Babylon Fire Department welcomes new pumper

The Babylon Fire Department celebrated Engine #1-2-5, the newest addition to its fleet, with a traditional welcome ceremony on Sat., June 12. “The members of the Electric Hose company have worked many long and hard hours to spec, build and outfit this truck,” said Chief of Department Joseph F. Fraccalvieri. “The fruit of their labor is called the new 1-2- […]

Parents, school boards, wrestle over mask mandate

Parents in school districts throughout Long Island have been pleading with their school boards to lobby Albany on their behalf so that their children will not have to spend the last few weeks and summer school sitting in hot classrooms wearing masks. The ruling requiring masks comes from the CDC and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office and was handed down amidst […]

Joseph Morea retires from Lindenhurst DPW

Joseph Morea, after 34 years of dedicated service in the Village of Lindenhurst Department of Public Works, retired on March 26. Joseph held numerous positions throughout his career, including laborer, automotive equipment operator, and heavy equipment operator. “Joseph Morea has been a hard-working, dedicated employee, always putting others first, and he will be missed,” said Superintendent of Public Works Rick […]

Four seniors win Mayor E. Donald Conroy Scholarships this year

Megan Burke, a senior at Babylon Junior-Senior High School is this year’s Mayor E. Donald Conroy Scholarship Award winner. Burke received the $10,000 scholarship based on her application that demonstrated her commitment and contribution to Babylon Village through the area of community service. In addition, there are three discretionary winners: Connor McHugh and Matthew Minicozzi. both from Babylon Junior-Senior High […]

AOH recognizes Jack McCormick; appoints Stephen Rolston VA Chair

McCormick Honored Jack McCormick, a member of AOH St. Patrick’s Division 2 in Babylon was inducted into the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame. He was recommended by Babylon Town Supervisor Richard Schaffer and had his name put into nomination by Sen. Phil Boyle. Approximately 150 people witnessed Jack’s honor, including a strong contingent of Brothers from St. […]

Babylon Beautification Fair is coming back in September

The Babylon Beautification Society announced that the 2021 Annual Fair will be held Sun., Sept. 12 at Argyle Park. Craft vendors may apply online. Vendor spaces will be limited, so vendors are advised to check all details carefully prior to applying. For more information or questions email the BBS at info@babylonbbs.org.

This is a summer of renewal


As we head toward summer, there is an added measure of joy this year. Many of the July 4th parades that had to be cancelled last year are back; many of our pools are reopening, as are summer activities for children and seniors. We surely look upon these activities with an added measure of pleasure this year after having experienced […]


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County sets $100 million for Carlls River Sewer Project

Suffolk County Legislator Jason Richberg recently joined Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and a number of other state and county officials on Earth Day for a historic announcement advancing water quality in the region. County Executive Bellone announced that $100 million in funding has been made available to eliminate outdated cesspools and septic systems identified by scientists as the primary […]