January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Parents raise concerns about education standards in Babylon School District

Local group formed to bring parents-district together

At the first meeting of the Babylon Academic Committee for Excellence, the seven founding parents had hoped to discuss a poll they conducted, and recent troubling State test scores for the Babylon School District. But instead, they listened.  More...

A Gala was held for outstanding physical education students

The Suffolk Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation recognized West Islip High School seniors Ali Foote and Mike Sagl as Outstanding Physical Education Students at a gala event held Dec.1 at the Hyatt Rege More...

The following West Babylon High School students were recently inducted into the National Honor Society:

Ramy Abbady Gerard Agostinello Nicholas Aprea Nicole Avitabile Matthew Ballone Luke Baranek Andrew Battifarano Philip Beck Brianne Borthwick Jennifer Buscemi Jessica Byrne David Cain Roxana More...

Taking a balanced approach – Ingenious Ways To Shed Pounds

(NAPS)—If you’ve long felt you’ve had a slim chance of being slender, you may be glad to know you can take a balanced approach to your health and not have to give up all the good things in life. In fact, you may have to add a few. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

West Babylon Schools kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration will take place in the West Babylon School District from Feb. 7 through Feb. 11, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

West Islip Our Lady of Lourdes Scout Troop asks for donations to help Islip Animal Shelter

At Our Lady of Lourdes in West Islip the Cadette/Senior Girl Scout Troop 1082 is working on their community service project and is asking for donations to help the Islip Animal Shelter. More...

Lindenhurst School District announces dates for kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration for the Lindenhurst School District will be held for the 2011-2012 school year on the dates and times listed below. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Starting with the disclaimers “pet accidents happen” and “no dog is immune from getting lost”, the following is a dog lover’s nightmare. More...

Events & Bulletin

Music Lovers Club meeting January 31

The fourth meeting of the 85th years of the Music Lovers Club will be held Mon., Jan. 31, 1 p.m. with a free concert to follow at 2 p.m. Pianist Doris Ann McMullen will perform. All are welcome as a guest or potential members. More...

Volunteers needed to sew and make drawstring backpacks for military children; event Jan. 29th

Suffolk County 4-H will sew and make drawstring backpacks to fill and donate to children of deployed soldiers as part of Operation: Military Kids. More...

Suffolk County Homemakers to meet Feb. 2

The Babylon Day Unit of Suffolk County Homemakers will host its next monthly meeting, Wed., Feb. 2, 10 a.m. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices -

Your right to know

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Islip will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 at the Town Hall, 655 Main Street, Islip, NY on the following applications at the times listed or as s More...

Babylon Village residents call on Verizon to bring in FIOS

VERIZON OFFICIALS SAY SERVICE NOT LIKELY TO BE PROVIDED ANY TIME SOON

Posted Wed., Feb. 2  Carolyn James  For more than a year now, Babylon Village has been receiving telephone calls and keeping a list of names of residents who want to have the opportunity to connect to Verizon FIOS. More...

CSD administrators take zero percent increase

EDUCATORS CITE CURRENT ECONOMIC CRISIS

POSTED MON., JAN. 31-  by Lena Pennino  At the Copiague school board meeting, Superintendent Charles Leunig announced that the central office administration will take a zero percent raise for the 2011-12 school year. More...

Charles Germano named new principal at Tooker Avenue School, West Babylon

When Charles Germano attended grade school in West Babylon, he never knew that one day he would head to the principal’s office – and enjoy it.  Germano, who attended kindergarten through second grade at John F. More...

New book focuses on the history of Copiague

When it comes to Copiague, she wrote the book.  She can tell you about Native American burial grounds; why there are stone pillars with a winged lions standing like sentinels on Montauk Highway and where George Washington dined.  More...

Sumpwams Garden Club greets veterans

Every December, a few members of the Sumpwams Garden Club spend a few hours with the men and women veterans at the Stony Brook Veteran’s Home. More...

What Parents and Teachers Can Do To Counter Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

(NAPS)—Many parents used to fear that their children would abuse or become addicted to illegal “street drugs” like marijuana or cocaine. More...

 

People/Social

Argyle Park Falls to undergo renovations— with a little help from its friends!

S.C. Leg. Wayne Horsley, Village of Babylon Mayor Ralph Scordino and Superintendent of Public Works Skip Gardner review areas of Argyle Falls to be repaired this spring using County grant monies obtained through Leg. Horsley.  More...

Good Samaritan Nursing Home renovations and enhancements

Good Samaritan Nursing Home staff and Good Samaritan Hospital administrators were joined by faculty, elected officials and Nursing Home residents and family members at a recent ribbon cutting celebrating nursing home renovations and enhancements. More...

S.C. Leg. Tom Barraga attends launch of Live-brary.com

S.C. Leg. Tom Barraga (R-West Islip) recently attended Go Live with Your Library hosted by the West Islip Public Library. More...

Library

It’s Happenin’ At Your Library

Babylon Library,24 South Carll Ave.669-1624 •Chinese New Year Cooking: Tues., Feb. 8 from 7-8:15 p.m. Registeration is underway. •Sweet Valentines: Thurs., Feb. 10 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Grades 6-12. Registration deadline Feb. 7. More...

Obituaries

Trudy Fostek, former resident of West Islip, registered nurse

Gertrude “ Trudy” Evelyn Fostek, a homemaker and nurse, died Dec. 20, 2010 in Sebastian, Florida. More...

Opinion

Editorial: BSD needs to respond adequately

A story on the cover this week outlines some of the concerns of parents in the Babylon School District about their children’s educations. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

The price of volunteerism

Eric Devine, an Amityville Fire Department volunteer, was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in Massapequa Park as he was driving to the firehouse on Sunday. More...













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