October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town's first week with new carter is smooth; few complaints by residents reported

At 6:30 a.m. Mon., Oct. 1, a fleet of bright orange garbage trucks made their way through the streets of Babylon Town. The vehicles were on their maiden voyage, picking up residential garbage for the Town’s new carter, EnCon.  More...

Lindenhurst Village refinances bonds at lower interest rate; $80,000 in savings anticipated

The Village of Lindenhurst is expecting to save between $88,000 and $90,000 in interest rate payments over the next seven years by refinancing four bonds from 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. More...

BSD makes academic presentation; trend shows upward trend in language, arts, math

Babylon School District's Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dan D’Amico, presented the board and committee members with an update on Babylon’s progress in these areas. More...

Brentwood Library celebrating 75 years of service to the community

The Brentwood Public Library will be celebrating a milestone—75 years of serving the Brentwood and North Bay Shore communities—on Sun., Oct. 14, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.  More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

MSG Varsity announces more televised games for local schools in October

Following are the schedules:  •West Islip Boys Soccer goes up against East Islip and airs Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.  •East Islip and Half Hollow Hills West football will air Mon., Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.  •St. More...

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Babylon News & Muse

•Oops! I have to make apologies to my readers and the Babylon Chamber of Commerce. I gave the wrong date for the Chamber’s Sidewalk Sale, which will take place on Oct. 19-21. More...

Pets pets pets

Your cat will thank you for reading this column, especially if you try some of the recipes. Everyone likes to pamper their pets, yet most folks don’t consider making homemade treats for their cats. More...

Events & Bulletin

Great South Bay Boating Course Oct. 13

The Great South Bay Power Squadron will offer America’s Boating Course, Sat., Oct. 13, 10 a.m. at the Long Island Yacht Club, 307 Little East Neck Rd., South, Babylon. The cost is $75. More...

Local photographer Jennifer Maggio hosts exhibit now to November 30

Throughout October and November, the Babylon Bean Coffee House, 17 Fire Island Ave., Babylon, will hold an exclusive exhibit spanning the career highlights of local award-winning photographer Jennifer Maggio of Oakdale. More...

Babylon Boosters Chili Cook Off October 13

The first annual Babylon Boosters Chili/Chowder Cook Off will be held Sat., Oct. 13 following the homecoming football game. The event will be held at the high school, 50 Railroad Ave., Babylon.   More...

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Public Notices -

Your right to know

PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD OF APPEALS VILLAGE OF BABYLON PURSUANT to the provisions of Article VII of the Building Zone Ordinance of the Village of Babylon, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Appeals of the Village o More...

Public Notices -

Your right to know

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF BABYLON  PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Babylon will hold a Public Hearing at Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, New York, on More...

Lindenhust Village gets $200K in state funding

Lindenhurst Village Mayor Thomas Brennan has announced $200,000 in New York State funding for the Coastal Zone South Wellwood Avenue Road Elevation and Drainage Improvement Project.  The funding was secured by Assemblyman Robert Sweeney (D- More...

Sharon Bownes and Alexis Martin featured on, the episode of "The Rockettes Summer Intensive"

Sharon Bownes of West Islip High School and Alexis Martin of North Babylon High School will be two of the dancers featured in the season finale of The Rockettes Summer Intensive. The episode will air on Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. More...

Deer Park Schools get state approval on annual Professional Performance Reviews

The Deer Park School District announced that its annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan has been approved by the New York State Education Department. More...

THIS WEEKEND'S UPCOMING EVENTS

Fri., October 12, 2012  •Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, Children’s Hour, 7:30 p.m. 305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills. For tickets and info., call box office at 631-656-2148. Also Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m.  More...

Babylon football: Panthers pound Phantoms, 45-17

The Babylon Panthers showed plenty of offense, roaring for 457 yards from scrimmage and another 102 on kick returns, as they beat the Bayport Phantoms 45-17 at Bob Sullivan Field in Bayport last Saturday afternoon. More...

Our Lady of Lourdes School celebrates Johnny Appleseed

At Our Lady of Lourdes School in West Islip, Francine Sullivan’s and Lynne Galway’s Pre Kindergarten classes celebrated Johnny Appleseed’s birthday this month. The children made cooking pot hats and marched in a special parade. More...

 

People/Social

Hall of Fame Dinner Sunday November 3, 2012 Irish Coffee Pub East Islip 6 to 10 p.m.

The West Babylon Alumni Foundation will be hosting the 2012 Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, November 3rd at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip, NY from 6 pm to 10 pm.  More...

Frank Taplin - Board of Directors Award

Frank “Tappy” Taplin was born January 15, 1933 in Lowell, Massachusets, a tough mill town on the banks of the Merrimack River. He was the oldest of four boys born to Frank and Marion Taplin. More...

Eric Kraft

After graduating from West Babylon High School in 1961, Eric Kraft was, briefty, co-owner and co-captain of a clam boat. It sank. He went on to Harvard. More...

Library

At your library

Babylon Library,  24 S. Carll Ave. • 669-1624  •Free Blood Pressure Screening: every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. No appointment needed.  •Pumpkin Feast: Tues., Oct. 16, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Charles John Wunderlich, Korean War veteran, retired New York City firefighter

Charles John Wunderlich, a veteran of the Korean War and a retired New York City firefighter, died Sept. 23, 2012. He was 77 years old.  Mr. Wunderlich was born in The Bronx to Theresa (Oberle) and Charles John Wunderlich. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

WI School Board asks many to give; gives raises to some

Last year, as West Islip Schools faced declining enrollment and fiscal problems, the residents were asked to endure the difficult and traumatic experience of having to close two elementary schools in the interest of putting the district on a sounder More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS - by Kevin Eastwood

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PUBLIC COMMENTARY

A call for America’s military to take offensive at the polls

Dear Editor:  More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before.  More...













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