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Local PO takes part in Police Unity Tour

Thisyear's event remembers SCPD OfficerGlenn Ciano

On Sun. May 9, Amityville Village Sgt. Brian Scott, will leave on a four-day, 300- mile bicycle ride as part of the Police Unity Tour. More...

NBSD looking at major layoffs to maintain tax rate increase at under 3%

After ten public hearings, the North Babylon School District adopted its proposed budget April 22, showing that the district will be making layoffs and other cuts—all in an effort to bring in a tax rate increase of less than 3 percent.   More...

Jason Golden of 110 Sand Company in West Babylon thanks Peter Schmitt

Jason Golden of 110 Sand Company in West Babylon, shown right, and an executive board member of the Long Island Contractors’ Association, thanks Peter Schmitt, Presiding Officer the Nassau County Legislature for his sustained advocacy of publi More...

Horsley unveils updated heroin mapping index

Legislator Wayne R. Horsley, in conjunction with the Suffolk County Department of Information Technology and Suffolk County Police Department, is proud to announce a new comprehensive and interactive heroin mapping index. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Maureen Humenik, OLPH Kindergarten teacher honored as 2010 Distinguished Educator Award

Maureen Humenik, a kindergarten teacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (OLPH) for nearly three decades, has received the prestigious, 2010 Distinguished Educator Award from Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation. More...

Just Kids -Four-Year-Old scholarships available

Just Kids, located at the Kellum Street School, is offering 66 scholarships for regular education children residing within the Lindenhurst School District to attend their halfday Universal Pre-K program beginning September 2010. More...

Just Kids Three-Year-Old scholarships available

Just Kids, located at the Kellum Street School, is offering 40 scholarships for regular education children residing within the Lindenhurst School District to attend their half-day Jump Start preschool program beginning September 2010. More...

Library

It’s Happenin’ At Your Library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •Home Staging: Wed., May 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. •No Bake Dessert: Thurs., May 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For teens.   •Victorian tea: Sun., May 16 from 2-3 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Martin H. Albert, Babylon Village resident, member of the Babylon Fire Department

When Jeff Weber first joined the Babylon Fire Department, he met Martin H. Albert, a longtime member. Weber recalls how the two often disagreed on things. Over the years, however, Weber said he gained a tremendous respect and admiration for Albert. More...

Philip Germinario, former Babylon Village resident, pilot and local volunteer

Flying, family and community. These were three things that former longtime Babylon Village resident Philip F. Germinario valued and loved. He died at his home in Cumming, Georgia on March 30, 2010 at the age of 83.   More...

Viola Dycka of Copiague, longtime parishioner at St. Boniface in Lindenhurst

Copiague resident Viola M. Dycka died April 3, 2010 at her Jervis Avenue home. She was 91.   More...

Legals - Free Access

Legal and Public Notices

NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING OF THE WYANDANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY, TOWN OF BABYLON, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of the Wyandanch Union Free School District, Town of Babylon More...

Today's News, May 13, 2010: Lindenhurst Village to vote on cab proposal

New company asks Village to okay adding his company to cabbie list

There could be more cabs a the train station and buzzing through Lindenhurst Village, if the Village Board grants an application for a new cab company to operate there... More...

Five candidates seek three seats on West Babylon School Board

Two incumbents and three newcomers cast hats in the ring

by Carolyn James  Five candidates, including two incumbents, are running for three seats on the West Babylon School Board. More...

WBSD proposed budget increases spending 2%; staffing cuts planned

Revenue losses drive up tax levy to 7.13 percent over current year

The West Babylon School Board adopted a proposed 2010-2011 budget $94.3 million, an increase of 2.08 percent over the current budget of $92.3 million... More...

It's time to "Play Ball" in North Babylon

North Babylon resident and Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-North Babylon) recently joined local elected officials, community leaders, parents and the real stars of the day – the ballplayers – as the North Babylon Youth League (NB More...

St. Paul’s reformed church in North Babylon celebrates 50th

St. Paul’s Reformed Church in North Babylon turns 50 this year. TheChurch is located on Phelps Lane right across from the town pool and ball fields and is the only church in North Babylon. Started by several local residents, St. More...

Accident Tuesday night keeps BFD busy

Wed., April 28: Babylon Firefighters and rescue volunteers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Simon and Cooper Streets last night. The accident occurred at approximately 6:45 p.m. More...

 

People/Social

Good Samaritan Hospital Cradle Club bundles newborns for Easter

More than 30 years ago, the Cradle Club became a standing committee of the Central Council of the Guilds of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. More...

Robert Drenckhahn of Lindenhust is honored

Lindenhurst resident, Robert Drenckhahn of Boy Scout Troop #383 recently received the prestigious Eagle Scout award.   Drenckhahn performed a community service project in order to complete the requirements for Eagle rank. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Last Saturday evening a friend called when she encountered a terrible surprise while pulling out the lawn furniture. Nestled in the back of the dark shed was a dead cat. More...

Events & Bulletin

This Week’s events

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SATURDAY, May 8   •Trumpet Spring Concert: 3 p.m., Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, 666 Albin Ave., West Babylon. For info., call 587-5185.   More...

US Navy reunion

USS Elokomin AO-55 of the U.S. Navy will hold a reunion Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 in Boston, Massachusetts. For information contact Robert F. O’Sullivan, 25 Denny St., Dorchester, MA 02125, call him at 617-288- 3755 or email theeloman@verizon.net. More...

Sophia Garden organic farm shares available for 2010 season

Sophia Garden, a CSA (Community Supported Agricultural) farm located at The Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Dominic, 555 Albany Ave., Amityville, has shares available for the 2010 season. More...

Opinion

Editorial:

Charter Schools are a brace against poor performing schools

Some say the passage of a bill in the New York State Senate to double the cap on the number of charter schools allowed in New York from 200 to 460 is a poke in the eye to the New York Teachers Union.  More...

Local governments go where Washington fears to tread

The nation’s toughest bill on illegal immigration signed into law last week by Arizona Governor Gov. Jan Brewer has raised considerable controversy and many questions. We think that’s great.   More...

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