80-year resident Lt. Thomas B. Smith recently honored in North Babylon

A section of Marcy Street, between Lewis Avenue and Bond Street, in North Babylon has been ceremoniously renamed Lt. Thomas B. Smith Way. The designation honors Thomas B. Smith (1937-2023), a North Babylon resident for over 80 years, Police Officer for 42 years— Babylon Village and Suffolk County Police Departments—and former Babylon Town Historian. Joining members of the Town Board […]

Babylon Town hosts 20-year anniversary Soldier Ride for Wounded Warriors

Twenty years ago, a group of veterans and friends took action to help and support injured service men and women. Founded in Roanoke, Virginia, the organization was named the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and over the past two decades thousands of veterans have been the recipients of the work of WWP. The WWP mission is to honor and empower Wounded […]

Friday Night Desert Tour

RALPH’S FAMOUS ITALIAN ICES 11 Cooper St., Babylon Many people consider the robin an official sign that spring has arrived. The official sign for summer? That may be an actual sign—a placard outside of Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices that reads “Let the Addiction Begin.” When that appears, everyone knows that one of the greatest summer desserts is back and ready […]

Lindenhurst’s Jean O’Neill celebrates 90th birthday

Jean O’Neill celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 29. She was born in Brooklyn to Paul and Mary Sellari, the oldest of two children which included her brother Donald. Jean graduated from Franklin K. Lane High School and received a dictionary upon graduation for having had perfect attendance from primary school through high school. She even turned down Broadway tickets […]

7th Annual Mayor’s Cup Charity Celebration

The prestigious annual Mayor’s Cup Charity Regatta & Celebration will be held on Sat., Sept. 9, hosted by the Great South Bay Racing Association, the South Bay Cruising Club, and sponsored by Lessing’s Hospitality and Blue Point Brewing. This charitable event will go to benefit Save The Great South Bay, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on revitalizing the Great South […]

AOH host Babylon Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5k Run/Walk

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in Babylon will be hosting their 3rd annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Run/Walk on Sat., Sept. 9, at Southards Pond Park. The event will commence with a Little Leprechauns Fun Run for Children at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K Run/ Walk at 9 a.m. The event will feature bagpipers, Irish dancers, and refreshments. Age […]

Soldier Ride is a testament to what is the best about America


This week’s top story outlines the success of the 20th annual Soldier Ride in Babylon and the tremendous contribution toward the health and welfare of our wounded warriors this event makes every year. Since its inception 20 years ago, the Town’s efforts, supported by thousands of riders and organizations, has raised more than a million dollars for the Wounded Warrior […]


Resident wants justice for those victimized by Sandy contractors

Dear Editor: We reference to your recent article: Town demolishes Superstorm Sandy House,” it was great to see how Supervisor Richard Schaffer and his team were able to help out this storm victims and their surrounding neighbors. Great Job Rich! However, being a victim of perhaps the same contractor, who also victimized several others in our area, I was wondering […]

Garbarino joins other lawmakers against leniency for 9/11 terrorists

Dear Editor: This week, I joined with Rep. Mike Lawler and 30 of our colleagues to demand President Biden abandon any consideration of plea deals for 9/11 terrorists that take the death penalty off the table. As we approach the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the ramifications of that horrific day are still being felt – including by the […]