April 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Lindenhurst residents celebrate anniversaries

Shown in the photo, Evelyn Ellis, center, who will begin her 38th year as the Village of Lindenhurst historian and director of the Old Village Hall Museum. In addition Sid and Evelyn Ellis, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. More...

WB's spirit soars as district celebrates its 50th Blue and Gold competition

This week, West Babylon Schools will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the district's high spirited extravaganza- Blue and Gold. More...

West Islip PTA to sponsor Meet the Candidates night

The West Islip Council of PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is sponsoring a Meet the Candidate Night, Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. at the Beach Street Middle School auditorium, 17 Beach St., West Islip. All residents are urged to attend. More...

Town of Babylon renews call for dredging of Fire Island Inlet

The Town dodged a bullet during this Nor'Easter, however beaches still remain vulnerable to erosion. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Deer Park gets a dose of reality with "Swallow This!" program

Eighth graders at the Robert Frost Middle School in Deer Park recently attended a theatrical performance by Stony Brook University students depicting common challenges many young people experience in real life. Swallow This! More...

Babylon Junior - Senior High provides dinner and a show for seniors

Local senior citizens were invited into Babylon Junior Senior High School to enjoy dinner and a show, courtesy of the student members of the Leo Club. 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, April 27 +New Mothers' Support Group: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. For info. call 376-4444. More...

Babylon High School 50th reunion to be held May 18 to 20

The Babylon High School Class of 1956 is holding a 50th reunion from May 18 to 20. Unfortunately, some class members were not reached. More...

Babylon Community Scholarship Fund dinner to be held May 1

The Babylon Community Scholarship Fund Dinner and Fashion Show will be held at LaGrange in West Islip on Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. Doors will open 6:30 p.m. For tickets call Tammy Tillinghast at 631-422-4110 or Jennifer Rogers at 631-376- 0293. More...

Opinion

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Citizens lead the way, exposing LIPA's windfarm weaknesses

This week, two major studies have confirmed what many have been saying for a long time- the cost and impact of a proposed windfarm off of Jones Beach is much higher than has been reported by LIPA and Florida Light and Power. More...

Public Commentary

Reader objects to newspaper's ad on Congressional vote... Dear Editior: It is with great disappointment that I read your "Ad placed April 11th edition, 'Politics over Patriotism' 18th edition). More...

Babylon Rotary Club celebrates 60th anniversary

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Babylon Rotary Club. For members, it's a chance to celebrate all of the contributions that the club has made to the Babylon community. More...

Lindenhurst Schools propose $126.8 budget; programs intact

Neil Lederer has been the Superintendent at Lindenhurst for five years and the proposed school budget has passed every time. This year, Lederer proposed a budget of $126.8 million in district expenditures, $7.4 million more than last years. More...

Suffolk Police hold first Citizens Academy in Babylon Town

The Suffolk County Police Department offered the first of many public meetings that will be held throughout Suffolk County, and that are designed to teach civilians about police procedures. More...

Police seek clues in shooting deaths

Police are investigating the mysterious shooting death of 27-year-old woman, Erika Delia, and her boyfriend at the boyfriend's home at 69 Foster Blvd., Babylon. More...

Babylon Town news...

Babylon Town Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma stated that 2006/2007 second half taxes are due and payable in her office at 200 East Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst, on or before Thursday, May 31. The office hours at 9 a.m. More...

Bay Shore's “Breakfast for Champions” welcomes local business

Lori Stuck-Zegel, owner of Nook and Cranny Gifts in Islip, was the featured speaker at a recent Breakfast for Champions, a program that honors Bay Shore High School students for their commitment to education. More...

 

People/Social

Brian Kilmeade of Fox & Friends, authors new book; signing Tuesday

Brian Kilmeade, a cohost on the Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends, and the author of The Games Do Count, will be signing copies of his new book, It's How You Play the Game, at Barnes & Noble book store in Bay Shore, during the evening of Tues More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Feral cats, society's discards and their progeny, as many as 70 million in the US alone, share our world. Beautiful creatures to some; intrusive pests to others. Catch the cats, sterilize them, and bring 'em back? The idea seems counter-intuitive. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave 669- 1624   British History Play by VOICES: Sunday, April 29 from 2-3:30 p.m.   Yoga: Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16 from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. $36 fee, bring a mat. More...

Obituaries

Richard Tooker: Babylon Village resident and employee

Longtime Babylon Village resident and employee Richard Tooker died March 23, 2007. He was 77 years old and had lived in the Village for 50 years. Born one of 12 in Sayville, he was a U.S. Army veteran based in Germany. More...

Richard Ivery: weekend Fire Island ferry captain

Longtime Babylon resident Richard Ivery died on March 31, 2007. He was 79 years old and captained the weekend Saltaire Ferry to Fire Island and back for 35 years. More...

Anne McPartland: registered nurse from Babylon

Longtime Babylon resident and registered nurse at the Northport veteran's hospital Anne F. McPartland died December 26, 2006. She was 72-years-old. More...

Legals - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

At the Surrogate's Court held in and for the County of Suffolk at the County Center, on the 23 day of MARCH, 2007 PRESENT: HON. JOHN M. CZYGIER, JR. More...













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