April 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Locals Vamps fight 9-alarm blaze

Amityville Firefighters, along with 8 other surrounding departments, battled a major blaze at a warehouse at 10 Marconi Blvd., Copiague April 1.The fire, which Amityville Fire Chief Artie Smith said was likely burning inside for several hours, event More...

Babylon Village budget calls for modest spending increase in slower economy

A tentative Babylon Village spending plan for the coming year was presented to the public at a budget hearing on Tuesday, April 10. A final vote on the 2007- 08 budget will be held Tuesday, April 24. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Harding Avenue Elementary kicks off PARP

Lindenhurst's Harding Avenue students kickedoff Parents as Reading Partners (PARP), a two week program geared at creating a love for reading for all students, with a special entertaining assembly featuring a TheaterWorks USA Cam Jansen performance o More...

Author visits Babylon Elementary School

Guest speaker Patricia Lakin received a huge welcome from the students at Babylon Elementary School. More...

West Islip students raise over $5,000 for St. Jude's

A Math-a-Thon benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was held recently in the Captree Elementary School in West Islip with teacher Justin DeMaio as coordinator. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave 669-1624 +Afternoon with Walt Whitman: Sunday, April 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. +Arthritis Exercise Program: Mondays, April 23 & 30 from 10-11 a.m. $12 pp fee. +Computer Kindergarten for Grownups: Monday, April 23. More...

Events & Bulletin

DooWop Dance Party to be held April 21

On Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m. The Bel-Aires will perform their a capella sounds for a Doo Wop Dance Party, sponsored by The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Bishop McDonnell #1403 at St. Joseph's Church, 39 North Carll Ave., Babylon. More...

Trip to Peddler's Village available through Islip Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs

Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan has announced that the Town of Islip Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs have spaces still available for a trip to LaHaska, Pennsylvania, for the annual Strawberry Festival at Peddler's Village. More...

Farmingdale Rotary Club Wine & Food Expo to be held May 10

The Farmingdale Rotary Club is holding a Wine and Food Expo, Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m. at the Huntington Hilton on Route 110 in Melville. More...

Dr. Seuss Day in NB

The North Babylon Public Library hosted Dr. Seuss Day on March 2 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Cat in the Hat and the 102nd anniversary of the birth of Theodore Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. More...

West Islip Library to celebrate 50th anniversary

The West Islip Public Library is getting ready to kick-off the celebration of 50 Years of Library Service with a series of events that will run throughout the spring. More...

POLICE BLOTTER

The following incidents have been reported by the Suffolk County Police Department's First Precinct and other local fire and law enforcement agencies. More...

Local sports roundups

Athletic Notebook

Early spring Soccer Babylon The Panthers will run with their offense this season. More...

 

People/Social

They're engaged!!

Jim and Kathy Long of West Babylon, the parents of James Long and Vickie and Milton Ruiz of West Babylon, the parents of Amanda Ruiz, announce the engagement of their children in February. A September 2009 wedding is planned. More...

Local Boy Scout organizes environmental clean-up

For his Boy Scout Eagle Project, Tyler Kenny organized an environmental clean-up project along Little Neck Creek between Reade Avenue and Hickory Street, Lindenhurst. More...

Lindenhurst resident awarded scholarship at Farmingdale State

Pearl Degan, a resident of Lindenhurst, is this year's Helen S. Albrecht Memorial Scholarship winner at Farmingdale State College. She was given the award at the Alumni Association Student Scholarship Reception. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Dear Deer Park

+Congratulations to the newly elected and installed presidents of the C o n s t a n t i n o Brumidi Lodge #2211. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Duke is a model prisoner, a victim of mistaken identity and one helluva dog according to all who really know him. More...

Obituaries

Patricia Dolan: former Babylonian & insurance broker

Longtime Babylon resident and retired insurance broker Patricia Frederick Dolan died March 6, 2007 at her home in Pembroke Pines, Florida after a short illness. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Public participation should be an integral part of government

A letter in last week's newspaper criticized the Babylon Village Board for the way in which it conducted a Village Board meeting recently. While we attended that meeting, and do not agree with most of the points the writer made, one thing is clear. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Babylon Superintendent of Schools looks to clarify two major issues

Dear Editor: In the April 5, 2007 edition of the Babylon Beacon, it was reported that Babylon School District will "receive approximately a 6.99 percent increase in aid, excluding building and transportation aid." This statement does not presen More...













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