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Babylon Beacon Newspaper The Babylon Beacon newspaper covers people, organizations, and local events for the Town of Babylon and West Islip. Established in 1966.

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05/20/2022

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Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Deer Park) and local officials from the Town of Babylon recently joined with R...
05/20/2022

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Deer Park) and local officials from the Town of Babylon recently joined with Robert Wylie of North Babylon for the unveiling of the mobile base foundation he constructed for the model of the 9/11 Memorial at the Town of Babylon History Museum at Old Town Hall. The foundation was devised and created by Mr. Wylie for his Eagle Scout project. A member of Troop 399 in North Babylon, he will officially achieve the rank later this year. Also on hand at the unveiling were Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Town Councilmembers Terry McSweeney and DuWayne Gregory, Babylon Town Historian Mary Cascone, Troop 399 Scoutmaster Joseph Fatuzzo and the candidate’s proud father, Robert Wylie.

For more on this story, visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/legislator-donnelly-and-local-officials-attend-eagle-scout-project-unveiling-at-babylon-town-hall-history-museum/

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05/18/2022

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In celebration of Earth Day, students at Babylon Elementary School recently spent time in the courtyard and gardens of t...
05/18/2022

In celebration of Earth Day, students at Babylon Elementary School recently spent time in the courtyard and gardens of the school. The students worked together on a nature scavenger hunt. They also planted seeds in the garden and made bird feeders.

For the latest local news, please visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

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05/17/2022

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The Mercy Soup Kitchen of Wyan¬danch, Inc. is seeking volunteers. While staffing is adequate on Tues¬day, Wednesday, and...
05/17/2022

The Mercy Soup Kitchen of Wyan¬danch, Inc. is seeking volunteers. While staffing is adequate on Tues¬day, Wednesday, and Thursday, the kitchen is short of volunteers on Fri¬days and sometimes on Mondays. For more information, please visit their website at www.mer¬cyinn.org or email Vito Colletti at [email protected].

For more local news, visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

05/16/2022

***BEACH PERMIT UPDATE FROM THE TOWN OF BABYLON PARKS DEPARTMENT***

Our beach permit stickers have finally arrived from the supplier.

If you purchased your permits online or at one of our pre-season sales facilites, they will be mailed tomorrow and you should receive your permits by the weekend. Please give the post office time to process before calling the Parks Department directly. You will not need your permits for entry until Memorial Day Weekend.

The Parks Department will be selling *actual permits* during extended hours at the times and locations below. Please remember to bring your license and registration. We accept credit or debit cards for payment.

Tuesday 5/17 Tanner Park 2PM – 6PM
Thursday 5/19 Venetian Shores 2PM – 6PM
Saturday 5/21 Geiger Spray Park 10AM – 2PM
Monday 5/23 Tanner Park 2PM – 6PM
Tuesday 5/24 Tanner Park 2PM – 6PM
Wednesday 5/25 Venetian Shores 2PM – 6PM
Thursday 5/26 Venetian Shores 2PM – 6PM
Saturday 5/28 Geiger Spray Park 10AM – 2PM

Permits are per car. $45 resident, $20 for seniors, volunteer fire/ems, and veterans/active military.


Thank you so much for your patience. We are looking forward to having a great summer at our beaches and spray parks!

Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION), Long Island's leading animal advocacy organiza¬tion and the leading domesti...
05/15/2022

Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION), Long Island's leading animal advocacy organiza¬tion and the leading domestic fowl rescue in the Northeast, is cautioning schools and passersby about the dangers of exploiting animals this spring season.

LION's warning comes with valuable alternatives: the promise of Learning Resources Chick Life Cycle Exploration Sets to any Long Island or New York City school or library that pledges to stop hatching fowl, and/or a free in-school visit by local anthro¬zoologist John Di Leonardo to discuss humane treatment of animals.

For more information, call Di Leonardo, 516-592- 3722 or email him at [email protected].

For the latest local news, visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

S.C. Leg. Kevin Mcaffrey and NYS Assembly¬man Michael Durso stopped by Bacaro in Massapequa Park recently to wish Joseph...
05/14/2022

S.C. Leg. Kevin Mcaffrey and NYS Assembly¬man Michael Durso stopped by Bacaro in Massapequa Park recently to wish Joseph Bisceglie a happy 100th birthday. Jo¬seph is a proud World War II veteran and is a resident of North Babylon. Happy 100th birthday, Joseph!

