December 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

West Islip Schools unveil new scoreboard, supporters recognized

The West Islip School District unveiled a new scoreboard on Nov. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Babylon Memorial Grade School students take a virtual reality field trip

Representatives from Google brought the adventures of the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program to Babylon Memorial Grade School on Dec. 14 for a virtual reality field trip.  More...

Babylon School District administrators, faculty and staff meet during Superintendent’s Conference Day

In an effort to meet the district’s goal of enhancing professional collaboration within and across grade levels, Babylon School District administrators, faculty and staff engaged in a variety of workshops, meetings and breakout sessions during More...

Babylon School District recipient of more than 1,700 book donations

Babylon School District was the recipient of more than 1,700 book donations thanks to the efforts of the Babylon Teachers’ Association and the Read Across Our Community initiative. More...

Events & Bulletin

BEACON CALENDAR

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:  SUNDAY, January 3  •No scheduled meetings . . .  MONDAY, January 4   More...

Winter clothing donation now through Jan. 8

S.C. Leg. Steven Stern will be collecting winter $ clothes, food and toiletries for the homeless. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 8 at his office 1842 E. Jericho Turn- pike, Huntington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More...

External Diploma Program for adults 21 and over

The External Diploma Program (EDP) offers adults 21 and over the opportunity to receive credit for their life experiences, and earn a traditional high school diploma. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices -

Your right to know

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF SUFFOLK OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, V. RICARDO A. More...

Remembering Senator Owen Johnson

New York Senator Owen Johnson's granddaughters Eliza and Scarlett Tymann of West Babylon held a Toys for Tots toy drive in memory of their grandfather and proud marine Owen Johnson. More...

Local fall season student-athletes make All-Long Island squads

Lindenhurst, St. John the Baptist, West Islip and North Babylon High Schools have even more reasons to be proud of their fall season student-athletes. More...

Babylon Village men appointed to boards in Babylon Village

Frank Seibert, a retired insurance professional and Village resident for nearly 30 years, was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals to replace Dave Parker who resigned before completing his five-year term through April 2017. More...

Winter Weekend Events

Happy New Year 2016!  Saturday, January 2   More...

 

People/Social

Babylon Village tree lighting ceremony held at Argyle Park

S.C. Leg. Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) recently participated in the official Babylon Village tree lighting ceremony held at Argyle Park. More...

Gary and Robin Misner of Misner Auto Body raise money for Wounded Warrior Project

Gary and Robin Misner of Misner Auto Body, West Islip, recently held a raffle for a quilted tree skirt handmade by Robin Misner to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. $2,100 was raised with all proceeds being donated. More...

Wyandanch Knights of Columbus hosts installation of officers

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Council #6556, Knights of Columbus in Wyandanch held its annual installation of officers, Sat., Oct. 10, in the Parish Hall following the 5 p.m. Mass. District Deputy Carmine E. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Tempus Fugit! About 15 years is the best we can expect a dog or cat to be with us. If we live until 75, we’ve spent 1/5 of our life with that pet; and if we survive to 90, the fraction drops to 1/6 of our lifetime. More...

Obituaries

John Pace, West Islip and Fire Island resident, Islip attorney, Republican leader and developer

When Lorraine Trim was 18 years old, a friend invited her to an Italian-American GOP club meeting. She recalls that she didn’t want to go for two reasons: First, she wasn’t Italian and second her parents were Democrats.  More...

Opinion

Your newspaper, your home, your year

We close 2015 with fond memories of many of the stories, people and events that we covered. Some were difficult, some were sad, some were poignant, but all were part of what we consider to be our job to keep our readers informed and empowered.  More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS - by Kevin Eastwood

Full Story

GUEST COMMENTARY: A very tough job by Lee H. Hamilton

You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians. More...













Suffolk County Shelter Locator and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool
The Shelter Locator and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool