September 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Skies clear after storm and Babylon Country Fair has glorious weather

All communities came together to celebrate another Country Fair at Argyle Lake in Babylon Village on Sept. 7., which is sponsored by the Babylon Beautification Society. More...

Proposal beforeTown to redevelop West Islip's Moose Lodge site

A proposal to build a 6,000 square-foot, two-story office building on property that is now the site of a vacant building at 248 Union Boulevard in West Islip, is before the Town of Islip. The developer, local attorney John B. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Panthers pound Porters 47-8

The Babylon Panthers seized the day in the season opener, Saturday at Williams Field. They ripped the Greenport Porters 47-8, holding the visitors to 182 yards and only seven first downs. More...

Panther pride highlights of the winter 2008 athletic season

The Babylon Panthers wrapped up their winter season at the top of their game. More...

West Islip Raptors have perfect spring season

Congratulations go to the West Islip Raptors on its perfect spring season. The Raptors went 9-0 , scoring 35 goals while only allowing five. The boys also won The Waldbaums Cup holding their opponents to just one goal. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

With the election weeks away, it might be time to examine some "dog quotes" attributed to U.S. More...

Poster Pets of the Week

Harley, Peke mix puppy and Doxie/Corgi. More...

Obituaries

Obituaries Kevin McManus, decorated Vietnam veteran, raised in Babylon, at 65

Decorated U.S. Air Force pilot and Pentagon employee Kevin Joseph Mc- Manus, who survived being a prisoner of war in Vietnam, died July 31, 2008 at his Oakton, Virginia home after a battle with lung cancer. More...

Christine Liuzzi, Bay Shore resident

Christine Liuzzi, a resident of Bay Shore for 44 years, was a modern woman of science in a time when most women aspired to be only good wives and mothers. For this reason, "she was a role model," according to her daughter Angela. More...

Nelson Inman~~

Our friend Nelson Inman died in Oakland, California on August 6th, 2008 The coroner has tried unsuccessfully to find family. Nelson told us he was from West Islip. More...

Today's news: Sept. 29, 2008: Annual Suffolk OTB Charity Golf Outing

Monday, September 15 proved to be a perfect weather day for the Annual Suffolk Off-Track Betting Employee Charity Golf Outing. More...

Babylon puts cap on bottled water in Town facilities

Hope is to reduce production of plastic bottles to save energy and protect the environment

As residents crack open their bottled water, the Town of Babylon is cracking down. More...

Police seek public's help in solving church vandalism

Suffolk Police are investigating an incident of vandalism that occurred between Sat., Sept. 13 and Sun., Sept. 14 at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 39 Carll Ave., Babylon. More...

DP man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that left a Deer Park motorcyclist with severe injuries. That incident occurred Mon., Sept. 8, at approximately 8:51 p.m. More...

Suffolk Police break up burglary ring operating throughout Babylon Town

Suffolk County Police arrested six people today charging that they were part of a ring responsible for burglaries in western Suffolk County including locations in Copiague and Deer Park over the last two weeks. More...

 

People/Social

Gallay and Amore engagement

Sy and Marie Gallay of Babylon Village and John and Tai Amore of Cheshire, Connecticut, announce the engagement of their children Peter Gallay to Candace Amore. More...

Babylon student this year's honoree...

Steven Logan, of Babylon, is this year's honoree at Babylon Junior- Senior High School by winning the Rensselaer Medal from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York The Rensselaer Medal, the oldest prize of its kind in the United States, i More...

Alfiero Named Director of Pharmacy at Good Samaritan Hospital Center

James Alfiero was recently appointed director of pharmacy at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip. In his new position, he will be responsible for medication safety standards for the department. More...

Library

Brainfuse tutoring service now available through the Babylon Library

With a new school year, the Babylon Public Library is now offering every patron with a Babylon library card online access to expert tutors through the HelpNow program from Brainfuse, Inc. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SUNDAY, September 21 •Community Outreach Dinner: 4 p.m., Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 109 Udall Road, West Islip. Free. More...

Mayor's Cup race coming

The Village of Babylon and the Long island Yacht Club announce the 24th annual sailing of the Mayor's Cup Race. The race will be held on Sun., Sept. 21. The Mayor's Cup Race is open to all auxiliary keel boat owners on the Great South bay. More...

Sinai Reform Temple of Bay Shore welcomes Rabbi Emily Ilana Losben

Sinai Reform Temple of Bay Shore welcomes Rabbi Emily Ilana Losben as its spiritual leader and teacher. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Levy's right in looking for ways to cut budget and firm up services now

It is wonderful when taxpayers and citizens have the luxury of having police officers assigned to a variety of initiatives and taking on non-traditional roles such as youth leaders, educators and community coordinators. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Paterson veto of LIPA law was disappointing

Dear Editor: I am extremely disappointed that Governor David Paterson vetoed a proposed law that would have prevented the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) from imposing large rate increases without a state review process. More...













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