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Breaking News - 2/4/2014 1:25 PM

Speed limits reduced on Higbie Lane & Udall Road - Free Access

In an ongoing effort to reduce the number of accidents along Higbie Lane and Udall Road in West Islip, Suffolk County Police have reduced the speed limits to 30 MPH from Montauk Highway to Sunrise Highway. More...

Babylon's famous baseball team: The Cuban Giants

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A high-five from local snowman

This snowman greets everyone with a high-five. He seems to be saying, it's winter, enjoy the snow for it—and I—shall soon be gone.Photo by Joe Turner More...

Babylon Village ZBA hears revised proposal for additions to home on Vanderbilt Avenue

The Babylon Village Zoning Board of Appeals heard five applications on Thurs., Jan. 15, including one that was a modified proposal from an application heard last month.  More...

Barraga tapped as vice chair of S. C. Leg. veterans committee

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Local Homecoming Farm offers the best fare of the season

It was a feast filled with the best Mother Earth could offer.  In late November, the Sisters of St. More...

Islip Town seeking nominations for Women’s History Celebration; deadline February 11

The Town of Islip is accepting nominations for its annual Women’s History Celebration, to be held prior to the March 18 Town Board meeting, at 7 p.m., in the Board Room located at Islip Town Hall, 655 Main Street, in Islip.  More...

Weekend Events:

Friday, January 31   •Interior Design Maekover from 2-4p.m. Jacquil Palatnik, instructor and interior designer, will show you how to achieve a nifty inexpensive look. West Babylon library, 211 Rte. 109, 631-669- 5445.  More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

North Babylon HS student making musical mark

North Babylon High School student-musician Kevin White has been chosen to participate in the highly selective SCMEA All-County Instrumental Jazz Ensemble. More...

Deer Park seniors provide food gift cards for local families

The senior class at Deer Park High School collected more than $800 in donations this past Thanksgiving to provide 22 local families in need with gift cards to supermarkets, a welcome addition to the baskets prepared through the high school’s Th More...

Babylon Jr. HS spelling bee champ advances to LI bee

Babylon Junior High School seventh and eighth-grade students had the chance to showcase their precise spelling skills when they took part in their English classrooms’ spelling bees this winter. 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...

Obituaries

Edward Szychowski, longtime West Babylon resident, Our Lady of Grace R. C. Church usher, WWII veteran

Edward Szychowski, a resident of West Babylon since 1955 and a longtime usher at Our Lady of Grace R. C. Church, died Mon., Dec. 30, 2013. He was 90 years old.  Mr. Szychowski was born and raised in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. More...

Opinion

Say it ain’t so, Mr. President and Mr. Governor

Both President Barack Obama and New York State Governor Mario Cuomo were reported making statements this week that are offensive and irresponsible.  Obama owes every parent trying to raise a child in this difficult, disorganized, unrestrained an More...

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Fuschillo’s exit from Albany is Long Island’s loss

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Dear Editor:  At New Year’s I was upset, saddened and distressed to learn of the resignation of Hon. Charles J. Fuschillo as our state senator on Long Island’s south shore. It is a great and grievous loss to us all.  More...

Breaking News - 2/6/2014 12:20 PM

WBSD to hold hearing on tax veterans exemptions - Free Access

A PUBLIC HEARING for the West Babylon School District will be held in the Board Room in the Administration Wing adjacent to the West Babylon Senior High School on Tuesday, Feb. More...

Breaking News - 2/5/2014 4:40 PM

Lady Panthers give Tuckers a scare before falling 53-50

Girl’s basketball: Panthers fall to Tuckers to end seasonIn a close game, the Mattituck “Tuckers” defeated the Babylon Panthers, ending Babylon’s season with a shout, not a whimper.The game, played in Mattituck, put the Panthers out of playoff hopes, More...

Breaking News - 2/3/2014 1:33 PM

New food marketplace to replace King Kullen in West Islip - Free Access

Wild by Nature to open on Union Boulevard by fall

Wild by Nature, a full-size, full-service natural food marketplace, has made it official — the company plans to open a new 22,000-square-foot store at 478 Union Boulevard in West Islipk.  With an anticipated opening of late summer/early fall 201 More...

Babylon Village Chamber elects officers

Wednesday, January 29: The Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce held its installation last night. More...

WISD updates community on water leak at Oquenock and vacancy at Kirdahy

The West Islip School Board gave a brief update on a leak that occurred at the Oquenock Elementary school Jan. 6. A boiler there leaked and water pooled on the gymnasium floor.  More...

WBSD gives community security plan update

All of West Babylon's seven schools were assessed last year to determine the effectiveness of current security measures and what additional measures may need to be implemented to better ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff. More...

Owner of WB trucking company sentenced for payroll tax fraud

The owner of two West Babylon/Wyandanch trucking companies was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein in Central Islip for willfully failing to collect and pay over employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.  More...

Town to reconsider bid for property in North Amityville; new hearing set

A public hearing to review a proposal for the development of town-owned property at Great Neck Road and Albany Avenue, North Amityville will be held Tues., Feb. 4, 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall.  More...

Churches in Babylon and Islip asking for food donations; betting on community’s generosity on Super Bowl Sunday

The pastors of the Babylon Interfaith Clergy Cluster met on Thurs., Dec. 12 and decided they will be betting on the Super Bowl.  More...

 

People/Social

Remember the Dream

Bethel A.M.E Church in Copiague celebrated the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mon., Jan. 20 with a celebration in the church, sponsored by the Commission on Christian Education.  More...

Lou Howard Sr. celebrates his 90th in "high" style

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Lou Howard Sr., a former longime coach in the Amityville School District, New York State Assemblyman and a flight instructor with Farmingdale University's Aerospace s chool , re cent ly celebrated his 90th birthday and chose the occasion to officiall More...

American Air Power Museum honors WWII veteran and hero Frank McLoughlin

On Thurs., Nov. 21 S.C. Leg. Thomas Barraga (R-West Islip) held an event at the American Air Power Museum in Farmingdale honoring WWII veteran and hero Frank McLoughlin for his acts of heroism during his time in the United States Army Air Corps. More...

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Pets, Pets, Pets

Move over, Con Ed. The Long Island Papillon Power Authority is about to electrify the Piers during the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Masters Agility Championship on Feb. 8.  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, February 2 •No scheduled meetings . . . MONDAY, February 3 •Town of Babylon Planning Board meeting: 7 p.m. Babylon Town Hall, 200 E. More...

Deer Park Community Center Bingo every Tuesday night

The Deer Park Community Center, 41 Homer Ave., runs Bingo every Tuesday night. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7:15 p.m. In addition, Bingo will be held Wednesday mornings. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the game starts at 10:30 a.m. More...

Lindenhurst School District kindergarten registration set for February 3 to 26

The Lindenhurst School District will be holding registration for all eligible kindergarten students from Feb. 3 to 26, 2014. Registration takes place at the McKenna Administration Building, 350 Daniel St. More...

Legals - Free Access

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