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Breaking News - 4/6/2012 3:50 PM

Fire destroys West Islip home

Two firefigthters sustain injuries

By Carolyn James A roaring fire broke out at a home on Pine Avenue in West Islip early this morning. When it was over, two firefighters sustained injuries, and the home was extensively damaged. More...

Bellone taps Babylon Village resident Tom Melito for Deputy post

Babylon Village resident Tom Melito announced this week that he is stepping down after serving 14 years on the Babylon School Board to accept an appointment in the Bellone administration as Deputy Suffolk County Executive for Performance Management. More...

Amityville to consider change to healthcare benefits for elected officials

The Amityville Village Board is scheduled to schedule a public hearing at tonight’s regular board meeting to consider a change to the Village’s policy of providing elected officials with full medical coverage at no cost More...

West Islip School Board to concerned parents: No cuts will be made to athletics for next year

Dozens of parents attended the West Islip School District’s third budget hearing asking whether rumors about cutting athletics were true.  "Are middle school and junior varsity sports on the chopping block?" asked one resident.  Distr More...

WBSD and CSEA employees reach accord

by Carolyn James  More...

Babylon News & Muse

We’re happy to relay that Judge Patrick Henry is home and doing well after a recent hospital stay. He would like to thank his friends and family for all their help, good thoughts and prayers. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

West Islip gymnast participates in NYS Gymnastics Championship

West Islip gymnast Paula Pecorella recently participated in the NYS Gymnastics State Championships at Shaker High School in Albany. More...

Five varsity squads from Babylon High School’s winter athletic season earn scholar-athlete team honors

The boys’ basketball team, which finished second in Suffolk League VII, had a 92.076 team GPA and two individual recognitions, with Nahari Jenkins earning All-Conference honors and A.J. Sullivan named All-League. More...

Lindenhurst athletes sign National Letters of Intent

The Lindenhurst School District announced that the following Lindenhurst High School student-athletes recently signed National Letters of Intent to play at the collegiate level: Ni- cole Bermudez, track, New York Institute of Technology; Gina Dorso, More...

Library

At Your Library This Week

Babylon Library,  24 S. Carll Ave. • 669-1624  •Wills & Estates: Wed., April 11, 7-8 p.m. Judge John M. Czygier Jr. of Suffolk County Surrogate’s Court gives an informative lecture. Registration underway.  More...

Obituaries

Mildred Schmidt, 58-year resident of West Islip, Ascension Lutheran Church parishoner

Mildred Schmidt of Ridge, who lived in West Islip for 58 years, died Feb. 26, 2012 at Mather Hospital. More...

Opinion

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GUEST EDITORIAL

Bellone and Levy should heed the warning to Lot’s wife

There is a long-standing tradition not only in Suffolk County but also beyond the area we call home that provides for the smooth transition of government: the incoming public official makes little or no comment about the one who sat in the seat befor More...

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

Teachers’ salaries misrepresented  Dear Editor:  Amityville Village Mayor Peter Imbert stated in Newsday on March 27 that the annual base salary for the Amityville police is $109,000. More...

Breaking News - 4/10/2012 5:07 PM

WI Vamps battle second house fire in a week

Latest blaze accidental; no injuries reported

Following an investigation by the S.C. Arson Squad, a fast-moving fire that extensively damaged a West Islip house yesterday, has been determined to be accidental, according to Arson Squad Lt. James Rooney. More...

Breaking News - 4/9/2012 10:44 AM

Rally for Justice held Saturday

Ministerial Alliance of Babylon sponsors event for Trayvon Martin

The Ministerial Alliance of North Amityville and Vicinity held a rally Sat., April 7 demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, the youth who was shot to death in Florida, raising a new debate over the Stand Your Ground law on the books in that state. More...

Breaking News - 4/6/2012 11:00 AM

Funeral services Sunday for Mary Ellen Sullivan

Lifelong Babylonian and Historical Society member

Mary Ellen (Byrns) Sullivan, a lifelong resident of Babylon Village, died Thurs., April 5, 2012.  A longtime member of the Babylon Historical Society, she was remembered as a kind woman with dignity.  “She was just a sweet person,&r More...

Babylon Village Board hears proposal for new restaurant

Local restaurateurs want to redevelop site of Mario's Hi Hook

By Carolyn James More...

Coming this Weekend

Sat.. April 7 •Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, North Amityville Fire Company, 601 North Broadway, Amityville, 9 a.m.; donation $5. For info., call 631-532-7695. More...

IN THE NEWS

Lindenhurst students in MSG challenge April 9

The Challenge, MSG Varsity’s award-winning quiz show, heads into the second round featuring a match-up between Northport High School and Lindenhurst High School airing at a new time, 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 9, 2012 on Cablevision’s iO TV More...

Babylon Village hears restaurant application; considering changes to restaurant code

Carolyn James  Babylon Village held a public hearing on a proposal by a Village resident to open a Tex Mex restaurant at 117 Deer Park Avenue. The application came before the Village Board Mon., March 26.  More...

 

People/Social

Our Lady of Consolation appoints Arthur Bretton Director of culinary services

Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center, located in West Islip, announced the appointment of Arthur Bretton as director of culinary services.  More...

Babylon United Methodist Church nursery students learn about the community

Recently, the four-year-old classes at the Babylon United Methodist Church Nursery School have been learning about our community and what it means to be part of it.  The UMC Village boasts 75 handpainted boxes that have been transformed into fir More...

Babylon students celebrate art month

March was Youth Art Month, and Babylon students celebrated by participating in an art installation project led by Babylon High School art teacher Cheryl Schweider.  More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets Pets Pets

Animal abandonment, especially discarding the neglected or infirm, boils down to two psychiatric questions: How can an owner be callous enough to leave a defenseless dog or cat to fend for itself? More...

Events & Bulletin

Fire Island Lighthouse historic area trek April 14

The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will hold a historic area lighthouse trek, Sat., April 14, 8 a.m. Meet at the eastern end in Field #5 of the Robert Moses State Park. More...

Crossroads Coffeehouse Christian concert April 7

Christian Concerts at Crossroads Coffee House willl hold a concert by Straight From the Heart, Sat., April 7, 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Babylon, 300 West Main St., Babylon.  Children are welcome. More...

Lindenhurst Memorial Library presents 100 Years Later-A Titanic Remembrance April 15

The Lindenhurst Memorial Library, One Lee Ave., Lindenhurst, will present R.M.S. Titanic: Her Final Days, Thurs., April 12, 7 p.m.  More...

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REVISED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION BABYLON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF BABYLON, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK   More...













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