July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Babylon and West Islip football stars compete in Empire Challenge

When football season ended eight months ago, most high school players realized the end of competitively playing a sport they have enjoyed playing since they were a little kid. For a select few, however, there was still one more game to be played. More...

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Schools/Sports

Please meet the 2014 local scholars

•Sean Logan, a 2011 Babylon High School graduate, attained dean’s list status at SUNY Plattsburgh for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters. He is a physics major. More...

Deer Park School Board names John Gouskos president

At the Deer Park Board of Education’s annual reorganization meeting at the administration office on July 7, John Gouskos was sworn in to office for another term as president, and Donna Marie Elliott was sworn in as the board’s new vice pr More...

THE GRADUATES

Babylon High School

Led by the American Celtic Pipe Band, members of the Babylon High School Class of 2014 processed through a ceremonial aisle lined with American and Panther Pride flags to commence this year’s graduation ceremony. 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. •Genealogy -Military Records: Wed., July 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Registration underway. 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, July 20 More...

Dix Hills Performing Arts Center presents Jazz Orchestra tribute July 18 and Disco Fever July 19

The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center will present: A Tribute to the Legendary Maynard Ferguson with the Give It One Jazz Orchestra featuring leader and trumpet soloist Ryan Resky, Fri., July 18, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $30. More...

Sagtikos Manor Classic Car show July 20

On Sun., July, 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a classic car show will be held at Sagtikos Manor. Over 100 vehicles will be on display along with live music by Heatwave and People’s Choice Award. More...

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Local athletes compete in Empire Games

The Long Island All- Stars defeated the New York City All-Stars in the 19th annual UnitedHealthcare Empire Challenge, 24-18, at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium on June 25. In photo, Babylon's Jake Carlock makes a tackle during game. More...

Lindenhurst is now a Purple Heart Village

While there is no accurate record kept about the number of Purple Hearts awarded since it was established in 1932, the Military Order of Purple Heart (MOPH) estimates 1.8 million veterans have received the award. More...

WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday, July 18 •Ultimate 80’s tribute at Tanner Park 7:30 p.m. More...

 

People/Social

Applebee's fundraiser with Alex's Lemonade Stand to fight childhood cancer

Promotional items for local businesses are printed at no charge as space permits. Readers and business owners can submit items for this column to us at acjnews@rcn.com or via U.S. Postal Service at 85 Broadway, Suite A, Amityville, NY 11701 More...

West Islip Scout holds blood drive for Eagle Project

Babylon Town Councilman Tom Donnelly recently congratulated Christian N. Minicozzi of Boy Scout Troop 194 on the success of his blood drive, which collected over 40 donations. More...

Poet-Author George Henry Kotz touches the minds and hearts of readers

Poet-author George Henry Kotz offers an anthology of poetry intended to touch the minds and heart of readers. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Babylon News & Muse

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Pets, Pets, Pets

Cats are such characters. My 17-year-old three-legged cat “Veto” has always been fastidious about his litter box. New litter must be used ASAP. More...

Hot Laps

There were plenty of fireworks and competitive action before the scheduled pyrotechnics display at Riverhead Raceway July 5, 2014. More...

Obituaries

Mable E. von Essen, Copiague resident, Amity H.S. grad and member of the Chancel and Gospel Choirs

Mable E. von Essen, a lifelong resident of Copiague and graduate of Amityville Memorial High School, died June 8, 2014 at the age of 93. Born in Copiague in 1920 to Lulu (Wortman) and J. More...

Opinion

To raise sales tax $$$ you need to raise consumer confidence

Both Nassau and Suffolk counties reported this week that the amount of sales tax generated to date this year is far short of what their budget projections were. More...

A quick but fruitless effort to evade the law

After reading a police report of an arrest last week, two things came to my mind. First, you can’t make this stuff up. Second, the subject, Jason Quick, was anything but. More...

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