March 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Police arrest three youths for drug possession in Babylon

Nassau County's 7th Precinct officers arrested three Babylon youths March 10, charging them with criminal possession of controlled substances. More...

Copiague named one of "Best 100 Communities for Music Education"

The American Music Conference, in its eighth annual Best 100 Communities for Music Education survey, has selected the Copiague School District as one of the best school districts in the nation for music education. More...

Correction:

A story that appeared on the cover of last week's edition, Babylon Village Zoning Board reviews proposal for Barbizon building contained an error. The proposal calls for a prohibition of left-hand turns on Perrydale Court. More...

The Babylon Beautification Society

Shown in the top photo is outgoing Babylon Beautification Society President Pat Carley (center) with Mayor Ralph Scordino and Trustees (left to right) Tony Davida, Alice Vanderveldt, Debbie Basile and Kevin Muldowney presenting her with a plaque from More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

NB senior creates community vision in Legislator Steve Stern's District Office

North Babylon High School senior, Emilee Kelly recently created a mural in Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern's (D-Huntington) district office, located in the Dix Hills Super Center on Jericho Turnpike in Huntington. More...

Two in West Islip win National Hispanic Recognition

West Islip High School seniors Brianna Pomatico and Korina Figueroa are being recognized by the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program, reports Principal Ken Hartill. More...

West Babylon district wins 10 mini-Grants

Teachers in the West Babylon School District whose creative minigrant applications were selected for funding by the Suffolk Edge Teacher's Center, were recently recognized at district's Board of Education meeting. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave 669-1624 +Free Tax Counseling: Fridays, March 23 April 6, & 13 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. By AARP. +Safe Boating: Saturdays, March 24, 31 & April 7 from 9 a.m.-noon. $10 pp for ages 10-18. 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, March 24 +North Babylon Legislative Breakfast: 10 a.m., N. Babylon High School cafeteria. All are welcome. For info. call 669-5964. More...

Happy Birthday to the American Legion

The American Legion, the largest veterans organization, was founded in March of 1919. More...

Keep Islip Clean campaign March through May

Keep Islip Clean (KIC) volunteers will once again rally to improve the quality of life in Islip Township as they clean up litter-strewn areas and beautify eyesores during Keep American Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual More...

Legals - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF SUFFOLK - MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR WMC MORTGAGE CORP. ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS C/O WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, AGAINST JOHN GIMELI, ET. AL., Defendant(s). More...

People in the News

Shown in the photo is Officer Osias of the First Precinct COPE Division who presented an anti-gang violence and internet safety program to the sixth and eighth graders at Robert Frost Middle School in Deer Park. More...

BSD to host first evening College Fair

Babylon High School will hold an evening College Fair at the school on April 25, 7 to 9 p.m. Suzanne Murphy, of the Guidance Department, reports that the fair will feature more than 60 college representatives, along with members of the Armed Forces. More...

Art Show in Babylon Friday

The Babylon Village Arts Council & the Babylon Village Historical Socity are co-sponsoring an Art Show featuring a local watercolorist, Kathy Herzy. More...

DEAR DEER PARK

+It was a joy to hear from Eileen and Bob Elliott with the "Miss Everyone in New York" note as they, also are missed here in Deer Park. This lovely couple celebrated their 50 plus anniversary on January 23rd-how wonderful! More...

WI grad helps make boy's dream come true

Zachery Olsen, a 14-yearold born with a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on his nerves had a dream. He wanted to become a pilot. Now, with the help of a local Air Force Captain and his squadrom that dream has become a reality. More...

Local students excel

Named to the dean's list for the fall 2006 semester at the College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY are Jacquelyn Simms of Babylon; Kira Grunenberg of West Islip and Jarred Haynes of Wyandanch. More...

 

People/Social

Assemblyman Bob Sweeney named Chairman of the Assembly Committee

Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (DLindenhurst) has been named Chairman of the Assemblyman Committee on Environmental Conservation. Sweeney said "I will work to be a strong voice to protect our state's fragile environment. More...

Brentwood students participate in Colors of Long Island

Students from Brentwood High School participated in the Colors of Long Island. More...

Islip Town hosts annual Women's History Month celebration ceremony March 26

Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan has announced that the Town will host its annual celebration of National Women's History Month with a special ceremony on Monday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

IT WAS A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH when Jim Hawkins entertained us with his songs and Irish stories at the Conklin House last Sunday afternoon. This was a repeat performance for Jim and his third time at the Conklin House. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Four score and seven cats a week ago! More...

Obituaries

Jo Brogan: longtime W.I. High School cafeteria employee

Longtime West Islip resident and school employee Josephine "Jo" Brogan died February 14, 2007. She was 77 years old and had lived on Udalia Road for 47 years. Mrs. More...

Attention family members and funeral directors

Obituary notices are printed without charge, as space permits. More...

Opinion

What the Dickens is happening in Albany?

When it comes to school aid in Albany, it is the best of times and the worst of times. It is the best of times in that the first budget of Gov. More...

Parents of disabled children need to be empowered with information

Dear Editor: Parents have a right to know what is going on with their children. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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