May 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Developer sues town over building plans

An application to build a retail and office building at the corner of Deer Park Avenue and Old Country Road, which would require that the Town downzone the property, was dismissed without a hearing by the Town Board June 20. More...

NB Schools propose 3.98% tax rate increase; programs intact

On Tuesday, May 15, North Babylon residents will be asked to vote for a new budget that, if approved, will pass along a tax rate increase of 3.98 percent and increase spending by 5.95 percent over the current year. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

People in the News

West Babylon's Forest Avenue Elementary School recently announced their authors and artists of the month for December. Based on the themes of holidays, rhymes, poems and honesty students wrote and illustrated their interpretations of the theme. More...

Legislator Steve Stern honors star Half Hollow Hills athletes

Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern (D-Huntington) 16th LD honored championship teams and athletes from the Half Hollow Hills School District before the Board of Education last month. More...

Lindenhurst High School peer leaders celebrate Cultural Diversity Month

Sam Moxin's Peer Leadership class sponsors Cultural Diversity Month every year. The goal is to expose students and faculty to several cultural experiences. More...

Library

This week at the Library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave 669-1624 +Scrapbooking: Tuesday, May 8 from 7-9 p.m. $10 pp fee. +Yoga: Wednesdays, May 9, 16 from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. $36 fee, bring a mat. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Stein, resident of Babylon and dietetic consultant

Margaret Bruce Stein, longtime resident of Sarasota and Siesta Key Florida, and recently of Babylon died April 9 in Spring Hill, Florida of a lengthy illness. She was 90. Margaret Bruce was born December 14, 1916, in Mt. More...

Jeffrey Hults, of Babylon

Babylon resident Jeffrey Frank Hults died on April 3, 2007. Mr. Hults leaves behind his parents, Patricia and Richard; his brother, Michael J. More...

WI Schools offer lower-than-contingency budget

On May 15th, West Islip residents will face an interesting and rare choice. More...

West Islip Brainers win News12 Challenge

West Islip High School seniors in the Brain Stormers Club won the LI Championship on Channel 12's Challenge March 28th. The students included Chris Peckholdt, Kasey Papa, Mike Lomardi, Frank Rosenfield, Ryan Hershkowitz. More...

Library budgets approved

+ Babylon Library voters approved their budget 194-135. The budget for the coming year is $1,757,925, an increase in spending of approximately $126,000. More...

Deer Park Schools ask for 5.48% increase in spending to maintain and improve programs

The Deer Park Board of Education has proposed a school budget for the coming year that increases spending 5.48 percent over this year's budget of $83,845,442. More...

Babylon School Board makes tough choices in adopting budget

While board says it responded to public requests for smaller increases; some residents say budget it too lean

The Babylon School Board unanimously adopted a $40.8 million spending plan for the 2007-2008 school year, at its meeting on Monday, April 16. The board voted on the budget following a two-and-ahalf hour public discussion. More...

 

People/Social

Sumpwams Garden Club news

Although there was a chill in the air, gardeners know that planting season must be just around the corner. The April 9 meeting of the Sumpwams Garden Club was the start of the new club year and officers and committee chairpersons were installed. More...

Vermont Dairy Association visits Babylon Grade School

Vermont was in Suffolk County recently, for the very first time, and sixth graders in Babylon Memorial Grade School were excited. More...

Good Samaritan Hospital receives generous donation

Roomors Gifts in Babylon recently presented a donation to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. The funds, raised from the sale of its annual ornament, were designated for the Pediatric Emergency Department. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

The poet Byron said it best: "The dew of compassion is a tear." A dedicated champion to all cats and to everyone who has ever adored one died last week. Dr. More...

Events & Bulletin

Belmont Lake to host walk for asthma May 5

Time is running out to register or make a donation to the "Blow the Whistle on Asthma" 4th annual 5K Walk, at Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon on Saturday, May 5 Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Ascension Lutheran sale to be held

Ascension Lutheran Church, 33 Bay Shore Rd., Deer Park, is hosting a Mothers' Day plant sale, Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the social hall. Proceeds will help fund this summer's youth Confirmation Camp. More...

Great South Bay Audobon Society to host Live Raptors June 21

The Great South Bay Audubon Society will present a program of Live Raptors, Thursday, June 21, 6 p.m. at Brookside County park, 59 Brook St., Sayville. More...

Opinion

School yourself on candidates running for your school board

In school districts throughout New York State, voters will be asked to vote not only on a proposed school budget but also for members of their school boards. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Guest opinion: The public cannot afford $100,000-plus-a-year judges

There was an editorial in a recent issue of the New York Law Journal, calling for the bar to organize to support judges in obtaining a long overdue pay raise. More...













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