Stimulating tornado spin during summer STEM activity

During Copiague School District’s elementary summer school program, students in Carly Lopez’s class participated in a hands-on STEM activity. The students learned about tornadoes and then created their own. They enjoyed using different variables to discover the best way to make a tornado in a jar. The class favorite was the tornado made with glitter, which represented the debris that […]

Babylon Town honors HS athletes and cop

The girls Deer Park Track and Field team, this year’s 2019 Suffolk County League Champions, were recognized by the Town of Babylon for their achievement. Babylon Town Supervisor Richard Schaffer told the team and its coach Jim Petti that town officials “don’t like to let this kind of achievement go unnoticed.” Councilwoman Jackie Gordon, a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the […]

student artists recognized by Town of Babylon officials

The beach and ocean of Tanner Park in Copiague pro­vided the perfect backdrop for the Town of Babylon’s Save Our Waves Ceremony. Elementary school chil­dren from several Town of Babylon hamlets had their artwork recognized as part of the Town’s campaign to educate the public on the importance of taking care of our environment, especially our beaches and oceans. The […]

Following the Security Dodge hearing, the real work now begins

A lengthy meeting of the Amityville Village Board last week was held to consider an ap­plication by Security Dodge to permit the auto dealership to expand its business to two lots just east of its property at 345 Merrick Road. The meeting was productive in that it gave the board and those in attendance a general idea of what Security […]

Modernizing America’s outdated oil rules helps workers


The Interior Department just revised a series of Obama-era regulations governing offshore oil and gas drilling — and environmentalists are hopping mad. Recently, green groups, including the Sierra Club and EarthJustice, filed a lawsuit against Interior’s up­date. These groups claim the Trump administration is “softening” and “relaxing” safety standards. That’s not true. The revision simply cuts redundant federal regulations, making […]

Raymond O’Connell Malley III, proprietor of Malley Contracting of Copiague, at 67

Raymond O’Connell Malley III, the proprietor of Malley Contracting known fondly as “Diamond Ray,” died July 9, 2019. He was 67 years old.  Mr. Malley was born on July 16, 1951 in Brooklyn to Raymond Jr. and Muriel Malley. He had five siblings: Geraldine, Maureen, Kathi, Timothy and Thomas. Together, they grew up a tight-knit family in Amityville. “Ray and I […]

Amityville Record recognizes student academic accomplishments

•Samantha Strype of Copiague has graduated fromBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.•Brianna Lindsay of Copiague has been accepted toSUNY Oswego.•The following students have graduated from Adel­phi University: Jessica Escobar of Amityville; PatriceHaye of Amityville; Steven Mosher of Amityville;Sakinna Thomas of Copiague; Chris-ashley Donaldof Amityville; Melissa Beresoff of Amityville; Rich­ard Wilkinson of Amityville and Eduardo Ortega ofCopiague.•The following students have been named to […]

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. THURSDAY, August 22 •Amityville Village Board meeting: work session, 8:15 a.m., 3rd floor of Village Hall, 21 Ireland Pl., Amityville. Board will hold special session to pay bills. •Amityville Rotary Weekly meeting: 8 a.m. […]


Amityville, 19 John St.631-264-0567 • On Fri., August 23 at 1 p.m., the library will have Basic Conversational English. Practice, learn and become comfortable with the use of the English language in a relaxed, informal environment. Registration preferred, but not required. No fee. Class does not meet when library is closed. • On Mon., August 26 at 9:30 a.m., the […]

Pets, Pets, Pets

“Because of Winn-Dixie” is an award-winning children’s book where the main character­— a large, shaggy dog named after the grocery store—is the driving force in building a displaced girl’s new friendships and community in a small Florida town. Because of Dorothy Berloni (producer) and Bill Berloni (Broadway dog trainer extraordinaire) this book’s been transformed into a musical production starring a […]