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Recession garden grows in Babylon

S.C. Leg. Wayne Horsley (D-Babylon) and some local residents teamed up to announce a Grow Green, Save Green initiative urging the public to revive the World War II practice of Victory Gardens to combat the down economy. More...

Babylon Majors Division heats up

The Babylon Little League's Boys majors division is heating up with the weather. All six teams have played over half their games, and the division is the closest and most competitive in years. Every Saturday at 1 p.m. More...

ECHO Community Service Group beautifies the community

ECHO (Encourage Children to Honor Our Community) is a new community service group in Babylon Village. Members will be completing various projects to beautify the community, such as clean-ups and plantings. More...

Islip Arts Museum presents Site Specifics '09 exhibition on view from June 6 to July 26

The Islip Art Museum will present Site Specifics '09, an exhibition of installations and mixed media work created by artists for the Carriage House. More...

Town of Islip is recipient of 2009 U.S. Environmental Quality Award

Supv. Phil Nolan and Councilman John Edwards have announced that Islip Town is the recipient of the 2009 United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Quality Award. More...

Special Sections

Columnists - Free Access

From the Desk of...

Once again, I would like to thank everyone for their feedback regarding this letter to the community. It appears that many residents were unaware of the numerous activities that occur on a daily basis in Village Hall. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Dogs are known for their loyalty. Some of the most faithful pooches in history have been immor t al ized in stone, verse or film. More...

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

What A Perfect Day For A Parade - The sun was shining— it was not too hot nor too cool. In fact the temperature was perfect: a great day for the best Memorial Day Parade on Long Island. 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, June 6 •Babylon Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale & Spring Fling: raindate June 13 & 14. More...

PeaceSmiths monthly coffeehouse meeting to be held June 5

PeaceSmiths monthly coffeehouse will be held Fri., June 5, 8 p.m. Thisis the last of the season, which runs, October to June. More...

Eastern Star Chinese auction

The Order of the Eastern Star will host its sixth annual Chinese auction Fri., July 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Amityville Masonic Lodge, 14 Avon Pl., Amityville. The doors open 6 p.m. Dessert and coffee/tea will be served and hot dogs will be sold. More...

Legals - Free Access

Legals

MATTHEW REILLY, P.I. LLC, Articles of Org. filed N.Y. Sec. of State (SSNY) 18th day of March 2009. Office in Suffolk Co. at 26 Railroad Avenue, Babylon, New York 11702. SSNY desig. Agt. Upon whom process may be served. More...

today's news, June 9

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Swine flu continues to hit local schools

Swine flu is catching on in Lindenhurst school district and North Babylon school district, each with one confirmed case. "We have had one confirmed case and the child is now back in school," said Superintendent of Lindenhurst Schools Neil Lederer. More...

WB math whizzes compete in LI Math Fair

Students from West Babylon Junior High School in the West Babylon School District competed in the final round of the Long Island Math Fair on May 1st at Hofstra University. Thestudents came up with some big wins in several categories. More...

Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence launches new campaign

On May 1 the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (SCCADV) launched its new fund-raising campaign, The Buck Starts Here to end domestic violence. Domestic violence is a crime that affects each and every member of society. More...

Babylon Teachers Association holding annual Scholastic Awards Dinner

Members of the Babylon community are getting ready to check to see whether their junior or senior high students will be receiving invitations to the Babylon Teachers Association Scholastic Awards Dinner. On Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 7 p.m. More...

Brumidi Lodge sponsoring Military Bridge

The Constantino Brumidi Lodge #2211, is sponsoring a scrapbooking event Sat., June 20, 10 a.m. at 2075 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park. Tickets are $40 for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a table to work at for 12 hours. More...

Supv. Nolan, Councilman Flotteron attend Power Squadron Change of Watch ceremony

Islip Town Supv. Phil Nolan, second from right, and Councilman Steve Flotteron, left, recently attended the Great South Bay Power Squadron's Change of Watch ceremony at the American Le- gion in Islip. More...

 

Schools/Sports

Babylon teacher named Regional Art Teacher of the Year

Babylon Junior-Senior High School art teacher and advisor for the school's Art Honor Society chapter, senior high art club, and coadvisor for the senior high student council Cheryl Schweider has been named the New York State Art Teachers' Associat More...

Local Scholars

•Named to the dean's list for the fall 2008 semester at Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland are the following local residents Emily Anderson and Chelsea Ryder of Babylon and Caitlin Lafferty of North Babylon. More...

Dana Baltrusitis is scholarship winner

Dana Baltrusitis of West Islip, this year's recipient of the Good Samaritan Guild Scholarship Award, is a 2008 gradute of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School. Baltrusitis served as a junior volunteer since her freshman year of high school. More...

Library

Thisweek at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. • 669-1624 •Garage Sale Gold: Sun., June 7 from 2-4 p.m. Free appraisal for 1 item for first 40 people. Free. •Summer Blood Drive: Mon., June 15 from 2-6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Susanne Beerli Hendricks, of Oak Beach

Longtime Babylon resident Susanne Beerli Hendricks died April 7, 2009. She had lived on Oak Beach for many years. Mrs. Hendricks worked as a stewardess for many years and, most recently, as real estate agent at Ramsay Realtors in Bay Shore. More...

John Bartow, 45-year volunteer Babylon firefighter

Longtime Babylon Village resident and volunteer firefighter John M. Bartow died April 3, 2009. Mr. Bartow was a dedicated member of the Babylon Fire Department Sumpwam Hose Co. More...

Opinion

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Swine flu gives school officials tough choices

Editorial

Thedecision of whether to close a school or keep it open when a community is hit by a health problem such as the recent swine flu is always difficult. Many factors come into play for those making those decisions. More...

Fuschillo opposes new law sealing criminal records

Public Commentary

To the Editor: The state budget passed last month includes a new law that will put our children, the elderly and other vulnerable New Yorkers at great risk. More...













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