October 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New roof at JFK under warranty; DPSD holds $1M for future projects

In March, a portion of the roof at the John F. Kennedy Intermediate School in Deer Park collapsed as a result of extensive water damage. No one was hurt in the incident, but the district had to act immediately to rectify the problem. More...

Pedestrian struck and by LIRR train

On Sept. 15, a westbound LIRR train struck and killed a pedestrian at Great East Neck Road and Long Island Avenue. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Scholars in the NEWS

•Alex Baah, of Bay Shore, graduated from Morrisville State College, Morrisville, New York at the May commencement. In addition he was named to the dean's list for the spring semester. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

IT WAS FAMILY REUNION TIME at Point O'Woods for the McCully-Thurlow family who lived here in the Village for many years some time ago. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."- St. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave 669-1624 •Twice Told Tales: Sunday, October 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. by Voices' and their eerie tales. •Tai Chi for Arthritis: Mondays, October 15, 22, 29 November 5, 19, 26, December 3 & 10 from 10-11 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Dr. John Leitch, Jr. of West Islip, dedicated his life to education

A forty year resident, Dr. John Leitch, Jr of West Islip died on September 8, 2007. He was 78. Dr. Leitch dedicated his life to education. He was the youngest appointed principal in the Ralph G. More...

Richard Devlin, resident of Bay Shore

Richard M. Devlin, Sr. loved woodworking and made beautiful, hand -carved train sets for his family and friends. Every Christmas, in fact, recipients looked forward to receiving a new car to add to their collection. He died September 9, 2007. More...

Mary O'Brien, retired Amityville 1st grade teacher

Longtime Babylon Village resident and educator Mary Cecilia O'Brien died peacefully on September 12, 2007 in her husband Eugene's arms. She was 76 years old and taught first grade in the Amityville Elementary School for 20 years. More...

With no major party challenge, S.C. Exec. Levy looks to govern

Democratic County Executive Steve Levy stands virtually uncontested in November, having received the endorsement of not only his own party but also of the Republicans as well. More...

Babylon Football: Panthers claw Wildcats, 35-20

The Babylon Panthers forced six turnovers and beat the Shoreham Wildcats in the battle of the Cats, Saturday at Shoreham. The final was 35-20. Shoreham had it in the offensive stats, totaling 331 net yards 303 rushing) and 18 first downs. More...

Panthers 5th Grade Football: Babylon shuts out Three Village

The Babylon Panthers went for their second shut out of the season beating Three Village 28 - 0 Sept. 30. More...

Police seek public's help in finding "fake" cop

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating an incident in which a man wearing a police like uniform pulled over a woman as she operated her vehicle on Wellwood Avenue in North Lindenhurst Friday morning, Oct. 5. More...

Copiague High School Band wins tournament

The Copiague High School Band won the Levittown Tournament with a score of 78.15 percent on Sept. 16. This was the band's third outing this season. Shown in photo at the event are Zaneta Wykowska, Sabrina Destime, Khang Nguyen, R. More...

 

People/Social

GHS named number-one tissue donor on LI

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center was recently presented with an "Award of Appreciation" from the New York Organ Donor Network in recognition of its continued support of the lifesaving process of organ and tissue donation. More...

Olivia Emma Donato arrives

Vincent and Jean Valvo of Massapequa Park announce the birth of their first great -grandchild, Olivia Emma Donato on July 18, 2007. More...

Conklin House Apples and Art Festival this weekend

The Conklin House, 280 Deer Park Ave., Babylon, will present the twelfth annual Apples and Art festival beginning Friday, October 12 and continuing Saturday and Sunday,October 13 and 14. The house will be open on Friday, 7 to 9 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: SUNDAY, October 14 •Infant Massage Class: 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. $70 per couple x4 sessions. More...

Community Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale to be held October 24

A rummage sale will be held at Community Presbyterian Church, 1843 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park, Wednesday, October 24, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, October 26, 9:30 a.m. to noon. More...

Constantino Brumidi Vegas Night to be held October 12

The Constantino Brumidi Lodge, 2075 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park is sponsoring a Vegas Night, Friday, October 12. The doors open at 7 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. For more information, call 631-586-3928. More...

Opinion

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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It's in all our interests to support an “unfettered press”

Dear readers: Twice each year, journalists from around the country gather for what has become a professional plenary indulgence. More...

Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer on American Liberty

Public Commentary

Across the country, state and local governments are banning smoking on private property, including bars, restaurants, and office buildings. More...













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