August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Winning the battle against the Asian long-horned beetle on Long Island

It’s August, time to begin to get the kids ready for back to school; time to schedule that late-summer getaway or your Labor Day barbecue. More...

How to fight back against the beetle

Here’s how you can help save local trees from the blight of the Asian long-horned beetle:  •Look for the telltale signs of the beetle. More...

Our Lady of Consolation Nursing Care Center honored for quality care

Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center recently received a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Beacon Scholars

•Cortlandt Matthews, of West Islip, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey. He is a sacred music major.  More...

Columnists - Free Access

Babylon News & Muse

•Well, it will soon be time to see the college kids off and clench your teeth as you pay the tuition. Swimming lessons and summer school are over and it’s time to start shopping for school supplies and clothes.  More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

No matter how many times we stress that a stray dog belongs in the LI municipal shelter in the Town where found, or at the very least the shelter be notified and the dog scanned for a microchip, to maximize the owner’s chance of recovering a be More...

Hot Laps

The racing was once again competitive in all divisions at Riverhead Raceway on July 27, 2013.  More...

Obituaries

Thomas Carter of North Babylon, Nassau County corrections officer, at 54

When Thomas Carter met Vickie D’Andrea there was an immediate attraction and he gave her a lucky quarter. She carries that with her to this day as a source of comfort and to remember her husband who had a gift for life.  Thomas A. More...

Opinion

Important lessons for this year’s college-bound students

Over the next several weeks, hundreds of thousands of young men and women across the country will be preparing to make the rite of passage to adulthood—they will be heading off to college.The event is an emotional time for students and parents More...

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FairTax code is best assurance of a strong US

Dear Editor:  More...

Breaking News - 8/12/2013 3:39 PM

247-pounder wins Babylon Tuna Tournament

Annual event held this weekend

Captain Anthony Romano and friends set off from the Babylon docks at around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday aboard Psycho. This was their second day participating in the Day Boat category of the 57th Annual Babylon Tuna Tournament. More...

Breaking News - 8/12/2013 3:04 PM

Lost dog seen around Southards Pond - Free Access

 A resident of Babylon Village called the Beacon this afternoon to report that a dog that appears to be a miniature Pinscher has been running up and down Siegel Boulevard and going in and out of Southards Pond in an apparent attempt to find its More...

Babylon Town unveils new park at Geiger Lake

Cheered on by hundreds of gathered children and families, the Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, local leaders and representatives of Stalco Construction, Sidney B. More...

Weekend Events:

Friday, August 9 •East Brentwood Fire Dept. Carnival located at 26 Fulton Street from Thursday Aug. 8 to Sunday Aug. 11. There will be Rides, Games, Food and Fun. More...

 

People/Social

Terese Weber of North Babylon elected president of N-S Council of Auxiliaries

North Babylon resident Terese Weber, a Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center volunteer, was elected to a one-year term as president of the Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospital Auxiliaries. Her term expires June 2014.  More...

Dr. Brown to be given Farmingdale’s Distinguished Service Award

Farmingdale State College will be honoring Dr. Gary “Doc” Brown at its Fall Garden Party, when Dr. Brown will be given Farmingdale’s Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Brown is a resident of Farmingdale. More...

North Babylon resident Mike Filippone sets Guinness World Record and supports great cause

Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer honored North Babylon resident Mike Filippone, who recently set the Guinness World Record for batting baseballs. More...

Library

At Your Library This Week

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

Events & Bulletin

This week’s Calendar of Events

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SUNDAY, August 11 More...

Saladino announces grants for child-care providers hurt by Sandy

Assemblyman Joseph Saladino recently announced the availability of $200 million in federal Social Services Block Grant funds to New York State for rebuilding, repairing and renovating child-care facilities. More...

Feast on foods of various cultures Aug. 7 - 11

The annual feast of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Copiague will be held from Wed., Aug. 7 through Sun., Aug. 11, on the church grounds located on Leonardo DaVinci Street. More...

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF SUFFOLK  THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE GE-WMC ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-1,&nbs More...













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