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October 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Town to deliver $3.5 million tax cut; budget hearing Thursday, November 4th

A public hearing on a proposed 2011 budget for the Town of Babylon will be held Nov. 4. The new fiscal plan is expected to reduce the total real property tax for the town by 5 percent, passing along a minimum total tax reduction of $3.5 million. More...

Vietnam Wall replica comes to our area

There was a unexpected silence as students walked through the Dignity Memorial on the grounds near the West Islip Library. More...

Special Sections

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

Where do you hold a gigantic pet breed convention in New York City? At the Javits Center, of course. More...

Library

It's Happenin' At Your Library

Copiague 50 Deauville Blvd. 631-691-1111 •Tonight, Wed., Oct. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. John Leita the interpret the ruins around us, from Long Island, which each tell their story. He will hold a multimedia presentation. More...

Obituaries

William Bradley, Amityville resident, family patriarch

Amityville resident and family patriarch William P. Bradley died Sept. 11, 2010. He was 89. He was born in Brooklyn on Feb. 1, 1921 and had lived in Amityville. More...

Opinion

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Guest Editorial:

Technology is no excuse to ignore personal responsibility and human decency

I would like to applaud the Beacon for your editorial, “Technology isn’t cruel, people are” which addressed the issue of the Rutgers student who committed suicide after his roommate had posted videos of him online. More...

Constitutional question vital

Dear Editor, I am appalled at the course our Constitution may take should the U.S. Supreme Court rule that the torment, ridicule and inflaming of hatred be permitted at a private church funeral of a fallen U.S. Marine. More...

Update: bus driver in Monday's accident dies

Piters Calixte, 56, of Westbury, who was driving the school bus that collided with an oil tanker on October 25 on Sunrise Highway in Amityville, died of his injuries this morning at Stony Brook University Medical Center. More...

Amityville Schools set levy; conduct evaluation of 21st Century program

The Amityville School Board approved its tax levy for this year at $49.9 million. Of that, $34.2 million is to come from real property owners in Babylon and $15.7 million from Oyster Bay. More...

Amityville Club to host dinner and Chinese Auction to benefit Ronald McDonald House

On Sat. the Nov. 13, the Amityville Club will hosting a buffet dinner/Chinese auction to benefit The Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park. Dinner is not required to attend the Chinese auction. More...

One dead, three injured in Sunday’s plane crash in East Farmingdale

A 1969 Marchetti plane left Republic Airport at approximately 9 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 17. Moments later the plane apparently lost power and crashed in a residential area of East Farmingdale on East Carmans Road. More...

 

Schools/Sports

Copiague students enjoy orientation barbecues

Students entering grades six at Copiague Middle School and grade nine at Walter G. More...

Play golf to support the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition

Do you or someone you know like to play golf and want to help support the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition? We are looking for golf players of any level or gender to participate in the BBCC Golf Challenge Classic. More...

Events & Calendar

Thisweek’s Calendar of Events

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...

Fire Island Lantern Light House Tour October 23

The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will be holding two events . On Sat., Oct. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Amityville Club is hosting Chinese auction

On Sat. the Nov. 13, the Amityville Club will hosting a buffet dinner/ Chinese auction to benefit The Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park. Dinner is not required to attend the Chinese auction. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE TOWN OF BABYLON ACCESSORY APARTMENT REVIEW BOARD Pursuant to provisions of Local Law # 9 of the Babylon Town Code, notice is hereby given that the Town of Babylon Accessory Apartment Review Board will hold a Public Hea More...

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