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Breaking News - 3/25/2016 7:04 PM

Two men stabbed in West Babylon this morning - Free Access

Police seeking help in apprehending assailants

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are continuing an investigating into an incident this morning in which one man was killed and another injured in a stabbing. More...

Brennan, Lavorata and Masterson reelected

Lindenhurst Village voters reelected Mayor Thomas Brennan and Trustees Deputy Mayor Michael Lavorata and Joan Masterson March 16. The three faced challenges from political newcomers Kenneth St. John and RJ Renna.  More...

Spring Weekend Events

Saturday, March 26   •Computers for Home Use Part II: Sat., March 26, 10 .m. More...

Islip Town Board approves salary increases for themselves equal to CPI

The Islip Town Board recently approved annual salary increases for themselves that will coincide with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Town’s region, along with a guarantee that such raises in cost of living will not exceed four percent a More...

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Schools/Sports

Woodhull Elementar y classes use their senses

Woodhull Elementary School’s prekindergarten and kindergarten class, Fire Island, learned how animals use their sense to explore the world around them during a recent environmental education project.  More...

Lindenhurst residents participate in winter volleyball championship

Three Lindenhurst residents, members of the Long Island Volley Ball Club, recently participated in the winter volleyball championship tournament in Chicago, Illinois.The boys 16-year-old regional team won second place in their age bracket.   More...

Representatives from N.Y. Islanders & Sparky the Dragon visit Santapogue Elementary School

Representatives from the New York Islanders, along with mascot Sparky the Dragon, visited Santapogue Elementary School in the West Babylon School District on Jan. 26.  More...

Events & Bulletin

Library budgets votes and trustee elections coming up Tuesday, April 5

Voters will head to the polls Tues., April 5 to approve their library budgets and elect library trustees. Following is information on each of these votes and elections. BABYLON  More...

Historical Society of Islip Hamlet to host Eric Goldschrafe April 12

On Tues, April 12, 7 to 9 p.m., the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will host Eric Goldschrafe, president of the Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society, as he presents his program on Rum Running on Long Island. More...

Ascension Lutheran Church Egg-Stravagnaza March 26

Ascension Lutheran Church will hold its yearly Egg-Stravagnaza, Sat., March 26, 10 a.m. to noon at 33 Bay Shore Rd. Deer Park. More...

Opinion

Hatred in the name of God is heresy

Waking up Tuesday morning to the terrible news about the terrorist bombings in Brussels is a reminder of the fragility of life and the depth of hatred that continues to pervade our world today. More...

GUEST EDITORAL: A salute to Nancy

Two days before Nancy Reagan died I visited the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Ca. As I walked up the path to the library, the same one we saw this past week, I was in awe of the magnificent mountains that surrounded this spot. More...

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Breaking News - 3/30/2016 12:31 PM

DA announces indictment of man for West Babylon hit and run - Free Access

Disabled man killed in incident

S.C. District Attorney James Spota announced the indictment of Christopher Bacayon, 26, March 29, who was charged a hit and run crash in West Babylon last October that killed a disabled man. More...

Breaking News - 3/28/2016 2:04 PM

Copiague Library Board candidate pulls out of race - Free Access

By law, Library board reopens petition process until 5 p.m. tomorrow

Copiague Library officials announced today that one of the two candidates running for office withdrew her name from the race. That candidate will have her name removed from the ballot. More...

Babylon School officials refute key finding in comptroller's audit

District says audit failed to take into account key issues such as open contract negotiations

Babylon School District officials are refuting one of the findings in a recent New York State audit, saying the decision by the comptroller’s office expresses a difference in philosophy about financing and not a flaw in the way the district is More...

NBSD in midst of budget planning for 2016-17 year

The North Babylon School District held its first 2016-17 budget meeting at a school board planning session where district officials discussed the district’s overall financial standing, and its current total revenue figure of $110.7 million.&nbs More...

Lindenhurst Village passes moratorium on Vapor shops

The Village of Lindenhurst Board of Trustees unanimously approved a moratorium on new electronic cigarette shops within the Village’s business zoned areas. More...

Suffolk County Police Department: Protect yourself by knowing how scammers operate

According to the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD), every day, scores of people across the United States fall victim to predators that seek to take advantage of those who are trusting and vulnerable.The key to avoiding being scammed is awarenes More...

 

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Babylon School officials refute key finding in comptroller's audit

District says audit failed to take into account key issues such as open contract negotiations

Babylon School District officials are refuting one of the findings in a recent New York State audit, saying the decision by the comptroller’s office expresses a difference in philosophy about financing and not a flaw in the way the district is More...

NBSD in midst of budget planning for 2016-17 year

The North Babylon School District held its first 2016-17 budget meeting at a school board planning session where district officials discussed the district’s overall financial standing, and its current total revenue figure of $110.7 million.&nbs More...

Gregory Garrison creates autism awareness mural for Eagle Scout project

Conscientious Deer Park High School student Gregory Garrison chose to create a special autism awareness mural at May Moore Elementary School as his Eagle Scout project, aided by fellow Scouts. More...

Columnists - Free Access

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Babylon’s First Presbyterian Church - Part I

Does anyone know, for sure, what really is the oldest building in Babylon Village? Some will defend to the death that it is the white wooden house located just to the right of the 1st Presbyterian Church on Montauk Highway. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue (LIGRR) wants your old shoes. Nope, the Goldens are not going to retrieve the shoes and use them as chew toys. More...

BEACON CALENDAR

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:  SUNDAY, March 27  •No scheduled meetings . . .  MONDAY, March 28   More...

Obituaries

Sister Philothea Larisch, OP, nurse’s aide at St. Rose church, Melville

Sister (Anneliese) Philothea Larisch, OP, a nurse’s aide at Our Lady of Consolation in Amityville, died March 16, 2016. She was 83 and dedicated 58 years to religious life. More...

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Public Notices -

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Legislature of the County of Suffolk New York will meet at the County Center in Hauppauge, New York in said County, on 12th day of April 2016 at 2:30 pm,&nbs More...













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