March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

CORRECTION:

Information in last week’s edition about the upcoming Babylon Library trustee election and budget vote contained an error. Incumbent Trustee Corinne Robinson is not seeking reelection. Running for her seat is candidate Janet Knight.   More...

St. Joseph's parish receives check from CHS to help hurricane victims

In response to the ongoing hardships experienced by residents as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the Catholic Health Services (CHS) Caregivers Fund has made a donation to the parish of St. Joseph Church in Babylon. More...

WIA to residents: Get involved in LaGrange proposal while your voice can make a difference

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The message to West Islip residents was “get involved.” It was delivered by the West Islip Association at a meeting outlining the progress on a proposal by CVS to construct a 24-hour drive-through drug store adjacent to La Grange, and to More...

Want to raise your home? Here are some things to consider

For the Gargiulo family of Babylon, Hurricane Sandy was only the first disaster to strike their home. The second occurred as a contractor attempted to raise the home above the flood elevation weeks later. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

LOCAL SCHOLARS MAKE THE NEWS

•West Babylon residents Andrew R. Battifarano, Ryan J. Cecchi and Jessica N. Hotelling have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.  More...

Columnists - Free Access

Babylon News & Muse

The donor, who originally provided the Pilot Club of Babylon with $100,000 to help people with storm damage, has now brought the amount up to a quarter of a million dollars! More...

Pets pets pets

The Nassau County Emergency Pet Shelter at Mitchel Field officially closed last Saturday with County Executive Ed Mangano presenting citations to veteran volunteers. More...

Events & Bulletin

Victory Pro Wrestling fundraiser event March 23

VPW- Victory Pro Wrestling is hosting a special fundraiser event to benefit the Deer Park Community Center, Sat., March 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 41 Homer Ave., Deer Park. Tickets will be sold beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Brumidi Twirlers Chinese auction March 28

The Brumidi Twirlers will host a fundraising Chinese auction, Thurs., March 28 at the Constantino Brumidi Lodge, 2075 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. and calling starts at 7:15 p.m. Admission is $7 and includes one card. More...

Gun buyback program March 30

A gun buyback program will be held Sat., March 30, noon to 3 p.m. at Prayer Tabernacle Church, 3550 Great Neck Rd., Amityville. Amounts to be paid are $100 cash for an unregistered handgun and $300 cash for an assault weapon. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices -

Your right to know

Public Notice North Babylon Public Library Suffolk County, New York Special School District Meeting Tuesday, April 2, 2013 For the North Babylon Public library   More...

Public Notices -

Your right to know

NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING WEST ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TOWN OF ISLIP, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK   More...

Work to repair damage from Sandy begins on Village pool; on-time opening still a hope

Babylon Village officials accepted several bids for construction work at the Village pool late last month and, according to Trustee Anthony Davida, the work should be done in time for opening the pool for the regular season.  More...

WISD budget draft is presented to community members; tough choices ahead for school board

To stay within the New York State tax cap for the coming year, the West Islip School District will have to reduce costs by almost $2 million, West Islip School Superintendent Richard Simon announced at the Feb. More...

Town boards up vacant house in Lindenhurst after residents raise concerns

The Town of Babylon voted to board up the vacant property at 59 Doges Prom, Lindenhurst after residents living near the house complained to the Town that the home was in disrepair, a haven for rodents and squatters. More...

North Babylon student-musicians are tops

The North Babylon School District announced the students who were selected to participate in the Suffolk County Music Educators Association Division I, II and III All-County Festival concert events.  More...

GSH hosts Heart Healthy Awareness event

Kathy DiBenedetto, RN, has been appointed nursing director of infection prevention and control for Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. She brings more than 30 years experience as a registered nurse, including 17 years as a critical care nurse. More...

Improvements worth making before selling your home

NewsUSA: If you’re one of those homeowners who’s been moaning about how hard it’s been trying to sell your house, your bargaining power hasn’t been completely devastated just because a flood of new foreclosures is expected to More...

 

People/Social

Our Lady of Consolation resident Helen Kunkel celebrates 95th

On Jan. 11, Helen Kunkel, a resident at Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center, West Islip, celebrated her 95th birthday.  More...

Catholic Charities and St. John the Baptist students entertain

More than 250 friends and family members attended the annual joyous musical event - the St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School and Catholic Charities Variety Show, Peace on Earth.  More...

Junior League of LI thanks Sandy relief volunteers

The Junior League of Long Island hosted a thank you dinner for 20 Sandy relief volunteers from Crisis Response International (CRI) on Sun., Feb. 17 at the Lindenhurst Village Rainbow Senior Center.  More...

Library

At your library

Babylon Library,  24 S. Carll Ave. • 669-1624  •Free Blood Pressure Screening: Every Thursday, 1-3 p.m. No appt. needed.  More...

Obituaries

Alfred (Fred) B. Hults, East Farmingdale Fire Department member, served in U.S. Navy

by Carolyn James  Alfred (Fred) B. Hults, a longtime member of the East Farmingdale Fire Department and the founder of the department’s band, died Feb. 8, 2013. He was 78 years old.  More...

Opinion

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

by Kevin Eastwood

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EDITORIAL

Sandy hit local stores hard too

Many homeowners have suffered tremendously as a result of Hurricane Sandy and are trying desperately to get back on their feet, into their homes and back to some semblance of a normal life. More...

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

Local government—and local voters—should have a say building casinos

Whatever your opinion on the appropriateness of allowing full-scale commercial casinos in New York— there are good arguments for and against—common sense instructs that local government be included in the decision of whether they belong i More...













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