Local Republicans and Democrats find something to celebrate on election night

In Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Republicans and Democrats both had something to cheer about on election night, as Gov. Kathy Hochul defeated Republican Lee Zeldin for her first full term and Republicans picked up all four seats in the House of Representatives. The Red Wave anticipated by Republicans turned out to be more of a red ripple nationally, but Long […]

Lindenhurst seniors named Commended Students in National Merit Scholarship Program

Three Lindenhurst Union Free School District seniors have been named commended students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. At the end of September, about 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 highest scorers were chosen for this honor based on their PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test results. All three students boast impressive academic résumés, including enrollment in numerous Advanced Placement courses, […]

Celebrating Small Business Saturday in Babylon Village

Live,Work, Play and Shop !

The holidays are upon us, and that usually means lots of shopping. There are some incredible places to shop right here in Babylon, and a great opportunity to support these stores is coming up on November 26: Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday was conceived in 2010 by American Express as a way of encouraging shoppers to support their local […]

Babylon Village Military Banner program underway

The Village of Babylon announced the opening of its Babylon Village Military Tribute Banner Program. The program honors veterans, active-duty, reservists and National Guard members. The banners are full color, 18-inches by 28-inches with a patriotic design and will be displayed throughout the Village from Memorial Day through Veterans Day 2023. Each banner will have the honoree’s photo and basic […]

Thanksgiving letter writing contest

Babylon Village Mayor Mary Adams is holding a Thanksgiving Letter Writing Contest for youngsters in the Village. The letters must be 50 words or less and tell the Mayor what they are most “thankful” for this season. All letters will be displayed at Village Hall and three winners will be awarded a prize. Letters must be received no later than […]

Town names street in honor of Rev. Brown Lee Davis

The Town of Babylon recently renamed Glenmalure Street in North Amityville to recognize Rev. Brown Lee Davis, longtime pastor at Mt. Neon Baptist Church and a staple in the North Amityville community. Pastor Davis was born on January 1,1940 in Orangeburg, South Carolina and died September 15, 2021. He joined Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in 1979 and was baptized […]

Copiague man arrested on drug and weapons charges

Suffolk County Police arrested a Copiague man for drugs and weapons charges after he threatened officers with a loaded handgun on 44th Street in Copiague Fri., Nov. 4. Police gave this account of the incident: Following an anonymous tip and subsequent investigation, Suffolk County Police Narcotics Section detectives, with the assistance of Emergency Service Section officers, the First Squad Special […]

Message from voters: Now do your damn job!

The elections are over; the people have spoken and those elected to office now have the obligation to listen. If there was one overriding message left at the polls it is that voters are sick and tired of partisan bickering and want their elected officials to work together, despite party affiliation, to get things done and make their lives better. […]


PUBLIC COMMENTARY: Five tips for an organized and stress-free holiday shopping season

The holiday shopping season is here, and that means it’s now crunch time for gift giving. It is important to remember the true reason for the holidays, of course, but gift giving is a part of the tradition. It allows us to celebrate with each other, have fun, and show how much we care by giving our loved ones thoughtful […]