January 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Police seek public's help in solving arson case

Police are asking for the public's help in apprehending two people who are responsible for an attempted arson of a business in Lindenhurst. On Oct. 18, 2007, two subjects broke the front window at Progressive Tattoo, 123 East Rte. More...

Local resident promoted at Northrop Grumman

Patricia McMahon, of Babylon Village has been appointed deputy of Integrated Systems Eastern Region and Bethpage site manager at Northrop Grumman.. More...

Babylon Elementary School holds concert

In December, Babylon K-6 PTA held a concert by Janice Buckner, singer and storyteller. The children at Babylon Elementary School in grades K to 2 enjoyed singing, puppets and playing for an afternoon. More...

Babylon K-6 PTA holds annual breakfast with Santa

In December Babylon K-6 PTA held its annual Breakfast with Santa. The children came to hear Santa read The Night Before Christmas and have bagels and hot choco- late with family and friends. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Fathers of Forest Avenue Elementary students visit classes

Forest Avenue Elementary School in West Babylon recently invited the students' fathers to come to the school and speak to their children's classes about their professions. More...

West Babylon captures the spirit of the season with holiday toy drive

Students at the West Babylon Senior High School in the West Babylon School District are participating in a toy drive this December in a display of charity that reflects the true meaning of the holiday season. More...

Alleghany Avenue Elementary enjoys visit from German friends

Wolfgange Scaruppe, the German teacher who sent Lindenhurst's Alleghany Avenue Elementary School the signed "United we Stand" poster hanging in the front lobby of the school, came to visit with some of his colleges and students for an informative i More...

Obituaries

Peter Schleifer 70, Babylon Rotary member

Longtime Massapequa resident and Babylon Rotary member Peter C. Schleifer died December 23, 2007 at his home from cancer. He was 70 years old. More...

Jack Gallo, West Islip resident and former Brentwood teacher

Big hearted Jack Gallo will be remembered as always helping others. The longtime West Islip resident died December 29, 2007 at the age of 74. As a teacher, he worked miracles with troubled students and as a volunteer he helped needy families. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Two young men who measured up

It's not too often that stories about young people are featured on the front page of a newspaper, and when they are, the story usually recounts some ill deed or illegal act they have committed. Not so this week in the Beacon. More...

The Long Island storm that wasn't

Weather forecasters predicted up to 6-inches of snow this week that never materialized. Their mea culpa's included an explanation that it was just too warm on Long Island for the storm to have any impact. More...

Voluneering at Christmas celebration was a special gift

Dear Editor: Angels...S.O.S. Once again I have been blessed by participating in the Feeding Ministry's Christmas party at the First Presbyterian Church in Babylon. More...

People in the News

Youth empowerment conference offers bird's eye view to students

Wearing T-shirts that read "Students Against Destructive Decisions," "Productive, not Destructive," and "Your character is who you are," teenagers from various Suffolk County high schools, including West Islip, Central Islip and Bay Shore, attended More...

Three break into DP home and assault resident; police seek public's help

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Deer Park home Wednesday, Jan. 9. More...

Police make arrest in June bank robbery

Suffolk County Police Major Case Investigations Unit arrested a man from Staten Island for the June 18 robbery at the Ridgewood Saving Bank branch, 317 South Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. Charged this week in that case was Rodger W. More...

Lindenhurst School District appoints new Assistant Superintendent for Business

Jacqueline A. Scrio has been appointed by the Board of Education as the Assistant Superintendent for Business for the Lindenhurst School District. Although she is new to the position, she is not a new face to the Lindenhurst community. More...

Caracappa tapped for County Undersheriff's post; DeMarco cites former lawmakers' experience

Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco announced last week that former Suffolk County Legislator and Presiding Officer Joseph Caracappa will be the County's new Undersheriff. Caracappa assumed the post Jan. 1. More...

 

People/Social

Babylon Green Party to feature film

On Wed. Feb. 6, 7 p.m., in honor of Black History Month, the Babylon Green Party gathering will show the film Paul Robeson: Here I Stand courtesy of the Film Connection, reached at www.thefilmconnection.org. More...

PAWS hosts Santa in Bay Shore

Santa Claus welcomed little children at Barnes & Noble in Bay Shore recently during a West Islip PAWS (Partners Assisting West Islip Students) holiday fundraiser. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets . . .

Editor's Note: We are pleased that "Pets, Pets, Pets" is nominated for Best Newspaper Column in the 2007 Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) competition. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Yoga: Wed., Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. $36 pp fee. •Tai Chi for Arthritis: Mon., Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11 & 25 from 10-11 a.m. $12 pp fee. 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, January 18 •Parenting Young Children: 7:30- 9:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. More...

Local resident visit Holocaust Memorial of Nassau

Shown, left to right, are Holocaust Survivors Lillian and David Gewirtzman; Consul General of Italy Francesco Maria Talo; his wife and son; Rockville Centre resident Vince Marmorale, a member of the Holocaust Center's Advisory Board; and West Babyl More...

Village of Babylon

The Village of Babylon offices will be closed and there will be no rubbish or garbage pick-up on Mon., Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. More...













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