March 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Heard It On The Grapevine

IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK. Yes, after almost two months on leave, it's a happy occasion for this writer when the time comes to get on the phone and get typing the news of the community. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Students at St. Peter's Day School donate books

Shown are St. Peter's by-the-Sea Day School middle school students John Risbergs and Celeste Corcoran with the News 12 Team. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets . .

Too bad there's no such thing as "Westminster Map Quest": Type in any starting address and then the destination "Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Babylon 11702". A list of directions would lead directly to the vanished clubhouse site. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Poetry in the Village: Sat. March 8 from 2-4 p.m. •Tai Chi for Arthritis: Mon. March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14 from 10-11 a.m. $12 pp fee. •Yoga: Wed. More...

Obituaries

Caroline Buoncora, 8-year Whaler's Cove resident

Loving mother, grandmother and wife Caroline Buoncora died Jan. 14, 2008. She was 87 years old, and lived in the Whaler's Cove condominium complex in Babylon Village since 2000. Mrs. More...

Jack DeGarmo, 81 proud Babylonian

Former Babylon Village and Oak Island resident John F. "Jack" DeGarmo, a local businessman who loved his community, died surrounded by his family on Feb. 14, 2008. He was 81, and had lived in Fort Pierce, Florida since his retirement in 1994. More...

Ruth Hillery, resident of Babylon

Loving wife, mother and grandmother Ruth Hillery, who spent more than 30 years living on Burnage La., in Babylon, died Feb. 3, 2008 after a long-term illness. She was 86 years old. More...

Legals - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES - your right to know

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE TOWN OF BABYLON ACCESSORY APARTMENT REVIEW BOARD Pursuant to provisions of Local Law # 9 of the Babylon Town Code, notice is hereby given that the Town of Babylon Accessory Apartment Review Board will hold a Public More...

Plan for lighting Babylon athletic fields moves forward

The Babylon School district moved one step closer to the reality of lighting its high school athletic field, when the Board of Education passed a resolution at its meeting on January 28 to move forward with an environmental impact review of the pro More...

JFK Elementary School in West Babylon commends its science winners

Fourth and fifth graders at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in West Babylon recently participated in the school district's annual Science Fair. More...

 

People/Social

Dear Deer Park...

•At the Deer Park Lions' Annual Pancake Breakfast, President Horace Altobelli and fellow Lions were honored wit h the presence of Lions' International Director William and Nora Watkin and Suffolk County Lion District Governor Frank Arena who More...

NBSD teacher named educator of the month

Barbara Brown, dean of students and physical education teacher in North Babylon High School, has been named a 2007-2008 Dowling College/News 12 Long Island Educator of the Month. More...

Third grade celebration of Catholic Schools Week

Mrs. Botz' third grade class at Our Lady of Lourdes School, West Islip, celebrated Catholic School's Week with displays of their recent projects for their parents and visitors to admire. 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, March 7 •Breastfeeding your Baby Course: 7-9:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. $50 per family x 2 classes. More...

Musicians needed

Musicians are needed: above beginners, nonrock, piano, reed, string, brass who are into blues Dixieland, folk, standards, jazz and swing to form serious small bands, There will be acoustic open mic jams and trips. Bay Shore auditions are planned. More...

Meditation center to hold interactive workshop series

The Science of Spirituality Meditation Center will be holding an interactive workshop series entitled Finding the Bliss, Tuesdays, March 11, 18 and 25 and April 1, 8 and 15, 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Center is located at 79 County Line Rd., Amityville. More...

Opinion

It's time to check those fire alarms

On Sunday, we begin Daylight Saving time. While we lose an hour of sleep Saturday night, we gain an hour of daylight that many people look forward to each year. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Freedom demands action

The week of March 16-23 is National Sunshine Week, celebrating those laws and regulations that provide the public with the right to access- and become a part of- their government at the national, state and local levels. More...













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