February 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Village of Babylon

Village of Babylon offices will be closed and there will be no rubbish or garbage pick up on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents' Day. Residents cannot put rubbish or recycling out to the curb on holidays. More...

Copiague School Superintendent, William Bolton, to retire

On a recent trip to a neighboring school district, Copiague Superintendent of Schools Dr. WilliamBolton noticed that the clocks in the hallways did not work. When he asked why, he said he was told that there were other priorities in the district. More...

North Babylon Cemetery Association dedicates plaque

On Sat., Jan. 26, the North Babylon Cemetery Association dedicated a plaque to Gerald Skillen's family for his meritorious service of 11 years as a trustee. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Deer Park students monitor cosmic rays through BNL project

Technicians from Brookhaven National Laboratory conducted a hands-on training session for the Deer Park High School students who are enrolled in chemistry and physics and are actively taking part in these modern physics experiments. More...

Bower students mix it up in Lindenhurst

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, Lindenhurst's E.W. Bower Elementary students participated in a nationwide program called Mix it Up Day. More...

Babylon Schools show appreciation to board members

At the recent Babylon School District Board of Election meeting, members of the administration, staff and community applauded the 7-member board for their dedication and commitment to the students and Babylon community. 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, Feb. 15 •Widow & Widowers Social Group: 7:30-9:30 p.m., wine & cheese social, St. Joseph's Church, 39 N. Carll Ave., Babylon. For info. More...

Tres Dias choir offered series of concerts in December

The Long Island Tres Dias interdenominational choir offered a series of concerts throughout the month of December 2007. Ray Turner, of Amityville, directed the choir, assisted by Debbie DeCillis of Seaford. The concerts were held at St. More...

Councilman Flotteron announces renovations at Bay Shore Marina

Councilman Steven J. Flotteron announced that the renovations at Bay Shore Marina have continued. The Town of Islip Park's Department Division of Marinas and Docks have begun reconstruction of one of the oldest piers at the Bay Shore Marina. More...

Legals - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF SUFFOLK - U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT SUISSE HEAT 2005-9 , Plaintiff, AGAINST HENRY MCKEY, ET AL., Defendant(s). More...

Babylon Town rescinds residency requirement for Town Attorney

The Town of Babylon has approved amending Town code prohibiting the Town Attorney from living outside of the Town of Babylon. More...

West Islip EMT dies in line of duty

Decorated rescue volunteer, Edward Mueller, suffers massive heart attack after responding to car fire

When Edward Mueller, joined the West Islip Fire Department Rescue Squad almost five years ago, he put up two hooks at his front door. One was for his keys, and the other for his rescue jacket. More...

Babylon student presents original musical

Babylon Junior- Senior High School senior Patrick Flanagan, an active student-actor since the seventh grade, put his musical and theatrical talents to work this summer when he wrote both the music and words for a full-length, 75- page musical, More...

Here's what not to do when robbing a bank

Attention prospective bank robbers. Here's what not to do when committing a caper. More...

County gives $200K to First Precinct to fight gang violence

The Suffolk County Legislature has approved the acceptance and appropriation of a $200,000 New York State Grant for the First Precinct's Gang Task Force, S.C. Leg. Lou D'Amaro (D-North Babylon) announced recently. The monies, from the U.S. More...

 

People/Social

Travelers Club meeting on the religions of China

Recently, the Travelers' Club met at the home of Margaret Daniel. Continuing the study on China, Charlotte Olsen reported on the religions of China. To most Chinese, religion is a mixture of various philosophies. More...

New York Army National Guard promotions

Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capabilities for responsibility and leadership. More...

Lara Dieterich and Brian Manning announce engagement

Mr. And Mrs. Gary Albert Dieterich, of Babylon, announce the engagement of their daughter Lara Elizabeth to Brian Lewis Manning, the son of Barbara Polan and Thomas A. Manning of Gloucester, Massachusetts. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets . .

Just Joe is a different kind of hero. For the last year this hefty Rottweiler has given his blood to save the lives of other dogs. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Senior Advocate: 1-3 p.m., Tues. Feb. 19. Come get help with forms. •Chinese New Year Buffet: 7-8:30 p.m., Tues., Feb. 26. Learn to prepare food & sample it. $3 pp fee. More...

Obituaries

International journalist and publisher, Joseph Van Denburg

Reporter, editor and publisher Joseph K. Van Denburg Jr., whose career took him all over the world, died Jan. 10, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 91 years old. In Babylon Village, he lived on Sumpwams Place, then Kittiwake Lane. More...

Muriel Beaumont, at 86

Longtime West Babylon resident Muriel Beaumont died Jan. 5, 2008. She was 86 and had lived on the same block for 50 years. Born in Brooklyn, she moved to West Babylon and was involved in many local clubs. Mrs. More...

Eugene Simpson, of West Babylon, NYC police detective

Retired New York City Detective Eugene E. Simpson from West Babylon died Jan. 15, 2008 surrounded by his family. He was 81 years old. A World War II Navy veteran on the U.S.S. More...

Opinion

Editorial

A dog and cat's best friend

Over the past several months, Pet columnist Joanne Anderson has been on an historical search for the location of the Westminster Clubhouse in Babylon and the burial site of the famous canine Sensation. More...

Students can make history in Babylon

The Babylon Town Historical Society is pre- paring to hold its annual essay contest for all students in grade 4. This year's subject is "When Our Schools Were Built," a title designed to have students write about the history of their schools. More...

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