February 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

OLG Angels win first game of basketball tournament

There's power to be found if you believe in Angels- the CYO's 7th grade girls basketball team from Our Lady of Grace in West Babylon, who dub themselves the Angels, that is. More...

DeLuca Elementary School honors longtime paraprofessional

Christina Puglisi began her relationship with William E. Deluca Elementary School in 1967 when she registered her oldest son Anthony for kindergarten. But, back then the school was known as Parkside Elementary School. More...

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Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

WE LOVE HER BEACH PHOTOGRAPHS, and Shirley Wendel, master of photography and photographic craftsman, is known to many Babylonians who have her treasured photos framed in a prominent place in their home. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Mighty microchip: a transponder, tiny as a grain of rice with a longer lifespan than any dog or cat. Implanted between the shoulders, a microchip, though not a GPS, offers another level of ID protection for your pet. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave 669-1624 +Free Tax Counseling: Fridays, February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 April 6, & 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. By AARP. +Sign up now to hear the Babylon Chorale Ensemble: Sunday, March 4 from 2-3 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Katherine Maguire: 53, Bay Shore registered nurse

Longtime Copiague resident and registered nurse, Katherine Ann Maguire died December 19, 2006. She was 53 years old. Born May 27, 1953 in the Bronx to Francis J. and Margaret M. More...

Joseph Maniaci: 96, “The Legend Barber”

Longtime West Islip resident Joseph Maniaci was a wizard with scissors and a legend for cutting hair. For 85 years he lopped off tons of hair in his own shop in Ozone Park, Queens and then part time in West Islip until he was 91 years old. Mr. More...

Frances Renault: homemaker, parishioner of St. Paul's

Former Copiague resident Frances H. Renault died December 22, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was 90 years old. More...

Incident of assault of youth shown online is subject of recent NBSD board meeting

In the first meeting of the North Babylon Board of Education following the broadcast of an alleged fight involving four local youngsters behind Woods Road Elementary School, Acting Superintendent Dr. More...

People in the News

On December 16 Babylon PTA held its annual Breakfast with Santa. The breakfast has been run by Tammy Tillinghast for 13 years and this will be her last year doing so. More...

Byrd leading Copiague to great heights; senior forward reaches scoring milestone

Things keep getting better for Richard Byrd. The 6-3 senior forward scored career point No. 1,000 in Copiague's 94-39 win over Newfield last week, and added to a laundry list of accomplishments over the past two seasons. More...

Good Samaritan Foundation receives donation from West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition

Members of the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition (WIBCC) recently presented Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center with a $10,000 donation to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. More...

 

Schools/Sports

Babylon Scholarship Fund dinner and fashion show to be held

The Babylon Community Scholarship Fund Dinner and Fashion Show will be held at LaGrange in West Islip, Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. The doors open 6:30 p.m. For tickets call Tammy Tillinghast at 631-422-4110. More...

Babylon math teacher attends technology conference

Babylon Junior-Senior High School math teacher Eric Reisert, shown in the photo, recently attended the annual SCOPE (Suffolk County Organization Promoting Education) Technology Conference at which he presented "Students Learning through Technology. More...

Deer Park School gets a gift from Girl Scouts

Members of the Girl Scout Troop 903 of Deer Park recently attended a Deer Park School District Board of Education meeting to donate an American Flag to the District's JFK Intermediate School. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SUNDAY, February 18 +Community Outreach Dinner: 4 p.m., Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 109 Udall Rd., West Islip. Free. For more info. More...

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy named “Local Official of the Year” by National Association of Home Builders at Florida convention

The National Association of Home Builders will honor Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy as a Local Official of the Year this week at its annual convention in Orlando, Florida. Levy is one of four local officials selected nationwide for the honor. More...

Parent's Resource Center is offering programs

The Parents' Resource Center, at the Abraham Lincoln School, 300 Park Ave., Room. 11, Deer Park will offer the following programs. Education Focus Roundtable: Math Curriculum and State Exams will be held Tuesday, February 27, 9:30 to 11 a.m. More...

Opinion

Editorial

They always respond to the call, remarkably

A review of recent headlines in the Beacon points to the work of our many fire department volunteers and the commitment they make to protecting the public and preserving property. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Public Commentary

Why hometown newspapers keep readers coming back for more

Each morning my local county newspaper shows up late. Speaking with the delivery man and calling the office hasn't changed things. So, rather than canceling the 20,089 daily circulation paper I continue reading the local news with my coffee ... More...













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