July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

ASD wins $4.3 million state grant; it's one of only three awarded on Long Island

Bolstered by a $4.3 million New York State Education grant over the next five years, the Amityville School district is working to put together the most expansive and comprehensive after-school program in its history. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Super students study for their supper in Copiague schools

The stakes were high. And the steaks were waiting. Principal Michael Kelly promised his elementary students who landed a perfect score on the New York State English Language Arts (ELA) test this year a steak dinner. More...

Community's pride: Our 2009 Scholars and Graduates

•Sydney White, of West Islip, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. White is a sophomore anthropology major in the College of Arts and Sciences. More...

Deer Park students receive gripping testimony of historical events

Robert Frost Middle School kicked off its Author in Residence Program with Holocaust Survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan and her featured work Four Perfect Pebbles. More...

Library

Thisweek at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Sizzling Summer Grill: Wed., Aug. 5 from 7-8:30 p.m. Samples & recipes. •Kayaking on Long Island: Wed., Aug. 12 from 7-8 p.m. Adults. 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, Aug. 1 •Gray Panthers of Suffolk County: 1 p.m., West Islip Library. Age & youth working for social & economic justice. More...

Local resident promoted in NY National Guard

Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership. More...

West Babylon Girl Scouts visit Fire Island Lighthouse

Brownie Troop #1749, S.U. #23, recently visited the Fire Island Lighthouse where the girls enjoyed a nature walk and climbed to the top of the lighthouse, fulfilling the requirements for their Outdoor Adventure Try-It badges. More...

Legals - Free Access

Legals

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: SUFFOLK COUNTY. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF SASCO 2007-MLN1, Pltf. vs. ALBERTO NUNEZ, Deft. Index #07- 17285. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Aug. More...

Revote on bus transportation proposal in Lindenhurst School set for August 12th

A revote on the bussing proposition that eliminated school transportation for 2,134 Lindenhurst students has been scheduled for August 12. It was a controversial proposition. More...

Two rob Lindenhurst family at gunpoint

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Lindenhurst home Thurs., July 16, where three people were assaulted and robbed of cash. More...

Two armed gunmen break into Copiague home

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a burglary of an occupied basement apartment in Copiague Tues., July 21. More...

 

People/Social

West Babylon Girl Scouts visit the Long Island Children's Museum

Senior Girl Scouts from Troop 3820 recently accompanied Brownie Troop #1749 to the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City where they showed the younger girls around and explained the various works on display. More...

Good Samaritan Hospital honors nurses for outstanding achievements

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip recently honored its nursing staff at the Department of Nursing's Outstanding Nursing Excellence Awards luncheon. Good Samaritan recognizes that nurses are the key to outstanding patient care. More...

Babylon Memorial Grade School kicks off Read-a-Thon

As a kickoff to the school's Parents as Reading Partners Read-a-thon, members of Babylon Memorial Grade School showcased their creative acting skills and participated in a Readers' Theatre Ensemble. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Babylon News & Muse

The concerts at the Gazebo every Friday night have been great! It's a lovely (and inexpensive) way to spend a night out! More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

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Obituaries

Helen McCarthy, longtime Babylon Village resident

Longtime Babylon Village resident and loving family matriarch Helen E. McCarthy died May 12, 2009 after a long battle with pulmonary disease. She was 81, and loved best to spend time with her family. More...

Opinion

Make your summer an experiment in living

We have reached the mid-way mark of summer and if you have not taken the time to slow down and enjoy the wonderful events and places we have here on Long Island, now is the time to do that. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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Cartoon on Palin was in bad taste say readers

Dear Editor: This so-called cartoon regarding Sarah Palin is in extremely poor taste. I have been a lifelong reader, and have never been so disturbed that I've had to complain, even when you have stated erroneous facts. More...













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