2020-09-17

WISD sets dates for hearings on sale of Masera School property

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The West Islip School District will be holding three public forums updating the residents on the purchase and sale agreement of the Masera School property with Terwilliger & Bartone Properties LLC. The agreement was finalized Sept. 10. In order for the sale to be finalized, it will require approval from the community. The district will host several public forums to […]

Trump supporters hold rally on Long Island


A large group of people, riding in vehicles laden with American flags, Trump 2020 bumper stickers and Keep America Great banners, gathered in Copiague Sun. Sept. 6 to begin a car parade and rally out East. In the words of one supporter, the event was designed to “make some noise in support of Trump.” The group included those young and […]

S.T.O.P. Day in Babylon Village

The Village of Babylon has rescheduled its S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Day to Sat. Sept. 26, in deference to the Jewish holiday. Residents can drop off their pollutants from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition, paper shredding will be available from 1 to 5 p.m. Bring tax records, ATM receipts, credit card statements and other personal papers to help […]

A summer of science at BNL for four West Islip high schoolers

Four West Islip High School research program students conducted research virtually this summer in collaboration with scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Olivia Vice was part of the High School Summer Research Program, working on a project titled “Benchmarking Rear Door Heat Exchangers for BNL’s Data Center.” Three students participated in BNL’s Student Partnerships for Advanced Research and Knowledge Spectroscopy summer […]

Conklin House hosts summer scavenger hunt

Babylon Village residents recently enjoyed the Southards Pond Scavenger Hunt hosted by the Conklin House and supported by Seatuck Environmental. Over 200 families registered to join in the hunt and spent time in the beautiful natural resource of Southards Pond, turning over logs and finding birds’ nests, and hunting down the elusive Atlantic White Cedar tree (the only one of […]

North Babylon teacher named mentor of the year

Congratulations to North Babylon AIS teacher, Cara Ginsberg, for earning the distinguished title of 2020 Mentor of the Year from Mentor New York. Since her first day at Marion G. Vedder Elementary School five years ago, Ginsberg has exuded compassion, kindness and selflessness – making her the perfect addition to the “Mentors Giving Voices Across North Babylon” program. The MGV […]

West Babylon schools welcome back students

Sept. 8 was the official kickoff for the 2020- 2021 school year in West Babylon. While this school year will look a bit different, students and staff were eager to start the new year, either in-person or virtually. As the buses pulled into the schools, staff, faculty and administrators were on hand to welcome students. They toted their backpacks filled […]

Beautification Society sells commemorative bricks

The Babylon Beautification Society is selling personalized, commemorative bricks at Bayman Park, surrounding the Bayman Statue, which pays homage to the once thriving clamming industry on the Great South Bay. Bricks are available in three sizes: 4-inch by 8-inch for $250, 8-inch by 8-inch for $500 and 12-inch by 12-inch for $1,000. Order online at www.babylonbeautification.org/baymanbricks/

Pop Up Art event at JackJack’s in Babylon rescheduled

Kristin Shaw of Babylon, a writer who promotes the concepts of happiness, sincerity and kindness, will be hosting a pop up art canvas event at JackJacks Coffee House on Sat., Sept. 19. The event was originally scheduled for Sept. 12. Shaw is the author of self-published books, “Sincerity is the New Happy” and “Sip of Sincerity.” They can be purchased […]

Upcoming events sponsored by the Conklin House

Sunday, September 20 Kick off Fall with Some Healthy Activities As part of Health & Safety Day on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 1-3 p.m., the Conklin House has partnered up with the Walk Safe LI, the LI Health Collaborative and Stony Brook Medicine to host Walk with a Doc and Stony Brook’s Mobile Mammography Van for breast cancer screenings. Additionally, […]