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Babylon Beacon Newspaper

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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03/11/2022

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
THE FARMINGDALE BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING / BUDGET WORKSHOP AT 8:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2022. IN THE AUDITORIUM OF THE HOWITT MIDDLE SCHOOL, 50 VAN COTT AVENUE, FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK.
For more information, call the district at: 516-434-5170

Due to a bad weather forecast for tomorrow, The Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce has postponed it's Winterfest until ...
03/11/2022

Due to a bad weather forecast for tomorrow, The Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce has postponed it's Winterfest until next Saturday, March 19. Mark your calendars.

03/11/2022

Rotary is a global network of 1.4 Million neighbors, friends, leaders & problem-solvers who see a world where people unite & take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities & in our ourselves. Have a drink with Babylon Rotary Club at Lily Fanagan's Pub to learn more about what we do!!

Pandemonium Boutique in Babylon Village recently teamed up with Brooke and Jaimie DiPalma, co-founders of P.S. I Love Yo...
03/10/2022

Pandemonium Boutique in Babylon Village recently teamed up with Brooke and Jaimie DiPalma, co-founders of P.S. I Love You Day. P.S. I Love You Day is an organization that works to bring awareness to mental health, end bullying and help those who may be depressed and contemplating suicide.

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

Lindenhurst Village recognizes Pete King as Grand Marshal for its first St. Patrick's Day Parade coming March 26, 11 a.m...
03/10/2022
Lindehurst Village Grand Marshall Ball

Lindenhurst Village recognizes Pete King as Grand Marshal for its first St. Patrick's Day Parade coming March 26, 11 a.m.
Watch video of Ball and remember to check out all the local Lindenhurst news in the Beacon newspaper.
https://youtu.be/oh2nDLU8G84

Recognizing Pete King as the Grand Marshal of the first Lindenhurst Village St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Deadline for orders March 15th!
03/10/2022

Deadline for orders March 15th!

HOMETOWN HEROES: in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst, NY, Inc., Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman and Veterans Advisory Council Chair DuWayne Gregory and the rest of the Babylon Town Board are once again proud to announce the Hometown Heroes Banner Program!

From Memorial Day to Veterans Day, custom banners thanking our Babylon veterans will be displayed on main thoroughfares throughout various hamlets in the Town of Babylon and in the Villages of Amityville and Lindenhurst.

Visit: https://lindenhurstkiwanis.org/hometownheroes to place an order. Orders for the 2022 program will be accepted through March 15, 2022.

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03/09/2022

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03/08/2022

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The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust are now accepting entries for the 2022 New York State Student...
03/08/2022

The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust are now accepting entries for the 2022 New York State Student Research Awards program. The program is a statewide historical research competition for students in grades four through twelve. This annual program provides an award to students whose projects are selected as winners in the elementary, middle school, and high school divisions. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2022. Please visit https://considerthesourceny.org/student-research-awards for detailed guidelines, application materials on the Student Research Awards, or to learn more about the 2021 winners and their projects.

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

BACCA Board members Alice Cromarty and Charlie Spencer are shown at the Argyle Theatre in Babylon Village recently. They...
03/06/2022

BACCA Board members Alice Cromarty and Charlie Spencer are shown at the Argyle Theatre in Babylon Village recently. They joined Argyle Theatre owners Dylan and Marc Perlman after the show in congratulating the “Broadway Divafest” cast after their performance of Broadway show tunes they each have been involved with. Photo by Genevieve Rafter- Keddy.

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

03/06/2022
Restoration Kitchen & Cocktails recently sponsored the Regimental Dinner, an event that brought some “home-cooked” holid...
03/05/2022

Restoration Kitchen & Cocktails recently sponsored the Regimental Dinner, an event that brought some “home-cooked” holiday cheer to the midshipmen of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, at Kings Point. USMMA Midshipman and Lindenhurst High School graduate Eric Gollinge personally thanked Restoration owner Billy Miller for his generosity and support of the event.

For the full story, visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/lindy-restaurant-receives-thanks-for-its-support-for-usmma/

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03/04/2022

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On Jan. 21, the West Babylon girls varsity track team captured their sixth consecutive League Championship at Suffolk Co...
03/04/2022

On Jan. 21, the West Babylon girls varsity track team captured their sixth consecutive League Championship at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. This achievement has only been done once before in League III history. The team is now preparing for the Suffolk County Championship on Feb. 6. A massive well-done to them!

