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Babylon Village to hold annual budget hearing Monday

Board proposes 89-cent increase in tax rate to meet new expenses and maintain current level of services

A budget that maintains the current level of services and will, according to Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino, keep the Village "clean and vibrant," will be the subject of a public hearing Mon., April 7, 7 p.m., Village Hall. More...

Reward offered for information leading to arrest in hit and run

Suffolk County Police First Squad Detectives are asking for the public's help in solving a motor vehicle crash that left a 26-year-old Amityville man dead Feb. 23. More...

Correction:

The Athletic Notebook that appeared in last week's edition, did not include information about Shane Strumwasser who went on after the quarterfinals to win his next two wrestlebacks, taking third place in the state at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester M More...

Lindenhurst Library vote Thursday, April 3

On Thurs., April 3, voters in Lindenhurst will head to the polls to vote on their annual budget, and to select library trustees. The vote is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the library, 1 Lee Ave., Lindenhurst. More...

West Islip students take part on Commodities Challenge

Students Mike Zarrilli and Gary Bruckner represented West Islip High School along with Business Education teachers, Trish Portnoy and Patricia Morgigno, at the Hofstra-NYMEX Commodities Challenge held recently. More...

Assemblyman Bob Sweeney receives Leadershop award

United Cerebral Palsy - Suffolk recently presented its 2008 Government Leadership Award to Assemblyman Bob Sweeney to recognize his "commitment to individuals with disabilities." Assemblyman Sweeney is shown receiving the award from UCP Suffolk Execu More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

WBHS seniors prepare for their financial future

On Jan., 16, the senior class at West Babylon High School attended a Financial Literacy Day given by The Right Start Foundation. The program was offered by Giovanna Ramirez and Connie LoCascio along with many businesses. More...

Lindenhurst's Albany Avenue Elementary School hosts winter concert

Shown in the photo is the orchestra. More...

Dress Down Friday is a huge success for North Babylon High School

In an effort to raise money for scholarships, two teachers, Meghan Kelly and Cheryl Rowett, have started "dressing down" for a cause. Every Friday, staff members of North Babylon High School are encouraged to "dress down" and donate $1. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SATURDAY, April 5 •Suffolk County Gray Panthers: 1 p.m., The West Islip Library. For info., call 736-7875. More...

Post 94 hosts St. Patrick's Day dinner

American Legion Post 94 held its annual St. Patrick's Day dinner and dance Sat., March 15. Approximately 300 people attended and enjoyed music and a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner. More...

North Babylon Youth Center offering basketball camp this summer

The North Babylon Community Youth Center is offering weekly basketball camps, run by professional basketball players and coaches from the New York Wizards. More...

Opinion

Editorial

More action needed on illegal massage parlors

Our police departments throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties have been doing a good job of monitoring the opening of illegal massage parlors in our business communities, and in arresting the women there who are offering sex for a fee. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Public Commentary

Guest Editorial: Conservatives call on Albany lawmakers to spend less

When the Members of the Legislature return to Albany today they will be greeted with numerous radio advertisements and meetings calling on them to increase spending and reject any serious cuts to special - interest projects that feed on tax money. More...

Today's News-April 10, 2008: Dredge spill on Sunrise Highway stalls traffic

Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Unit today issued several summonses to the operator of a dump truck that spilled half a ton of debris across Sunrise Highway More...

Police arrest Queens man in connection with NB bank robbery

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Today's News: April 4, 2008: WB Schools finalizing new budget

By Carolyn James The West Babylon School District budget process is moving forward, and the district outlined the fifth draft summary, showing a proposed budget for the coming year of $89.7 million. While school officials said the figure is li
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Local library budget votes and trustee elections coming

Residents in the Deer Park Library are likely to see a slight reduction in their annual library tax bill for the coming year, thanks to an anticipated increase in assessments as a result of building and development in the area, including the Tanger More...

Lawmakers join residents in opposing plan for LaGrange; ask town to have hearings in WI

S.C. Leg. Tom Barraga (R-West Islip) and New York State Assemblyman Phil Boyle have gone on record as opposing the proposed Walgreen's Pharmacy at the La Grange Inn site. More...

Photo

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Resident named NYSUT winner

Betty Siegel, of Babylon, has been selected by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) as a 2008 NYSUT Community Service Award Winner. Names of all winners will be displayed at the 2008 Representative Assembly in New York City. More...

 

People/Social

West Babylon girl donates hair to Locks of Love

Julianna Mazur, age six, of West Babylon, recently donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, a charitable organization that provides wigs and hairpieces to children recovering from longterm medical hair loss from cancer or other diseases. More...

Johnson welcomes All County music winners in Albany

New York State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), is pictured greeting the student musicians from throughout Suffolk County who are members of the elite All-County Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles. More...

Stern makes "Computer Cop" software available

S.C. Leg. Steve Stern (D-Huntington) 16th LD announced that copies of "ComputerCOP" Internet monitoring software are available at his District Office. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT Last week we gave you the news that "Busy Women's President Elizabeth Karoly, who has done such a masterful job, will be stepping down and Vice President Claire Meirowitz will be taking over the helm next fall. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets . . .

Pit Bulls have no natural coat to withstand a life chained outdoors; some enter shelters, their Waldorf Astorias, as living skeletons with multiple gashes, mange, ears cropped hedge clipper style, and imbedded prong collars. More...

Obituaries

Former Babylon Village resident, John Trainor at 79

Longtime Babylon Village resident John James Trainor, who spent much of his time boating and fishing on the Great South Bay, died March 3, 2008 after a long illness. He was 79. More...

Longtime educator & volunteer, Daniel Meder

Retired Lindenhurst High School teacher and Bay Shore volunteer Daniel F. Meder Sr. died February 25, 2008. He would have been 83 years old on April 1. Born in Brooklyn, he was a World War II veteran who served with the U.S. Navy's Seabees. More...













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