October 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Lindenhurst School Board unveils restructuring plan to community; if approved, Bower will be closed

While the decision is not final, Lindenhurst School officials said this week that if the district moves forward to close an elementary school next year, it will be Bower Elementary School on Montauk Highway.   More...

Sharrot on college soccer team

Kaitlyn Sharrot of West Islip, NY is a participating member of the SUNY Delhi Women's Soccer Team. Sharrot is pursuing an associate degree in Liberal Arts at Delhi. More...

Town to deliver $3.5 million tax cut; budget hearing Nov. 4th

A public hearing on a proposed 2011 budget for the Town of Babylon will be held Nov. 4. The new fiscal plan is expected to reduce the total real property tax for the town by 5 percent, passing along a minimum total tax reduction of $3.5 million. More...

Babylon Village to hold two public hearings October 26

The Babylon Village Board of Trustees set two public hearings for Tues., Oct. 26. More...

NB Library celebrates 50th anniversary

Back in August 1960, five community leaders came together to bring North Babylon residents something they had previously only dreamed of having – their very own library. More...

Now is the time to investigate health care plan alternatives

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the national dialogue on health care has encouraged them to review their health benefits more closely during this year’s open-enrollment period, according to a new survey by United Healthcare. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

News 12 recognizes Bay Shore H.S. valedictorian Katie Lawlor

With a weighted grade point average (GPA) of 100.71, Bay Shore High School valedictorian Katie Lawlor is well prepared for the academic challenges of a Georgetown University education. More...

Babylon Football: Babylon beats Bayport, 45-21

The Babylon Panthers pounded the Bayport Phantoms 45-21 at Bob Sullivan Field in Bayport last Friday night. The Panthers sought revenge for last year’s Bayport victory knocking Babylon out of the 2009 playoffs. More...

Back to School with Diabetes

Back to school can be stressful for everyone, but for children living with diabetes, preparing to go back to school is much more complicated. More...

Library

It’s Happenin’ At Your Library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624   •Zumba with Bobbi Ann: Sat., Oct. 25 from 7-8 p.m. Also Nov. 1,8,15. $20 fee. 18+.   •The Afterlife with Adrienne: Mon., Oct. 27 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. 18+. More...

Events & Bulletin

Calendar of Events

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SATURDAY, Oct. 23   •Autism Lecture: 9 a.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. For info., call 376-4444. More...

Barraga reminds women about mammograms

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and S.C Leg. Tom Barraga (R-West Islip) joins in the breast cancer awareness campaign by reminding women to make an appointment this month for a mammogram.   More...

Helping Hands Red Ribbon week set for Oct. 27

Helping Hands October Red Ribbon Week Celebration will be held Wed., Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 1728 on Union Boulevard. The group will be collecting back-to-school clothes, Halloween costumes and teddy bears.   More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

Your right to know

Notice of formation of Long Island Management Solutions LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 8/27/10. Office located in Suffolk County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. More...

Update: bus driver in Monday's accident dies

Piters Calixte, 56, of Westbury, who was driving the school bus that collided with an oil tanker on October 25 on Sunrise Highway in Amityville, died of his injuries this morning at Stony Brook University Medical Center.  More...

West Islip vs. East Islip Selected Again as Great American Rivalry Series
 Classic New York Football Rivalry Receives National Attention

Lions and Redmen square off Saturday, Oct. 30

Bring on the face painting, crowd cheering, car-pooling, cookouts, pep rallies, halftime showdowns, hometown pride... More...

Heather Glenday named Swimmer of the Week

Tampafreshman Heather Glenday, a 2010 graduate of Babylon High School who now attends the University of Tampa posted a pair of wins in the Spartans’ 139- 108 win over Florida Southern. More...

Vietnam Wall replica comes to our area

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There was a unexpected silence as students from West Islip walked through the Dignity Memorial on the grounds near the West Islip Library. More...

One dead, three injured in Sunday’s plane crash in East Farmingdale

A 1969 Marchetti plane left Republic Airport at approximately 9 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 17. Moments later the plane apparently lost power and crashed in a residential area of East Farmingdale on East Carmans Road.   More...

Healthy Ideas

(NAPSA)-FIRMAGON(r) (degarelix for injection) is a GnRH antagonist and gives men with locally advanced prostate cancer an important treatment alternative in their quest to beat advanced prostate cancer. More...

 

People/Social

Amityville Artists Circle installs new officers

The Amityville Artists Circle installed new officers at the Sept. 14 meeting in the Circle Gallery. More...

Deer Parks Charles Rutenberg Realty welcomes new associate broker

Charles Rutenberg Realty has announced the addition of Mike Ahmed, of Deer Park as associate broker.   More...

Fire Island Association welcomes Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter

Gerry Stoddard, president of the Fire Island Association welcomes Suffolk County Treasurer, left, and NYS Assemblywoman Ginny Fields, right, to the re- cent meeting held in the Village of Ocean Beach. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Where do you hold a gigantic pet breed convention in New York City? At the Javits Center, of course. More...

Babylon News & Muse

•Get well wishes to Fred VanBourgondien, who recently had surgery. Fred is back at home to recover.   More...

Obituaries

Barbara Schlerf, former West Islip Economics teacher, Memorial Service scheduled for November 6

A memorial service will be held for retired West Islip Home Economics teacher Barbara Schlerf on Sat., Nov. 6 in Babylon. Schlerf, who spent most of her life on Long Island, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sept. More...

Opinion

Guest Editorial: Technology is no excuse to ignore personal responsibility and human decency

I would like to applaud the Beacon for your editorial, “Technology isn’t cruel, people are” which addressed the issue of the Rutgers student who committed suicide after his roommate had posted videos of him online. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

Readers’ Voices: Constitutional question vital

Dear Editor,   I am appalled at the course our Constitution may take should the U.S. Supreme Court rule that the torment, ridicule and inflaming of hatred be permitted at a private church funeral of a fallen U.S. Marine. More...













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