November 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

WI PTA to host Substance Abuse presentation

All adults in the West Islip community are invited, perhaps even urged, to attend a presentation titled "Children & Substance Abuse." Hosted by the Udall Road Middle School PTA, this program will be presented at the school at 900 Udall Road on Monday More...

Parents' Resource Center to hold programs

The Parents' Resource Center of the Deer Park School District will be holding programs at the Abraham Lincoln School, 300 Park Ave., Room 11, Deer Park. More...

Babylon PO to be dedicated in honor of fallen soldier

The United States Postal Service will dedicate the Babylon, New York Post Office in honor of Army Spc. Jacob Samuel Fletcher. The dedication cer - emony will take place Saturday, November 25, noon at the Babylon Post Office, 110 Cooper St., Babylon. More...

West Nile disease confirmed in Babylon resident

Suffolk County Acting Commissioner of Health Services, David G. Graham, M.D., M.P.H., announced recently the second human case of West Nile Disease for 2006. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Babylon School District honors its longtime employees

Babylon School District annually honors its longtime employees when they reach the 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35-year marks. More...

No. Babylon music students recognized at board meeting

Three high school music students were recently recognized during a board of education meeting. Kim Edwards, Danielle Thompson and Meggan Kent have been selected by NYYSMA to sing in the All State Music Festival. More...

Panthers take opener; nip Knights in 35-33 slugfest

It was tighter than expected. But the Babylon Panthers came out on top in their toughest encounter of the season at Williams Field, Saturday. The offensive line of the Big Black Machine proved too much for the upset-minded Glenn Knights. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

Islip Housing Authority praised by residents

Islip Town Supervisor Eric M. Hofmeister and the Town Board announced that the Islip Housing Authority's residents have responded to a survey conducted by the Public Housing Assessment System of the U.S. More...

Islip Art Museum to present Animal House

The Islip Art Museum presents Animal House, an exhibition which highlights artists who portray animals in order to make sometimes comic, sometimes critical observations about contemporary society. More...

Opinion

Education should not be an exercise for instant gratification

A recent study by the Brookings Institution raised provoking question. When it comes to our children's education, what is more important, feeling good or doing good? More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Democrat majority will push Bush amnesty

Did the President sandbag the GOP? Jim Gilchrist Why did President George W. Bush wait until after the mid-term elections to replace Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld? More...

WI residents challenge school board on bus policy

Children living in homes that are within the mileage requirements to receive bus service in the West Islip School District were temporarily denied continuation of those services after the school district recently determined that they should be walker More...

WBSD and teachers agree to new contract

Teachers in West Babylon negotiated a four-year contract agreement calling for salary increase of 3, 3, 2.5 through July, 2007, an additional 1 percent effective January 1, 2008 and zero percent the final year. More...

Oquenock Elementary Halloween Parade in West Islip

Students and staff at the Oquenock Elementary School in West Islip demonstrate every Halloween that they're a family by coordinating with Principal Michelle D'Amour's theme. This year, it was More...

Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition benefit

Barbara Baker, Kathleen Murray, Karen Kunkel and Annamae Flaim, all volunteers from the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition, participated in Cafe Il Villaggio's spaghetti dinner benefit for the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBCC). More...

 

People/Social

Local resident earns academic award

Midshipman mark Wanderer of Babylon Village has received a gold Star at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point for academic achievement during the first term of 2006. More...

Local student graduates from combat training

Army National Guard Pvt. Zachary L. Carroll has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Lindenhurst woman honored by AARP

Helen Brion, of Lindenhurst, was honored by the AARP New York State Office at its annual Volunteer Recognition Awards ceremony, held at the Milleridge Cottage in Jericho, Tuesday, October 31. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

HERE THEY ARE These gals are all former Presidents of the Busy Women and posed for our photographer at the last meeting at "The Hook." From left to right, are Jane Warren, Dorothy Beyers, Nancy Swan, Anita North, Elizabeth Karoly and Nancy Newton. More...

Library

This week at the library

Deer Park, 44 Lake Ave. Babylon, 24 South Carll Avenue More...

Obituaries

Philomena Greco, singer and mother of twelve

Longtime Babylon resident Philomena "Fay" Greco died October 3, 2006. She was 83 years old. More...

Memorial set for Babylon resident and Lindenhurst teacher Georgia Ruel

A memorial service has been scheduled for former Lindenhurst High School Choral teacher and Babylon resident, Georgia Ruel who died in Florida July 19, 2006. A service will be held on at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 at St. More...













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