January 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

15-year-old seriously injured in car accident

Suffolk County Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash which occurred on Straight Path and Gordon Ave. West Babylon on Friday night, January 12, 2007. A 15-year-old Wyandanch female was seriously injured in the car crash. More...

Corrections :

+A front page story in the Jan. 3rd edition, discussing the swearing in of Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon contained an error. Gordon did not receive the Conservative Party endorsement when she ran for office in November. More...

Travelers' Club news

The December 4 meeting of the Travelers' Club was held at the home of Mary Valentine. The first paper of the evening was Mexico City presented by Margaret Weiman. More...

Scrooge steals gift cards from needy children

First Squad Detectives and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are looking to identify a subject who stole gift cards meant for needy children from a local church. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

West Babylon educators honored with garden party

Recently awarded at the New York State English Council Program Award of Excellence, three educators in the West Babylon School District were recently honored with a Hamptons-esque party for their unique professional development programs. More...

Lindenhurst High School students inducted into Tri-M Music Honor Society

Twelve Lindenhurst High School students were recently inducted into the Lindenhurst High School Tri-M Music Honor Society at the school's Sixth Annual Induction Ceremony. More...

Deer Park's All-State musicians

Shown in the photo are Deer Park High School student musicians Keith Roberts, junior trombone player, left, and Anthony Chrones, senior trumpet-player, right, selected to perform in the symphony orchestra at the NYSSMA All-State Music Winter Confere More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: FRIDAY, January 26 +New Mother's Support Group: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, W. Islip. For info. call 376-4444. More...

Long Island Sportsman Association Vegas Night to be held February 2

The Long Island Sportsman Association is sponsoring a Vegas night, Friday, February 2 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 588 Long Island Ave., Deer Park. The doors open at 7 p.m. There will be Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and Beat the Dealer. More...

Babylon Schools set second-try bond vote; turf field proposal pulled off ballot

Babylon Village residents will once again have the opportunity to vote on a $9.35 million Infrastructure Health and Safety Bond Proposal on Tuesday, February 13, 2007. Voting takes place 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Babylon Memorial Grade School. More...

Three Town Supervisors on board with call for a master plan at Republic

For years, the Towns of Babylon and Huntington have been asking Republic Airport officials to consult with them on airport planning and to implement a long-term strategy for growth and development there. More...

People in the News

West Babylon Honor students

The following West Babylon High Schools students were inducted into the West Babylon Honor Society recently. More...

Police prevent suicide on Southern State Parkway

All traffic on the Southern State Parkway and Little East Neck Road was briefly stopped while Suffolk County Police prevented an emotionally disturbed man from committing suicide on Wednesday, January 17. More...

Scholars in the news

+Named to the dean's list at the State University of New York at Fredonia for the spring semester are Justine Marita Herboz of Deer Park; Amanda Nicole Chmela of Lindenhurst; Erin Marie Gibat, Meghan Ludlam and Tiffany Lee Koudelka of West Babylon a More...

No. Babylon resident elected chair of International Board of Partners of the Americas

Patricia Hill Williams, of North Babylon, was elected chair of the international board of Partners of the Americas at the organization's annual convention held recently in Belize. Williams is a longstanding member of the Long Island St. More...

 

People/Social

Former West Babylon residents recognized

Former West Babylon Residents Irene and Walter Pasedag were recently recognized for their work with the Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Lititz, Pennsylvania. More...

Army Pvt. completes basic training

Army Pvt. Tyler J. Linster has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Class of 2007 hosts Senior Parent Dinner

More than 300 people attended the Senior Parent Dinner, hosted by members of the Class of 2007. Mothers of the seniors decorated the gym and DJ Rob Fletcher volunteered his services for the special event. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

HE'S A TOP POLITICAL LEADER AND A TOP HOST, Yes, Rich Schaffer, former Suffolk County Legislator and former Babylon Town Supervisor and now the Suffolk County Democratic Chairman really knows how to entertain. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave 669-1624 +AARP Driver Course: Wednesday, January 31 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $10 pp fee. +Sign up for Free Tax Counseling: Fridays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 April 6, & 13 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. By AARP. More...

Obituaries

Eva Rossitto: gifted singer and consummate volunteer

Longtime West Babylon resident and gifted musician, Eva V. Rossitto died peacefully December 24, 2006. She was 99 years old, just four months shy of her 100th birthday. Mrs. More...

Jack Whalen, 90: son of former Lindenhurst Village Mayor

Longtime Lindenhurst native and retired U.S. Army Sgt., Jack Whalen, died December 28, 2006 in Camarillo, California. He was 90 years old and the son of former Lindenhurst Village Mayor John Whalen, who was in office from 1937 to 1948. More...

Opinion

Editorial

First Responders need our help now

As we write this editorial, we have not had the opportunity to hear President George Bush's State of the Union Address. He will obviously speak about Iraq and America's role in the Middle East as we move into the future. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Public Commentary

History of Babylon Village's holiday sled

Dear Editor: My husband Doug and I are lifelong residents of Babylon Village. Upon reading the Beacon issue of December 28, 2006, we were surprised to see the sled we donated to the Village. More...













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