Town and County officials move quickly to quash plan to open second shelter for homeless men in Babylon

Proposal would have used South Bay Motel in Copiague as second shelter

Babylon officials for the Town and County joined forces recently to quickly shut down a proposal by the Suffolk County Department of Social Services to use the South Bay Motel as a shelter for approximately 55 to 60 homeless men. That plan was in addition to the County’s use of a motel in Farmingdale which is currently housing 60 individuals. […]

Amity Kiwanis host divisional meeting

The Kiwanis Club of Amityville hosted their annual divisional meeting on January 19th. Eight clubs from the Suffolk West Division were in attendance to hear guest speaker Sharon Collyer from Bob Sweeney’s Camp HOPE talk about how the camp helps grieving children in a fun, safe environment. Pictured are Amityville President Andy Powell and Sharon Collyer. Interested in joining the […]

Meet Our Local Scholars

•Patrick O’Brien of Copiague has been named to the fall 2022 dean’s list at the University of Tampa. •Sabitha Joseph of Amityville has been named to the fall 2022 dean’s list at the University of Hartford.

Village puts brakes on Avalon North project

“The people have spoken and we have heard their message,” said Amityville Mayor Dennis Siry, as the Village Board announced last week that it was pulling two public hearings that had been scheduled related to a proposal to construct 142 rental units in five buildings on the south side of Louden Avenue and Broadway. “We heard the community and it […]

Parents: Let’s be blunt; you must educate yourself on access on New York State’s cannabis laws


Now that cannabis is legal for recreational use in New York State, Long Island community prevention coalitions, PACT and Babylon Cares have came together to educate the public about access to cannabis by children and driving under the influence. They recently announced their Let’s Be Blunt Cannabis Safety Awareness Campaign at a press conference in Amityville. These groups are concerned […]


Vietnam veteran responds to commentary of ‘America’s wars’

Dear Editor: In reference to the Public Commentary by Dr. Glenn Mollette: America’s wars, who are the winners?, I just had to voice my opinion on this subject. As a veteran of the Vietnam era, I am aware of the might of the federal government and the strong influences it has over policy and direction of funds. Exactly “who are […]

Reader: Billions in foreign aid protects American causes

Dear Editor: Your editorial of March 1st, 2023 America’s unbridled sense of charity must be tempered with wisdom; few can argue that $80 billion dollars would be well spent on domestic issues. In your editorial you speak of wisdom; I think this editorial shows how naive you are. Is your memory that short that you are following in the footsteps […]

Your Library News

Amityville19 John Street, 631-264-0567Visit:www.amityvillepubliclibrary.org • The Climb: Celebrating Women’s Suffrage in Song: Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m. Come see this performance about women and their struggle to attain equality and recognition in the workplace and life. Join the Island Hills Chorus, a four-part acapella harmony group, and Susan B. Anthony through narrative and song, as they highlight the events along […]

Amityville C of C hosting business networking meeting

The Amityville Chamber of Commerce will be holding a business networking meeting at Greybarn, Amityville, on Thurs., March 9, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Greybarn is located at 805 Broadway, Amityville and the event will be held in the front entrance main lobby. To register for the event go to: www.amityvillechamberofcommerce.org/ For information on the Amityville Chamber of Commerce call 631-552-5673