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December 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Babylon Town Tax Receiver reminds residents 2009/2010 first half taxes are due by Jan. 10

Babylon Town Tax Receiver, Corinne DiSomma, stated that 2009/2010 first half taxes are due and payable in her office at 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, on or before January 10, 2010. More...

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Schools/Sports

Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students organized their first Spanish Heritage Celebration

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, students at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School organized its first-ever Spanish Heritage Celebration. More...

Amityville public school students participate in work experience program

The local community’s retail and food businesses served as a classroom for several Amityville Public School District students enrolled in the Work Experience Program (WEP). More...

Veronica Zieba of Copiague wins grand prize in youth essay contest

Veronica Zieba, a student at Copiague Middle School, was the grand prize winner in the Kids in Action Youth Conference essay contest. More...

Obituaries

Donald Ketcham, avid boater and lifelong Amityvillian

Longtime Amityville resident and avid boater Donald F. Ketcham died Oct. 11, 2009 in Eustis, Florida. He was 87. He was born Aug. 4, 1922 in Amityville to Wilbur and Pauline Ketcham and lived on Ocean Avenue. More...

Carolyn Ann Gebel, graduate of Amityville High School, Registered Nurse

When she was a young girl growing up, Susan Gebel remembers her mother Carolyn Ann, working hard to raise her family and to study to become a registered nurse. More...

Two-family code and zoning issues top final Amityville meeting of '09

The Amityville Village Board held its final meeting for the 2009 year, with Village officials sending out holiday greetings to residents and business owners. It turned, out, however, that the last meeting was also among the longest for the year. More...

2009-2010 Real Property Tax due Jan. 11, 2010

Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter reminds all property owners that if you have not received your 2009-2010 Real Property Tax Statement, you are still responsible for its payment. More...

 

People/Social

Maria Ostrofsky receives Kiwanis Honorary Membership

Maria Ostrofsky (“Ms.O” as she is affectionately called by her young charges) has received “Honorary Membership” in the Kiwanis Club of Copiague for her outstanding work as a faculty advisor to the Builders Club at the Copiagu More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

The last day of the year and the decade is time for New Year’s resolutions and reflection. Dates shouldn’t matter but they do. More...

Events & Calendar

Singles Network to meet

Are you over 35? Would you like to share your skills/interests, exchange business cards at business, cultural, discussion raps, network your services, or with the sports minded? More...

Queen of the Rosary Academy to hold reunion

Dominican Village will host a reunion luncheon for all graduates and faculty members of the former Queen of the Rosary Academy. The event will take place Sat., March 6, 2010 from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Record CALENDAR

The following is a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week. Readers should know that meetings are subject to change without notice. More...

Opinion

Editorial

Burning questions for 2010

We have a few questions we'd like to see answered in 2010. Theyare the little things that sort of creep up and bother you; not burning issues such as is there life afterdeath or what is man's role in the universe. Thequestions we have are more banal. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

Railing against indifference, and hoping for a kinder 2010

Public Commentary

Have you ever experienced Déjà vu? As I look back on 2009, I recall having one of those moments. I, like many Long Islanders, have the regular, boring commuter persona that resides only in the steel gray cars of the Long Island Railroad. More...













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