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Schools/Sports

Former wrestling coach selected to Hall of Fame

Bill DeSario, former head wrestling coach and athletic director at Babylon High School, has been elected to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. More...

Babylon Junior-Senior High School financial aid seminar to be held January 6

TheBabylon Junior-Senior High School Counseling Department invites all parents and students in grades 11 and 12 to attend a financial aid seminar to be held Wed., Jan. 6, 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

The calamity behind this Christmas column started a month ago. 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, Dec. 25 •Bariatric Surgery Support Group: 9-10:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. For info., call 376-4444.   More...

Sen. Johnson's annual beach cleanup at Robert Moses State Park

Sen. Johnson’s annual Beach Cleanup Day at Robert Moses State Park on Sept. 20, was a huge success. Over 480 volunteers removed 1,700 pounds of debris from the shoreline. More...

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...

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Legals

SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF SUFFOLK WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2007-OPT1, ASSET – BACKED CER­TIFICATES, SERIES 2007-OPT1, Plaintiff against PAUL G. More...

Babylon students have breakfast with the man in red

A spectacular breakfast with Santa, held at the Babylon Elementary School on December 12, was yet another success. More...

Babylon Lacrosse prepares for upcoming season; registration underway

Plans are already underway for the Babylon Village Youth Lacrosse 2010 season and the BVYLC has scheduled a number of upcoming registration dates.   More...

 

People/Social

Welcoming the Christ Child into every home is long-held Hispanic tradition

Just as Joseph and Mary were looking for shelter before Jesus’ birth, Julietta Mieles reenacts that scene with her family and community each year.  More...

The Lauritanos of Massapequa celebrate an Italian-style Christmas Eve

Rachelina Lauritano of Massapequa, and her family continue a tradition that goes back three generations, and she said she decided to share it with our readers this year. Here's what she writes:   More...

A star-struck Christmas Eve for Polish families

It was the night before Christmas And all through the dwelling, ThePolish guests loved The pierogies they were smelling. Christmas Eve is a special night for Polish Americans.  More...

Library

Thisweek at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Tai Chi: Mon., Jan. 4, 11, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 22 from 10-11 a.m. $15 fee. •Teen Painted Keepsake Boxes: Thurs., Jan. 7 from 7-8 p.m. •Computer 1st Grade for Grownups: Wed., Jan. More...

Obituaries

Chester T. Gould, former Babylonian and local business owner

Chester T. Gould, 89, of Palm City, Florida, died Dec. 9, 2009 at his residence. Born in Lynbrook, he lived in Babylon and moved to Palm City Florida for 15 years. He was the owner/operator of Babylon Auto Glass for 31 years.   More...

Opinion

Editorial

Thetrue spirit of Christmas is upon us

The gifts are wrapped and beneath the tree; the walk is shoveled and the hot apple cider is sending wafts of warmth and sweetness throughout the house. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

We need sewer hookups for homeowners, not special interests

Dear Editor: The owner of the proposed Heartland Town Square project has contributed over $90,000 to the campaign funds of political parties and elected officials. Please see the attached.  More...













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