December 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Mackenzie Johnston, Jennifer and Kristi Melfiare shown decorating one of the lampposts in front of the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Babylon Village November 26. The project is sponsored by the Babylon Beautification Society. More...

West Babylon man charged in 7-Eleven robbery

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives arrested a 25-year-old West Babylon man today for the strong-arm robbery of the 7-11 on Rte. 109, West Babylon, on November 21 at 1:50 p.m. Andrew F. More...

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Schools/Sports

Brentwood's Laurel Park students have fun reading with help from Beatrice the Bookworm

Bodacious Books visited Brentwood More...

Babylon PTA hold Monster Bash

On October 27 the Babylon PTA put on a Monster Bash for fifth and sixth graders at Babylon Memorial Grade School. There was music, fun and costumes. More...

Student Council elections at South Bay

South Bay Elementary School in West Babylon recently held its annual student council elections. More...

Library

Babylon Public Library hosts Halloween festivities for children

Children of Babylon enjoyed many activities at the Babylon Public Library to help celebrate Halloween. More...

Obituaries

Michael Buccino, 21: West Islip graduate of 2003

Michael Joseph Buccino, who graduated West Islip High School in 2003, had his promising future taken away when he died as a passenger in a car accident on November 4, 2006. The 21-year old, affectionately known as More...

Fannie Mae "Big Mama" Gilliam of Amityville

Longtime Amityville resident and devoted Zion Gospel Church parishioner, Fannie Mae Gilliam, died November 2, 2006 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. She was 96 and was affectionately known as More...

Philip VanBourgondien, 85, nursery owner

Longtime Babylon resident and commercial plant and flower grower Philip J. VanBourgondien died in Williamsburg, Virginia on November 15, 2006. He was 85 years old and was the past president of his family More...

BOCES sets vote on capital improvment project

Cost to build new administrative facility to be shared by 18 school districts

Residents in Western Suffolk BOCES will be asked to approve a $5.48 million capital improvement project for the construction of a permanent complex at its offices at 507 Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills. More...

Students’ haunted house benefits Lionheart

West Islip High School juniors Andrea Kendrick and Samantha Sforza recently donated more than $2,700 to the West Islip Lionheart Fund. More...

Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition offers support to those in time of need

Beth Anderson, a mother and a volunteer for Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBCC), was shocked when she found out last December that she had breast cancer. More...

Police arrest man for robbing taxi driver in Deer Park

At about 7:45 p.m. a taxi driver for T & J Taxi was approached by a male and female in the Wyandanch train station for a ride to West 2nd St., Deer Park. At West 1st St. the cabbie was asked to pull over and let them out. More...

 

People/Social

Travelers’ Club news

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New appointment at Good Samaritan Hospital

Joanne Hammel recently joined Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center as program coordinator of Volunteer Services. More...

Babylon Lions name Lion of the Year

Babylon Lion Third Vice President Maurice (Mo) Azzapardi was awarded the 2005-2006 Lion of the Year award. Lion Past President Mike Weis said that Mo was always there when asked. Lion Mo chaired the 300 Club Pool Party attended by over 250 people. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

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Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON’S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: MONDAY, December 11 Babylon School Board: 8:15 p.m., Jr.-Sr. High School library, 50 Railroad Ave. For info. call 893-7925. More...

Airmid Theatre Company and BVAC to present concert / performance at Babylon Library December 11

The Airmid Theatre Company, in conjunction with the Babylon Village Arts Council, will present a concert style performance of A Little Betrayal Among Friends, translated and adapted by Caridad Svich, from the Spanish Golden Age play La traici More...

North Babylon School District staff members participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Staff members in the North Babylon School District participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held at Jones Beach. This fundraiser helps fight breast cancer and provides hope to people facing the disease. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Don't get caught up in holiday rush

Singing Christmas Carols in the Village square, taking holiday home tours, watching children gaze up adoringly at Santa and whispering their list of wishes in his ear, sipping hot chocolate with neighbors and friends at the annual tree lighting cere More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Public Commentary

Babylon Town Supervisor asks Republic to be a good neighbor

The following is a copy of a letter sent to Michael Geiger, Republic Airport More...













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