October 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Lindenhurst looks to put limits on use of PODS

A popular alternative to renting storage units, is to rent PODS — large trailers that sit in driveways. People then load them at their convenience, and later they are hauled away to homes or a special storage facility. More...

In face of stalled labor negotiations, Babylon Village gives CSEA workers a raise

After more than two years of unsuccessful negotiations with the Highway and Sanitation CSEA union, the Babylon Village Board approved across-the-board raises of $1,000 a year, pending the negotiation of a new contract. More...

Orthotic manufacturer moves to Deer Park

A Deer Park resident has moved his multimillion dollar corporation, which manufactures orthotic and prosthetic devi ses for pat ient s throughout the New York, Tri-state area to the Town of Babylon. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

West Babylons Santapogue Elementary wins grant from Sprint

Santapogue Elementary School in the West Babylon School District won a $5,000 grant from Sprint recently. The money from the 2008 Sprint Ahead for Education program will go toward the character education program at the school. More...

Babylon Junior-Senior High School students prepare for transition

As the end of summer vacation approached, the incoming seventh-grade class at Babylon Junior-Senior High School began preparing for the next step in their academic journey - the start of junior high school. More...

Lindenhurst Kiwanis Club hosts annual steak fry to raise funds for scholarships

The 50th annual Larry Troiano Memorial Steak Fry sponsored by the Lindenhurst Kiwanis Club, raised thousands of dollars for scholarships for Lindenhurst High School students. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Computer Kindergarten for Adults: Mon. Oct. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10 pp fee. •Poetry in the Village: Sun. Oct. 12 from 2-4 p.m. •Register for the Afterlife with Adrienne: Wed. More...

Obituaries

Irvin Smith, ex-Ccaptain of West Babylon Fire Department

Lifelong West Babylon resident and 60-year West Babylon Fire Department member Irvin W. Smith died September 18, 2008. He was 82 years old and had served as captain in the department. More...

Ed Anderson, founder of Anderson Insurance Agency

Longtime Babylon Village resident and business owner Edward A. Anderson Jr. died Aug. 5, 2008 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip of complications from diabetes. He was 81 years old. More...

Matteo Petrera, beloved West Babylon teacher

Longtime North Massapequa resident and West Babylon teacher Matteo V. Petrera died September 17, 2008 in Maryland after an illness. The 73 year old, affectionately called "Mr. More...

Quick response to ceiling collapse at Babylon Junior/Senior High

No injuries reported in weekend incident

The Babylon School District welcomed back 1,859 students on Wednesday, September 3, 2008. More...

Sports teams in NB kick off season with parade

The Opening Day parade was held Mon. Sept. 1 for North Babylon sports teams. The parade went down Deer Park Avenue ending at Phelps Lane Pool. Shown are the 12-year-old North Babylon cheerleaders. More...

Annual Suffolk OTB charity golf outing; local and equine charities are beneficiaries

Monday, Sept. 15 proved to be a perfect weather day for the annual Suffolk Off-Track Betting Employee Charity Golf Outing. Held at Bethpage State Park, golfers tackled the Green Course as they generously assisted two deserving charities. More...

WBHS varsity football team recognized by U.S. Marines

Coach Albert Ritacco, stands alongside players from the West Babylon High School Varsity Football Team that were recently recognized by the United States Marine Corps for athletic excellence. Sgt. More...

Four arrested for break-in to home in North Amityville

Suffolk County Police arrested four men Wednesday after a burglary at an occupied home in North Amityville early this morning. Police gave this account: Two armed men entered a home at 45 North Ronald Dr. at 4:25 a.m. More...

 

Columnists - Free Access

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

IT WAS A VERY FITTING TRIBUTE for one of the longest and highly respected employees of Babylon Village, Mary Beth Wright, who served as confidential secretary to three Mayors—Gil Hanse, Don Conroy and Ralph Scordino for more than 30 years. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

The Animal Medical Center (better known as "the AMC") in Manhattan has been a pioneering veterinary hospital since 1910. More...

Poster Pets of the Week

Tori & Tammy above and Namath at right. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SATURDAY,October 4 •Amputee Support: 1:30 p.m, Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main Street, Bay Shore. For info., call 968- 3477. More...

Divine dollars go to St. Joseph's Church and local hospitals

When Helen Dodd, 104, died this year, she willed away 4.8 million dollars to local hospitals and a parish who took care of her family's spiritual and physical health. St. More...

Babylonian helps develop communications plan for third world countries

Brian Levine, the son of Anita Levine of Babylon, and the late Irwin Levine, graduated recently from New York University Medical School in May and is one of 40 scholars at NYU's Reynolds Foundation Program of Social Entrepreneurship. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Americans need Congress to act

The partisan bickering going on in Washington is a slap in the face to every citizen of this country suffering from the economic fallout from the failures of their elected officials to act responsibly and decisively in this mortgage and lending cri More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Veterans' position on BBS decision about the fair is unreasonable

It is with great sadness and frustration that I read last week's letter to the editor from the Commander of American Legion Post 94. More...













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