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April 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Union employees close to agreement with Amityville School District

However, reductions in maintenance work force remain a concern, says union official

The Amityville School District and its United Public Service Employees Union (UPSEU) are close to a tentative agreement on a new contract, but the union’s officials are concerned, they said that even with a contract, maintaining the district&rs More...

Tulips part of Babylon Town's history

The tribute to the tulips was, for many years, an annual event in Babylon Town, once called the Tulip Capital of the World. More...

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Schools/Sports

Copiague’s second graders record their own stories

Second-grade students in Katianne Brosnan and Danielle Sulyma’s class at Copiague’s Deauville Gardens Elementary School created original stories, based on small moments in their lives. More...

Local Scholars in the News

•Valerie Steffek, of Amityville, an eighth grader at Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School, Brookville, was named February Student of the Month. More...

Copiague Middle School principal named administrator of the year

Benjamin Bonaventura, assistant principal at Copiague Middle School, was named Administrator of the Year by the Western Suffolk Counselors’ Association. More...

Library

At Your Library This Week

Copiague 50 Deauville Blvd. 631-691-1111 •On Wed., April 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jim Ryan will give a talk on Simple Happiness: Eight Characteristics of Happy People. More...

Obituaries

Memorial service April 27th for Edna Muriel Kracke, member and trustee of First United Methodist Church

A memorial service for Edna Muriel Kracke, a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Amityville for 50 years, will be held at the church Fri., April 27, 2012. Mrs. Kracke died April 16, 2012. She was 96 years old. More...

Caroline M. Forman, longtime Amityville resident, member of VFW and American Legion, served in the U.S. Coast Guard

Caroline M. Forman, a resident of Amityville for more than 60 years, died March 19 in the Long Island State Veteran’s Home in Stony Brook. She was 88. More...

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NOTICE TO BIDDERSThe TOWN OF BABYLONCommissioner of GeneralServices will receivesealed proposals forBID #12G36LEACHATE ANDGROUNDWATER ANALYSIS BID #12G37LEVITON WIRING SERVICE CATALOG #D-400OR EQUALuntil 10:00 a.m. More...

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Free Health Screenings in Amityville tomorrow

In conjunction with Saint Francis Hospital’s Community Outreach program, Edmund W. Miles Middle School will host a Free Health Screening on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. More...

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND

Friday, April 27 •Long Island Banjo Society meets 8 p.m., VFW Hall, 270 Trouville Rd., Copiague. Free admission; listen, sing and dance to banjo music. For info., call 516-889-2184. More...

Three dupe Amityville woman out of cash in phony driveway repaving scam

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives charged three men with grand larceny, 4th degree following an incident in which a 79-year-old Amityville woman was scammed out of more than $1,000 in cash Mon., April 16. More...

Correction

A story that appeared in last week’s issue, “Amityville calls public hearing on scaling back health care benefits,” incorrectly attributed a statement to Trustee Ed Johnson. More...

 

People/Social

Copiague Middle School students take third place in Robotics Championship

On March 4, Copiague Middle School students took third place out of 44 teams in the Long Island First Robotics Championship at Longwood High School. More...

Sen. Johnson joins Sen. Fuschillo in presenting national awards

Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District) joined with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) in presenting a New York State Senate Resolution to Jeanette Altruda, principal of the Walter G. More...

Copiague students got skills: win welding awards

Gustavo Ortega’s welding skills have not gone unnoticed. While the senior at Walter G. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets Pets Pets

DogTV is a new breed of programming, an all-canine cable channel, designed to keep your dog relaxed, entertained and stimulated while you are away. Macaulay Culkin would approve. More...

Events & Calendar

Our Lady of Grace Church hosts tulip festival and parade April 28

Our Lady of Grace church will hold a tulip festival and parade, Sat., April 28 at the Church, 666 Albin Ave., West Babylon. Festival hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. More...

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold Heckscher Spring Festival April 28 and 29

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary invites you to join them at the annual Heckscher Spring Festival, Sat., April 28 and Sun., April 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heckscher State Park in East Islip. More...

Vendors wanted

Vendors are wanted for an outdoor craft fair to be held Sat., May 5 at Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 109 Udall Rd., West Islip. The rain date is May 19. The donation fee is $10. More...

Opinion

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EDITORIAL

Celebrate Babylon’s Tulip history

This Saturday, the entire Town of Babylon will have the opportunity to celebrate its history as the Tulip Capital of the World, as the organizers of Our Lady of Grace Church’s 50th anniversary revive the tradition of the annual Tulip Parade and More...

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

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