February 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

West Islip senior honored as scholar-athlete

West Islip High School senior Justin Turri has been honored as a Channel 12 TV News - Citibank Scholar-Athlete. His outstanding plays on the lacrosse field and his exceptional work in the classroom are the reason he was selected. More...

Police arrest man and charge him with numerous local break-ins

Suffolk County Police arrested a Bay Shore man for a string of burglaries taking place throughout the County during the past month. Christopher Turner, 39, of 1393 E. More...

Amityville Woman's Club donates to St. Martin's Church

Shown in the photo are Joan Sudermeister, chairman; Adrianne Miller, president; Diane Apgar and Anita Caramanico at the January 9 meeting of the Amityville Woman's Club at the Unqua Corinthian Yacht Club, receiving donations from the members for dis More...

Former employee charged in arson at Kydds Marine Center

A disgruntled former employee of Kydd's Marine Center at 555 West Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst was charged by police with setting a fire that caused $2 million in damage. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

West Islip HS student senate holds coat drive

The West Islip High School Stud e n t Senate's annual coat drive collected over 1,000 coats this year, for those in need, which went to the Wyndanch Community Center. More...

Lindenhurst High School students take on "Rachel's Challenge"

For the second year in a row, students at Lindenhurst High School have signed on to take R a c h e l ' s Challenge in an effort to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion throughout the school and community. More...

Babylon High School football player among golden eleven

Babylon High School football player William Parker has been named to the Golden Eleven of Athletics in Suffolk County. 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, February 3 +Amputee Support: 1:30 p.m., Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main Street, Bay Shore. For info. call 968- 3477. More...

Senator Johnson awards grant to Family Service League

Senator Owen Johnson recently awarded a $100,000 grant to Family Service League to help construct a preschool that will serve 300 4 year olds from the Brentwood School District. More...

Senator Johnson supports Long Island Youth

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently honored by Long Island Youth Mentoring of Deer Park for his longtime support of their organization. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Mac users left out in the cold by Cablevision

Cablevision had a little surprise for Macintosh users still working on the older Mac Systems below 10.0. During the New Year holiday, Cablevision did some technical work for Optimum online customers using the company for internet and email access. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Public Commentary

Super Bowl offers a too-rare celebration of goal achievement

As half the nation eagerly awaits the kickoff of the Super Bowl, the other half looks on in wonderment at what could be so enthralling about grown men running up and down a field carrying an oblong ball. More...

Babylon Post Office renamed in honor of former resident killed serving in Iraq

Those in the town in which he grew up-Babylon Village will long remember the name of Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher, a proud U.S. Army Paratrooper who lost his life November 14, 2003 in battle. More...

Lindenhurst Village Clerk honored by NYCOM

Lindenhurst Village Clerk Shawn Cullinane was recently recognized by the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) for 15 years of attendance at the NYCOM Annual Municipal Fall Training School. More...

David Southard, seaman and boat builder, dies

Lifelong Babylon Village resident and owner of Southard's Boat Yard, David Nelson Southard died January 3, 2007. He had been building boats for more than 70 years, and according to those who knew him, loved every minute of it. More...

WISD schedules budget planning meetings

The West Islip Board of Education will begin discussing the 2007-08 school budget on Thursday, March 1st, 7:30 p.m. in the Beach Street Middle School Library. More...

GSH welcomes new board member

Michael Lessing, of Islip, was recently appointed to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center's Board of Trustees. Lessing has been actively involved with the hospital since 2000, participating on both the Ball and Golf Classic committees. More...

Two arrested and charged in robbery-shooting incident

Suffolk County Police have arrested two men for a gunpoint robbery and related shooting in West Babylon Tuesday, January 23. More...

 

People/Social

W.I. schedules 5K Race

West Islip's Wellness Weekend, March 2 to 4, a time for family fun and good exercise, will culminate with a 5K Fun Run, Walk and Jogathon, sponsored by West Islip Schools, COMPASS (COMmunity, PArents, School, Students), and the Health & Wellness All More...

Babylon Class of 2009 gives to VA Hospital

During the last few weeks, residents and visitors to Babylon Village noticed canisters and boxes for donations of items and funds for the Veterans' Care Basket Drive, sponsored by the Babylon High School Sophomore Class (Class of 2009). More...

Babylon student councils collect for holiday food drive

The Student Councils at Babylon Memorial Grade School continue to work hard in assisting families experiencing a crisis. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

In rescue- when it rains, it pours, and no breed is spared the flood waters. Animal hoarders are everywhere, and their "taste" is eclectic. Many are repeat offenders. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave 669-1624 +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. +Sign up now for Valentine's Chocolate: Saturday, February 10 from 2-3 p.m. For ages 13-17. More...

Obituaries

Stephanie Walton Lee: Amityville School graduate and Nurse's Aid

Deer Park resident and nurse's aid Stephanie J. Walton Lee died December 22, 2006 at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. She was 50 years old and loved to be surrounded by her family and friends. More...

Babylon Village resident and Lion, Ross Vedder

Longtime Babylon Village resident and former high school teacher, Ross Vedder, died December 30, 2006. He was 97 years old and had lived on Ketewamoke Avenue for 70 years. Mr. More...

Gerald Skillen: Amityville teacher, Lion and Babylon Village resident

Gerald "Jerry" J. Skillen, a retired special education teacher for the Amityville School District and community leader, died January 20, 2007. More...













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