November 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

New GIS system in Babylon will help to track convicted sexual predators; protect the public

An investment by the Town of Babylon in a Geographic Information System (GIS) three years ago has made it possible for the Town to bring an added measure of protection to the public against pedophiles. More...

Babylon Town proposes budget for 2007

A $43.3 million Babylon Town general fund budget with an increase in spending over this year of 2.6 percent or $1.08 million is being proposed by the Town of Babylon and will be officially presented to the public at a hearing this week. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

North Babylon's band camp prepares students

North Babylon's high school students involved in the marching band had time to hone their skills this summer. Marching band teens spent the week of August 21, preparing for future half time shows and the Newsday Marching Band Festival at Hofstra. More...

Extending West Babylon's wellness program

The West Babylon District Wellness Committee, under the direction of West Babylon Director of Athletics Lou Howard, recently began implementing a healthy schools wellness program. More...

West Babylon school district's new teachers

The West Babylon Union Free School District recently welcomed a team of new teachers to their staff. After attending West Babylon's New Teacher Academy, these individuals are ready to take on the classrooms. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 South Carll Avenue 669-1624 Book Discussion: Wednesday, November 15 from 7-8 p.m. All welcome. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

Kiwanis Club holds Classic Car Show

The Copiague Kiwanis Club held its annual Classic Car Show Sunday, September 10 at Tanner Park. More...

Recognizing hard work for the disabled

"Suffolk County Legislator Lou D'Amaro (D-North Babylon) recently joined with a host of local elected officials and community leaders in honoring two of Suffolk's most prolific advocates for persons with disabilities at the United Cerebral Palsy 2006 More...

Babylon Town wants more dialogue on wind farm proposal

After Babylon Town officials have consistently raised concerns about the costs of the Long Island Power Authorities wind farm project and its impact on energy rates on Long Island, the board voted on a resolution this week asking LIPA to release a fu More...

Turf field debate: Decision makers and residents should be armed with information

There are many health, environmental and fiscal issues a community should consider when looking to install an artificial turf field, and it is important for the dedcision-makers to be aware of them, according to Turfgrass Producers International of E More...

Lindenhurst School District puts bond up for vote

The Lindenhurst School District will be asking voters to approve a $7.6 million bond referendum Wednesday, November 15 to complete improvements throughout the district, including those in the area of technology, health and safety projects, expansion More...

Halloween arrests in Deer Park

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives arrested four teenagers More...

 

People/Social

Cooper Street P.O. in Babylon renamed in honor of lost soldier

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton announced recently that she has introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to rename the Cooper Street Post Office in Babylon in honor of Pfc. Jacob Samuel Fletcher. Pfc. More...

They're Engaged!!

Marie and Joseph Vicinanza of Lindenhurst Village announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer D. Vicinanza to Thomas A. Wilbur Jr. More...

Baptismal celebration

The baptism of Thomas James Donnelly IV was celebrated August 26, 2006 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Bohemia. Thomas is the son of Thomas and Krista Donnelly of Bohemia. Godparents are Allison Marro and Sean Donnelly. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

THEY'RE SAFE AND SOUND! The recent Hawaiian earthquake on the Big Island where they are based, left little damage, thankfully, to the home of Laura (Spencer) Brewer, formerly of West Islip, and her Marine husband, Lt. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Dog is my co-pilot. Heaven, help me. Rescue folk, like me, transport shelter dogs that they barely know to vets, kennels, and foster homes. You can't gauge canine car manners 'til you start your engine. Sometimes you're in for the ride of your life. More...

Obituaries

Mabel Weeks, 90, West Babylon resident

Mabel Weeks, a longtime West Babylon resident, helped run a family boat transfer business in addition to caring for her family. She was 90 years old when she died October 19, 2006 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. More...

Madeline Atiles, longtime Bay Shore resident & chef

Madeline R. Atiles, who lived on North Gardiner Drive in Bay Shore for 30 years, died October 21, 2006.She was 71 years old. For many years she had worked as a chef in local nursing homes. More...

John Walbridge: longtime resident, active in Babylon Village

John R. Walbridge, a longtime Babylon Village resident who was active in many civic groups, died October 21, 2006 in West Islip, just two days shy of his 87th birthday. More...

Opinion

Babylon's search for more ways to protect children should be adopted Island-wide

The New York State Legislature continues to remarkably defy the imperatives placed upon it by the public to protect their communities against recidivist pedophiles. More...

American troops deserve our support

Dear Editor: Regarding your editorial of November 1 stating your general support of the War in Iraq and the Bush administration, I find that this is the same More...

Proposition 2 is more than just a turf field for Babylon

Dear Editor: The proposition 2 (Babylon School District Athletic Facilities Referendum has nothing to do with Suffolk County . The athletic facilities bond (proposition #2) will give the school district of Babylon 100 percent control. More...













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