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Breaking News - 10/26/2012 12:49 PM

Franken-storm on its way; be prepared

Hurricane Sandy, which is currently a category 2 hurricane (winds in excess of 105 mph) is headed to Long Island and local officials are asking residents to be mindful of the threat that high winds and heavy rains pose to our area, including the poss More...

Lindy Village gets $200k in State funds for roads

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-Linde More...

Nine WBHS students named to All-County Music Fest

The West Babylon Senior High School Music Department is proud to announce the selection of nine students to represent the district at the 2012 NYSCAME/SCMEA (New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education/Suffolk County Music Educators A More...

Suffolk lawmakers reviewing S.C. Exec. Steve Bellone's budget for 2013; Legislature to vote November 7

It may not be perfect, but County Executive Steve Bellone said his proposed budget is balanced, freezes general fund taxes, keeps spending within the property tax cap and avoids additional layoffs.  That being said, Bellone adds that there&rsquo More...

Boyle and Montano square off in 4th Senatorial District

S.C. Leg. Rick Montano knows what it’s like to run a tough campaign. More...

Saladino & Cherlin running in 9th AD

Health care, women’s rights, leadership and bringing tax relief to Long Island are the major issues discussed by the candidates running in the 9th Assembly district. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

On the Sidelines

•While the Detroit Lions of the NFL have struggled this season, the Lions of West Islip cannot say the same. More...

Babylon Football: Panthers claw Wildcats 55-0

It was a battle of the Cats and a fight for the top slot in Suffolk’s Division IV. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Babylon News & Muse

•A trio of lovely ladies from Babylon celebrated their birthdays this past Tuesday: Carolyn Guttmann, Laura Poppy and Jackie Marsden. All three of these women have contributed a lot to Babylon and I wish them many happy returns!  More...

Pets pets pets

Our dogs’ lives are microcosms of our own. Fifteen years, if we are blessed with the “maximum” amount of time together, can go by in an eye blink. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Glander, Lindenhurst seamstress, 100 years old

Mrs. Margaret Glander, a resident of Amityville, died Sept. 22, 2012 at her home. She was 100 years old.  Mrs. Glander was born Sept. 7, 1912 in New York, New York to Paolo and Anetta (Bidarini) Gonnet. More...

Frank William Brazinski

May 8, 1932 - August 11, 2012

Frank William Brazinski was the son of Sophia Caroline Pavidis, who was born in Lithuania and immigrated to the United States early last century. More...

James R. Grover, Babylon resident, lawyer and former NYS Assemblyman

Born in Babylon Village in 1919, he was the son of Babylon Village Police Chief “Russ” and Christine Grover of Babylon. Mr. Grover attended Babylon Schools and graduated from Babylon High School in 1937. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices -

Your right to know

NOTICE OF FORMATION, Avantek LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on September 7, 2012. Office location: Suffolk County, NY. More...

Public Notices -

Your right to know

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE TOWN OF BABYLON ACCESSORY APARTMENT REVIEW BOARD   More...

Breaking News - 10/30/2012 12:41 PM

Babylon battens down the hatches as storm hits - Free Access

Worst part of storm to hit within the next two hours

By Carolyn JamesWith the height of the storm ready to hit in about an hour, it was all hands on deck in Massapequa, Amityville, Copiague, Lindenhurst, Babylon Village and surrounding areas.“Chaotic,” was how one police officer described the scene in More...

Breaking News - 10/28/2012 7:00 PM

STORM UPDATE - Free Access

Babylon Town Supervisor mandates evacuations

In advance of Hurricane Sandy’s arrival, Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer has issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency for the entire Town of Babylon. More...

Johnson and Pace support breast cancer fundraiser

N.Y.S. Sen. Owen H. Johnson joined Lorraine Pace, founding president of Breast Cancer Help, Inc., at the fifth annual Bill Evans Celebrity Golf Outing held recently. More...

Village looking at zoning proposals for Post Office building and surrounding area

With the shifting of all U.S. More...

Fuschillo and Gordon, old political rivals, square off again in Senate race

For the third time, incumbent senator Charles Fuschillo faces political hopeful Carol Gordon in the run for the seat in the eighth Senate District. More...

Local lawmakers look to preserve vital services

Local County lawmakers are holding meetings and working through the County’s proposed 2013 budget looking in particular for ways of increasing funding to the Tri-Community and MLK health care centers in Amityville and Wyandanch.  More...

WIA discusses new plans for LaGrange site; planning meeting Nov. 14th

A proposal for the LaGrange property in West Islip was the subject of a meeting of the West Islip Association (WIA) last week. More...

W.I. Educator Vivianne Falcone running against King for Congress

In the Second Congressional race, where public school teacher and Democrat Vivianne Falcone is challenging incumbent Republican Peter King, the candidates agree that the economy and putting more Americans to work are priorities. More...

 

People/Social

Sen. Johnson met withFarmer’sfarmer’s MarketmarketOrganizersorganizers in Babylon Village

Senator Owen H. Johnson met with Farmer’s Market organizers on Sun., July 1 to mark the first day of Babylon Village’s weekly farmer’s market located in the parking lot directly north of the Long Island Railroad Station. More...

Students and parents from West Islip’s St. John the Baptist H.S. clean the beach

N.Y. Sen. Owen H. Johnson welcomed West Islip’s St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School alumni, students and parents who joined together at Beach Cleanup 2012 held Sept. 15 at Robert Moses State Park. More...

Babylon Surf Fishing tournament a success

Councilman Lindsay Henry and Supervisor Rich Schaffer were on hand to support the Babylon Autumn Surf Fishing Cup, hosted by both the Town of Babylon and the Paumonak Surf Casters.  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.  •Yoga-Lates: Wednesdays, Oct. 31, Nov. 7,14, 21, 28; 10-11 a.m. More...

Events & Bulletin

Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society ghost stories and legends Oct. 27

The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will offer ghost stories and legends of Fire Island, Sat., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Listen to tales of eerie happenings along the Barrier Beach. Dress warmly and bring blankets and flashlights. More...

BVAC screening of Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song, October 30

The Babylon Village Arts Council will present a screening of Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song, a biographical documentary by Susanne Rostock. The screening will be held Tues., Oct. 30, 6:45 p.m. More...

North Babylon Community Youth Services Halloween event October 31

The North Babylon Community Youth Services (NBCYS) will host a Halloween event Wed., Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. for dancing, music and fun. Children must be accompanied and reservations are required. More...

Opinion

EDITORIAL

Debates tell us more about our country than the candidates

Who won the debates? Who had the best comeback? Which candidate was the most aggressive? What impact did the nuances of body language and facial expressions have on the public? More...

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

From our online readers and contributors   In response to a letter by Bernard Hennelly (A call for military to take offensive at the polls, Oct. 10 & 11 editions)  Submitted by mdemarestc@gmail.com on Mon, 2012-10-15 14:40.  More...













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