October 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Biz report says NYS is high-spending state

This month the Business Council issued a release saying that the state's business tax climate is the second worst in the nation. New York ranked near the bottom in four of the five tax categories studied by the Tax Foundation. More...

America Votes 2008

Putting It All Together A Voter's Guide To The Candidates

Babylon Town Candidates Councilman Martinez, a naturalized citizen since 1997, grew up in Lynbrook and graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta. More...

Special Sections

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Cyrus: An Alternative Black Cat Tale for Halloween

There's power a-plenty in a purr. As little "Cyrus", a dime-a-dozen black kitten, lay in the road with two broken legs, he purred loudly, despite his pain. More...

Poster Pets of the Week

Ms. Pagliacci, More...

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

A MEMORABLE OCCASION. Charles B. J. Snyder was one of the most prominent building superintendents and architects for the New York City School Systems. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: FRIDAY, October 24 •New Mothers' Support Group: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. $50 x 5 sessions. More...

Coffee house to be held Oct. 25

The Presbyterian Church of Islip, 340 Main St., will hold a coffee house on Sat., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. A $5 donation includes an evening of music, coffee and desserts. Appearing will be Land of Canaan. More...

Vendors wanted for holiday fair

Vendors are wanted for a holiday fair to be held at St. Joseph's Church, 39 N. Carll Ave., Babylon, Sat., Nov. 22. Crafts and flea market merchandise will be featured. More...

Opinion

Our endorsements, New York State

At the center of this year's elections in the New York State Legislature is the single-vote majority that the Republicans currently hold in the Senate. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Levy's budget does not care for the poor in Suffolk

Dear Editor: Once again our leaders are showing us that while they always have plenty of money for the wealthy and war, they hardly ever have anything for the poor. More...

Today's news, Oct. 28:Babylon HS Presents the Broadway Musical Urinetown

A tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time of a terrible water shortage in a Gotham-like city is about to unfold on the stage at Babylon Junior-Senior High School as the school More...

New York State candidates talk finances: Tough decisions in tough times

The economy's flagging, consumer credit is tight, investments are in the basement, and the cost of gasoline and almost everything else is out of sight. What's a state to do? More...

Congressman Steve Israel faces Frank Stalzer in 2nd CD

Incumbent Congressman Steve Israel—a four term Democrat in the House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District—and businessman Frank Stalzer will duke it out on Election Day, Nov. 4. More...

 

People/Social

Local Girl Scouts achieve Silver Award

Girl Scouts Kimberly Block, Sydney Giannini and Larisa Zambelli recently received the Silver Award at a ceremony at Robert Frost Middle School. More...

Lions Club recognized as Model Club

The Babylon Lions Club received an award for becoming a Model Club in Lions International's Campaign Sight First II. The Banner Patch was presented by Past District Governor (PDG) Marie Petraitis. More...

Raising awareness in school zones

Suffolk County Leg. Wayne R. Horsley secured funding for "Smart Signs" which have been installed on Park Avenue, Babylon near the Babylon Memorial Grade School. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •NY Ghost Hunting Team: Mon. Oct. 27 from 7-8 p.m. •Things that Go Bump in the Night: Wed. Oct. 29 from 7-8 p.m. •Babylon Chorale: Sun. Nov. 2 from 2-4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Mary Howell, lifelong Babylon Village resident and volunteer

Lifelong Babylon Village resident Mary G. Howell, who loved her her community, died Sept. 22, 2008. She was 91-years old and was a devoted homemaker and area volunteer. More...

Robert Duley, 47 years old, of Lindenhurst

Former Massapequa and longtime Lindenhurst resident Robert E. Duley died Sept. 6, 2008 at his home. He was 47. He was born October 18, 1960 in Bethpage to Eugene W. and Elaine M. More...

Gertrude Caputo, 47-year Lindenhurst resident

Longtime Lindenhurst resident Gertrude Caputo, who had worked in Massapequa, died Sept. 13, 2008 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. She was 83. She was born to Harry and Mary (Liskin) Fogel on Jan. More...













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