August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Youngsters stand for something worthwhile

For the 5th year, these enterprising youngsters have sold lemonade at the corner of Farmers and Wellwood Avenues in Lindehurst to support the Marine Research Reservation, Riverhead Foundation. More...

Soldier returns home to welcome his newborn son

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center was where the happy reunion took place between mom, Lorraine, new baby, Nicholas and dad, Army Specialist Juan Leon of East Massapequa. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

St. Joseph's CYO Track team competes in LI Championship; Speedy Soles wins 6 title races and sportsmanship honors

With a record number of young runners, St. Joseph's Parish track team competed in the 2008 CYO Long Island Championships, held on June 18th and 19th at the Mitchell Field Sports Complex in Uniondale. More...

West Babylon student wins first place in U.S. Kids Golf Teen World

Mark Reilly, age 13, the son of Michael and Mary Reilly of Babylon Village, came in first place in the U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championship held at Pinehurst, North Carolina, July 24 to 26. More...

W.Babylon resident named MVP at Cobleskill

SUNY Cobleskill women's volleyball team member freshman Danielle Skene of West Babylon and a graduate of West Babylon High School, has been named the program's Most Valuable Player for the 2007 season. More...

Library

At The Library

Babylon Library, 24 S. Carll Ave. 669-1624 More...

Events & Bulletin

Beacon CALENDAR

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SUN., Aug. 31 •Debtors Anonymous: 6:30 p.m., The Ascension Lutheran Church, 33 Bayshore Rd., Room 9, Deer Park. For info., call 917-319-2819. More...

Babylon Rotary hosting endless summer wine and food event

The Babylon Rotary Club is holding its 17th annual Endless Summer exclusive wine and food event, Sun., Sept. 14, 2 p.m. at the Long Island Yacht Club, Little East Neck Road South, Babylon. More...

BVAC poetry event Sept. 21st

On Sun., Sept. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., the Babylon Village Arts Council will present poets Steven Schmidt and Philip Postiglione at the Babylon Public Library, 24 S. Carll Ave., Babylon Village. This presentation will be free and open to the public. More...

Opinion

Editorial

State must take action on escalating property taxes

The New York State proposal, supported by Gov. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Public Commentary

Tax cap proposal is not the way to rein in annual school increases

To the editor: I was surprised to read news accounts of the governor's proposed tax cap, passed by the State Senate on August 8, described as a "voter-popular plan. More...

Today's news, Sept. 2, 2008: BVAC opens third concert series

The Babylon Village Arts Council opens its third season of the Second Thursday Concert series on Thurs., Sept. 11, featuring Milton and the Band. The concert will be held at Astoria Federal Savings Bank located at 180 West. More...

Haugen honored as WB library celebrates silver jubilee

Margaret Joan Haugen never realized she would become a crusader for her community when she moved to West Babylon in 1952. But it didn't take her long to take the lead on a project that would change West Babylon forever. More...

Local Folks in the News

Christopher James of West Babylon went on a fishing trip with his aunt Marie Broderick and caught a 7.3-lb. fluke, winning the fishing pool for the day on Speedy out of Captree. More...

 

People/Social

Lookin' good at Babylon Town Hall

at Babylon Town Hall in North Lindenhurst. During the hot weather in July workers from Kings Park Industries spread hot molten asphalt down on a new parking lot. They also opened a trench along the east side of the building to improve drainage. More...

Vendors wanted

Vendors are wanted by the United Methodist Church of Bay Shore, 107 East Main St., Bay Shore, for their third fair on the front lawn, Oct 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a rain date of Oct. 25. A 10' by 10' reserved spot is $30. More...

Volunteer driver needed

The Mercy INN soup kitchen in Wyandanch, is in need of a person to pick up food early on Thursday mornings and someone to make a once a month mid-morning food pickup on a Monday. If you can help, call Kathy at 631-422-1420. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Imagine writing a letter to Charles Darwin and having him answer. This particular 1874 inquiry was about dog suicides. Odd topic, wouldn't you say? More...

Poster Pets of the Week

Chelsea, Shepherd mix with Mrs. Clinton on the bench, left. Right, Hillary, Beagle/Husky More...

Heard It On The Grapevine

LOTS HAPPENING IN THE VILLAGE. Clothing store J. Della located on Main Street is rumored to be moving to the old Town and Country Paint Store location; Wilhelm's Bakery has closed and will reopen in a week or so as Torta Fina. More...

Obituaries

James McGuire, longtime Babylon F.D. member

Longtime Babylon resident and 48-year fire department member James Alexander McGuire died July 2, 2008 of complications of kidney cancer. He was 78 and had lived in Babylon for 55 years. More...

Mary Ridulfo, 69 year Lindenhurst resident

Loving mother, grandmother and wife, Mary Ridulfo, died after a short illness on July 15, 2008 surrounded by her family. She was a longtime Lindenhurst resident and 78-years-old. "My mom's life was her family," said her daughter, Marie. More...

George M. Egan, longtime Babylon resident

George M. Egan, a resident of Babylon for 54 years has traveled around the world since he retired 13 years ago, died July 16, 2008. He was 76. He took many cruises, traveling to China, Africa and Australia. More...













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