July 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local folks in the News

Lindenhurst family fights for more cancer research funding in memory of daughter

When Christina Renna of Lindenhurst was diag­nosed with a rare form of childhood cancer at the age of 14, her father Phillip Renna believed like all fathers everywhere that he could do anything to save his child. More...

Annual Bayfest had it all: great weather, great food and great company

A warm and heavy sum More...

L.I. Welcomes the Wounded Warriors

In Amityville More...

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Schools/Sports

Daniel Street school kindergartners in Lindenhurst watch quails hatch

Tracy Pre­vete's kindergar­ten students re­ceived the quail eggs 28 days ago. The class had the unique opportu­nity to explore the process of how a quail develops. More...

Deer Park JFK students spur biodegradable action

Inspired by their class curriculum, Deer Park John F. Kennedy Intermediate School environmentally conscious students Gabriellia Mattera and Taylor Kwint­ner have brought their green ideas to the district. More...

West Babylon student wins 1st place in State Competition

Allison Matus, a student at West Babylon High School in the West Babylon School District, recently took home first place in the New York Math League state competition. More...

Events & Bulletin

Environmental mural project at Gilgo Beach

Shown in the photos are artists taking part in an environmentally themed mural project at Gilgo Beach July 12. Fifteen artists painted 1,200 square feet in eight hours. More...

Article

Members of the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club attended a special event at the Air Power Museum May 17 and 18 as part of Armed Forces Day. More...

Amity golfers start season with EWGA

Several Amityville residents have become active members of the Long Island Chapter of Executive Women's Golf Association, EWGA. With more than 900 members, the LI Chapter is the largest EWGA chapter in the world and one of the most active. More...

LaGrange Task Force outlines several plans for the historic site

Negotiations and work still to be done

The LaGrange Task Force held a press conference last week outlining several proposals for the property. More...

Babylon Little League Completes an Amazin' Spring Season; summer league underway

The Babylon Little League recently completed an amazin' spring season. From T-Ball all the way through the Majors Division all the boys and girls had a fun time playing baseball. More...

Deer Park Lacarosse player signs

Deer Park High School senior athlete Kevin Kavanagh has signed a Letter of Intent to attend and play lacrosse for Limestone College under a partial academic and athletic scholarship. More...

L.I. Welcomes the Wounded Warriors

God Bless our Troops!

A dinner and reception for the veterans was held at the Air Power Museum, Republic Airport Farmingdale, July 24. More...

L.I. Welcomes the Wounded Warriors

Long Island says Thank You!

In Massapequa and Beyond... More...

 

People/Social

West Babylon young adult with learning disabilties to receive national award

Kevin Simmons of West Babylon, age19, has severe learning disabilities in reading, writing and mathematics. That hasn't stopped him from taking a leadership role in his school and community. More...

Melissa A. Scocozzo graduates basic combat training

Army National Guard Pvt. Melissa A. Scocozzo has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. More...

87 year old former West Babylon man graduates

When Elmer Driscoll dropped out of Babylon High School in 1938, his principal said, "Promise me you'll come back and finish your education." Seventy years later Driscoll will fulfill that promise. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Velveeta became the "valium" for our rescued, stressed Afghan Hounds. A week after authorities seized 67 Af­ghans and 25 parrots, from a New Mexico hoarder at 3 a.m. More...

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

I'VE KNOWN MARGE FARRINGTON BOY­LAN BURNS all of my life, and am so saddened by her death on July 26 at the hospital in North Carolina after a short illness. More...

Obituaries

Richard O'Keefe, World War II Veteran

Richard Joseph O'Keefe, a World War II veteran who was stationed in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, died June 19, 2008. More...

Longtime Babylon Village resident Ernest Busch

Longtime Babylon Village resident Ernest Busch died after a short illness on June 25, 2008. The 48-year-old was called "Buddy" by his family, and "Pop" by his grandchildren. More...

Rose Marie Romeo, Bay Shore resident and teacher

Longtime Bay Shore reading teacher and resident Rose Marie Romeo died July 8, 2008. She was 78 years old. Born in Brooklyn, she lived on Massachusetts Avenue in Bay Shore for 48 years. More...

Opinion

Local response to Wounded Warrior Project outstanding

Editorial

The young man sat in a wheelchair, accepting a handshake and a thank you from civilians for his ser More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS—

by Kevin Eastwood
Full Story

English

As an avid reader of this publication, and a frequenter to the opinion section, I have read some very intriguing articles advocating for the drilling of domestic oil. More...













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