April 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

West Babylon Taxpayers and school district work together in formulating new budget

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. More...

Islip Library budget vote set for Tuesday

Board puts forward budget that increases spending 3.98 percent

The West Islip Library Board of Trustees has adopted a proposed operating budget of $3,212,802 for 2008-2009 year, which will be voted on by residents on Tues., April 15 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Daniel L. More...

W. Babylon student recognized for heroism

Last year, Neil Cella, a first-grader Santapogue Elementary School in the West Babylon School District, wrote a report for Fire Prevention Week. In it, he described a plan of action he would undertake in the event of a fire or other emergency. More...

Babylon scholars inducted into honor society

Having demonstrated high academic achievement in their business classes, as well as outstanding leadership skills and documented community service contributions, 24 Babylon Junior-Senior High School students recently stood before their parents and More...

Village of Babylon

Ralph A. Scordino, Mayor of the Village of Babylon has designated Sat., April 12 as Babylon Little League Day in the Village of Babylon. All residents are asked to cooperate with the Little League in its program. More...

Special Sections

Columnists - Free Access

Heard It On The Grapevine

THE BABYLON YACHET CLUB HOLDS ITS FIRST PARTY OF THE SEASON. Yes, last Sunday evening a group of members and their guests gathered together at the Venetian Yacht Club to celebrate the "official" opening of the new season of the Club. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets . .

- The continuing search for Sensation has gone high tech. It was an absolute honor to have Dr. More...

Events & Bulletin

Babylon Arts Council announces The Art of Yoga class

The Babylon Arts Council is offering a new program: The Art of Yoga. Join certified yoga instructo Carol A. Rong, RYT, in prcticing Kripalu Yoga. More...

Brumidi Lodge to host Vegas night April 11th

The Constantino Brumidi Lodge, 2075 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park is sponsoring a Vegas Night, Fri., April 11. The doors open at 7 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. For more information call 631- 586-3928. More...

Flowerfield Gardens opens for the season

St. Monica's Guild of Suffolk for Widowed Men and Women will meet Mon., April 14, 1 p.m. at the West Islip Library, 3 Higbie Ln., West Islip. For information call 631-581-0466. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Don't bar goodies and treats in school

Some school districts, in an effort to reduce childhood obesity and to help students develop healthier eating habits have laid down rules against fattening and sugar-laced products such as cupcakes, candy and soda. More...

Public Commentary

State has not right to take away school boards' ability to demand accountability from its teachers and staff

Dear Editor; It has come to light that the New York State Legislature is seriously considering changes to the information school administrators and boards of education can consider when granting tenure. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Babylon Schools to increase spending 4.92 percent for the coming year

Spending plan calls for purchase of new books and more money for maintenance

The Babylon School District is proposing a projected tax rate increase of approximately 5.91 percent for the 2008 - 2009 school year. More...

People in the News

Lindenhurst's Daniel Street Elementary School read to feed program Students and parents participated in the Read to Feed program at Daniel Street Elementary School. More...

Four generations of O'Shea's get together for reunion

Helen and Vincent O'Shea recently traveled to Arlington Virginia to visit their son, Vince O'Shea, and were guests of their grandson, Shaun O'Shea. Attached is a photo of four generations of O'Sheas- J. More...

Town recognizes local youths

The Town of Babylon recognized several young people at its board meeting, Wednesday, March 19. During its regular meeting the board named March 31, as Eagle Scout Andrew Young Day; April 11 as Eagle Scout Corey J. More...

May Moore kids show their appreciation

Deer Park High School's award winning High School E-Commerce students visited May Moore Elementary School to mentor and guide kindergarten students for a good cause. Over 50 students in "Ms. More...

Babylon students meet their favorite authors

On Feb. 5 the Babylon K-6 held the Author Illustrator Night at the elementary school. The night consisted of authors and illustrators in a very relaxed setting talking to and answering all the children's and adult's questions about their works. More...

 

Schools/Sports

Babylon Elementary celebrates 100 days of school

100 Days Down, Many More To Go Babylon Elementary School in the Babylon Village School District celebrated the 100th day of school on Thurs., Feb. 14. More...

Babylon Memorial Grade School celebrates authors, illustrators, & a love of reading

In the Babylon Village School District, reading isn't something that is just a part of literacy lessons. Instead, it is something that permeates students' daily activities, both in and out of the classroom. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Antiques Primer 101: Sun. April 13 from 2-4 p.m. Come get appraisals! •Genealogy Online: Wed. April 17 from 7-8 p.m. •Miracles of the Mind: Thurs. April 17 from 7-8 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Copiague's Irene Davis, of the Ladies Auxiliary

Longtime Copiague resident Irene Louise Davis, a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post #1015 in Copiague, died March 4, 2008. She was 82. More...

Doris Everitt, of Babylon Village

Longtime Babylon Village resident Doris W. Everitt, a devoted mother, wife and grandmother, died March 2, 2008. She was 80 years old. More...

Stella McNamara, of Babylon

Former Babylonian and longtime Good Samaritan Hospital volunteer Stella Kendall "Twink" McNamara died March 21, 2008 at Autumn Care in Shallotte, North Carolina. She was 92 years old. More...













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