April 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

BBPW holds scholarship cocktail party

TheBabylon Business and Professional Women's organization held its annual Scholarship fundraiser recently. Shown at the event are, left to right, Katherine Fallon, Gail Askoff and Jeanne Ramsey. See story and more photos on page 2.) More...

Readers can write to soldier in Iraq

Babylon Village resident Linda Scordino, teacher and wife of Mayor Ralph Scordino, had a student who is now serving in Iraq. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

BHS students head to New York City

After reading J.D. Salinger's novel Catcher in the Rye, students in James Schappert's tenth-grade English class and Katie McGrorty's ninthgrade English class at Babylon High School attended field trip to Central Park in New York City. More...

Babylon Village Arts Council inspires young artists

As part of the Babylon Village Arts Council commitment to inspire young artists, Ed Lee, local artist, is seen in photo, instructing young cartoonists, in drawing techniques. More...

Babylon Elementary School enjoys PARP Bingo

BINGO! An over capacity crowd came out to tr y their luck at Babylon Elementary School PARP Bingo. Winners of the "reading contest" cal l ed the bingo games. Volunteers put together a family fun night to remember. More...

Library

Thisweek at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Green Home: Mon. April 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. Free adult program. •Astronomy: Tues. April 7 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Free adult program. •Floral Design Art: Wed. April 8 from 7-8 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, April 4 •Amputee Support: 1:30 p.m., Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main Street, Bay Shore. For info., call Jodi Adler at 968-3330. More...

Nolan orders highest penalties on L.I. for zoning code violators

In a move that could send illegal, multi-family apartment owners running for the hills, Islip Town Sup. Phil Nolan has ordered the Town Attorney's office to draft the highest zoning code violation penalties on Long Island. More...

BVAC presents Poetry in the Village

The Babylon Village Arts Council will present its Poetry in the Village Series on Sun., April 19, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Babylon Village Library, 24 South Carll Ave. The featured poets are Denis Jules Gray and Shannon Levi. More...

Opinion

MTA takes public for a ride

Editorial

A plan to financially shore up the poorly managed MTA and pass along the cost onto every wage earner in New York State is another example of a misguided and unfair tax policy that the public must protest and protest loudly. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Fuschillo calls for campaign against MTA payroll tax

Public Commentary

Dear Editor: Previously, I wrote to inform your readers about my opposition to the MTA's proposed payroll tax, which would require all Long Island employers to pay a one-third of one percent tax on all employee wages. More...

Village and Babylon Cove residents reach settlement

Homeowners agree to file and abide by original covenants and restrictions

After more than four years of legal wrangling, the Village of Babylon and homeowners of the Babylon Cove at Bridgeview Townhouse complex have settled their dispute. More...

Babylon Village budget hearing set for April 6th

Spending to be cut by $667K

A public hearing on the Babylon Village budget for 2009- 10 fiscal year will be held Mon., April 6 at 7 p.m. The new budget calls for $667,000 or almost 8 percent less in spending than last year's budget of $8,537,235. More...

Deer Park Lady Lions Cheerleading Team places in LI Cheering finals

The West Islip Cheerleading team placed fifth in the Long Island Cheerleading Coaches Association Finals (LICCA) held at Suffolk Community College in February. More...

 

People/Social

Babylon Business & Professional Women's Scholarship Dinner

Full Story

West Islip Allstate agent named Agent Hero

Allstate agent James Jackson, whose office is located at 166 Higbie Lane in West Islip, was recently named an Agent Hero by Allstate Insurance Company's New York Region for awarding a $1,000 grant to a local youth program. More...

West Babylon student accepted into People to People World Leadership Forum

Kristi Melfi, a student at West Babylon Junior High School, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. More...

Columnists - Free Access

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

A PARTY FOR "LIBBY" ORR. "Libby" was honored at a party recently held at the home of her niece, Priscilla Allers. Thefriends of "Libby" who attended just raved about the food. More...

From the Mayor's Desk

Dear Residents of Babylon Village...

I would like to start this column, which will run in the Beacon from time to time, thanking everyone who voted in the last election. Voting is a privilege and responsibility. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

There is one absolute dogdom: Never buy a puppy from a pet store. Don't even go in. Follow Dionne Warwick's advice and "Walk On By". Here are 10 reasons why: #1) No responsible breeder on earth sells puppies to stores. More...

Obituaries

Frank Thompson, former Babylon Village resident

Longtime former Babylon Village resident and fishing enthuthiast Frank Edward Thompson died March 7, 2009 in Chesapeake, Virginia. He was 82. He was born in Brooklyn to Herman and Gertrude Thompson and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. More...

Mildred Dionian, former Bay Shore resident and business owner

Longtime Bay Shore resident and former business owner Mildred H. Dionian died Feb. 21, 2009 in Seminole, Florida. She was 87. More...

Joan Wagner, raised in Babylon and graduate of Babylon High School

Former Babylon resident Joan Kimmerle Wagner died Jan. 14, 2009 in Morehead City, North Carolina. She was 78. She was raised in Babylon and had graduated Babylon High School in 1947. Mrs. More...

Legals - Free Access

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION BABYLON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF BABYLON, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Babylon Union Free School District More...













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