May 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Babylon School District brings down budget increase as it heads to voters on May 20th

Passage of the state budget in early April resulted in $7.3 million in state aid to the Babylon School District for the 2008 - 2009 school year. More...

WI voters asked to okay $99M budget May 20

West Islip School District voters will head to the polls May 20 to vote on a $99,697,309, which is $1,845,167 more than last years $97,852,142. That's a budget-to-budget increase of 1.89 percent. More...

Police raid illegal gambling ring at W.B. Wm. Paca 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...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

NYSUT visits Babylon School District

In a special and unique visit, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Vice President Maria Neira visited the Babylon School District to conduct a daylong observation of the district's instructional programs and course offerings, and interact with m More...

Babylon HS senior honors

Based on their outstanding academic record, seven talented high school students were given the title of Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar by the College Board earlier this fall and now, as a result of her outstanding record, Babylon High School senio More...

BSD finalist in National Competition on Character

Stellar character education programs, including character monitoring charts, morning meetings, fundraising for organizations like St. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets . . .

Life is the pits for far too many Pit Bulls. ASPCA statistics show that the Pit Bull and its permutations are more likely to be abused than any other breed; also more apt to be emaciated or chained. More...

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

HE DOES A GREAT JOB AS OUR VILLAGE ATTORNEY and he's an inspiring musician. More...

Obituaries

Artist Raul Campos, longtime WI resident and artist

A man of many talents, Raul A. Campos spent his life creating art and music. He died March 2, 2008 at the age of 86. Mr. Campos immigrated to New York from Equador and spent 50 years with his wife, raising a family in West Islip. More...

Irene Triani, Babylon resident

Longtime Babylon resident and active local volunteer Irene L. Triani died March 25, 2008. She was 87 years old and was the founder of an Engineering Scholarship in her husband's name. More...

Salvatore Coti, Babylon resident, at 79

Longtime Babylon resident Salvatore "Sal" Coti died March 28, 2008 at the age of 79. Born in Manhattan, he later lived in the Babylon area for more than 20 years and was a retired tool and die machinist who worked in several locales. More...

Legals - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

COPIAGUE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF BABYLON, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, NEW YORK NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual District Election of qualified voters of Copiague Union Free School Distri More...

Today's News: May 14, 2008

Star in your Own Home Renovation TV Show

Home & Garden Television (HGTV) is looking for locals who are undergoing renovations for the second season of their show More...

Contested race for West Babylon School board; other districts ready for Tuesday, May 20th vote

A lot has changed since Jerry Nocera first decided to run for the West Babylon School Board in 2005. More...

LSD female athletes honored at breakfast

Lindenhurst Middle School celebrated National Women in Sports Day with a special bagel breakfast to honor over 200 seventh and eighth grade girls. More...

Republic outlines plans for historical changes; Bellone seeks moratorium and master plan­May

An hour before Republic Airport opened a scoping session to outline its plans for its largest building project in its history, Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone called on the state to halt the plan. More...

 

People/Social

Sumpwams Garden Club member is honored for service to Garden Clubs of NYS

Marie Capitano, a member of the S umpwams Garden Club and founder of the Indian Lake Garden Club, was awarded a Federated Garden Clubs of NYS and District II Award of Honor for her service in the the Garden Clubs of NYS. More...

West Islip resident raises $2,500 for charity

Brad Finn, of West Islip, has been training with the Runners Edge running club. He completed the Ironman, Tempe, Arizona competition on April 13 in 14 hours and 49 minutes. More...

Commerce Bank donates to North Babylon Public Library

On April 16, representatives from Commerce Bank presented the North Babylon Public Library with a check for $4,000 as a donation to celebrate National Library Week. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Getting Ready to Babysit: Sat. May 10 from 1-4 p.m. $5 pp fee. •Being a Bat boy was the Best: Tues. May 13 from 6:45-8:45 p.m. •Spring Floral Corsage: Wed. May 14 from 6:45-8:45 p.m. More...

Events & Bulletin

CALENDAR of EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: FRIDAY, May 8 •Breast Cancer Support: 7-8:30 p.m., Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main Street, Bay Shore. For info., call 968-3477. More...

Leg. Stern speaks at Walt Whitman High School regarding Suffolk County underage drinking task force

S.C. Leg. More...

Eastern Star Charity to hold walkathon May 10th

The Pyramid Chapter #594 Order of the Eastern Star is holding a walkathon for stroke awareness at the Westfield South Shore Mall, Bay Shore, Sat. May 10, 8:30 to 11 a.m. beginning at the Food Court. More...

Opinion

Editorial

The social status of cell phone minutes

Late one night, as I was watching TV with my husband, he turned to me and said, "Oh, by the way, you went over on your minutes this month." Over on my minutes, I thought. What is he talking about? More...

Public Comtmentary

Allowing teens to drive during lunch hour is risky business

Dear Editor: Most of us have witnessed students racing dangerously around town during their midday break. We have all seen cars filled with high school students, speeding and driving recklessly. More...

Thanks for giving teachers a voice

Dear Editor: Thank you for publishing Amityville Teachers Association President Carolyn Dodd's letter. As a former teacher and mentor of new teachers, I agree wholeheartedly with Ms. Dodd's position. More...













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