Amityville VFW to host Memorial Day Parade Monday

The Sgt. John J. Kreyer VFW Post 7223 of Amityville will be hosting the Memorial Day Parade, Mon., May 27. Ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. at the Village Gazebo and the parade will begin following the observance. Organizations wishing to join the parade may request an application from the VFW by contacting Vincent Ricciuti, parade coordinator at 631-691-6391 […]

Amityville Village strikes a deal with developer of Wellington Park Villas

A meeting to finalize an agreement between the Village of Amityville and the developer of Wellington Park Villas is scheduled to take place today. “Everything is in place and all we have to do is give the Village its check and receive the building permits,” said Joseph Buzzell, of Buzzell, Blanda and Visconti of Melville, the attorney representing Wellington Villa […]

This week’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. THURSDAY, May 23 •Amityville Rotary weekly meeting: 8 a.m. For info., call 631-264-0300. The president is John Di- Liberto. •Kiwanis Club of Amityville weekly meeting: Time and locations vary. For details online go to […]

A sign of greatness: Babylon honors Amityville’s boys basketball champions

Members of the Amityville Memorial High School varsity boys basketball team, along with coaches and school and district officials, stood on the school front lawn. To commemorate the team’s Long Island Championship and overall Section XI Suffolk County Championship, the Town dedicated a large sign, which now stands proudly in front of the school, for all to see. Town of […]

Dedication at Tanner Park in memory of Pat Kaphan, Town Babylon employee

Pat Kaphan was a woman who believed that it was important to do something good every day. She passed that philosophy on to her children through word and by example as a volunteer with the Babylon Democratic Party and an advocate for senior citizens. In her role as an employee for the Town of Babylon, she worked to serve the […]


The legacy today’s graduates inherit

This month across the country we celebrate and commemorate two events, graduations and Memorial Day. One prompts us to look to the future, while the other at the past. For our young people graduating from high school and college, this rite of passage is an invitation to them to begin to live their dreams and venture into the world as […]


The bravery of four chaplains

On Feb. 3, 1943, the United States Army Transport Dorchester – a converted luxury liner – was crossing the North Atlantic, transporting more than 900 troops to an American base in Greenland. Aboard the ship were four chaplains of different faiths: Reverend George Fox (Methodist), Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode, Reverend Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed) and Father John Washington (Roman Catholic). […]

At your library

Amityville Oak and John Streets 631-264-0567 •On Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4:30 p.m., Project Hope will offer crisis counseling and support for residents recovering from Hurricane Sandy. The Federation of Employment and Guidance Services (FEGS) has partnered with FEMA for Project Hope. •On Thurs., May 23, 7 to 8:45 p.m., local historian and former […]

Wilfred J. Gray, former principal, director of athletics and technology for Amityville School District; Navy veteran

Wilfred J. Gray, a former longtime resident of Amityville and principal in the Amityville School District, died March 26, 2013 at Golden Living Center, Newton, Massachusetts. He was 88 years old . Mr. Gray was born in North Merrick on Nov. 1, 1924 to William F. and Jesse (Houghton) Gray. Mr. Gray was a champion wrestler at Mepham High School […]

Correction: County Treasurer Angie Carpenter reminds residents of upcoming property tax deadline

Suffolk County Treasurer, Angie Carpenter wants to remind everyone of the upcoming deadline for payment of property taxes. Taxes are payable to the local Receiver of Taxes in your town from Dec. 1 up to and including May 31. If you miss the May 31 payment, the payment then must be made directly to the Suffolk County Treasurer. If anyone […]