January 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

It will be better at night at DP athletic fields

Friday Night Lights— it isn't just a show about a Midwest football team on NBC. It could be a reality for Deer Park students, if plans to erect night lights on the high school football field go forward. More...

Former BHS athlete one of two charged in accidental death of West Babylon teen

A 2007 Babylon High School graduate, and Panther football star, has been charged in connection with the accidental death of a 14-year-old who apparently died of exposure Thurs., Jan 1. More...

Babylon Social Studies teachers attend annual LICSS Conference

Eight members of the Babylon High School social studies department were joined by several colleagues from Babylon Elementary and Babylon Memorial Grade Schools at the 2008 Long Island Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference. More...

Special Sections

Columnists - Free Access

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

IT WAS A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE for Alice and Joe Vanderveldt and their children Meredith and Joe. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Editor's Note: We are pleased to announce that Joanne and "Pets, Pets, Pets" have 5 nominations in the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) 2008 Writing Competition. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Design your own Lamp: Sat. Jan. 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. For young adults. •Organize & Declutter your World: Mon. Jan. 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. •AARP Driver's Safety Class: Wed. Jan. More...

Obituaries

Leonard Weinstein, Babylon graduate & longtime West Islipian

Longtime Babylon and West Islip resident Leonard Weinstein died Dec. 1, 2008. He was 90. Born in Brooklyn, he was a graduate of Babylon High School and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed in Riverhead. More...

Opinion

Garrett Quedens' death is a sobering reminder that foolish decisions can ruin lives

Editorial

Young people should be able to make some foolish mistakes and move on with their lives, hopefully smarter and wiser. That's the way life is supposed to work. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Another perspective on Bush legacy

Public Commentary

Dear Editor: Helloooo... Is anybody there? Do you automatically publish all letters from Ernie Howell no matter how disconnected he is with the real world? (See editorial page 12/10/08). More...

Massapequa Girls Swim Team's 200 Free Relay Receives All County Honor

Massapequa Chiefs swim team had a successful season coming in eighth in Nassau County. The 200 free relay team came in sixth place and received All County honor. More...

Today's news, Jan. 12: Two charged with break-ins to cars at movie complex

Suffolk County Police arrested two men and charged them with possession of burglars tools and attempted petit larceny after the men tried to break into cars parked at the United Artist movie theater in East Farmingdale. More...

Local folks in the News...

Free books for West Babylon's Forest Avenue School

The West Babylon School District stresses the importance of reading, especially for its elementary school students. More...

Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition hosts Pajama Party

Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBCC) is hosting a Girls Pajama Party, Fri., Feb. 6, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Huntington Hilton, Route 110, Melville. More...

 

Schools/Sports

DP schools ramp up recycling efforts

The Deer Park Board of Education has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Town of Babylon to recycle at every school. More...

Babylon HS students are award winning musicians

Thirty-five first graders in Karen Newman and Jessica Ciampi's classes from Harding Avenue Elementary School in the Lindenhurst School District recently paid a visit to the senior citizens at the Rainbow Center. More...

West Babylon Junior High students vote their minds

Students at West Babylon Junior High School in the West Babylon School District participated in a mock election on Nov. 3. 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, Jan. 11 •Debtors Anonymous: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 33 Bay Shore Rd., Room 9, Deer Park. Free. For info., call 917-319-2819. More...

Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers services

The Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers a comprehensive program of shelter and non-residential supportive services for victims of dating and domestic violence. More...

Good Samaritan Medical Center appoints Client Service Manager

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, of West Islip, recently appointed Maureen Homenick, client service manager. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF SUFFOLK - COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP FOR THE BENEFIT OF HSBC BANK USA, N.A. C/O COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, AGAINST RUDOLPH WRIGHT, ET AL., Defendant(s). More...













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