June 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

A real flag waver

Christian Cammerer, the son of Freddie and Laurie Cammerer of West Babylon, is lined up and ready for the Memorial Day Parade in Babylon Village last week. See page 3 for more photos. More...

Police make arrest in local bank robberies

A 46-year-old Bay Shore man convinced that police were on his trail and ready to arrest him, turned himself in Saturday in connection with two local bank robberies. More...

County officials named as influential women

Suffolk County Legislator Lynne C. Nowick (R- St. James), right, and Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter (R - West Islip), left, were named among Long Island's 50 Most Influential Women of 2007 by the Long Island Business News. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

NB's Parliament Place School awarded grant

Parliament Place Elementary School in the North Babylon School District has been selected as a recipient of a 2006-2007 Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant in the amount of $5,000. More...

DP celebrates Women's History Month

Students at Deer Park High School celebrated Women's History Month with a "Women of Accomplishment" program. More...

Lindenhurst students practice kindness

Lindenhurst's William Rall Elementary School students celebrated Random Acts of Kindness during Kindness Weeks, March 19 to 23 and March 26 to 30. The program was started by parent Illyse Tynan. Throughout the weeks, fifth graders in Mr. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave 669-1624 +Creative Clay Art Class: Saturday, June 9 from 2-3 p.m. For kids in grades 6-12. +Kitchen Coaches/Waist Watchers: Tuesday, June 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. Learn to make healthy meals. More...

Events & Bulletin

Suffolk County hosts Fire Chiefs seminar

The Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services and the Suffolk County Fire Academy recently held an orientation program for new Suffolk County Fire Chiefs. More...

Copiague Chamber of Commerce elects new directors

Ready to take on their respective roles are the Copiague Chamber of Commerce newly elected directors. More...

St. Martin's School to host blood drive

St. Martin's School will be holding a blood drive, Tuesday, June 19, 4 to 9:30 p.m. in the gym of the school, 41 Union Ave., Amityville. More...

Opinion

All repeat offenders should face tougher sentences in New York

A fight is underway in Albany over a proposal that would make those who repeatedly commit misdemeanors face tougher sentences. This bill is modeled after one in place that addresses serial felons. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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New disclosure law empowers parents

Dear Editor: Two months ago, I wrote about important state legislation that would give parents of developmentally disabled people living at state-run facilities access to important information about incidents of abuse that occur. More...

WB student struck by car and injured; district helps other students cope

"Right now, there is hope." That is how West Babylon Superintendent of Schools Mel Noble described the condition of 13- year-old Simone Benjamin, who was struck and seriously injured on Route 109 at Arnold Avenue in West Babylon Tuesday, May 29. More...

People in the News

Representatives of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center visited with Assemblyman Bob Sweeney in Albany to discuss an increase in state funding for New York's zoos, botanical gardens and aquariums. More...

Three assault and rob local cab driver

A driver for Sunset Taxi was assaulted and robbed in West Babylon April 15. Police gave this account: At approximately 2:12 a.m., three men approached the driver and asked for a ride to Bishop Road, West Babylon. More...

BABYLON VILLAGE

Memorial Day Parade

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People/Social

West Islip Brainstormers congratulated by Legislator Barraga

Recently, the Brainstormers, a West Islip High School team consisting of college-bound seniors, was congratulated by Suffolk County Legislator Thomas F. Barraga (R, West Islip). More...

Babylon Village resident named scholar athlete

Babylon Village resident Ryan O'Connor was named to the 2007 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar-Athlete team. More...

Babylon Business and Professional Women to hold meeting

The Babylon Business and Professional Women (BB&PW) met Sunday, May 20 in Elizabeth Karoly's garden for lemonade, iced tea and talk. Under apple and cherry trees, amid strawberry patches and flower gardens they discussed their business. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

IT'S BEEN A LONG LONG WHILE SINCE WE'VE BROUGHT YOU THE GRAPEVINE. It was a tough winter with health issues keeping us from writing the column, but all's well that ends well, and it's great to be back in business. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Call it serendipity-shelter style. While at an agility match to root for a former Babylon Town Shelter Border Collie mix in his debut meet, I was bragging about a past rescue, a Sheltie who became a super star in obedience and therapy work. More...

Obituaries

Gus Schmitt: longtime owner of Keyser's Florist

Gustave "Gus" K. Schmitt, Jr., longtime owner of Keyser's Flowers in Babylon, died April 5, 2007 at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 77 years old. More...

Memorial Service set for June 8 for Joseph W. Chasas

Joseph W. Chasas, a World War II veteran who was born in Babylon, died in North Carolina February 24, 2007. A memorial service for him will be held June 8, at St. Joseph's, R.C. Church, Babylon, at 9:45 a.m. More...

Carol Brown, longtime Macy's employee

Carol Brown, a longtime resident of Carle Place and the mother of Dr. Jonathan and Mrs. Sue Wigderson of Indiana, formerly of Lindenhurst, died Tuesday, May 29 following a brief illness. She was 64-years-old. More...













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