For more local news, visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

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05/13/2022

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The Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its First Annual Spring Golf Classic on Monday, May 23, 2022 at ...
05/13/2022

The Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its First Annual Spring Golf Classic on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Bergen Point Golf Course, 69 Bergen Ave., West Babylon. Join in for a great day of golf, awards, raffles, and camaraderie! Afterwards, come on down to the Salt Shack Seaside Grill at Cedar Beach in Babylon for awards, fantastic food and drinks, and live music! For more information and to register, visit: https://babylonchamber.com/events/golf-outing-fundraiser.

For more on this story, stay tuned to the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

Valerie St. Bernard, a resident of Deer Park who has generously volunteered and given back to the community, has been se...
05/12/2022

Valerie St. Bernard, a resident of Deer Park who has generously volunteered and given back to the community, has been selected by Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Deer Park) as the District 17 Woman of Distinction for 2022. Legislator Donnelly had the opportunity to honor Ms. St. Bernard by presenting her with a special proclamation at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building in Hauppauge on March 29. Kudos to Ms. St. Bernard!

For more on this story, please visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/leg-donnelly-honors-deer-parks-valerie-st-bernard-as-woman-of-distinction-for-2022/

https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/babylon-village-setting-down-timeline-and-demands-for-owner-of-property-at-16-luc...
05/12/2022
Babylon Village setting down timeline and demands for owner of property at 16 Lucinda Drive - Babylon Beacon

https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/babylon-village-setting-down-timeline-and-demands-for-owner-of-property-at-16-lucinda-drive/

Babylon Village setting timeline for construction of dilapidated home on Lucinda Drive. Owner must resolve issues or the Village will demolish it.

Following a public hearing to consider the demolition of a partially built home at 16 Lucinda Drive, Babylon Village officials are putting together an agreement to resolve the situation, which has caused many of residents living near the home to be angry and concerned about the conditions there. The...

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05/11/2022

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Don’t miss the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fling Art & Music Festival! Saturday, May 14th (rain date Ma...
05/11/2022

Don’t miss the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fling Art & Music Festival! Saturday, May 14th (rain date May 21st) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For the latest local news, please visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

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05/10/2022

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The Mercy Soup Kitchen of Wyan¬danch, Inc. is seeking volunteers. While staffing is adequate on Tues¬day, Wednesday, and...
05/10/2022

The Mercy Soup Kitchen of Wyan¬danch, Inc. is seeking volunteers. While staffing is adequate on Tues¬day, Wednesday, and Thursday, the kitchen is short of volunteers on Fri¬days and sometimes on Mondays. For more information, please visit their website at www.mer¬cyinn.org or email Vito Colletti at [email protected].

For more local news, visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

Wishing a very happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mother-figures in our lives past and present. We thank you for all...
05/08/2022

Wishing a very happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mother-figures in our lives past and present. We thank you for all you do!

For the latest local news, visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

West Babylon School District custodian Mike Kuffo is once again spreading his talented works of art across the schools. ...
05/07/2022

West Babylon School District custodian Mike Kuffo is once again spreading his talented works of art across the schools. In mid-February, he finished up his third mural at the elementary schools – this time at South Bay Elementary School. Kuffo, who grew up and graduated from West Babylon, says that he likes to give back to his community.

For more on this story, stay tuned to the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

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05/06/2022

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Students in the Amityville School District and St. Martin’s School recently took part in the Annual Patriot’s Pen Essay ...
05/06/2022

Students in the Amityville School District and St. Martin’s School recently took part in the Annual Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest, sponsored locally this year by the VFW Post 7223 of Amityville. The Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest is an annual competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Locally, this year’s winners were Tyler Howard, an eighth-grade student from St. Martin of Tours who won first place; Audrey Leonard, an eighth-grade student from Edmund W. Miles Middle School who won second and Robert Leach, an eighth-grade student from Edmund W. Miles Middle School who won third place.

