August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

WI School Board extends Superintendent Simon's contract

Posted Fri., Aug. 26- by Tiffany Elliott The West Islip School Board voted to extend the contract of Superintendent of School Richard Simon from from Aug. 1, 2013 to July 31, 2015. More...

New homes get Village once-over

When the two homes went up in Frank Bruno’s Babylon Village neighborhood he was angry and concerned. More...

King speaks at GOP event

Coach Tom Gargiulo, a Republican candidate for Babylon Town Board was honored by his friends and family at Bartini's in Babylon. During the event, Cong. Pete King stopped in to support Tom and his running mate Matt Groh.  More...

Paumanake Pow Wow has one good day!

The Babylon Town Paumanake Pow Wow had at least one good day during its two-day festival last weekend when the rains came down.  “Saturday wasn’t bad,” said Shawn Cullinane of the Babylon Council on the Arts, which hosted the e More...

Lindenhurst home burglarized; resident assaulted

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a burglary that occurred at an occupied home in Lindenhurst Tuesday, Aug. 10 and are asking the public for assistance. They gave this account:  More...

Jonathan Scott Shiebler, former Babylon resident and BHS graduate

Jonathan Scott Shiebler, a graduate of Babylon High School, was fatally injured in a tragic auto accident on Sun. July 24, 2011 on his way home from playing golf. He was 50 and lived in Moorpark, California at the time of his death.  More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Babylon Elementary students pen stories of the deep blue sea

As part of their non-fiction literacy studies unit, Babylon Elementary School kindergarten students in Jennifer Brooks’ class penned their own non-fiction stories about aquatic animals.  More...

Character Education lessons in West Islip

Holiday festivities were tied into character education lessons in the West Islip classrooms of Oquenock Elementary School teachers Donna Villez and Kelly Ann Parson.  More...

Deer Park teacher honored by State English council

Deer Park’s Robert Frost Middle School eighth-grade English teacher Carla DeVito, a valued member of the district’s educational community, has been recognized as a 2010 Educator of Excellence by the New York State English Council. More...

Library

Library

Babylon Library, 24 S. Carll Ave. • 669-1624 •Yogaplates: Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 10-11 a.m. Non-refundable fee of $20 is due at registration. More...

Events & Bulletin

This week’s Calendar of Events

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: FRIDAY, August 26 More...

Deer Park Community Center Mother and Toddler Program Sept. 1

The Deer Park Community Center, 41 Homer Ave., is currently accepting registration for its Mother and Toddler Program. The program is offered on Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 10 a.m. to noon. Children must be two years old by Sept. 1.  More...

Fall Harvest and Seafood Festival at Captree State Park September 17

The New York Sate Office of Parks, Recreation and Preservation announced that the eighth annual Fall Harvest and Seafood Festival will be held Sat., Sept. 17 and Sun., Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Captree State Park in Babylon.  More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices -

Your right to know

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE TOWN OF BABYLON ACCESSORY APARTMENT REVIEW BOARD Pursuant to provisions of Local Law # 9 of the Babylon Town Code, notice is hereby given that the Town of Babylon Accessory Apartment Review Board will hold a Public Hea More...

Breaking News - 8/26/2011 1:25 PM

BABYLON PREPARES FOR HURRICANE IRENE

SEND US YOUR STORM PHOTOS

Posted Fri., 12:40 p.m. By Carolyn James When it comes to the impending visit by Hurricane Irene, local officials put it this way: We’re preparing for the worst but praying for the best.” More...

Breaking News - 8/26/2011 12:10 PM

Conklin House Events for Sunday Cancelled

Nathaniel Conklin Award event and fundraiser to be rescheduled

Posted, Fri., 12:04 p.m. Due to the impending storm this weekend, the Nathaniel Conklin Award for Volunteerism reception scheduled to be held at the Conklin House on Sun., Aug. More...

And two sets of twins makes six

The Agrillo family recently welcomed the birth of twins, Giovanna Marie and Anthony John Jr., born May 3, 2011, and Isabella Maria and Gabriella Elena, born on July 8, 2011.  Proud parents of Giovanna and Anthony are Anthony and Jennifer Agrillo More...

Movie starring Julianne Moore filmed at Oak Beach last week

The Manhattan Film Company, Maisie Film, Inc., filmed at a home and the surrounding area on Oak Beach Road through August 19.  More...

WB Santapogue elementary students follow the yellow brick road to NYC to see Wicked

Fifth graders at Santapogue Elementary School in the West Babylon School District were treated to a special trip to New York City to see Wicked. More...

Informative performances target important issues at Babylon Junior - Senior HS

The true stories of individuals faced with serious issues plaguing today’s youth, including bullying, pressures associated with social networking, smoking, house parties, and binge drinking, were the focus of a recent program held at Babylon Ju More...

WI businessman, resident honored

Dan Toomey of Atlantic Auto Group, West Islip, a long time supporter of West Islip youth programs both on the town and high school levels was recently recognized for his years of support.  More...

 

People/Social

Deer Park lions donate bus shelter to residents of Deer Park

The Deer Park Lions donated a bus shelter for use by Deer Park residents. The shelter was erected in early March on the south side of Grand Boulevard. approximately 100 feet east of Deer Park Avenue in Deer Park. More...

West Islip HS students representing FBLA attend Business and Marketing Day at Six Flags

On Thurs., May 5, West Islip High School students representing the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club and the Business and Marketing Honor Society (BMHS) attended Business and Marketing Day at Six Flags Great Adventure, located in Jackson More...

Our Lady of the Rosary Council hosts annual award ceremony

Our Lady of the Rosary, Knights of Columbus, Deer Park recently gave awards to local residents.  More...

Columnists - Free Access

Hair of the Dog- please don’t look for hangover cures here. The “hair of the dog” rules my life. When you choose to own Afghan Hounds, their hair takes precedence over your own. More...

PETS FOR ADOPTION

“Mona Lisa,” above, mix with enigmatic smile. More...

Obituaries

Ann McGreevey, former Amityville resident and employee

Former Long Island resident and loving mother Ann Shirley McGreevey died July 18, 2011 in Hardy, Virginia. She was 88.  “She never took no for an answer,” said her daughter Annie of West New York, New Jersey. More...

Opinion

Calling out AT&T to pull tastless ad

An AT&T commercial, designed, we suppose, to capture our attention and to be humorous, is only 50 percent successful. It wasn’t funny and while it caught our attention it was downright offensive and insulting to men and women.  More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

Fuschillo applauds Governor for signing MTA’s no-smoking law

Gov. Andrew M Cuomo signed a law this week to prohibit smoking on MTA operated outdoor train ticketing, boarding or platform areas, including the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North. More...













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