October 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

West Babylon High School announces All-County and All-State winners

The West Babylon Senior High School recently announced the students who were accepted into the All-County and All-State Performance Groups. More...

NC lawmaker seesk to oust Cong.Peter King

WhenCongressman Peter King ran for reelection two years ago, the Democrats put up a Republican against him. King defeated him easily. More...

Andrew Raia is challenged by Gerard McCreight in 9th AD

This year's race for the 9th Assembly District seat pits a two-term incumbent proud of many of the state legislature's accomplishments against a challenger who believes there is still much to be fixed with the state's fiscal policy. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Deer Park HS student awarded scholarship

Congratulations go to Deer Park High School (DPHS) student Wai-jee Ho, who in her junior year achieved an "A" average for the first four courses she participated in under the district's Early College Entrance program. More...

Senator Johnson commends West Babylon JHS 50th anniversary

State Senator Owen H. Johnson recently presented a New York State Senate Resolution honoring West Babylon Junior High School on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Displaying teamwork and unity with its school motto and song More...

Haunted house to benefit the West Islip Lionheart Fund

Two West Islip High School juniors, Andrea Kendrick and Samantha Sforza, plan to help the West Islip Lionheart Fund by donating all proceeds from their Haunted House Fund-Raiser. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming More...

Creative Ministries Haunted Theatre to be held Oct. 20 to Oct. 30

The CM Performing Arts Center will once again be transformed into a haunted theater with a maze of scary rooms, hallways, wooded area, bloody streets and more. More...

Islip Historical Society to host program October 26

The Islip Historical Society of Islip Hamlet is presenting a program on the History of the Doxsee Clamming Industry and Family on Long Island, Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m. at the Islip Public Library, 71 Monell Ave. More...

WB Little League prez, Ray Cody, is reinstated

Following the controversial decision to remove West Babylon Little League President Ray Cody, the West Babylon Little League board has rescinded its decision and Cody was reinstated following a vote of the membership two weeks ago. More...

Babylon Football: Panthers rip Royals 49-0

The Babylon Panthers continued their relentless barrage on Division opponents as they beat the Port Jefferson Royals 49 zip at Pop Kessling Field in Port Jefferson, Saturday. More...

Fuschillo faces big challenge from Adam Small

Candidate Adam Small's campaign slogan takes full advantage of his last name: "Think big, vote Small." Tthe longtime More...

Congressman Steve Israel's Common Sense campaign

Congressman Steve Israel believes rising costs on Long Island are the result of having the wrong priorities, which he says can be alleviated by his common-sense approach to government. More...

 

People/Social

Babylon HS student makes her NASCAR debut

Jessica Larsen, of West Babylon, made her NASCAR debut recently competing in the NASCARDodge W eekly Racing Series at Riverhead Raceway in the Blunderbust Division. More...

Banned Book Week held at West Babylon Library

Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, this annual ALAevent reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. More...

Suffolk County Women's Advisory Commission holds Legislative breakfast and health forum

More than 200 people attended the Suffolk County women's Advisory Commission (SCWAC) Legislative Breakfast and health Forum May 12 at the Stonebridge Country Club. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

WHAT A TURNOUT. Hundreds of art lovers came to the Conklin House on Friday night to see the beautiful art work, enjoy the delicious refreshments and listen to the music of Larry Moser and Mary Nagin. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 South Carll Avenue 669-1624 Defensive Driving Course: Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $35 pp fee. More...

Obituaries

James Ford, former SC police officer & Bay Shore resident

Retired Suffolk County Police Officer and former Brightwaters resident James P. Ford died September 7, 2006 at Pinehurst Health Care & Rehab Center in North Carolina, after losing a battle to cancer. He was 70 years old. More...

MaryLouise Deichler: 72, West Islip resident

Devoted homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother, MaryLouise Deichler died September 16, 2006. She was 72 years old and had dedicated her life to caring for her family. More...

Opinion

Editorial Your vote does make a difference

In two weeks, elections will take place for state and federal lawmakers, and the decisions voters make will undoubtedely have long and lasting impacts. At both levels of government, there are serious issues for our country, and our communities. More...

SEARCHING FOR THAT PERFECT JACK-O-LANTERN:

It was pumpkin picking time at F & W Schmitt's Farm in Melville and families More...

Public Commentary Citizens need to question their school superintendent's pay

An extensive year-long investigation was conducted by a Special Grand Jury into fiscal matters relating to school districts in Suffolk County. More...













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