October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Assessment scores show DPSD in line with neighboring districts; improvements noted

Students in the Deer Park School District are in line with students in neighboring districts according to recently released New York State assessment scores, which the district released at a recent public meeting. More...

Farmingdale Schools set tax levy, approve special tax exemptions

In late August, the Farmingdale School Board approved the authorization to set the tax levy, and at a meeting earlier this month, it was approved. More...

Fall WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday, October 24 • Come out and Play for ages 2-5 with an adult at the Farmingdale library, 116 Merritts Rd. 516-249-9090. Saturday, October 25 •Defensive Driving Fall 2014 at the Amityville library, Oak and John Streets, 631-264-0567. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Lindenhurst Middle School sponsors it’s first sixth-grade mixer

On Wed., Sept. 17, the Lindenhurst Middle School student council sponsored the first ever sixth-grade mixer. More...

Santapogue Elementary plants pinwheels for peace

As part of West Babylon’s Santapogue Elementary School’s Character Certainly Counts program, students joined a popular, global peace initiative on Sept. More...

Brentwood school district and local assembly members focus on ending bullying

Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and members of the Islip Town Board recently joined local government and school officials at an assembly at Loretta Park Elementary School in Brentwood, which focused on ending bullying. More...

Library

At Your Library This Week

Babylon Library, 24 S. Carll Ave. • 669-1624 •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, October 26 More...

Swirls and Twirls fundraiser for the Dysautonomia Foundation Oct. 25

Swirls and Twirls will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Dysautonomia Foundation in honor of Mary Cramer at 494 Union Blvd., West Islip, Sat., Oct. 25, noon to 11 p.m. The rain date is Sun., Oct. 26. For information, visit www.swirlsandtwirlsusa.com. More...

Chinese auction November 9

Our Lady of the Rosary Columbiettes will hold its annual Chinese auction for the benefit of Good Shepherd Hospital and Sts. Cyril and Methodius Outreach and Children of Hope on Sun., Nov. 9. The auction will be held in the auditorium of St. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices -

Your right to know

NOTICE OF PUBLICHEARING BY THE TOWNOF BABYLONACCESSORY APARTMENT REVIEW BOARD More...

Breaking News - 10/24/2014 4:46 PM

Two men charged with bank robbery today - Free Access

Suffolk County Police have arrested two men for robbing a West Babylon bank last night. Police gave this account: Two men, wearing masks and displaying guns, entered TD Bank, at 701 West Montauk Highway, at 8 p.m. More...

Babylonian Mike Sikowitz signs deal with Sony

Babylon native Mike Sikowitz has had a successful, 20-year career working in Hollywood as a writer and producer. More...

Local Dems and GOP hold fundraisers as Election Day nears

Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino has spent some time campaigning on Long Island. Last month he met with his Republican colleagues. More...

 

People/Social

Islip class of ‘64 dedicates park bench to the Veterans Memorial Park

Islip Town officials were recently joined by members of the Islip High School class of 1964 at the dedication ceremony for a bench that has been donated by the classmates. More...

Crystal Goode employee of the month at Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital’s Samaritan of the Month for September was Crystal Goode. Since joining Good Samaritan in 2001, she has been an invaluable employee of the hospital’s coffee shop. Ms. More...

DPHS's Jessica Orelus to perform in All-State Chorus

Recognizing her vocal talent and dedication to music, Deer Park High School senior Jessica Orelus has been selected to perform in this year’s All-State Mixed Chorus at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference concert in Roc More...

Columnists - Free Access

Hot Laps

Thiis column is devoted to ways I feel will make the Riverhead Raceway experience even better for the competitors, fans and, yes, even the officials. It is not an attempt to “bash” anyone. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

So much has been written about the bond between person and pet; but two online news stories from last week about elderly owners and their beloved pets solidify the notion that this connection can be almost mystical and the benefits mutual. More...

Obituaries

William J. Pugh, Lindenhurst resident, WWII Navy veteran

William J. Pugh, a veteran and longtime resident of Lindenhurst, died Aug. 25, 2014. He was 90 years old. Born and raised in Queens, Mr. Pugh attended schools there and enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. More...

Opinion

Put the blame where it belongs

EDITORIAL

It is absolutely appalling to watch as the Hempstead School District is trashed by officials and bureaucrats at the state and federal level for not moving quickly enough to incorporate more than 1,200 youngsters who came into that district as a resul More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS - by Kevin Eastwood

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School bus safety is everyone’s concern

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

Educational Bus Transportation, a leader in student transportation throughout Nassau County and western Suffolk County, is advocating for safety awareness during National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20-24. More...













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