July 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Schools/Sports

Ducks ink former Major Leaguer Lombard, 2 others

Just a day after signing with the Ducks, George Lombard made a lasting impression in his debut. Lombard, who is in his 16th professional season, hit two home runs in the Ducks' 6-2 win over Southern Maryland, July 12. More...

Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association held its Dollars for Scholars Volleyball Challenge

On Tues., March 31, the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association held its fourth annual Dollars For Scholars Volleyball Challenge in the high school gymnasium. More...

Deer Park sends off its best and brightest

The Deer Park High School graduating class of 2009 entered the school gymnasium to applause from family, friends and district teachers and administrators who have supported them throughout their academic journey. More...

Obituaries

Amityville's Elsie Ciccotelli, at 79

Loving homemaker and beloved friend Elsie B. Ciccotelli of Amityville died June 25, 2009. The 79- year old loved to spend time with her family and friends. "She had so much good will," said her friend of 40 years, Ginny Siani of Bay Shore. More...

In the News

W. Babylon official honored by Clinton Foundation

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Dominic Palma of the West Babylon School District is being honored by President Bill Clinton's Alliance for a Healthier Generation. More...

BHS grads celebrate

Babylon High School seniors celebrated in a big way at a combined graduation/block party Sun., July 5. The graduates were joined by family, friends and many of their fellow seniors. High school teachers Mr. Proccachini and his wife and Mr. More...

 

People/Social

"Tough Book" laptops to put Town of Islip on cutting edge of code enforcement

A 1st on Long Island, advanced field computers and wireless access will cut costs, save time, and streamline the entire investigative process. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

The following poem, <IT by One author unknown , i s dedicated to the many senior dogs in shelters hoping for someone to notice them and to the fine people who do: One by One One by one, they pass by my cage Too old, too worn, More...

Library

Thisweek at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Boating Safety Course: Sat., July 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 fee pp. 14+. Also on Sat., Aug. 1. •Sizzling Summer Grill: Wed., Aug. 5 from 7-8:30 p.m. Samples & recipes. More...

Events & Bulletin

West Islip Civic Association continues to address development in hamlet and other concerns

Development was clearly on the minds of of the West Islip Association's (WIA) members and it became a major topic at a recent board meeting. More...

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SATURDAY, July 25 •Bariatric Surgery Support Group: 9-10:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. For info., 376-4444. More...

Babylon Tuna Club tournament set for Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sun.

The Babylon Tuna Club's 53rd annual tournament, takes place July 23 to 26. Thepublic is invited to attend the following events at the municipal dock in Babylon Village. On July 23, 6 p.m. More...

Opinion

Make some time Friday for Wounded Warriors

On Friday, the Wounded Warrior Project comes to Babylon with its inspiring Soldier Ride through the Town of Babylon and down to the Town's beaches. Theevent kicks off with a ceremony in front of Babylon Town Hall at 9 a.m. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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We need election reform in New York State

Dear Editor: In regards to your July 9 editorial concerning the stalemate in New York State Senate (In this case, the means justify the end): These elected Senators care more about their political party affiliation than serving the needs of the More...













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