April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

BHS Girls Lax team beats MGS

Babylon High School Girls Lacrosse team captured victory in a game against Mattituck/ Greenport/ Southold team at the Cutchogue West School Thurs., April 11. Babylon won 18-7. More...

Residents, lawmakers angered over delay in traffic study for Deer Park

A study to determine how and if parkway modifications would help alleviate the traffic along Commack Road in Deer Park has been pulled from the state’s transportation improvement plan list. More...

Ministerial Alliance of NA holds rally seeking justice 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.&nbs More...

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Schools/Sports

Bay Shore HS seniors sign track and field letters of Intent

Bay Shore High School seniors Jessica Gelibert and Regina Peattie signed track and field letters of intent for Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.  More...

Columnists - Free Access

Babylon News & Muse

•Could Easter have been any more beautiful? I have never seen one with the temperature just right and everything in bloom at the same time.  More...

Pets Pets Pets

The road to rescue can be indirect. Call it “peripheral placement.” One rescued pet can pave the way for another needy animal to be noticed and helped. Charting their cause and effect relationships would make a great visual display.  More...

Library

At Your Library This Week

Babylon Library,  24 S. Carll Ave. • 669-1624  •AARP Defensive Driving: Wed., April 25, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Non-refundable fee of $19, $17 w/membership card, due at registration.  More...

Obituaries

Dr. Harold Schechtel, North Babylon podiatrist and resident, served in U.S. Army

U.S. Army Veteran and man of many interests, Dr. Harold Schechtel enjoyed learning and teaching.   “He was very intelligent, curious and always attending lectures and going to museums,” said his wife of 61 years Muriel.  Dr. More...

Gladys Schrader, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church parishoner, member of Amityville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star

Gladys Schrader, a resident of Barefoot Bay and Sebastian, Florida and formerly of Lindenhurst, died Aug. 17, 2011 at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Florida. She was 87 years old.  More...

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: SUFFOLK COUNTY Wells Fargo Bank, NA as Trustee Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of October 1, 2006 Securitized Asset Back Receivables LLC Trust 2006- WM2 Mortgage Pass- Through More...

Public Notices

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& More...

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND

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Babylon extends restaurant moratorium; Planning Board weighs in

After reviewing recommendations from its Planning Board, Babylon Village officials extended the moratorium on new restaurants in the Village to September 2012. More...

WI Vamps battle roaring house fire

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

Stacy Villagran of West Babylon named up-and-coming business leader

West Babylon resident Stacy Villagran, director of facilitated enrollment at the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC), was named one of 40 up and coming business leaders by the Long Island Business News. More...

County establishes Land Bank to tap into state funds and reclaim and put contaminated propery back on tax rolls

Almost 10 acres in Babylon eyed for program

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the establishment of the Suffolk County Land Bank last month. More...

 

People/Social

Babylon Troop 1 hosts Eagles Scout Court of Honor

Deputy Presiding Officer Wayne R. Horsley presented Eagle Scout Thomas Joseph Yatchum of Babylon’s Troop #1 with a proclamation as he received his Eagle Scout Award. More...

Students save soles through sneaker recycling program

The Earth Club at West Islip’s St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School recently participated in the Keep Islip Clean Sneaker Recycling Program. More...

Long-standing athletic tradition continues in West Babylon

The West Babylon Athletic Association (WBAA) held its annual installation dinner recently, recognizing those within the community who give of themselves “to make the world a better place.”  More...

Events & Bulletin

First United Methodist Church luncheon April 26

First United Methodist Church will hold a community luncheon, Thurs., April 26 at the church, 25 Broadway, Amityville. More...

Tooker Avenue Elementary Chinese auction April 27

Tooker Avenue Elementary School, 855 Tooker Ave., West Babylon, is holding its annual Chinese auction, Fri., April 27. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the first raffle will be pulled at 7 p.m. More...

St. Paul's Lutheran Church night of country music April 28

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 147 Park Ave., Amityville, will hold an evening of musical entertainment on Sat., April 28, 8 to 10 p.m. More...

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GUEST EDITORIAL

Poll shows pain out there

Should school districts cut academic programs, if necessary, to stay within the New York State tax cap?  That was the question posed to Beacon readers in an online poll at www.babylonbeacon.com.  The results?  More...

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

Melito thanks community for opportunity to serve

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