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Murphy and McKenna run unopposed in Lindenhurst Schools; Gallagher and DiGiussepe vie for Sean McNeily's seat

The Lindenhurst School District hosted their Meet the Candidates Night on April 20, where incumbents Valerie McKenna and Edward Murphy sat on stage with first-time candidates, James Gallagher and Michael DiGiuseppe. More...

Your Guide To Your School District and Library Budget Votes and Trustee Elections

Babylon The Babylon School Board is proposing a budget of $51.67 million, an increase of $1.49 million over the current year, or 2.99 percent. The new spending plan is within the New York State tax cap. More...

Capobianco, Morales and Soete running for school board in Farmingdale

In Farmingdale, three candidates are running for two open seats on the School Board. Incumbents John Capobianco and Ralph Morales are seeking reelection and face opposition from Arlene Soete, a lifelong resident of the district. More...

Two running for Newman's seat in Copiague; Sales and Natoli running again unopposed

In the Copiague School District incumbent School Board Trustees Brian Sales and Rosemary Natoli are running for another three-year term. They are unopposed.  Trustee Everett Newman is not seeking reelection. More...

Spring Weekend Events

Saturday, May 13   •Document Shredding Day: Sat., May 13, 10 a.am. - 12 p.m. For personal documents only. No Business documents. Limit: 3 boxes (standard size storage box) or 3 paper or clear bags. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

South Bay Elementary School students help the community and save the earth

Fifth-graders at South Bay Elementary School in the West Babylon School District are helping those in their community and saving the earth at the same time. More...

Claudia Kwasiborski and Jessica Messina take part in research at Cold Spring Harbor

Lindenhurst High School 11th-graders Claudia Kwasiborski and Jessica Messina recently took part in the Cold Spring Harbor Science Research Club. More...

South Bay Elementary students practice reading with their reading buddies

First-graders at South Bay Elementary School in the West Babylon School District practiced reading nonfiction texts independently and with their reading buddies.The students learned that sounding like a teacher when they read and emphasizing importan More...

Events & Bulletin

BEACON CALENDAR

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

Health Statistics study and survey to be conducted

Suffolk County residents are being asked to take part in a study by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The NCHS has conducted these surveys for 55 years and the data collected will More...

Boy Scout Troop 1421 Mother’s Day Breakfast May 14

Boy Scout Troop 1421 is holding its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sun., May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More...

Opinion

Federal immigration policies are largely to blame for MS-13 problems

It is with tremendous relief that our elected officials and law enforcement agencies on Long Island have undertaken a major offensive against the MS-13 gangs. Their presence and violence within our communities cannot be allowed to continue.  More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

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PUBLIC COMMENTARY: Finally, I got my chance to “pass it along”

When I was with the circus, many years ago, we were jumping out of Long Island into Pennsylvania. It was a rainy night and a long haul. More...

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Amityville Village Trustee says he's not considering run for Boyle's seat - Free Access

At odds with Supervisor Schaffer over Council Districts

Not so, says Amityville Village Trustee Nick LaLota responding to rumors about his intentions to move to Babylon Village and run for the seat of Sen. More...

Four vie for three seats on Babylon School Board

Four candidates are vying for three open seats on the Babylon Board of Education. More...

Candidates running for North Babylon School Board

The North Babylon School District Board of Education has three seats open and two incumbents up for re-election, with Trustee Janet Meyerson deciding not to seek another term. More...

Three seeking two seats on the WI School Board

Three candidates are seeking two seats on the West Islip School Board. Open is the seat of incumbent Robert Ulrich who chose not to run again and that of incumbent Ronald Maginniss who is seeking reelection. More...

Patricia Consalazio vies for WB School Board; also running are Cathly Gismervik, Raymond Downey and Jennifer Longo

Three West Babylon School Board candidates are running for reelection—Cathy Gismervik, Raymond Downey Jr. More...

 

People/Social

Kimberly Jean-Pierre honors local, remarkable women at annual Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) honored local, remarkable women on Fri., March 3, at her third annual Women of Distinction Awards ceremony in Amityville. More...

Babylon's Leo Club hosts annual senior dinner and show

Members of the Babylon Junior- Senior High School Leo Club recently hosted their annual “Dinner and a Show” event for local senior citizens, featuring a delicious meal and a special viewing of the Drama Club’s production of “T More...

Austin Wolk of West Babylon earns Arrow of Light Award

Austin Wolk of West Babylon, who recently earned his Arrow of Light Award, was honored by Town of Babylon Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez who attended his Arrow of Light ceremony. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Babylon News & Muse

•I find that I always seem to open this column with a comment about the weather. A couple of weeks ago, we had an 80-degree day out of the blue. It was also very humid and I found myself complaining about it! More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. There is concern this year about a surge in the number of people and dogs in the Northeast who’ll be infected with Lyme. You can blame the disease increase on the bumper crop of acorns last fall.  More...

Obituaries

Services set for May 13, Sal Perricone former Tanner Park Senior Center treasurer

A funeral Mass and “Celebration of Life” will be held May 13 for Sal Perricone, who died Nov. 23, 2016. The service will be at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Amityville. More...

Frances Costantino, Copiague resident and Lindenhurst High School graduate

Frances Costantino, a longtime resident of Copiague, died March 8, 2017. She was 90 years old. More...

Legals - Free Access

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SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SUFFOLK INDEX # 612223/2015 FILED: 4/12/2017 Plaintiff designates Suffolk County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in wh More...













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