Student-artists honored in North Babylon

At the Feb. 16 North Babylon School District Board of Education meeting, several student-artists were recognized for their accomplishments. North Babylon High School students Matthew Holcombe, Emily Miccio and Peyton Silvestri were honored for being named All-County Artists. Silvestri was chosen as New York State Art Teacher’s Association artist of the month. Her artwork will be featured on New York […]

Lindenhurst Village 2nd St. Patrick’s Day Parade set for Saturday, March 25th

The Irish have landed in Lindenhurst! Lindenhurst’s Wellwood Avenue is once again festively adorned with waving Irish and U.S. flags, and green lights and shamrocks decorating Village Square Park, in preparation for the Second Annual Lindenhurst St. Patrick’s Parade! The 2023 Parade will take place on Saturday, March 25, at noon, and will be led by Grand Marshal Robert J. […]

Babylon Village approves first Halloween parade


Parades and Halloween are two of Billy Barberich’s favorite things. So, the Babylon Village resident recently petitioned the Village Board to hold a Trunk or Treat Halloween parade in October, and the Board complied. “Billy wrote us a letter asking us to hold the event and we thought it was a great idea,” said Mayor Mary Adams as the Board […]

Great South Bay Boating Club installs news officers


America’s Boating Club of the Great South Bay – a Unit of the United States Power Squadron – has installed its officers for 2023-2024. The “Change of Watch” Meeting was held at the Ancient Order of Hibernians, 65 Champlin Avenue, East Islip on Fri., March 10, and emceed by Past Commander Angelo Giovanniello, SN. James M. Milton, JN, of East […]

Town recognizes March as Irish-American month; honors AOH Babylon

The Town of Babylon officially recognized the month of March as Irish-American month and honored the Ancient Order of Hibernians Post for their continued efforts in working for the betterment of the community. The AOH is located at 27 Locust Ave., Babylon. It can be reached at 631-661-9649. To watch video of the event, go to: youtu.be/8YAYu6XLbnQ

Babylon Town Easter Drive underway


Babylon Town’s annual Easter Candy Collection, co-sponsored by the West Babylon Lions Club, is underway. Babylon Town Councilman Anthony Manetta said that donations will be collected Monday through Friday, 9 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. at Babylon Town Hall, 200 E. Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst now through April 4. Look for the drop-off bin in the lobby. All donations will support local […]

NY lawmakers should pass Sustainability Act this month


Albany lawmakers have the chance this month—which is National Sunshine Month— to do something their colleagues in Washington, DC couldn’t: Give a major shot in the arm to local journalism. The New York version of the “Local Journalism Sustainability Act” is being considered as being enacted as part of the state budget due to be adopted on or about April […]


PUBLIC COMMENTARY: New York State Currently Leads the Nation in Fire Deaths

Now that New Yorkers have set their clocks forward one hour, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is urging everyone to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at that time. Homeowners with alarms that have sealed, non-removable batteries should test the alarms to see if they are functional and check their expiration dates. Alarms […]

Constituent asks Garbarino to speak out against harmful rhetoric

Dear Editor: As an American, I hope that regardless of political beliefs, my representative ends up putting country over party. This can build trust and have us respectfully disagree and maybe compromise over the major issues we face. Recently, Congressman Andrew Garbarino has not put country over party. Gabarino’s colleague, Marjorie Taylor Greene, called for a “national divorce” that would […]