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Memorial service Barbara Schlerf Saturday, Nov. 6 - Free Access

Former West Islip teacher

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

Services today for Ken Brown

Deer Park resident and husband of former Councilwoman Francine Brown

Thurs., Nov. 4: Funeral services will be held tonight and tomorrow for Ken Brown, husband of former longtime Babylon Town Councilwoman Francine Brown, who died Monday, Nov. 1. More...

SPCA offers reward for arrest and conviction of cat killers

The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for throwing two kittens from a moving vehicle on the Southern State Parkway.   More...

ELECTION 2010: Incumbent Congressman Steve Israel faces opposition from Republican John Gomez

In New York’s 2nd Congressional District, incumbent Steve Israel is being challenged by John Gomez. Israel is running on the Democrat, Independence and Working Families party lines and is seeking a sixth term. More...

Voters' Guide to Local Races: Babylon/Islip

U.S. CONGRESS   3rd District Incumbent Pete King   Running on the Republican, Independence and Conservative lines   More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

West Babylon students participate in “Renew New York” Program

West Babylon High School students recently had the opportunity to speak with NYS Sen. Owen Johnson, as well as United States Congressman Steve Israel. More...

Students from Babylon and West Islip win Astoria Federal Savings Essay Contest

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, Astoria Federal Savings held its fifth annual essay contest for children, ages five to 12, asking them to complete the statement: “If I save a lot today, in the future I could…” Hundreds More...

Babylon School District holds informational parent workshop

Babylon School District invites all community members to attend a drug and alcohol parent workshop called Prevention Tips for Parents – What is Your Plan on Wed., Nov. 17, 7 p.m. in Rowe Hall at Babylon High School.   More...

Library

It’s Happenin’ At Your Library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624   •Harry Potter Hallow’s Book Discussion: Tues., Nov. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Grades 6-12 with an adult and 18+. •AARP Defensive Driving: Tues., Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Events & Bulletin

Calendar of Events

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SATURDAY, Oct. 30   •Farmer’s Market: 7 a.m.-12 p.m., 9/11 Memorial Parking Lot, Route 110, Amityville.   More...

North Babylon Youth Services Halloween Dance October 29

North Babylon Community Youth Services, 213 Phelps Ln., North Babylon, is hosting a Halloween barn dance Fri., Oct. 29, 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is non-perish- able food donations for the Town of Babylon Food Pantry. More...

Babylon Day Unit monthly meeting November 3

The Babylon Day Unit of Suffolk County Homemakers will host its next monthly meeting Wed., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. at Babylon Town Hall Annex, Phelps Lane, North Babylon. The meeting will feature a presentation on Medicare information. More...

Opinion

Guest Editorial: The Beacon’s local endorsements, 2010

The candidates running for office next week are not the only ones facing challenges this year. Voters, poll watchers and Board of Elections will face the challenge of getting through this first general election with new voting machines.  More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

Some intriguing questions about government

Dear Editor,   How come most female candidates who have falsified their resumes are vilified, while many male candidates who phony their backgrounds are given a pass? Does that mean the gender gap has become a chasm?   More...

West Islip School Sup't and board set goals; move to multi-year budget plan

The West Islip School District announced a dozen goals and objectives for the 2010-2011 school year, which include developing a three-year budget plan for excess funds and giving every school wireless access to the internet. More...

The West Islip School District

The Babylon Panthers blanked the Port Jefferson Royals 42-0 last Saturday at Pop Kessling Field in Port Jefferson. A dozen Panther backs roared for 265 yards on 53 carries. The defense limited the Royals to only 52 yards rushing and 76 passing. More...

ELECTON RESULTS: Republicans take NYS Senate and House of Representatives

Democrats revel in victories in Albany and on Long Island

By Carolyn James Voters who wanted change two years ago when Barack Obama was swept into office, when Democrats took control of the House and Senate and when they wrested it from the Republicans in the New York State Senate, wanted change again. More...

One seriously injured in bustanker collision trafficon Sunrise Highway tied up for hours

The driver of a school bus was critically injured this morning when the bus collided with a 2001 Peterbilt oil tanker. Theaccident occurred at Sunrise Highway near Albany Avenue, shortly before 7 a.m., and tied up trafficfor hours.   More...

Incumbent Congressman Pete King faces opposition from Democrat Howard Kudler

In New York’s 3rd Congressional District, incumbent Peter King is being challenged by Howard Kudler. King, who was first elected to Congress in 1992, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Tax Revolt party lines. More...

 

People/Social

Rotarian Stewart McLaughlin swore in Board

Rotarian J. Stewart McLaughlin recently swore in the 2010-2011 Bay Shore Rotary Board. More...

Bay Shore Historical Society celebrates 25 years

At the Bay Shore Historical Society’s 25th anniversary dinner, S.C. Leg. Tom Barraga swore in new board members.   More...

Sen. Owen Johnson helps support annual Babylon to Beaches Soldier Ride

Sen. Owen H. Johnson and other state and local officials gathered with Leslie DeMarco, Secretary of the Long Island Blue Star Moms, Chapter NY6, showing their support at the third annual Babylon to Beaches Soldier Ride on July 23. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Babylon News & Muse

•Get well wishes to both Uwe Paulsen (former owner of LaGrange) and Paul Steinberg. Fortunately, both Bill France and Fred VanBourgondien are both on the mend.   More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Thanks to a registered microchip, “Marshmallow” is back in his Deer Park home after being lost for two and a half years. More...

Obituaries

Barbara Griesmer, longtime Babylon and West Islip school bus driver

Barbara Joan Griesmer, known as "Miss Barbara"; by students and parents of the West Islip and Babylon Village school districts, died at her home on Aug. 27, 2010 after a long battle with colon cancer. She was 78 years old. More...

Jim Wilson, former West Islip resident, served in the U.S. Army

Former longtime area resident James Francis Wilson died Sept. 18, 2010 in Centerville, Ohio where he has lived for the last 12 years. He was 82 and was described by his family as a loving father and grandfather.   More...













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