April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

County to use new technology in fight against violence

North Amityville and Wyandanch among areas targeted as trial communities in pilot program

North Amityville and Wyandanch are among the first five communities in Suffolk to have a new technology installed that will help police locate the source of gunfire. More...

Lindenhurst Village Clerk elected to NYCLASS Board

Shawn Cullinane, Clerk-Treasurer of the Inc. Village of Lindenhurst, has been elected to the NYCLASS (New York Cooperative Liquids Assets Securities System) Board of Governors.  More...

Carpenter throws hat into ring after Levy's surprise announcement

Standing before a large crowd of supporters, friends and well wishers, S.C. Treasurer and former West Islip Legislator Angie Carpenter announced that she is seeking the Republican nomination for County Executive. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

BSD unveils adjusted budget proposal; tax levy increase now at 3.73 percent

It was better budget news for the Babylon School District, when the business office revealed a revised spending plan of $46 million and a proposed 3.73 percent tax levy increase at the March 28, 2011 board of education meeting. More...

BSD Superintendent announces her retirement

Babylon School Superintendent Dr. Ellen Best-Laimit is retiring. Best- Laimit made the announcement last week, saying that it was a difficult decision for her to make.  More...

Babylon’s Sarah Kauf competes at Long Island Got Talent? competition

Babylon local Sarah Kauf was among the 20 contestants competing for the top title at this month’s Got Talent? Long Island competition of the Huntington Arts Council, held March 25. More...

Obituaries

Kathleen Howitz, longtime Bay Shore resident, Southside RN

Longtime Bay Shore resident Kathleen Howitz, a devoted nurse, died Feb. More...

William Joseph Eastwood, longtime proprietor of Werner’s Bowling Alley in Lindenhurst

When he was 13 years old, William Eastwood got a job at Werner’s Bowling Alley in Lindenhurst setting up pins. That association was to become one that lasted a lifetime, and had an impact on the lives of hundreds of local families.  More...

Martin Gensler, former West Gilgo and Oak Beach resident, served in U.S. marines

Beloved West Gilgo and Oak Beach resident and Babylon Village business owner Martin Gensler died Jan. 3, 2011 in Stuart, Florida. He was 76.  “He was gregarious and fun loving,” said his wife of 53 years, Audrey. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices - Your right to know

Notice of formation of KSB Security Consultants, LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/12/2010. Office location: Suffolk Co. More...

Lindenhurst School District facing painful cuts

RESIDENTS, STAFF SPEAK UP AT MEETING

Posted Wed., April 13-  Despite the decision to close the Bower Elementary School to address increased costs and a reduction in state aid the Lindenhurst School district still faces some “painful” cuts in an attempt to make up a pr More...

NBSchools to increase class sizes, cut costs to bring in lower tax rate

Posted Tues., April 12-  By Lena Pennino More...

Recent engineering report forces Lindenhurst Village to consider rebuilding main firehouse

MAYOR SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT

Posted Fri., April 8- More...

WISD unveils potential "painful" cuts as budget process moves forward

West Islip School officials are wrestling with the proposed 2011-12 school budget, looking for ways to make up for an anticipated $2.4 million loss in state aid and more than $6 million in additional costs largely the result of non-discretionary expe More...

Local SkillsUSA winners

Local students from Wilson Tech captured top honors at a recent SkillsUSA competition. The competitions required students to demonstrate the skills they had learned in their Tech programs.  More...

DPHS to battle Centereach on The Challenge April 11

Following their firstround victory, the academic team from Deer Park High School is moving on to Round 2 of The Challenge, an academic quiz show designed to test students’ knowledge in a Jeopardy- style format. More...

 

People/Social

Caylee Mae Tate welcomed

Paul Jr. and Jessica Tate of Lindenhurst announce the birth of their daughter, Caylee Mae Tate who was born Fri., Nov. 5, 2010 at 5:20 p.m. She weighed 9 pounds and was 22-inches long.  More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

When the Egyptian cobra escaped at the Bronx Zoo last month, the Reptile House was shut down as the search ensued. New Yorkers were warned to watch their ankles. More...

Library

At The Library

Babylon Library, 24 S. Carll Ave. • 669-1624 •Boater’s Safety Course: April 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. N.Y.S. Boater’s Certification Course taught by a certified instructor. More...

Events & Bulletin

This week’s Calendar of Events

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:  SATURDAY, April 9   More...

Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency hosts a Veterans Stand Down April 29

The Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency will be hosting its fifth annual county-wide Veterans Stand Down for all veterans in need, Fri., April 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Ascension Lutheran Church hosts blood drive May 4

Ascension Lutheran Church, 33 Bay Shore Rd., Deer Park, is sponsoring a blood drive, Wed., May 4, 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ascension will be serving sandwiches, cookies and juice to all who donate. For information, call Ascension at 631-667-4188.   More...

Opinion

Editorial: Tenure rules, not tenure, needs overhaul

Tenure, the system that protects teachers in schools, colleges and universities from arbitrary dismissals, is under attack. No one supports an ineffective teacher.  More...

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