December 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Babylon Town trips the lights fantastic!

Babylon Town held its annual Tree Lighting ceremony this weekend. In photo, Babylon Town Supervisor is shown with his daughter wishing residents a Merry Christmas. More...

Green Party elects chairs of National Committee

The Green Party of Suffolk announced that its chair Roger Snyder and secretary Ian Wilder have been elected to be co-chairs of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) Accreditation Committee (AC) and Presidential Campaign Support Committee (PCSC) More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Babylon HS singers to perform prestigious ensembles

Five Babylon High School choral students have been selected to perform during the 2009 NYSSMA All-State Winter Conference in Rochester, New York at the beginning of December. More...

Deer Park musicians hit the right note

The Deer Park School District announced that three high school students have been selected as New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Chorus members. More...

Bellew Elementary in West Islip raises money with painted pumpkins

Principal Dan Hunter and the faculty and staff at West Islip’s Paul J. Bellew Elementary School held their second annual Painted Pumpkin Contest and fundraiser for the building’s Cares & Shares Club. More...

Library

Thisweek at the Library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624   More...

Events & Bulletin

Commemorative Conklin House Bricks for Sale

The Steering Committee of the Nathaniel Conklin House has just released a limited num­ber of bricks from the original house built in 1803. They are being made available to the com­munity from the recent renovation of the structure. More...

THE BEACON’S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SATURDAY, Dec. 12 •Families Anonymous: 10 a.m., New Life Community Church (south entrance), 380 Lakeland Ave., Sayville. More...

Sumpwams Garden Club held monthly meeting at West Islip Library

TheSumpwams Garden Club held its Nov. 11 meeting at the West Islip Library. The club is planning many holiday projects to share members’ garden and flower arranging expertise with the community. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Islip will hold a public hearing on Mon., Dec. 14, 2009 at the Town Hall, 655 Main Street, Islip, NY on the following ap­plications More...

The Blizzard of '09

Mother Nature dumps more than 20 inches of snow on Long Island

The Blizzard of December ’09 dumped more than 20-inches of snow on Long Island, putting a screeching halt to holiday shopping. In towns and villages, the plows were out and workers tried to keep ahead of Mother Nature, without much success. More...

The women who brought the Fountain to Babylon

In the mid 19th Century women whose husbands had died or abandoned them fell on hard times. More...

In the News

Vaulting champion

West Islip ninth grader Courtney Von Braunsberg is the 2009 Suffolk County Vaulting Champion with a score of 9.525. More...

 

People/Social

North Babylon High School senior earns Eagle Scout honors

During a special ceremony before his family, friends, fellow troop members, advisors and local dignitaries, North Babylon High School Senior Sean Michael Hinphy received his Eagle Scout award, the highest recognized achievement bestowed by the Boy Sc More...

Treasurer Carpenter honors American Legion Boy's State recipient

Angie Carpenter, Suffolk County Treasurer presented Dominick Genn­aro with a proclamation recognizing his participation in the 2009 Ameri­can Legion Boys’ State, which was sponsored by American Legion West Islip Post No. 1738. More...

Our Lady of Lourdes in West Islip hosts first pasta night

On Sept. 15, Our Lady of Lourdes School in West Islip held its first pasta night to kick-off the start of the Italian Family Feast, which is hosted annually by Our Lady of Lourdes Church. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard it on the Grapevine

IT WAS LIKE A SCENE FROM “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” last weekend in Babylon Village. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

“Veronica”, a young, extremely friendly Beagle stayed in an outdoor kennel with 2 other dogs at a West Virginia shelter, a small facility run by a few dedicated souls trying to do the impossible. More...

Obituaries

Alida Jane Bidwell Callaghan, longtime Babylonian

Alida Jane (Bidwell) Callaghan died peacefully at her home Oct. 13, 2009. She had been a resident of Babylon for more than 50 years. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Nassau voters sent a message all politicos should listen to

The rumblings from Democratic quarters in Mineola are that the outgoing Democratic majority got the mes­sage in November’s election and are considering repeal­ing the very unpopular home energy tax. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

Green Party chair calls for ban on Tasers

The Green Party of Suffolk is outraged to discover that Suffolk County has been using Tasers against its residents. It is inconceivable that Suffolkhas continued to use Tasers afterresidents have died afterbeing tasered. More...













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