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Breaking News - 1/23/2014 11:28 AM

Police seek West Babylon bank robber - Free Access

Asking public's help in apprehending suspect

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who robbed a West Babylon Bank this month. More...

New county lawmaker Kevin McCaffrey attends Babylon Village Board meeting

Newly elected S.C. Leg. Kevin McCaffrey attended the Babylon Village Board meeting Tues., Jan. 14, telling the board that he is proud to be serving the community and is looking forward to working with the Village’s elected officials.  More...

Group works to bring improvements to Great South Bay Shopping Center

With the cooperation of the new facility manager at the Great South Bay Shopping Center, the Neguntatogue Beautification Society has been successful in bringing about some changes to the shopping mall.  More...

Islip Town Foreign Trade Zone to see major expansion in 2014

The Town of Islip Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) will see a major expansion in 2014, with the construction of a 36,000 square-foot facility–the first new building in the Zone since 1990. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Meet the Poets of Babylon...

Thanks to a grant from the Babylon Village Arts Council, five Babylon High School students received funding to attend “The Festival Within,” a day-long poetry event at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in South Huntington, held in early Novembe More...

West Babylon students win DECA honors

On Jan. 8, 60 West Babylon Senior High School students took part in the annual DECA Regional Competition held at Suffolk County Community College. More...

Deer Park May Moore Primary School receives grant towards education and technology

With a functional green screen studio at their disposal, teachers at Deer Park’s May Moore Primary School will be able to expand educational and technological opportunities for students in grades K-2 thanks to a BOCES grant they pursued.  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, January 26 •No scheduled meetings . . . MONDAY, January 27 More...

Babylon Village Arts Council Film Festival January 28

Babylon Village Arts Council starts 2014 with two free films: Peter and the Wolf, an animated film and 2008 Oscar winner by director Suzie Templeton and a silent 1925 comedy Seven Chances directed by Buster Keaton. More...

St. Paul’s Reformed Church of North Babylon discussion Jan. 26

St. Paul’s Reformed Church of North Babylon will be holding a discussion at Panera Bread, 1025 W. Montauk Hwy, West Babylon, Sun., Jan. 26, 1 p.m. The discussion topic will be about the Bible -What does it mean for our lives? More...

Opinion

It’s no news that we have schools in financial stress; the question is why?

EDITORIAL

The New York State Comtproller’s Office (www.osc.state.ny.us) released a list of schools in financial stress this week and making that list are some of our local school districts. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS -

Full Story

It’s time for a fair tax solution in this country

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

Dear Editor:  A 2011 study by noted economist Art Laffer estimates that U.S. taxpayers wasted 3.16 billion hours and shelled out $431.1 billion just to comply with the income tax code. More...

Breaking News - 1/28/2014 12:06 PM

Lindenhurst breaks ground for new firehouse

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Lindenhurst Village officials  broke ground on Friday for their new firehouse on Wellwood Avenue. The old firehouse is now  demolised and Mayor Tom Brennan said it will  take  between a year and 18 months to complete the project. More...

Breaking News - 1/24/2014 9:59 AM

IRS raids homes in Deer Park - Free Access

Arrests made

A spokesman for the IRS has confirmed  that an incident that occurred on Suburban Avenue in Deer Park Tues., Jan. 21 resulted  in the arrest of several people for tax fraud. More...

Breaking News - 1/19/2014 10:52 AM

Police nab local bank robber - Free Access

Suffolk County Police arrested a for robbing three banks this month, including one that he robbed approximately 20 minutes before he was arrested. Police gave this account: More...

CVS proposal for LaGrange restaurant site moves forward; opposition continues

The Islip Town Zoning board unanimously approved a change of zone late last month for a small portion of the LaGrange property in West Islip from residential to commercial. More...

Sweeney's bill for safe collection of mercury signed into law

Governor Cuomo has signed into law Assemblyman Bob Sweeney's (D-Lindenhurst) bill to establish a collection program, at no cost to consumers, to remove mercury from the environment.  More...

Police nab suspect in bank robberies

Suffolk County Police arrested a man for robbing three banks this month, including one that he robbed approximately 20 minutes before he was arrested. Police gave this account:  More...

Weekend Events:

Friday, January 24   •BACCA Drawing class taught by instructor Andrew Perello classes begin on the 24th at 1 pm. For info. contact Carol Gandarilla at babylonartpgm@aol.com for further information or call 631-587-3696. More...

 

People/Social

World War II vet honored for lifetime of service

Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane, Jr. recently joined other community leaders and former veterans in a ceremony honoring Frank McLoughlin, a World War II veteran and former firefighter with the FDNY. More...

Tavon Amaya of North Babylon promoted to private first class

Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the adjutant general for the State of New York, announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.  More...

Bay Shore’s Gardiner Manor Elementary School visits Vanderbilt Museum

The assembly was called to congratulate four of their students who recently participated in a contest; the renaming of the new show at the planetarium located at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.  In March of last year the planetarium, which More...

Columnists - Free Access

Babylon News & Muse

•We would like to send happy birthday wishes to Maariya Qureshi, who celebrated her ninth birthday last week with family and friends. •Sadly, “Bud” More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

When you tune in (or go to the Garden) on Feb. 10 and 11 to enjoy the 138th West- minste r Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show, you will see three “new breeds” – the Chinook, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno and the Rat Terrier. More...

Obituaries

George Michiloff, Copiague School teacher, veteran

Massapequa resident George Michiloff, a veteran and teacher in the Copiague School District, died Dec. 21. 2013 surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.  Mr. More...

Frank Taravella, Bay Shore resident, Grumman employee, U.S. Army Korean War veteran

Frank Taravella, a longtime resident of Bay Shore, died Jan. 5, 2014. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was 83 years old.  Mr. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices -

Your right to know

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













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