July 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Community gears up for Wounded Warrior Ride

Event to recognize injured veterans, supporters wanted

Veterans groups, fire departments, scouts, athletic orVeterans groups, fire departments, scouts, athletic organizations and individuals are being asked to set aside some time on Fri., July 25 to support Soldier Ride, a Wounded Warrior Project organ More...

Deer Park man struck by car and seriously injured

A Deer Park man was struck and seriously injured by a car in front of his home yesterday, July 8. The victim, William Gilbert, 25, of 21 Wright Ave., was playing ball in front of his home when he chased a basketball into the street. More...

Four candidates on ballot for seat in the 1th LD; election July 29th

A race between four candidates who have been around the political block before is underway, and residents will be asked to select one to fill the seat in the 15th LD left vacant by the sudden resignation of S.C. Leg. Elie Mystal. More...

Correction

An article that appeared on page 2 of last week's edition, "WBH Day of the Dead raises awareness of DWI consequences" stated incorrectly that a vehicle damaged in an automobile accident, and placed in front of a drive safely sign at West Babylon H More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

West Islip students join forces to raise money for kids with life-threatening illness

Bayview and Captree Elemen­tary Schools in West Islip joined forces to raise money for the Marty Lyons Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening or terminal ill­nesses. More...

Pop star Lucas Prata visits JQA School in DP

Deer Park John Quincy Adams Elementary School invited local celebrity and pop star Lucas Prata into their classroom for an afternoon of musical education. More...

Events & Bulletin

Warm reception for Alotta Ices in Islip

Islip residents can still keep cool now that Alotta Ices is in town. The pink and green storefront boasts over 40 flavors of ices and seven types of gelato, and can be found at the Grant Avenue Plaza around the corner from Main Street in Islip. More...

Skills Unlimited hosts golf tounament Aug. 18

The Board of Directors of Skills Unlimited, Inc. located in Oakdale and Ronkonkoma, announces its Ninth Annual Golf Tournament, scheduled for Mon., Aug. 18 at the Hamlet Willow Creek Golf & Country Club in Mt. Sinai. It is an 8:30 a.m. More...

Yard sale July 26 to benefit St. Paul's

On Sat., July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 pm, a yard sale will be held in Babylon Village at 112 Fire Island Ave. Items such as jewelry, china, cookware, household items and small appliances will be sold. There are also a few surprises planned. More...

In a surprise move, longtime WBSD Trustee Carmine Galletta resigns

Growing friction between school board members blamed

A growing tension between trustees on the West Babylon School Board has led to the resignation of longtime trustee Carmine Galletta, who served as the board's president last year. More...

Local folks in the news

Babylon Bay Fest June 23

The fourth annual Bay Fest presented by Babylon Village Arts Council (BVAC) will be held on Wed., July 23, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Babylon Village Municipal Pool. More...

Character counts in Babylon Schools

"Everything we do now, we think about it differently," said Eric Freidman, principal of the Babylon Memorial Grade School, which was named a 2008 National School of Character by the Washington DC-based Character Education Partnership (CEP) this pas More...

Suffolk Police cracked down on the illegal sale of fireworks

Third Precinct Police arrested three men Tues., July 1and seized fireworks with a street value of approximately $5,000 from a shed behind a West Islip home..Acting on an anonymous tip, Suffolk County Police Third Precinct Crime Control officers made More...

One Soldier's Story

Melissa Stockwell was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army in May 2002, after which she received training as a transportation officer. More...

 

People/Social

Local professional named top advisor by Reuters Advicepoint

Max Haspel, of Brightwaters, founder of Blue Water Advisors, LLC and a financial professional with AXA Advisors, LLC, has been named a Top Adviser for 2008 by ReutersAdvicePoint, part of Reuters, the global information company. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

On the road to rescue "Don," the lemon and white Pointer made two symbolic stops. First he sniffed the "Sensation Shrine" by the Babylon tomb of his namesake in West More...

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

THE FOURTH OF JULY CAME IN LIKE A BANG AT OUR LOCAL YACHT CLUBS. The Babylon Yacht Club celebrated with its traditional two-day regatta - boats came from all over the bay. More...

Obituaries

William Zaruka, longtime Babylonian, veteran and volunteer

Learning how deeply and broadly her husband, William J. Zaruka, inspired others has brought much comfort to his widow Alice, in the days following his death on June 27, 2008. More...

Opinion

Take part in the Pride Ride

Editorial

A special event to help returning veterans who have sustained serious injuries, including ampu­tations, in Iraq and Afghanistan will be taking place locally. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS-

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Candidate in 15th L.D. should be held accountable for "sin of omission"

Dear Editor: We recently received an attractive brochure from the Suffolk County Democratic Party announcing the candidacy of DuWayne Gregory to be their nominee for County Legislator representing the 15th legisla­tive district. More...













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