May 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Henry honors local Eagle Scout

Babylon Town Councilman Lindsay P. Henry offered his congratulations at the Eagle Court of Honor for Matthew Thomas Sharkey of Troop 194, West Islip. An Eagle Scout is a Scout with the highest rank attainable in the Scouts. More...

Babylon school budget passes

Babylon Village residents voted on Tuesday, May 20, to approve the school district's $42.7 million spending plan for next year by 174 votes. The final tally was 865 votes for the budget and 691 votes against the budget. More...

Babylon Teachers' Association holding annual Scholastic Awards Dinner

Members of the Babylon community are getting ready to check to see whether their junior or senior high students will be receiving invitations to the Babylon Teachers Association Scholastic Awards Dinner. On Thursday, June 10, 2008, at 7 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Excited about Reading at JFK Book Fair

Students at John F. Kennedy Intermediate School in Deer Park learned the value of a dollar and gained apprecia- tion for a good book during a recent school-wide book fair. More...

Bellew students learn about germs

Proper hand washing techniques were discussed recently in classrooms at the Paul J.Bellew Elementary School in West Islip, courtesy of Good Samaritan Medical Center. Asking questions that included, Where can germs be found? More...

Babylon Elementary kicks off PARP Program

As a kickoff to the school's monthlong Parents As Reading Partners (PARP) program, children's author and illustrator Barbara McClintock recently visited with the students at Babylon Elementary School in the Babylon Village School District to speak More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon, 24 S. Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Twin Shores Chorus: Sun. June 1 from 2-3 p.m. Enjoy an old fashioned barbershop quartet. •S.C. Historic Newspapers: Tues. June 10 from 6:45-8:15 p.m. Find out how to get access. More...

Events & Bulletin

Amityville Historical Society annual Heritage Fair

The Amityville Historical Society will host the Amityville 49th annual Heritage Fair, Sat., June 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park Avenue School Grounds. Corner of Ireland Place and Park Avenue. Admission is free. More...

Ascension Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School registration to be held June 21

Ascension Lutheran Church, 33 Bay Shore Rd., Deer Park, will sponsor Vacation Bible School from Aug. 4 to Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m. to noon. More...

Skills Unlimited golf tournament scheduled Aug.18

The Board of Directors of Skills Unlimited, inc., located in Oakdale and Ronkonkoma, has announced that they have made arrangements for its Ninth Annual Golf Tournament. It is scheduled for Mon., Aug. More...

Today's news, June 5, 2008: S.C. Leg. Tom Barraga forms task force to explore uses for LaGrange site in West Islip

A community task force has been formed to come up with alternative uses for the site of LaGrange Inn in West Islip. More...

Today's news, May 30, 2008: Lindenhurst Schools set budget revote for June 17th

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Lindenhurst voters turn down school district budget

The Lindenhurst School Board will be meeting this week to consider its options in face of a budget defeat yesterday. More...

Heine bid reelection WI School Board; voters pass budget

Incumbent School Board Trustee Barbara Heine was unseated by newcomer and teacher-backed candidate Robert Ulrich in the trustee race May 20. More...

NBHS moves to final Cablevision Challenge; airing on News12 May 31st and June 1st

Continuing their winning streak in round three, the academic team from North Babylon High School is moving on to the Suffolk County Finals of Cablevision's The Challenge, an academic quiz show designed to test students' knowledge in a Jeopardysty More...

 

People/Social

BABYLON HIGH WALL NOMINEES - 2008

The Babylon Varsity Boosters have announced their Year 2008 Wall of Fame inductees. Babylon's Wall features those who have achieved significant success in the school's athletic program. More...

Author-Alumnus returns to his alma mater

James De Vita, a 1978 North Babylon High School graduate, visited with over 250 students in the school's auditorium on March 13 to speak to them about his experiences as a student in the high school as well as his recently- published book, The Sil More...

VanBourgondien's to host garden tour fundraiser for Babylon Village Arts Council

John and Debbie VanBourgondien of Babylon Village have opened up the gates of their gardens for a oneday fundraiser supporting the Babylon Village Arts Council. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

To animal lovers, pets are pure poetry in motion. Walt Whitman's work didn't glorify dogs or cats; however, in Stanza 32 of "Song of Myself" (published in 1855) Long Island's most celebrated poet does praise the simplicity of all animals: More...

Heard It On The Grapevine

WE'VE GOT BIRTHDAYS TO TELL YOU ABOUT... We'll start with Mary Freund (the best dancer in town). Mary celebrated with her sister Betty Breslin of Smithtown and her sister-in-law Rose Conneally of Deer Park. More...

Obituaries

Stephanie O'Halloran, R.N. and Babylon Village resident

Longtime Babylon Village resident and registered nurse Stephanie O'Halloran died May 3, 2008. She was 79 years old and was dedicated to both her family and her career of helping others. More...

Margaret Ryerson, former Babylon School secretary

Former Babylon resident Margaret Carr Ryerson, who worked at the principal's secretary at Babylon High School for many years, died May 5, 2008 at her home in Augusta, Georgia. She was 81. According to her family, Mrs. More...

Opinion

Concession is Rx for change at LaGrange

Editorial

It is always difficult to establish a reasonable dialogue between two sides when one is approaching an issue through emotion and the other through pragmatism. More...

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U.S. must address energy crisis and develop energy independence

Dear Editor: I just filled up my SUV this morning and paid $4.19 per gallon of 93 octane gasoline at a local Huntington gas station. More...













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