October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

NBSD policy suspension policy raises controversy

The North Babylon Football team donned bright blue uniforms on Sept. 18, but they neither blitzed nor tackled. Instead, they charged into a school board meeting, filling two rows, to protest the ineligibility of 12 team members. More...

Supervisor Nolan, Town Board attend sign dedication

Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan, shown third from right, and the Islip Town Board recently attended a street renaming ceremony in Brentwood to dedicate a street sign to the first Long Island soldier to perish while serving his county in Operation More...

Two candidates square off for seat on Town Board

Two candidates running for Babylon Town Board have clear political distinctions. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Babylon 11-year-olds LL players sweep opening weekend games

The Babylon 11 year-old Fall Ball team started their first weekend of baseball going 2-0 on September 20 and 21. The team is playing in the 11-12 year old division of the North Babylon Fall Baseball League. More...

Babylon students starting new school year

On Sept. 3, the first through twelfth-grade students in the Babylon School District boarded familiar yellow school buses and went back to 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...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

Babylon Village Historical Society to host meeting

The Babylon Village Historical Society will hold a general meeting on Sun. Nov. 2, from 2 to 4 pm at the museum, located on W. Main St. in Babylon Village. More...

Babylon Green Party gatherings first Wednesday of every month

On Wed. Nov. 5, 7 p.m., the Babylon Green Party Gathering will host Professor Karl Grossman for a post-election talk on Media Reform. The event will be held at Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Ave, Babylon and reached at631-321-1231. More...

Opinion

Our choices, national and local

Town of Babylon In the Town of Babylon two very competent and caring individuals are running for the board. Both have a history of working for their communities and families. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Reader opposes no-contest campaigns

Dear Editor A recent front page story, "Opposition in name only for Sweeney and Johnson," must have come as a huge relief to scores of political jobholders worried sick lest they be forced to work hard this year helping to re-elect Democratic Ass More...

Legals - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICES

ACCOUNTING CITATION File No. More...

Knights nip Panthers 37-34 in overtime thriller

Babylon bounces back to slam Shoreham

It was a huge crowd at Williams Field on Saturday night, October 18, to see a battle between two unbeaten teams fighting for the top spot in Suffolk's Division IV standings. They expected a beauty and they got more than they expected. More...

DP schools take a walk on the Green side

In a bold new green step, the Deer Park School District will recycle the usual suspects—aluminum, plastic and paper—and at the same time, save money. More...

BHS senior earns national recognition

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...

Leg. Stern dedicates new Edgewood Preserve signs

S.C. Leg.Steve Stern (D-Huntington) 16th LD joined with Friends of the Edgewood Preserve to dedicate two new signs located on Commack Road marking the north and south borders of the preserve. More...

 

People/Social

WB athletes team up with Sen. Owen Johnson at beach clean up project

The West Babylon girls soccer team is shown with New York State Senator Owen Johnson at the 2008 Beach Clean-up event. The team volunteered their time at this event. More...

Pilot Club donates hydroponic garden to Southside Hospital

The Pilot Club of Babylon recently presented a hydroponic garden system to the brain injury unit of Southside Hospital for use by its patients during the winter when they cannot garden outdoors. More...

Babylon Travelers Club

The Babylon Travele rs' Club held the first meeting of its 103rd year on Oct. 6 at the West Islip Library. T o begin the year's study of Poland., Nancy Newton's paper, Landscape of Poland, was read. More...

Columnists - Free Access

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

30TH REUNION FOR CLASS OF 1978 Members of the class started the weekend off at the high school on Friday night where they heard their classmate, Billy Tomei give a presentation of his one-man show. The show was a fundraiser for the school. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Time for a Halloween horror story, courtesy of my recently rescued Afghan Hound, master of the macabre and misinterpreter of all things mundane. It's called "The Emasculation of Edgar Afghan Poe". More...

Poster Pets of the Week

"Max incognito"

Max in purple wig and then in tiger mask More...

Obituaries

Retired Babylon High School principal, John Stack

Longtime Babylon High School teacher and principal John A. Stack died September 28, 2008 in Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport after complications from a fall. He was 89. More...

Louise Combs, West Babylon Octagenarian

West Babylon resident, Louise C. Combs died September 23, 2008 at the Berkshire Nursing Home. She was 100 years old. She attributed her longevity to her "strong New England backround," according to her family. More...

MaryJane Curran, 15 year Bay Shore resident

Bay Shore resident and loving mother MaryJane Curran died Sept. 25, 2008. She was 64 years old. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Farmingdale, she lived in Brentwood for many years before moving to Pinewood Place in Bay Shore. More...













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