July 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

People in the News

West Babylon teacher honored by Harvard Club

James Egbert of West Babylon High School and resident of Glen Cove has been named "Distinguished Teacher of 2007" by the Harvard Club of Long Island. More...

Car strikes pedestrian; police seek public's help in investigation

Suffolk County Police First Squad Detectives are investigating a motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash in Lindenhurst, which left a Bay Shore woman hospitalized with serious injuries. More...

Babylon resident graduates from Marine Academy

On June 18, Midshipman Mark Wanderer of Babylon Village graduated magna cum laude from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, with 213 members of the class of 2007. The Academy welcomed presidential candidate and U.S. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Lindenhurst Middle School honors its STARS

In early May, Lindenhurst Middle School honored its students at the sixth annual series of Students That Are Responsible (STAR) breakfasts. More...

Alleghany School in Lindenhurst holds plant sale

Lindenhurst's Alleghany Avenue Elementary School held its annual plant sale the week before Mother's Day. The sale offered many choices of geraniums, marigolds, impatiens, petunias, and begonias in every color of the rainbow. More...

Daniel Street students participate in ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously)

Lindenhurst's Daniel Street Elementary School students went out to the fields and exercised, danced, and stretched to music together for the Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) program with a special guest appearance from Sponge Bob More...

Obituaries

Joseph J. Bonnett, Suffolk County detective and veteran

Joseph J. Bonnett, a retired Suffolk County Police detective and veteran, died July 6, 2007 at the age of 76. Born May 4, 1931, Mr. Bonnett spent the majority of his life in Bay Shore, before moving to West Islip 17 years ago. More...

Sean Trainor, former Babylonian and distance runner, at 48

Longtime Babylon Village resident and loving family-man Sean Michael Trainor died suddenly July 13, 2007, the victim of a hit and run in Indialantic, Florida where he moved two months ago. The loving husband and father was 48 years old. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Another hard lesson about drunk driving

A prophetic editorial last week outlined our disagreement with those who offer excuses for young people who make the wrong decisions based on the belief that "they have nothing better to do." The editorial provided several constructive alternatives More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Public Commentary

Nursing schools turn away applicants due to capacity restraints

Dear Editor: The health care industry, our legislators, and our educational institutions have done a good job in addressing the nursing shortage and have seen more interested and qualified candidates in recent years. More...

Contract dispute between CSEA workers and Babylon Village heats up

Both sides to submit positions to fact finder

Babylon Village and its CSEA highway department employees are still at odds over a new contract. Village officials said they have made an offer that they believe provides for a fair increase in pay- and one that residents can afford. More...

Embattled WISD health teacher's tenure to come before school board again in August

After conducting an investigation that included interviewing students, West Islip school district officials said they see no reason why a teacher, who parents had criticized for inappropriate behavior in the classroom, should not receive tenure. More...

NB School celebrates anniversary

New York State Assemblyman Bob Sweeney recently presented a State Assembly Proclamation to Kerry Larke, principal of the Marion G. Vedder Elementary School in North Babylon recognizing the school's 75th anniversary. See page 8. More...

North Babylon's Marion G. Vedder School celebrates 75 years of serving local children

Marion G. Vedder Elementary School in North Babylon opened its doors in 1932, an event that was celebrated in May as the school reached the milestone of serving students and the community for 75 years. More...

Forest Avenue Elementary School honors perfect attendance for 2006-2007 school year

Forest Avenue Elementary School in the West Babylon School District honored 14 students who achieved perfect attendance for the 2006 - 2007 school year. More...

 

People/Social

KIC applauds community

The Town of Islip entered the warm weather months cleaner and greener with more than 18 tons of litter and debris removed from local communities thanks to volunteers who participated in the 2007 Great American Cleanup sponsored by Keep Islip Clean More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

ANOTHER HIT SHOW FOR THE CONKLIN HOUSE. Yes, last weekend Villagers enjoyed a very successful art and decoy show at the historic old house. Many art lovers were on hand for the reception on Friday evening where wine and cheese were served. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." Words of wisdom from the ancient philosopher Groucho (1985-1977 AD). More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave 669-1624 •Light Summer Meals: Monday, July 30 from 7-9 p.m. •Thai Grill: Monday, July 30. Call for time. •Register for Hurricane Preparedness: Wednesday, August 8 from 7- 8:30 p.m. 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, July 27 •New Mothers' Support Group: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. $50 per family. For info. More...

Babylon's Class of '77 reunion weekend August 3

On Friday, August 3, reunion weekend for Babylon's Class of '77 kicks in BayShore. More...

Boniface Episcopal to hold 50th anniversary dinner dance

Saint Boniface Episcopal Church, Lindenhurst, is holding a 50th anniversary dinner dance Friday, November 2, 7 to 11 p.m. at Galaxie Caterers, 1184 Route 109, Lindenhurst. More...

Legals - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION SUBJECT TO PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Town Board of the Town of Babylon, County of Suffolk, State of New York, at a regular meeting thereof held on the 17th day of July, More...













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