May 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Babylon woman recalls growing up at Southards Farm

Gertrude Anna Hayes, nee Southard, recently returned to Southards Pond Park for a trip down memory lane. Mrs. Hayes, was born 98 years ago on Southards Farm, the daughter of Anna Hildagod Southard and Abraham Lincoln Southard. More...

Car hits gasoline pumps; explodes

A woman lost control of her car and struck a gasoline pump at a gasoline station at Albany Avenue and Great Neck Road on Sun., April 26. The accident caused the vehicle to quickly ingulf in flames and explode. Miraculously no one was hurt. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Deer Park athletes honored on and off the field

The Deer Park School District provides its students with opportunities to develop healthy minds and bodies through their successful athletic program. More...

Santapogue Elementary in West Babylon celebrates America

Santapogue Elementary School in the West Babylon School District displayed its patriotism on February 11th when it held the American Fair. Second graders performed poetry, told stories and sang songs. More...

Babylon HS students receive tips for journalism success

The Babylon High School Intro to Journalism class recently received some inside tips about succeeding in the professional world of writing when Newsday sportswriter Kimberley Martin visited the school. More...

Library

Thisweek at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Cupcake Floral Bouquets: Sat. May 9 from 3-4 p.m. For young adults. Free. •Digital Photography & your Computer: Mon. May 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10 fee. 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, May 8 •Breastfeeding your Baby Course: 7-9:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. $50 pp, 2 classes. More...

Exhibition Dahlia sale to be held May 21st

The Long Island Dahlia Society will hold a sale of exhibition grade dahlia tubers, Thurs, May 21, 8 p.m. in the HG Williams Community Center, Ritter Avenue, Massapequa. There will also be a dahlia basic class at 7 p.m. More...

Our Lady of Consolation hosts annual Pot of Gold Dinner

On March 22, Our Lady of Consolation hosted its third annual Pot of Gold Raffle Drawing and Dinner. This was a fund-raising event created in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. 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...

Lindenhurst takes aggressive approach to combat vacancies

It's not uncommon to see multiple storefronts with "For Rent" signs hanging in windows across America thanks to the current recession sweeping the nation. More...

North Babylon Schools propose reduced spending plan for 2009-10

North Babylon School District is asking for more tax money from local residents, but not that much, explained Dr. Robert Aloise, Superintendent of Schools. More...

Music and math come together in North Babylon

North Babylon High School Physics teacher Janice Brady recently teamed up with band instructor Frank Rizzo to teach students a valuable lesson about the connection between physics and music. More...

 

People/Social

Councilman Flotteron attends East Brentwood Department installation

Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron, shown, second from right, recently attended the East Brentwood Fire Department Installation at the Smithtown Sheraton in Hauppauge. More...

Leg. Barraga and Supv. Nolan meet with president of Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce

Leg. Tom Barraga (R) West Islip along with Islip Town Supv. Phil Nolan recently met with Donna Periconi, President of the Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce, to discuss several active community projects in the hamlet of Bay Shore. Leg. Barraga and Supv. More...

Babylon graduate being inducted into Suffolk Hall of Fame tonight

Jerry Brown of Lindenhurst, a Babylon High School graduate in 1943, will be inducted into the Suffolk County Hall of Fame tonight. Brown, who now lives in Lindenhurst with his wife Rita, helped lead the team to two Suffolk County Championships. More...

Columnists - Free Access

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

REMEMBER THE NECESSARY STORE? It was on Deer Park Avenue and carried everything, and I do mean everything. You could buy toys, clothes, kitchen utensils, glassware and much much more. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

May 30th "Parallel" Pet Event: -Microchip Clinic at the Last Hope Dog Walk One third of all pets will go missing in their lifetimes. A lost pet cannot recite his address or phone number. However, a microchip can do this for him. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Chille, veteran of three wars and IRS officer, of Copiague

Longtime Copiague resident and family historian Joseph J. Chille died April 17, 2009. He was 83. "When he died, much of our family history went with him," said his son Christopher of Copiague. "He was a great storyteller." Born in Brooklyn, Mr. More...

Opinion

Swine flu—a call to action

Editorial

Years ago, when immigrants came into the United States, they had to pass a health examination. More...

Downturn Déjá vu—a history lesson on the U.S. Economy

Public Commentary

We keep hearing it said that the current economic hard times afflicting the country are the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930's. That naturally raises the question: what were economic hard times like in the U.S. More...

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