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August 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Town appoints new Councilman, Antonio Martinez

When Antonio Martinez' mother heard that her son had been picked to become a Councilman in Babylon, she couldn't say anything—in Spanish or English. "She was speechless," said Martinez, the first Hispanic to serve on the Babylon Town Board. More...

NACEC holds 24th graduation ceremonies

Two sisters found themselves sharing a dream-and the same classroom-as they embarked on a new career in the medical field. Debbie Tighe and Cyndi Kurianski were both looking for a change. More...

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Copiague to hold Sports Physicals

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, in the Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School nurse's office, sports physicals will take place. More...

Events & Calendar


The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: THURSDAY, August 7 •Babylon Town Board of Appeals Meeting: 7 p.m., Town Hall, Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst. For info., call 957-7414. More...

Fiftieth annual Larry Troiano Memorial Steak Fry

The 50th Annual Larry Troiano Memorial Steak Fry will be held Thurs., Aug. 14, noon to 8 p.m. at Fireman's Field, Lindenhurst. Outback Steakhouse does the cooking. More...

Arthritis support group for senior citizens in West Islip

An arthritis support group tailored to the needs of senior citizens, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, will meet Thurs., Aug. 7, 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the West Islip Senior Citizen Center, 90 Higbie Ln., West Islip. More...



Town's planning study is a good move; patience everyone

The Town of Oyster Bay enacted a mea­sure this week that gives the Town six more months to analyze, review and assess build­ing and code changes in Massapequa. More...


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Public Commentary

Free US from foreign oil? Yes we can!

Dear Editor: Yes, we can drill our way to energy independence for the next 50 years. I am 100 percent in favor of drilling for oil, as this product is the life blood of our economy. More...

Today's news, Aug. 12, 2008: Ethel Fowler, well-known Amityville artist and lifelong resident dies

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Gregory wins seat in 15th District; Independent White vows to run again

DuWayne Gregory, the former Suffolk legislative aide to Elie Mystal, who stepped down suddenly in March, won the special election July 29, earning him Mystal's seat. As he sat in his office Aug. More...

Folks in the News

Amityville physician, Richard Bagdonas, honored

Richard A. Bagdonas, M.D., a resident of Amityville, recently received senior membership designation in the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). More...



Amity's class of 1960 plans reunion for June 2010

Graduates of Amityville High School's class of 1960 are in the process of gathering contact information from their classmates in preparation for their upcoming 50th reunion being planned for June 2010. More...

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Pets, Pets, Pets

Correction from Last Week: An omission con­fused the Afghan Hound Rescue story. More...


Robert Birkel, Jr., brother of Amity residents

Longtime Hicksville resident Robert E. Birkel, Jr., the brother of Amity Harbor residents Brian Birkel and his wife Jean, died June 16, 2008 at his home. He was 59. He was born November 15, 1948 to Robert E., Sr. More...

Ellen Haist, volunteer for special-needs children

by Tiffany Elliott

Longtime Amityville resident and St. Martin of Tours R.C. Church parishioner Ellen T. Haist died July 5, 2008 at her home. She was 90. She was born on August 6, 1917 in Brooklyn to Patrick and Ellie (Harte) Downing. More...

Muriel Malley, mother of six, at 84

Former Amityville resident Muriel E. Malley (nee Kilgour) died July 24, 2008 in Brooksville, Florida. She was 84 years old and will be remembered as an amazing mother and strong woman by her family. More...

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Public Notices Your right to know

Notice of Formation of Co­hen Fashion Optical Store No. 149, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/19/08. Office location: Suffolk County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. More...


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