Happy Holidays

At Your Library This Week

Amityville19 John St., 631-264-0567 • On Sat., December 28 at 11 a.m., the library will have Family Book Bingo. Enjoy an hour of bingo and win books as prizes. • On Mon., December 30 at 10:30 a.m., the library will have Creative Writing. Creative writing is a lonely occupation, but it doesn’t have to be. All closet writers are cordially […]

2019/20 first half taxes due

Babylon Town Tax Receiver, Corinne DiSomma, stated that 2019/2020 first half taxes are due and payable in her office at 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, on or before Friday, January 10, 2020. Full payments will also be accepted at this time. We offer e-check and credit card payment through a telephone service or by inter­net. For payments by telephone, call […]

Amityville Village Board seeks input on planning issues


The Amityville Village Board is reaching out to residents, business owners and property owners and others to solicit their input on a planning study un­derway in the Village. The survey is available and can be completed on­line at Amityville.com. In addition to asking whether you live in the Village, it includes questions about the things you like most and least […]

Emil Pavlik tapped for Babylon Town Ethics Board

Emil G. Pavlik, a lifelong resident of Amityville and former Amityville Mayor, was recently sworn in to the Babylon Town Ethics Board. Pavlik is a graduate of Amityville High School and the Institute of Technology. He is a U.S. Veteran who served in the Air Force from 1958 to 1962. Following his honorable discharge, he was employed at Repub­lic Aviation […]

Molly takes her cause on the road

Last Christmas, Santa brought 10-year-old Molly Murphy of Amityville exactly what she wanted: a skateboard, roller blades, and a hoverboard. Unfor­tunately, when she went outside to take the new toys for a spin on her street of Chichester Avenue, she was very disappointed. “I was unable to ride them because the road was bumpy and had tons of potholes,” said […]

May the traditions of Christmas and Chanukah fill your homes and your lives

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, began Sunday at sundown and runs through sundown, December 30. This holiday celebrates the victory of the Jews over the Syrian-Greek regime of Antiochus. The Greeks attempted to Hellenize the Jews and abolish many Jewish practices. While many Jews willingly complied, a small band of the devout, led by the Matitiyahu the Priest and his […]


Addressing out-of-pocket costs key to health improvement and cost savings


More than 190 million Americans suffer from chronic diseases. For them, healthcare reform isn’t a political foot­ball — it’s a matter of life and death. Unfortunately, both parties keep pushing reforms that won’t improve patients’ lives. One side is focused on mak­ing insurance coverage skinnier and cheaper; the other on having the government takeover large segments of the healthcare system, […]

Yolande L. Richards, Massapequa resident and part-owner of JAF Converters Inc., at 68

Mrs. Yolande L. Richards believed that if you looked good, you would feel good too. Always sure to apply her Chanel lipstick while courageously battling multiple cancer diagnoses, Mrs. Richards died on Oct. 20, 2019. She was 68 years old. Mrs. Richards was born Jan. 28, 1951, in Flushing, Queens to the late John and Emily Flandina. At eight years […]