January 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Town of Babylon wants your Christmas tree

The Town of Babylon announced the "Christmas Tree" Dune Preservation Program. More...

Beacon and NYPA sponsoring First Amendment essay contest for 11 & 12 grade students

This newspaper, together with the New York Press Association (NYPA) announces the inauguration of a First Amendment essay contest for 11th and 12th grade students throughout the state. More...

Amityville Woman's Club holds Christmas workshop

The Amityville Woman's Club held a Christmas workshop at its November meeting at the Unqua Corinthian Yacht Club. Chairman Joan Sudermeister and her team had prepared materials in advance enabling the group to finish the project in just 20 minutes. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Athletes honored in West Islip School District

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West Babylon Elementary creates gingerbread houses

Kindergarten students from Mrs. Mahon and Mrs. Goodwin's class at Santapogue Elementary School in West Babylon recently created a gingerbread village. Students diligently created a city of gingerbread houses after a unit of study on gingerbread. More...

North Babylon High School honored with New York State Scholar Athlete Team Award

North Babylon High School and its student athletes have been honored as the only school in Suffolk County to receive the New York State Scholar Athlete Team Award for the 2005-2006 school year. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave 669-1624 Feng Shui & Clutter: Tuesday, January 9 from 7-9 p.m. See how to get out from under your clutter! Register now for How to Lose 15- 20 Lbs in 8 Weeks: Tuesday, January 16 from 7-8 p.m. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SATURDAY, January 6 Amputee Support: 1:30 p.m., Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main Street, Bay Shore. Call 968-3477. More...

This year's Conklin House Cookie Contest

Filling 1 12-oz jars orange marmalade 1 tsp finely shredded lemon peel meanwhile, for filling, stir together the drained apricots, orange marmalade and lemon peel. Spread the filling evenly over baked crust; sprinkle w/reserved crumb mixture. More...

Blood drive to be held Jan. 14

A blood drive will be held Sunday, January 14 from 1 to 6:30 p.m., at the North Amityville Community Economic Council, 1 Commerce Blvd., Amityville. During the winter months, the Long Island blood supply becomes critically low. More...

Opinion

Town and Lindenhurst Village should get together on plan for truck route

Thanks to the Village of Lindenhurst for cleaning up and clearing out the garbage, debris and overgrowth along a truck route in Lindenhurst between John Street and the railroad crossing at the end of Niagara Avenue. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Senator Johnson calls on Assembly to pass Civil Confinement law

Dear Editor: Your editorial "New York Needs a Civil Confinement Law Now," (December 14, 2006), couldn't have been more timely. More...

Breaking News... Dix Hills home burglary on video;police seek public's help in apprehending thief

Suffolk County Second Squad Detectives and Crime Stoppers are asking the public's help in locating and identifying a subject caught on home video surveillance as he steals money, jewelry and watches from a local home. Anyone with information about t More...

Granelle and Cotrone win Commissioners' seats in DP Fire District; other races held

In the only contested race for Fire Commissioners in the Town of Babylon, Deer Park residents elected Peter Granelle to another five-year term on the board, and Paul Cotrone to the one-year unexpired term. The vote was December 12. More...

Ring Christmas Bells, Merrily Ring...

Children in the United Methodist Church Nursery School in Babylon Village went carolling throughout the Village bringing holiday cheer along the way. More...

Police seek public's assistance in apprehending pickpocket

Crime Stoppers and the First Squad Detectives are asking the public's help to identify a man that managed to pickpocket a King Kullen customer's credit cards and later used them to make purchases. More...

 

People/Social

Legislator Steve Stern announces removal of railroad car from Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills

Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern (D-Huntington) 16th LD announced that the old deteriorated railroad car "Visitors Center" that had been located on the South Service Road of the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills for almost 20 years has been r More...

Our Lady of Lourdes annual Alumni Association Hall of Fame awards dinner

Our Lady of Lourdes Grammar School, Massapequa Park, held its Alumni Association Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, October in the school auditorium. For information about the Alumni Association contact the school office at 516-798-7926. More...

Eagle Scout badge awarded in East Islip

Nicholas R. Gesslein, of Islip Terrace, will receive his Eagle Scout Badge at his Eagle Court of Honor at the Timber Point Elementary School, East Islip, Saturday, January 20, 2007, 1 p.m. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

IT WAS A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, and the party of the year, last Saturday when Elena De Murias invited some 250 of her friends of all age groups to wine and dine in a heated tent on the grounds of her beautiful Argyle Park home. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

There are so many facets of shelter rescue that I love. Sometimes I'm merely the "accidental tourist". More...

Obituaries

Charles Bellinger: Babylon Town Board Master Plumber

Longtime Amityville resident and former Babylon Town Board Plumber Charles W. Bellinger died December 6, 2006 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. He was 84 years old. More...

Joseph Mezzacapo: West Islip Radiologist & Vietnam Veteran

Professional radiologist and 28-year West Islip resident Joseph W. Mezzacapo died December 4, 2006. He was 55-years-old and was a decorated veteran who proudly served in the Army during the war in Vietnam. More...

Deborah Barbaro: resident of N. Babylon

Deborah A. Barbaro, a gifted cook and homemaker who dedicated her life to others, died from complications of an accident on November 28, 2006. The North Babylon resident was 37 years old. More...













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