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Breaking News - 3/18/2016 3:05 PM

Police investigating what appears to be a shooting in Copiague - Free Access

UPDATE: Police report as of 3:50 p.m. today that one man has died from gunshoot wounds. His name has not been released. The investigation is continuing. More...

Community shocked over dismissal of popular Babylon School District varsity baseball coach

A unanimous decision last week by the Babylon School Board to dismiss longtime varsity baseball coach Anthony Sparacio from his coaching position was met with shock and confusion by residents. More...

Lindenhurst Schools present $5.4M Smart Schools Investment proposal

The Lindenhurst School Board, at a meeting last month, unveiled a $5.4 million Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP). More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Babylon H.S. to partner with Project Lead the Way program provider of STEM/STEAM programs

Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, Babylon Junior Senior High School will be one of only a few high schools on Long Island to partner with the Project Lead the Way program, the nation’s leading provider of STEM/STEAM programs.  More...

North Babylon High School seniors sign National Letters of Intent

Nine North Babylon High School seniors signed National Letters of Intent to attend various colleges and universities and continue playing the sports they have excelled in.  More...

Christine DiProperzio named Deer Park SD’s new curriculum associate for ELA

Christine DiProperzio has been named as the Deer Park School District’s new curriculum associate for ELA, reading and library in grades six to 12, replacing Christina Poppe.  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., March 12, 3-5 p.m. More...

Events & Bulletin

BEACON CALENDAR

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SUNDAY, March 13  •No scheduled meetings . . .  MONDAY, March 14   •Town of Babylon Planning Board meeting: 7 p.m. Babylon Town Hall, 200 E. More...

Nominations wanted for 2016 Nathaniel Conklin Award for Volunteerism

The Selection Committee for the annual Babylon Village Nathaniel Conklin Award for Volunteerism is please to announce that nominations are being sought for the 2016 award, which recognizes long-term volunteer service to Babylon Village. More...

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny March 20

West Babylon Fire Department will hold breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Sun., March 20, 8 a.m. to noon. Breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice and more. More...

Opinion

Tough year for school districts

GUEST EDITORIAL:

About one in eight school districts will have to decrease the amount they can raise in property taxes in the 2016-17 school year over the current year when they bring their budgets to voters in May in order to comply with the tax cap – unless t More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS - by Kevin Eastwood

Full Story

Babylon School Board overreacted on Sparacio incident

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

Dear Editor: Babylon School District’s decision to remove an excellent baseball coach clearly needs further discussion. He ran a fundraiser to help his students.The transgression involves not having prior board approval. More...

Breaking News - 3/24/2016 2:09 PM

Babylon Village offers new spending proposal for 2016-17 - Free Access

New budget maintains tax rate at same level for third year in a row

The Babylon Village Board’s 2016-17 budget calls for less in spending than in the current year, and is within the New York State Tax cap, according to details released by the Village this week. More...

Breaking News - 3/21/2016 1:23 PM

A little bit of spring - Free Access

This little fella' found something tasty after dumpster diving the first day of spring! Photo by Joe Turner More...

Breaking News - 3/15/2016 4:03 PM

NYS Comptroller: Babylon Schools socked away too much in its budget lines over four years - Free Access

The Babylon School District consistently overestimated appropriations in its annual budgets from 2011, through 2015, according to a New York State Comptroller’s report issued this week. More...

Breaking News - 3/11/2016 1:12 PM

Schaffer says "thank you" on behalf of town residents - Free Access

Acknowledges state lawmakers' work in securing tax rebates

Yesterday, Babylon Town Supervisor Richard Schaffer held a press conference to extend a “thank you” to local state lawmakers for their work in securing the money needed to fund the New York State tax rebate checks that have gone out to property owner More...

Winter Weekend Events

Saturday, March 12   •St. Patrick’s Mix: Sat., March 12, 2 p.m. Naomi and Randy Zeitlin will perform Irish songs. Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, 1 S. Country Rd., 665- 4350.  More...

 

People/Social

West Islip students take off with lantern launch

In conjunction with the PARP program theme of “Take Off with Books,” students at West Islip’s Paul J. Bellew Elementary held a PTA-sponsored lantern launch on Jan. 11 on the adjacent high school turf field.  More...

Amazing showing by North Babylon High School Academic Team

The North Babylon High School Academic Team placed first at the Scarlet Knights Invitational Tournament at Rutgers University. More...

Susan Johnson of Babylon honored by Kiwanis Club International

Susan Johnson of Babylon was recently honored by the Kiwanis Club International and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos for her dedication and commitment to TJ for Kids Memorial Fund. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Babylon News & Muse

•This week is supposed to be lovely here on the South Shore. Temps are expected to be 60 degrees or warmer all week…this after three inches of snow late last week! •This Sun., March 13, we “spring forward” at 2 a.m. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

OPERATION EDISON was kept under wraps but wasn’t top secret. This cat code name contains a double entendre about a mission and surgery. More...

Obituaries

Marie Clark, Lindenhurst resident and delivery room nurse at Brunswick Hospital for 50 years

Marie Clark was a delivery room nurse at Brunswick Hospital in Amityville for five decades before retiring at 81. According to her family, she lived a life filled with love, and was always reaching out to help others. More...

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