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July 20, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

CSD cuts more than 100K to meet contingency budget limits

Forced to move to a contingency budget, Copiague school officials wrestled with tough decisions recently, cutting more than $100,000 from the $77,562,807 budget that voters rejected last month by a narrow margin of 1,088 to 1,076. More...

Suffolk looks to ban dangerous body art

The Suffolk County Department of Health is considering placing a ban on certain forms of body art that health officials said are completed by using invasive surgical procedures that could endanger the public More...

During Donate Life Month, learn to be part of the solution

Each year in New York State, more than 1,000 kidneys, livers, and hearts are transplanted thanks to the hundreds of people who donate their organs. More...

Most teens oblivious to threat of loud music to hearing

Most young adults responding to an MTV website survey about general health issues did not consider hearing loss "a very big problem." This was true even though 61% experienced hearing loss or ringing in the ears attending concerts and 43% a More...

Vandals damage 9/11 Memorial

Within hours of putting in a 35-foot walkway at the nearly completed 9/11 Memorial at Cedar Beach, officials of the Babylon Town Memorial Foundation reported that someone vandalized the fresh concrete, setting back the project by at least $3,000 and More...

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Obituaries

Mary R. Tricarico, of Amityville,described as caring and loving

Mary R. Tricarico, a resident of Amityville for more than 20 years, died on May 11, 2005. She was 78 years old and was described by her family as a nurturing woman with a tremendous capacity for warmth and affection. More...

George Broschart Jr., local accountant and Veteran

George Broschart Jr., a 46-year resident of Massapequa died at his Burton Lane home from emphysema June 20, 2005. He was 87-years old, and would have been 88 on July 7th. More...

Amityville Fire Department and Chamber bogged down in sticky controversy

A heated debate between the Amityville Fire Department and the Amityville Chamber of Commerce got hotter on June 19 when the Fire Council voted to oust the Chamber from department headquarters where the organization has held its monthly meetings for More...

St.Paul's Nursery School holds graduation

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Student drinking continues to grow

The harm caused by excessive drinking among college students continues to grow, according to analyses of several respected data sources, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More...

Sunny days mean protecting yourself against skin cancer

The pursuit of the "perfect tan" or just ignoring warnings to cover up and use sunscreen can cause skin cancer. Most cases of skin cancer can be successfully treated by surgery and other methods, but in some cases, skin cancer can kill. More...

NYS Medical Society urges New Yorkers to have Health Care Proxy

To avoid the pain, grief, expense and national controversy of the Schiavo feeding-tube case, the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) urges all New Yorkers to make sure they have a Health Care Proxy and one that is up-to-date. More...

Vitamin E does not prevent cancer or heart attack but may increase the risk of heart failure

Vitamin E supplements do not prevent heart attack, stroke, and cancer and may increase the risk of heart failure, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. More...

Amity School Board approves superintendent’s budget proposal following debate and discussion

Sports, music and art and all programs remain intact

Following a long and arduous discussion in which each Amityville School Board member outlined their concerns, the trustees voted last week to adopt the budget recommendations of Amityville School Superintendent Dr. More...

 

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Ceremony honoring graduates of TOB first all-veterans Community Emergency Response Team held

Councilman Wayne R. Horsley, chair of the Town of Babylon Veterans More...

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Journalist

Three journalists, two men and a woman, have been linked with the "outing" of a former CIA agent Valerie Plame-Wilson. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS—by Kevin Eastwood

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Eminent Domain ruling undermines property rights

From an article written by Larry Salzman dated November 1999 entitled New Eminent Domain Assaults: Taking Private Property for Political Elite, "The fundamental principles of this country are that all men are created equal, that every man is an More...

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