February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

DPSD readies for technology updates

The Deer Park Board of Education recently approved a $2.6 million New York State Smart Schools Investment Plan that will fund the implementation of classroom technology and school safety.  Anastasia Tzortzatos, district administrator for technol More...

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Schools/Sports

Please meet the 2016 local scholars

•Zachary D. Outsen of Lindenhurst and Danielle N. Valenti, of West Islip, were named to the president’s list at SUNY Oswego for the fall 2015 semester.  More...

Paul J. Bellew students in PEAK Festival

Young musicians Julia Kennedy, Ryan Northorn, Kevin Pilewski and Sophia Stehlik, all fourth-graders at West Islip’s Paul J. More...

Beach Street Middle School celebrates Kindness Day

West Islip’s Beach Street Middle School’s Helping Hands Club and counseling department celebrated World Kindness Day on Nov. 13 with a special banner. More...

Library

AT YOUR LIBRARY THIS WEEK

Babylon Library,  24 S. Carll Ave. • 669-1624   •Adult Games in the Afternoon: Mondays, 1-4 p.m. in the Community Room.  •Blood Pressure Screening: Sat., Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Reading Room.  More...

Events & Bulletin

BEACON CALENDAR

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:  SUNDAY, February 14  •No scheduled meetings . . .  MONDAY, February 15  •No scheduled meetings . . .   More...

FILPS hosts two programs on Feb. 13

The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society (FILPS) will hold two programs on Sat., Feb. 13. At 9 a.m. follow one of the present-say lighthouse keepers on his rounds. More...

Look Good Feel Better Program® offered at hospitals and cancer centers beginning Feb. 22

The American Cancer Society announced its 2016 winter/spring schedule for the Look Good Feel Better Program ® (LGFB) at hospitals and cancer centers in Nassau and Suffolk.  More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices -

Your right to know

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in pursuance of the powers vested in me by law, I shall on the 27th day of February, 2016 and the succeeding days until the sale is completed, sell at public auction at ten (10:00) o’clock in the forenoon in the Muni More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2016 12:07 PM

Summer job applications available at Babylon Village Hall - Free Access

Beginning Tuesday Feb. 16, young Babylon Village residents can apply for summer jobs. Applications for the jobs are available at Babylon Village Hall, 153 W. More...

Babylon Town approves 2016 bonding package to fund major improvements; paying off more debt service

The Babylon Town Board approved borrowing $17 million as part of its annual bonding to fund major improvement projects throughout the Town. The voting took place Jan. More...

Winter Weekend Events

Friday, February 12   • On Fri., Feb. 12, 4 p.m., the library will have Heart-to-Heart Crafting with Melanie for ages 3.5 to grade 1. Amityville, Oak and John Streets, 631-264- 0567.  Saturday, February 13   More...

 

People/Social

Robert Carlin, M.D., named chairman of internal medicine at Good Samaritan

West Islip resident Robert Carlin, M.D., has been named chairman of internal Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. An internist and pulmonologist with a private practice in Babylon since 1991, Dr.  More...

Relay record-setters for West Islip High

Competing at the 23rd annual Hispanic Games at the Armory in New York City, West Islip’s relay team of Dan Cameron, Charles Hetterich, Kyle Kelly and Mike Martiny ran a record-setting time of 7:54 in the 4x800-meter race. More...

Build season begins for West Islip H.S. robotics team

The award-winning West Islip High School robotics team attended the kickoff of the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Competition at Stony Brook University on Jan. 9.  More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Oh, no! He’s back. Monsieur Edgar (aka my “Edgar Afghan Poe”) insists on writing another dog advice column. It’s his consolation prize for not being asked to any big February events. More...

Obituaries

Alan A. Illicete, Massapequa resident, BOCES employee, veteran

Alan A. Illicete, a former longtime resident of Massapequa, and a resident of Copiague for 13 years, was a man with an eccentric and colorful personality who had a strong Catholic faith and brought fun and laughter to his family. Mr. More...

Opinion

Cell phones and Superbowl 50...

EDITORAL:

I lost my cell phone over the weekend. I knew it was within 100 feet of my home but could not find it.  I was mystified by two things. First, how it could be so close and yet so far and how totally lost I was without it.  More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS - by Kevin Eastwood

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Falling Oil Prices and the future of the world economy

GUEST EDITORAL:

Yesterday my wife paid $1.99 per gallon for gasoline, a price lower than almost anyone expected a few years ago. From 2010 to early 2014, oil prices were fairly steady at close to $100 per barrel. More...













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