McSweeney swears in Babylon Town Fire Chiefs

Babylon Town Councilman Terence McSweeney conducted a swearing-in ceremony of the new Town of Babylon Fire Chiefs Association Executive Board on Nov. 18. McSweeney is shown at left swearing in Treasurer Benny Lambertson, North Amityville Fire Co.; Secretary Eric Schumann, West Babylon Fire Dept.; President Pete McArdle, West Babylon Fire Dept. and Vice President Rob Waegerle, Amityville Fire Dept.

Babylon Town Board approves 2021 budget; spending down, taxes up

The Babylon Town Board approved a 2021 budget calling for $166.2 million in expenditures. That is a slight reduction from last year’s budget of $167.8 million. Last year the town budget included money from surplus to fund the landfill project that is not included in this year’s budget and which accounts for the marginal reduction this year. The current tax […]

Developer puts up website on Masera project to keep public informed

Terwilliger & Bartone Properties LLC, together with Kelly Development, announced the launch of a new website www.stayinwestislip.com for their 126- unit active adult residential proposal in West Islip. The complex is slated for the site of the Masera School at 650 Udall Road, which has been closed in recent years. As part of the ongoing community outreach effort, the website […]

BBS hosting Home Holiday Decorating Contest 2020

Enter by December 13

The Babylon Beautification Society is holding its 4th Annual Home Holiday Decorating Contest. This year, the group has eliminated the categories so applicants can win for any type of design, large or small. A minimum of one prize will be awarded, with a maximum of three prizes awarded. The contest is free and open to all Village of Babylon residents. […]

New center at Good Samaritan working to give kids a good night’s sleep

The newly-renovated Good Samaritan Pediatric Sleep Center remains dedicated to treating sleep disorders including insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy in children as young as 18 months old. The facility, which reopened earlier this summer at 655 Deer Park Avenue in Babylon, features four, private patient rooms with new furniture, child-friendly artwork and colorful linens. Studies have shown that adequate sleep […]

Renovations underway at Lindenhurst Rainbow Center

In Lindenhurst Village’s on-going effort to improve and upgrade the Lindenhurst Rainbow Senior Citizen Center, major renovations are happening to the newly designated Senior Rainbow Room. Utilizing Federal Community Development Block Grant funds, in conjunction with the Town of Babylon, the Village is reconstructing an old, dilapidated, neglected area of the Center for improved safety, comfort, handicap accessibility, and service […]

Eagle Scout Anthony Sesack builds ball pit in WBSD

Thanks to Anthony Sesack, a former student of Tooker Avenue Elementary in the West Babylon School District, Tooker now has a new Gaga ball pit. As part of his Eagle Scout project, Sesack led a team in constructing the new game. The new ball pit will provide the students at Tooker Avenue with years of enjoyment. Sesack also spent a […]

The heroes of the holidays


We have to extend a special thanks to all of the public officials and public employees who have worked so hard to help give residents of our Towns and Villages a bit of holiday spirit, despite the pandemic. Things may not be the same, but the effort to create a semblance of normalcy is much appreciated. That includes everything from […]


Reader responds to recent commentary by Lee H. Hamilton


Dear Editor: In answer to the article by Lee H. Hamilton in the Record, November 18, 2020, and the issue of majority rule. The Majority can rule over the Minority in small groups for specific reasons such as voting in the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Supreme Court. It does not work, as a whole, over the United […]