February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

New IDA members appointed; more local representation on board to be considered

The Town of Babylon announced the recent appointment of new members to the board of the Babylon Industrial Development Agency (IDA). More...

Nominations sought for Babylon Booster Club Wall of Fame

The Babylon Booster Club Wall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for induction into the Babylon Athletics Wall of Fame. The  Wall of Fame honors past Panthers who have achieved excellence in athletics, academics and community service. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Oquenock celebrates cultural pride at International Week

West Islip’s Oquenock Elementary School recently celebrated International Week, with students, teachers and staff recognizing various cultures. More...

John Quincy Adams students learn their sight words

By fundraising through Donors Choose, teacher Jackie Stein was recently able to purchase a variety of literacy centers to help her students at Deer Park’s John Quincy Adams Primary School learn their sight words.   More...

West Islip H.S. Students with HEARTT held first career fair

The West Islip High School Students with HEARTT group recently organized and held its first career fair open to the entire school building, assisted by HEARTT founder Virginia Scudder and career counselor Ryan Vollmuth.  More...

Library

AT YOUR LIBRARY THIS WEEK

Babylon Library, 24 S. Carll Ave. • 669-1624 More...

Events & Bulletin

This week’s Calendar of Events

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:  SUNDAY, February 25  •No scheduled meetings . . .  MONDAY, February 26   More...

Long Island Cares pet food drive is on now through April

S.C. Leg. Tom Donnelly (D-Babylon-Huntington) is pleased to join Long Island Cares and help it “rain food for cats and dogs” by hosting a pet food drive now through the end of April.  More...

Copiague school board opening

Are you a resident of the Copiague Public Schools? Are you interested in running for the Copiague Board of Education? Curious as to what is involved in this elected volunteer position? More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices -

Your right to know

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK US Bank National Association, as Trustee for Wachovia Mortgage Loan Trust, Asset- Backed Certificates, Series 2006-AMN1, Plaintiff AGAINST Diane Savickas; Michael& More...

Breaking News - 2/23/2018 11:49 AM

RAC updates community on proposed plans at Republic Airport - Free Access

Residents continue to have concerns about the impact of those changes

By Michael ScroThe Republic Airport Commission (RAC) recently issued an update on the status of an estimated $30 million redevelopment project at Republic Airport in Farmingdale. The meeting was held Tues., Feb. More...

Village Attorney Joel Sikowitz retires; Gerard Glass appointed

Taking time to pay tribute to members of the Village Board, and all of the Village employees, Babylon Village Attorney Joel Sikowitz tendered his resignation at the Village Board meeting Tues., Feb. 13. He served the Village for 27 years.  More...

Winter Weekend Events

Friday, February 23   •On Fri., Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m., the library will have Mardi Gras Fun. Let the fun begin! Join us for some Mardi Gras crafts. Copiague, 50 Deauville Blvd., 631- 691-1111.  More...

 

People/Social

News from the Past

•In the March 7, 1968 edition of the Babylon Beacon:

The Babylon Fire Department responded to an emergency call Saturday evening at the Francis B. Garvey property on Montauk Highway. Chief E. Clayton Smith Jr., told the Beacon that the fire was suspicious in origin. More...

Republic Airport multi-million dollar project update available online

Please visit our website babylonbeacon.com for an article on the latest updates on a proposed multi-million dollar development project at Republic Airport. More...

Winter wonderland at Feller's Pond

Enjoying the winter wonderland at Feller’s Pond this past weekend was a group of hardy hockey players including Mayor Michael Lavorata, pictured in his prized Rangers uniform, along with Villag More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Results of the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show have entered the record books. You probably know Flynn, a Bichon Frise won Best In Show last week. But, there is much more than a winner or competition within Westminster. More...

Babylon News & Muse

•Happy Birthday to George Washington! As many of my readers will remember, we always celebrated his birthday (Feb. 22) on that day. By the same token, we celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on Feb. 11th! More...

Obituaries

Alice Zaruka, founding member of the Babylon Historical Society

Alice Zaruka, a longtime Babylon Village resident who was an integral part of the community and the Village’s Historian, died Feb. 13, 2018.  Mrs. Zaruka, the wife of the late William J. More...

Opinion

Proposed law could save young lives

N.C. Leg. James Kennedy and the GOP majority in the N.C. Legislature have introduced legislation to expand the social host law to include passive acceptance of illegal drugs in private homes.  More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

Hope for the country’s future lies with the people, not the politicians

PUBLIC COMMENTARY:

Call me a contrarian. But when everyone around me is filled with gloom and despair, seeing dire portents in every political headline, I try to find trends that encourage me. And I’m finding them.  More...













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