January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 1/13/2012 5:10 PM

West Islip School Board announces school closings

It's Kirdahy and Westbrook elementary schools

Posted Fri., Jan. More...

Car strikes parked vehicle, erupts into flames in Babylon

Accident 2 a.m. this morning on Deer Park Avenue

Posted Fri., Jan. 13, 2012- Babylon Village firefighters were called to the scene of a car accident and fire at 2 a.m. this morning. The incident posed several challenges for the volunteers said Babylon Fire Chief Anthony Cardali. More...

Findings of survey for new Babyon School Superintendent outlined at board meeting

The search firm, Hazard, Young, Attea (HYA) and Associates, hired by the Babylon Board of Education, presented its findings of the Leadership Profile Assessment at the December 12 Babylon Schools Board of Education meeting. More...

Call him "grandpa"—again

New York State Sen. Owen Johnson and his wife Christel celebrated the birth of their second granddaughter, Scarlett Julianna, who was born Dec. 13, 2011. She w seighed six pounds, 15- and- a- half ounces and was 20-inches long.  More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

West Babylon High School Financial Aid Night Jan. 25

West Babylon High  School is presenting,  Financial Aid Night for  Students and Parents, a workshop being held  Wed., Jan. 25, 7 p.m. The event will be in the PAC.  More...

West Islip School Board to make final decision on which elementary schools will close; meeting tonight

After several months of review and discussion, the West Islip School Superintendent Richard Simon recommended to the school board that it close two of the district’s six elementary schools and leave the current configuration of the two middle s More...

Library

AT YOUR LIBRARY THIS WEEK

Babylon Library,  24 S. Carll Ave. • 669-1624  •Yoga-Lates: Wednesdays, Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 10-11 a.m. Combines yoga & pilates. A non-refundable fee of $20 due at registration.  More...

Events & Bulletin

BVAC presents artist Paolo B. Bianchi

In its continuing partnership with Astoria Federal Savings, the Babylon Village Arts Council will present January’s featured artist Paolo B. Bianchi. The Rotational Art Exhibit will be located at 180 West Main St., Babylon Village.   More...

Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation has set two programs for Jan. 14 and 15

On Sat., Jan. 14, 9 a.m., a light keepers top to bottom behind the scenes tour will be offered. The tour will go from the workshop in the basement of the keeper’s quarters to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse tower. More...

Village of Babylon offices will be closed Jan. 16: no garbage pickup

The Village of Babylon offices will be closed and there will be no rubbish or garbage pick-up on Mon., Jan. 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Residents should not put rubbish or recycling out to the curb on holidays. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Oak Beach victims deserve respect from the media

The ongoing case to find the Oak Beach serial killer is a reminder of the fragility of life and the depth of evil that abides in the hearts of some. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

Americans are failing to honor the role of God in their lives and in their country

Dear Editor:  I have a question for my fellow Americans. Have we become so complacent and arrogant that we no longer need God to comfort us in our grief or hardships?  More...

Breaking News - 1/17/2012 1:58 PM

Car fire on Southern State Parkway at Route 110

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 - North Amityville Fire Company volunteers and Suffolk Police rushed to the scene of a car fire at noon today. More...

Breaking News - 1/16/2012 4:26 PM

Brunswick Hospital Center building coming down

Psychiatric unit to get new name

Posted Mon., Jan. 16, 2012 by Carolyn James The psychiatric unit of Brunswick Hospital is getting a new name, and the hospital complex, a new look. More...

COMING UP....

Posted Fri., Jan. 13, 2012- Fri., Jan. 13: Vegas Night, Constantino Brumidi Lodge, 2075 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park. Doors open 7 p.m. Food and drink available. Call, 631-586-3928. Sat., Jan. 14: More...

Schaffer sworn in as Town Supervisor

An obviously very pleased Richard Schaffer was met by an equally enthusiastic crowd as he assumed the post as Babylon Town’s new Supervisor. He replaces Supervisor Steve Bellone who is now County Executive. More...

Farmingdale School officials outline impact of 2 percent state cap

Saying it was important for the public to understand the issues on the newly enacted New York State 2 percent tax cap, Farmingdale school officials made a presentation on the subject at the District’s Board of Education meeting Dec. 7.  More...

BSD librarian honored

Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s librarian Jane Herbst, was nominated for the I Love My Librarian Award in a national contest sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. More...

 

People/Social

Spec. Kristy McEvoy decorated with U.S. Army achievement medal

Army Reserve Spec. Kristy L. McEvoy has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal. She is the daughter of Patrick V. and Donna J. McEvoy of West Islip and a 2006 graduate from West Islip High School.  More...

Blue Star Mom welcomes U.S. Army Ranger Captain son home for the holidays

Blue Star Mom Deidre Pagano, the mother of U.S. Army Ranger Captain John Pagano, welcomed home her son this holiday season. Captain Pagano, who grew up in West Islip, was a 2008 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Babylon News & Muse

When I moved into my home on North Carll Avenue, I knew my new nextdoor neighbor Vinnie O’Shea only by sight. His mother and father were cornerstones of village life when I was a child. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

I seriously doubt if Albert Einstein had pets in mind when he refined his Theory of Relativity, although there is a lot to be said about frame of reference and pet perspective when dealing with dogs and cats. More...

Obituaries

John O’Shea: O’Shea Brothers Prime Meats owner, served on local boards

Lifelong Babylon Village and Oak Island resident John V. “Vinnie” O’Shea, Jr., who ran O’Shea Brothers Meats in Babylon, died Oct. 11, 2011 surrounded by family at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. He was 89.  Mr. More...

Andrew N. Purdy, Amityville resident who gave of his time generously to his community

Lifetime Amityville resident Andrew N. Purdy died November 6, 2011 at the age of 78. More...

Elizabeth “Betty” Ryder, West Babylon resident, Our Lady of Grace Parish Outreach worker

Elizabeth “Betty” Ryder, a longtime worker at Our Lady of Grace Parish Outreach in West Babylon, died Dec. 1, 2011. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices -

Your right to know . . .

Notice of Formation of East Sunny Side LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/28/10. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. More...













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