October 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Babylon Turf Field dinner rakes in $60K

About 400 supporters, including coaches and faculty members, turned out for the Sept. 29 sold-out Surf The Turf Gala Dinner organized by the Babylon Village Turf Field Fund. More...

West Islip School District hosts Rachel's Legacy

The follow-up presentation to Rachel's Challenge, the story of Rachel Scott, one of 13 students killed seven years ago in the Columbine High School tragedy in Colorado, and her determination to make the world a better place, was presented in West Isl More...

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Schools/Sports

Senior class wins float competition at West Islip Homecoming

The West Islip Homecoming Parade on September 30th was longer than usual this year. More...

Babylon and West Babylon Schools host Homecoming

WB loses a heartbreaker but spirit keeps Eagles soaring

The West Babylon School District recently celebrated their 50th homecoming celebration. More...

Panthers celebrates with victory over Shoreham Wildcats

Babylon's Homecoming was quite a celebration. The parade arrived at Williams Field just before game time with the floats lined up beyond the fence at the south end. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

Babylon Merchants' Street Fair October 14, 2006

Janell Salagael, holding three kittens, Linda Arccardi, holding one kitten, and her sister, Michelle Accardi, holding the daddy of the kittens, attract attention as they walked along the street at the fair. Kittens were available f o r adoption. More...

Holy Trinity Baptist Church to sponsor A Night of Bishops Service Friday, Oct. 27

The Joint Usher Board of the Holy Trinity Baptist church will sponsor A Night of Bishops community worship and fellowship service, Friday,October 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Church, 300 Albany Ave., Amityville. More...

People in the News

Suffolk County Legislator Thomas F. Barraga (R, West Islip) recently congratulated Dennis Faherty for his athletic excellence during his junior year at West Islip High School. Faherty won the Suffolk County Champion Award for shotput and discus. More...

A.P. Scholars at West Babylon

The West Babylon School District recently received notification of students selected as this year's AP Scholars. AP Scholars have received a score of 3 or higher on three or more Advanced Placement Exams. More...

New county law gives DP residents input into Commack development

A new county law, sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Steven Stern (D-Huntington), and requiring builders to give notice to residents of adjoining towns when a large development is under consideration, is being tested for the first time on a proje More...

Robert Moses Middle School holds fundraiser

The Robert Moses Middle School in North Babylon recently held a dress-down Friday in which staff members contributed $1 per person for the day. More...

Babylon Town calls on LIPA for full financial accounting of windfarm proposal

Babylon Town officials, who have publicly raised concerns about a Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) windfarm project, and its impact on the environment energy rates on Long Island, passed a resolution last week asking LIPA to immediately release a f More...

 

People/Social

Birthday celebration

Gregory Nocera, of Babylon Village, turned 13 years old on April 11. He celebrated this big milestone of becoming a teenager with his family and friends. Nocera and his friends enjoyed dinner at Chili's Restaurant followed by a sleep over. More...

New Forensic Science course offered at Babylon HS

The Babylon science department, under the supervision of chairperson Richard Vultaggio, has initiated several new courses in which high school students can obtain college credits. More...

Babylon students enjoy the outdoor laboratory learning experience

Students in the honors earth science program completed an outdoor laboratory assignment. Students collected various earth materials, including water from Argyle Lake, river water, rocks, and soil. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Unlike Old Mother Hubbard who felt pity and guilt when she went to her bare cupboard to get her poor doggie a bone, I have no sympathy for my devil dogs if the cabinet is empty. I live with a couple of canine crooks- two Bonnies, minus the Clyde. More...

Obituaries

Robert Leonard: devoted West Babylon family man, 52

West Babylon native Robert "Bobby" T. Leonard will be remembered as a hard working, loving family man who had a penchant for cars. He died October 1, 2006 at the age of 52. More...

Opinion

Windfarm price tag shouldn't be a shock

Town of Babylon officials are pressing the Long Island Power Authority to give the public it serves key information regarding the proposed South Shore windfarm project. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Writers say they support the Turf Field proposition

Dear Editor: I would like to respond to an assertion that Darrell Conway made in his letter to the Editor published October 12. Mr. More...













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