October 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Opposition in name only for Sweeney and Johnson

Republican N.Y.S. Senator Owen Johnson and Democratic State Assemblyman Robert Sweeney have run without major party opposition in the past. This year, however, both major parties have nominated candidates to run against them. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Gwaltney back playing on Long Island

He is arguably the best running back Long Island has ever had. His numbers top the record books. His name is synonymous with gridiron chatter, but Jason Gwaltney hadn't played in a football game in almost three years. More...

Panthers enjoy another great football season

Things have been bright as usual this season for Babylon football, and not just because of the new spotlights at the high school. More...

New West Islip honors program comes under review

Although trustees on the West Islip school board were in agreement that offering the International Baccalaureate Programme would benefit some students, some wondered if the program, at a cost of $337,000 over five years, made sense from a fiscal st 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 11 •Pediatric Health & Wellness Seminar: 9 a.m.- noon. Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. Free. More...

BVAC presents "Poets in the Village"

Babylon Village Arts Council presents "Poets in the Village" featuring Barbara Donovan, , a local Long Island poet, on Sunday, Oct.12 from 2-4 p.m. at the Babylon Public Library which is located at 24 S. Carll Ave. An open mic will follow. More...

Deer Park Fire Department honored by Leg. D'Amaro

Three former Deer Park Fire Department (DPFD) officials served as honorary Grand Marshalls and joined current Chief James Mare, department members and other local fire companies at a community parade to celebrate and commemorate the DPFD's 75th ann More...

Peter King faces 25-year-old challenger, Graham Long

Rep. Peter King, Long Island's only Republican congressman, is seeking his eighth term in the House of Representatives and the political pundits think the outcome of this election should be no different than the other seven. More...

Local folks in the News....

After demonstrating exceptional academic promise and outstanding performance on the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), Babylon Senior High School senior Victoria Barberich has earned the title of a 2009 Na More...

 

People/Social

Megan Kennedy to wed James Romano

M r . and Mrs. Edward Kennedy of Massapequa announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan, to James Romano, the son of Mr. And Mrs. James Romano of West Islip. A September, 2009 wedding is planned. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Because animals don't vote." Paul Harvey But you do. More...

Poster Pets of the Week

Cheech & Chong, left and Sheena, right More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Poetry in the Village: Sun. Oct. 12 from 2-4 p.m. •The Afterlife with Adrienne: Wed. Oct. 22 from 6:15-8:45 p.m. Come see real spirit communication! •Yoga: Wed. Oct. More...

Obituaries

Gordon Mason, raised in Babylon Village

Longtime Babylon Village resident and teacher Gordon Andrew Mason died in Hallandale, Florida after a long illness on August 6, 2008. He was 46. Born and raised in Babylon Village, he graduated from St. More...

Dr. Joseph Martocci, lived in Babylon Village

Longtime area obstetrician/gynecologist and area resident Dr. Joseph P. Martocci, died August 20, 2008 in West Islip. He was 84 and had delivered over 4,000 babies before his 1995 retirement. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Bring fire safety to your home and family

Although the number of deaths and injuries caused by fires in the home has declined gradually over the past decades, many residential firerelated deaths could have been prevented and continue to pose a significant public health problem. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Public Commentary

Reader wants an energy growth candidate for president

Dear Editor: Senator John McCain is for drilling for more oil in the good old United States of America. Senator Obama is for less oil for our soon-to-be-cold homes and ice cold showers. More...













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