For the full story, stay tuned to the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor is hosting its first ever New York State Certified Safe Bo...
05/05/2022

The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor is hosting its first ever New York State Certified Safe Boating Course. The first course is being offered on Saturday, May 14th at 8:3o a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The second course is being offered on Saturday June 25th at 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $25 and includes a pizza lunch and viewing of the museum’s exhibitions. The course meets the New York State education requirement for the Personal Watercraft Operation Permit, Youth and Adult Boating Certificate.

For more local news, please visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

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05/04/2022

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Our Lady of Grace Choir is presenting a performance on the eve of Mother’s Day celebrating the Blessed Mother and the bi...
05/04/2022

Our Lady of Grace Choir is presenting a performance on the eve of Mother’s Day celebrating the Blessed Mother and the birth anniversary of St. Padre Pio. The performance will be on Sat., May 7 at 7 p.m., at the church, 666 Albin Ave., West Babylon. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call the Parish Office at 631-587-5185.

For the latest local news, please visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.

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Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Deer Park) and local officials from the Town of Babylon recently joined with Robert Wylie of North Babylon for the unveiling of the mobile base foundation he constructed for the model of the 9/11 Memorial at the Town of Babylon History Museum at Old Town Hall. The foundation was devised and created by Mr. Wylie for his Eagle Scout project. A member of Troop 399 in North Babylon, he will officially achieve the rank later this year. Also on hand at the unveiling were Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Town Councilmembers Terry McSweeney and DuWayne Gregory, Babylon Town Historian Mary Cascone, Troop 399 Scoutmaster Joseph Fatuzzo and the candidate’s proud father, Robert Wylie. For more on this story, visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/legislator-donnelly-and-local-officials-attend-eagle-scout-project-unveiling-at-babylon-town-hall-history-museum/
Kudos to local artist Donna Harlow Moraff, who is the May Rotational Artist at Webster Bank as part of the Babylon Village Arts Council Rotational Artist program! Moraff is a popular teacher, workshop instructor and art show judge. Check out her work at Webster Bank 180 W. Main Street, Babylon. For more on this story, please visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/donna-harlow-moraff-is-bvacs-may-rotational-artist-at-webster-bank/
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In celebration of Earth Day, students at Babylon Elementary School recently spent time in the courtyard and gardens of the school. The students worked together on a nature scavenger hunt. They also planted seeds in the garden and made bird feeders. For the latest local news, please visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.
And now, a word from one of our sponsors….
The Mercy Soup Kitchen of Wyan¬danch, Inc. is seeking volunteers. While staffing is adequate on Tues¬day, Wednesday, and Thursday, the kitchen is short of volunteers on Fri¬days and sometimes on Mondays. For more information, please visit their website at www.mer¬cyinn.org or email Vito Colletti at [email protected]. For more local news, visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.
Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION), Long Island's leading animal advocacy organiza¬tion and the leading domestic fowl rescue in the Northeast, is cautioning schools and passersby about the dangers of exploiting animals this spring season. LION's warning comes with valuable alternatives: the promise of Learning Resources Chick Life Cycle Exploration Sets to any Long Island or New York City school or library that pledges to stop hatching fowl, and/or a free in-school visit by local anthro¬zoologist John Di Leonardo to discuss humane treatment of animals. For more information, call Di Leonardo, 516-592- 3722 or email him at [email protected]. For the latest local news, visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.
S.C. Leg. Kevin Mcaffrey and NYS Assembly¬man Michael Durso stopped by Bacaro in Massapequa Park recently to wish Joseph Bisceglie a happy 100th birthday. Jo¬seph is a proud World War II veteran and is a resident of North Babylon. Happy 100th birthday, Joseph! For more local news, visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.
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The Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its First Annual Spring Golf Classic on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Bergen Point Golf Course, 69 Bergen Ave., West Babylon. Join in for a great day of golf, awards, raffles, and camaraderie! Afterwards, come on down to the Salt Shack Seaside Grill at Cedar Beach in Babylon for awards, fantastic food and drinks, and live music! For more information and to register, visit: https://babylonchamber.com/events/golf-outing-fundraiser. For more on this story, stay tuned to the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.