurst's Harding Avenue Elementary School were recently serenaded by none other than Joe Guida, known better as "The Singing School Bus Driver." Guida spent years behind the wheel of a New York City school bus. More...

 

Schools/Sports

Pride of Lindenhurst

Each year the Pride of Lindenhurst Award is given in recognition of an outstanding contribution made by an individual or organization who instills pride in the Lindenhurst Public Schools and in the Lindenhurst community. More...

Third graders are introduced to music

Third grade students at West Babylon's South Bay Elementary School recently received an instrumental demonstration by music teacher, Danielle Kahler. More...

Long Island Math Fair winners

The Deer Park School District congratulates Richard Blumenthal, Anthony Etersque, Courtney Fekete, Adam Grunsceich, Robert O'Connell and Sean Hughes. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR

The following are a list of public meetings and special More...

Amvets Ladies Auxiliary to hold 9/11 Memorial blood drive from 2pm to 9pm

As a "Living Memorial" on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #18 will sponsor a community blood drive. By donating blood to save lives, the group looks to have a "Living Memorial" to honor those who lost their lives that day. More...

Simpson United Methodist Church Fall Fair, September 9

Simpson United Methodist Church, 30 Locust Ave., Amityville, invites you to Simpson's Spectacular Fall Fair. The fair will be held Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...













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