April 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

West Babylon Alumni Foundation installs new officers

The West Babylon Alumni Foundation has announced the reformation of the organization and the election of officers. More...

Gov. Paterson taps local leader for post at Farmingdale College

Robert Stricoff, Chief Executive Officer of the Town of Babylon's Industrial Development Agency and chairman of the Babylon Town Democratic Committee, has been appointed by Gov. David Patterson to the Farmingdale College Council. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Scholars in the ...

•Jessica Russell and Gina Salemil of North Babylon were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Molloy College, Rockville Centre. More...

Heard Around Town....

Army Spec. graduates basic infantry training

Army Spec. George J. Vrotsos has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia. More...

Our Lady of the Rosary Deer Park hosted basketball free throw competition

The Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Rosary Council N0.4428 in Deer Park held a Basketball Free Throw competition on Sat., Feb. 9. The competition was held in the gym of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church in Deer Park at 9 a.m.. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets . . .

Search for Sensation: The Westminster Shooting House, Up Close and Personal

Members of the Westminster Kennel Club spent 24 years in Babylon. They didn't hold their famous dog shows here. More...

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

IT'S THE TALK OF THE TOWN. People are excited abut the upcoming opening of the new drug and pharmacy store in the building formerly housing the West Marine boating supply shop. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Parents did the difficult but very noble thing

One can only imagine the anguish of the parents of 18-year-old Columbia South Carolina student Ryan Schallenberger went through in making the gutwrenching decision to turn their son in to police. More...

Public Comtmentary

Teachers oppose unfair standards, not accountability

Dear Editor: Standardized tests are the wrong instruments for determining what makes a good teacher. As president of the Amityville School Board, Michele Sikhrangkur should know that. (See Letters, April 10, 2008. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS-

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Today's news, April 29, 2008: Johnson applauds passage of Granny's law

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (Republican- Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, applauded the recent Senate passage of a bill he supported (S.6979) that would impose stiffer penalties on those who physically attack senior citizens. More...

Latest News: Police conduct illegal gambling raid at West Babylon Sons of Italy Lodge

Following a lengthy investigation, Suffolk Police closed down what they described as an illegal gambling operation at the William Paca Lodge, 841 Sunrise Hwy., West Babylon. More...

Hearing set for major construction at Republic Airport

A modernization project on the largest piece of vacant land at Republic Airport will be the subject of an environmental meeting April 30. More...

Scout Pack 99 holds Arrow of Light ceremony

Suffolk County Legislator Wayne Horsley, Town of Babylon Supervisor Steve Bellone and Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino joined in the festivities when members of Cub Scout Pack 99 of Babylon hosted their Arrow of Light ceremony. More...

 

People/Social

Girl Scout Troop 1043 receives award

On Feb. 26, Girl Scout Troop 1043 of Babylon Village had a ceremony to receive their Bronze Award. The award can be earned by Junior Girl Scouts between the ages of nine and 12 years old. More...

Babylon Lions holds pancake breakfast

The Babylon Lions held its 42nd annual pancake breakfast recently. It was well attended as usual. Glaucoma testing was held by Babylon Lions Doctor Greg Persak with the testing machine purchased for Good Samaritan Hospital by local Lions Clubs. More...

WB student competes in Skills USA

Alexander Verity of West Babylon, a welding student at Wilson Tech, competed recently in the regional Skills USA contest and won second place in Welding. More...

Events & Bulletin

Concert organist to perform at St. Peter's Church in Bay Shore

A concert given by American concert organist Gerre Hancock takes place Sun., April 27, 6 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Bay Shore. The last in a series entitled Masters of Improvisation; Dr. More...

Bay Shore spruces up for spring

The ninth annual Bay Shore Rail Spring Cleanup hosted by the Bay Shore Community Forum is scheduled for Sat., May 10, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The event will enhance the appearance of the Long Island Railroad Station, a major gateway to Bay Shore. More...

Johnson and Sweeney honor retiring CSD Sup't.

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, and Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (11th Assembly District), recently presented a Joint Legislative Resolution to Dr. More...













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