August 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Deer Park High School to host Emergency Preparedness Drill

The Deer Park School District, in conjunction with the First Precinct of the Suffolk County Police, will conduct an Emergency Preparedness Drill on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at Deer Park High School, beginning at approximately 9 a.m. More...

Village resident saved from stormy waters

Friday,August 3 was a beautiful, calm summer day , just the kind of a day that Jack Spiezio of Peninsula Drive, Babylon likes to spend on the water. He took his 20-foot Garvey flat bottom boat out on the bay for some bass fishing. More...

North Babylon School blaze will not delay school opening

A fire that took place at North Babylon High School on Friday, August 17, caused damage to a classroom and hallway. That is the bad news. The good news, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph A. More...

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Schools/Sports

St. Joseph's Babylon CYO track team poses with trophies

Members of St. Joseph's Babylon CYO track team pose with trophies won in the Ron Brown Memorial 400-meter and the Andy Towey Memorial 800-meter competitions held at the St. Boniface Spring Classic track meet in Floral Park on June 9. More...

Diocese of Rockville Centre compiles time capsule in the spirit of jubilee year

TheDiocese of Rockville Centre recently unearthed hundreds of historical photographs of local parishes. In the spirt of the jubilee year of the Diocese has distributed the photos to the media. More...

West Gate Avenue students clean up Venetian Shores

Students and parents from the West Gates Avenue school PTA in Lindenhurst conducted a clean-up at Venetian Shores Park as part of a Volunteer Youth Service project. They removed over 70 large bags of debris. More...

Library

At the Library . . .

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave ¥ 669-1624 •Register for a SAT Preparation Workshop: September 10, 17, 23 & October 1 from 6:15-8:45 p.m. $75 pp fee. •Register for Hiking on L.I.: Tuesday, September 11 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: SATURDAY, September 1 •S.C. Gray Panthers: 1 p.m., West Islip Library. Age & youth working for social & economic justice. More...

L.I. Dahlia Society to host dahlia show September 1

The Long Island Dahlia Society will host a dahlia show, Saturday, September 1, 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Carriage House at Bayard Cutting Arboretum on Montauk Highway, East Islip. More...

Audubon Society to meet

On Thursday, September 20, the Great South Bay Audubon Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Paul Richard Adams, biologist/neurobiologist will present an informative program entitled The Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary. More...

Opinion

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS by Kevin Eastwood

Full Story

Clear out obstructions

Editorial

With the summer blooming season coming to a close, there are many locations throughout the towns and Villages where burgeoning trees and bushes are posing a safety hazard. They block the view of oncoming traffic. More...

Let's cut the kids a break

For more than two months, our children have been relatively carefree, out of school and into the wonderful days of summer. They've slept in and stayed up late. They've been to the beach and at the pools. More...

BFD fights car blaze

The Babylon Fire Department responded to a car fire on Wednesday at approximately 3 a.m. They were called to FredrickCourt and responding units found a vehicle with its engine compartment ablaze. More...

DMV closes Amityville office

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office on Route 110 in is now closed and a new state-ofthe art office has opened in its place in Massapequa, Commissioner David J.Swarts announced this week. More...

Legislator Horsley Recognizes Evelyn Chivvis

People in the News

Suffolk County Legislator Wayne R. Horsley presented the Suffolk County Volunteer of the Year award to Lindenhurst resident Evelyn Chivvis for her commitment and dedication to the community. More...

Corrections

•A front page story (County officials pressure Congress to reimburse Suffolk for incarcerating illegal aliens, Thursday, Aug. 16), incorrectly identified Leg. Lou D'Amaro in the lead sentence. He is a Suffolk County lawmaker. More...

Babylon Tuna Club hosts largest tuna tournament in event's history

Despite a rainstorm, the annual Babylon Tuna Tournament held Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, was a resounding success, according to organizers. More...

 

People/Social

Local resident ordained into Ministry of Word and Sacrament Lutheran Church

The John Olsen family, of Babylon, celebrated the ordination of Donna Marie (Mrs. John) Olsen into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Sunday, July 1 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Deer Park. More...

Meridale Parks Civic Association announces the scholarship winner

The Meridale Park Civic Association of Lindenhurst recently selected Kelly Johnson, a graduating sen ior fromLindenhurst High School to receive a cash scholarship. More...

Alexandra Petersen to wed Ryan McCaslin

Chris and Margaret McCaslin of Babylon Village and Annie and Tim Weldon of Lexington, Kentucky announce the engagement of their children Ryan McCaslin to Alexandra Petersen. Ryan is currently a trumpet player in the U.S. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

ONE OF THE BEST PARTIES OF THE SEASON at the Babylon Yacht Club is always the "Afterguard Party" thrown by the senior members of the club, and last Sunday Joan and Bud St. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Spooky and MJ: Peripheral Pet Victims Although one is an older dog and the other a young cat, Spooky & MJ have a lot in common. More...

Obituaries

Mary Hayward: lifelong Babylonian

Mary Elizabeth Ryan Hayward, a well-known Babylon native who taught swimming at the Babylon Yacht Club and was golf tournament winner many times over, died August 18, 2007 at North Shore University Hospital. More...

Linda Capitano, Lindenhurt resident and LHS graduate, class of 1969

Linda Capitano, a Lindenhurst resident and a graduate of Lindenhurst High School Class of 1969, died of ovarian cancer August 2, 2007. More...

John Bergaglio: W. Gilgo Beach resident, former Amityville Kiwanis president

Former Amityville resident John J. Bergaglio, Jr., who relished spending time on the beach near his West Gilgo Beach home, died August 8, 2007 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. He was 68-years-old and lived in Amityville for almost 15 years. More...













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