May 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Connie Davis honored on her retirement

Connie Davis, who served as Babylon Town Commissioner of Human Services, has retired and was honored at a dinner Thurs., April 16 at the Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon. More...

Correction on NB budget story

A front-page story in last week's edition outlining the North Babylon School Budget for 2009-10 contained an error in the last paragraph. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Lindy schools have bus limit proposal on ballot

Lindenhurst parents are buzzing about bussing. On May 19, if residents approve a transportation proposition, 2,134 students currently getting bus services will not receive bussing services to Lindenhurst schools in the coming school year. More...

Concessions by teachers, administrators save teachers in West Islip

Four teaching positions were saved in the West Islip School District thanks to $274,600 in contributions from union employees and administrators. Theoriginal budget proposal called for 18 teacher cuts. More...

Pirates Day helps kick off PARP in Babylon Schools

Babylon Elementary S chool kicked off its Parents As Reading Partners (PARP) program with Pirates Day and a Kindergarten breakfast. Students and teachers dressed up as pirates to celebrate reading while eating. More...

Library

Thisweek at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Joel Sikowitz Orchestra: Sun., May 17 from 2-4 p.m. Free. •Solar Seminar: Mon., May 18 from 7-8 p.m. Free. •AARP Driver's Safety Class: Wed., May 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $14 fee. More...

Obituaries

Mary Ferrari, Babylon resident, ran a West Babylon beauty salon

Longtime Babylon Village resident and area business owner Mary A. (Grasso) Ferrari died March 28, 2009. She was 92. She was born Sept. 7, 1916 and raised in a home on Park Avenue in Babylon; she was the daughter of Frank and Angelina Grasso. More...

Opinion

Graduations are a cause for good wishes and community celebration

We are in the midst of celebrating the graduation of hundreds of thousands of college graduates and sending them out into a world that is filled with difficulties as well as opportunities, challenges as well as harmony, and certainty in an uncertai More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Public Commentary

A la carte budgets divide community Dear Editor: In response to the recent public commentary that appeared in the Beacon from Mr. More...

In the News

WB's National Honor Society inductees

West Babylon Junior High in the West Babylon School District held its National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony on March 26th. More...

Three seek two seats on Babylon School Board

Holding the line on property taxes while still providing Babylon's children with a good, quality education dominated the discussion at "Meet the Candidates Night" on Monday, May 4, 2009. More...

Judy Skillen named 2009 Service Award winner

The Babylon Village Community Volunteer Awards committee has selected Judy Skillen as the 2009 winner of the service award. More...

 

People/Social

Parent Resource Center of Deer Park offers the community a chance to discuss and share issues relating to the children

The Parent Resource Center is available to all members of the Deer Park community and serves as an outlet to meet and socialize with members of the community and the staff of the Deer Park Schools. More...

Columnists - Free Access

From the Desk of the Mayor

I would like to start by thanking everyone for their comments regarding this newsletter. Knowledge of the workings of your community can only bring out positive results. More...

Babylon News & Muse

Babylon News & Muse by Mary Gallagher ThePilot Club of Babylon had a busy month in April, holding their annual High- Tea for Seniors at the Presbyterian Church on May 19th. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

"Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair. More...

Events & Bulletin

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SATURDAY, May 16 •Big Brother/Big Sister Class: 11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. More...

Women to be honored at Ole Times Day May 17

The influence, importance, and history of the women in Babylon Village will be the topic of the "Ole Times Day" celebration being held by the Babylon Village Historical and Preservation Society on Sun., May 17th from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Travelers Club continues study of Poland

TheApril 20 meeting of the 103rd year of the Travelers' Club of Babylon was held at the home of Lynn Simmons. Mary Valentine presented a paper on the economy of Poland. In recent years, it has been recognized as an unqualified success story. More...

Legals - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICE

LINDENHURST UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ANNUAL MEETING AND NOTICE OF VOTE UPON THE APPROPRIATION OF THE NECESSARY FUNDS TO MEET THE ESTIMATED EXPEND ITURES FOR THE ENSUING YEAR (BUDGET V More...













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