September 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

People in the News

Walton wins Robotics award

Ever since he was a young boy, Shane Walton was intriqued by how things worked. He'd take things apart and try to put them back together again. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

School Services Consolidation to present report proposals this fall

With a draft completed, the Suffolk County Commission reviewing proposals to consolidate school services and cut costs countywide is expected to meet sometime in the fall to review the recommendations and finalize the report. More...

Creative expressions art contest winners

Lindenhurst's William Rall Elementary had a few winners in the Creative Expressions Art Contest, sponsored by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization. More...

West Babylon JHS weather forecasting team participates in annual forecasting contest

The West Babylon Junior High School Weather Forecasting Team recently participated in the fifth annual National Weather Forecasting Contest. More...

Library

This week at the library

BABYLON, 24 S. CARLL AVE 669-1624 •SAT Preparation Workshop: September 10, 17, 23 & October 1 from 6:15-8:45 p.m. $75 pp fee. •Hiking on L.I.: Tuesday, September 11 from 7- 8:30 p.m. A lecture & slide show. More...

Obituaries

Henrietta Pfannschmidt, former West Islip resident

Former West Islip resident Henrietta Marie Pfannschmidt died on August 9, 2007. She was 89- years-old. Mrs. Pfannschmidt was born in Brooklyn on February 27, 1918 and married George F. Pfannschmidt in 1936. More...

Adventuresome traveler Meghan Kieffer, 23

Meghan Kieffer, a 2001 graduate of West Islip High School who embraced cultural diversity and had pen pals all over the world, died in a car accident on August 16, 2007. She was 23-years-old. Ms. More...

Jean Gesualdi, formerly of Babylon Village

Long time Babylon resident Jean Gesualdi, nee Perricone, died on July 27, 2007. She was 89-yearsold. Ms. Gesualdi was born on June 5, 1918 in West Babylon and later moved to Babylon. As a high school student, she enjoyed playing basketball. More...

Legals - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD BIANCAVILLA, ET AL., Defendant(s). More...

Republic landing fee schedule subject to public input; civics want higher fees

Civic leaders are asking the public to comment on a proposal by Republic Airport to set new landing fees, saying the changes, while increasing the current rates, will still provide larger planes access to Republic at fees that are still well below More...

Police seek public's help in North Lindenhurst car crash

Suffolk County Police Department First Squad detectives are investigating a two-car motor vehicle crash that occurred in North Lindenhurst, Wednesday, Aug. 29. Two young children were injured in that incident, which occurred at 8:30 p.m. More...

Correction

An article that appeared in the July 12 edition, "former Babylon resident is recognized," contained an error. Ed Weinstein, the father of Dr. Victor Weinstein was incorrectly identified as a clammer on the Great South Bay. More...

A new Eagle Scout

The Eagle Scout Award is the highest award that can be earned in Boy Scouting. Although many scouts begin the difficult journey, which leads them to this award, only a small percentage actually achieve their goal. More...

 

People/Social

Fenn-Avellino wedding

Gregory Fenn married Susan Avellino on May 11, 2007 in a sunset wedding on the island of St. John in the Virgin Islands. The groom is the son of Brigitte Fenn of Babylon and the late Joseph Fenn. More...

Family Fun day, September 8

The second annual Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, September 8, 3 to 7 p.m. at the Babylon Elementary School field, 171 Ralph Ave., Babylon. The rain date is September 15. More...

They're all wet at new spray park at Tanner

New $1M facility revitalizes waterfront in Copiague

It was five years in the making, but this year, the Town of Babylon officially opened the new spray park and pavilion at Tanner Park in Copiague. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

He's been threatening for a long time, yet I thought this day would never come. After three decades, Matt Caracciolo, director of Islip Town Animal Shelter is retiring tomorrow. More...

Events & Bulletin

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SATURDAY, September 8 •Lightkeepers Behind the Scenes Tour: 9 a.m., Fire Island Lighthouse, 4640 Captree Island. $10 pp. For info. call 661-4876. More...

Stern packs supplies for Iraqi troops and awards grant to Jacob's Light Foundation

Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern (D-Huntington) 16th L.D. joined with the Jacob's Light Foundation and over 100 volunteers, to organize, bag and pack supplies for our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

Councilman celebrates milestone birthday

Islip Town Councilman William J. Rowley, shown left, congratulated Marie Murrin, right, on her 90th birthday by awarding her with an official Town of Islip citation, in a celebration held at the Ockers Senior Center in Oakdale. More...

Opinion

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Editorial

This September 11th, terror victims are still in our hearts.

Next Tuesday marks six years since the hijackings of three planes and the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as the downing of the airliner in Pennsylvania. More...

Editorial

Beacon's Public Forum

The Beacon invites readers to present their views, ideas and issues. Please submit letters to the editor to us at 65 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon, NY 11702. More...













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