For the full list of participating athletes, visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/west-babylon-girls-varsity-track-captures-league-championship/

THIS JUST IN: BABYLON SCHOOL TEACHER ARRESTED ON RAPE CHARGESSuffolk County Police today arrested a Babylon School Distr...
03/03/2022

THIS JUST IN: BABYLON SCHOOL TEACHER ARRESTED ON RAPE CHARGES
Suffolk County Police today arrested a Babylon School District teacher for engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor in 2013. Police gave this account:
Administrators from the Babylon Union Free School District contacted Suffolk County Police in October 2021 regarding allegations of misconduct involving district staff.
During an investigation by Special Victims Section detectives, a woman came forward in November 2021 and reported she had a sexual relationship with teacher Timothy Harrison during the fall of 2013 when she was 15 years old and he was 38 years old.
Harrison, 46, of 57 Savannah Walk, Oak Beach, was arrested during a traffic stop on the Robert Moses Causeway at Route 27A in West Islip this morning and charged with two counts of Rape 3rdDegree and one count for Criminal Sexual Act 3rd Degree.
Harrison will be held overnight at the First Precinct and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 4.
Anyone who believes they may be a victim of Harrison is asked to call Special Victims Section detectives at 631-852-8791.

Timothy Harrison

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03/02/2022

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Sips & Snips, Last Hope’s annual Fix-A-Feral Luncheon which will be held on Sun., March 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. a...
03/02/2022

Sips & Snips, Last Hope’s annual Fix-A-Feral Luncheon which will be held on Sun., March 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Main Event in Farmingdale, 1815 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. Tickets in advance are $65; at the door, if available, $70. There will be a Chinese Auction and a 50/50 drawing. Sponsorships are also available. The organization’s goal is the same—to raise as much money as possible so it will be able spay/neuter many Long Island feral cats. For tickets and more information, https://lasthopeanimalrescue.org/sipssnipsmarch6/

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

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03/01/2022

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The North Babylon High School’s Quiz Bowl’s varsity and junior varsity teams are back to competing in-person this year a...
03/01/2022

The North Babylon High School’s Quiz Bowl’s varsity and junior varsity teams are back to competing in-person this year and have found much success in their matches. In January, both teams competed in their first Regional Quiz Bowl of the year against Copiague High School. The junior varsity team, led by captain Brianna Henriquez, won their match 87-64 and the varsity team, led by captain Victoria Fowler, won their match 185-25.

For more on this story, visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/quiz-bowl-teams-triumph-in-competitions/

Students in Ms. Arcoleo and Mrs. Gentile’s fourth grade class at Babylon Grade School researched a variety of extreme we...
02/28/2022

Students in Ms. Arcoleo and Mrs. Gentile’s fourth grade class at Babylon Grade School researched a variety of extreme weather topics including hurricanes, blizzards, tsunamis and tornadoes. Students read books, used articles and online resources to gather information and take notes on their topic.

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

02/27/2022

Save the Dates! Spring season is almost here…
➡️ Travel Teams (U9+)
3/8 - Coaches meeting at 7:00pm
3/14 - Training begins
3/19 & 3/20 - LI Cup games begin
3/26 & 3/27 - Season games begin
Training and game schedules will be shared by your coach.

➡️ Intramural Teams (U5 - U8)
Season is April 3rd - June 12
Practices and games are on Sunday’s
Schedules will be sent by your coach

#babylonsoccer #springsoccer #soccer #youthsoccer #babylonvillage #villageofbabylon

Town of Islip Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr., retired US Navy Captain and Chairman of Islip Town Veterans’ Advisory Bo...
02/26/2022

Town of Islip Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr., retired US Navy Captain and Chairman of Islip Town Veterans’ Advisory Board, is continuing his mission to commemorate Islip veterans as part of his ongoing efforts maintaining the Town’s Veterans Office. The Councilman is collecting the names and biographical information of hometown heroes who served in the US Military between the periods of the first Gulf War, through to the present War on Terror, to be included in the 2022 edition of the Islip Journal of War Veterans.

For the full story and to learn how to submit information on veterans, visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/islip-councilman-furthers-mission-to-recognize-the-towns-veterans/

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The North Babylon High School’s Quiz Bowl’s varsity and junior varsity teams are back to competing in-person this year and have found much success in their matches. In January, both teams competed in their first Regional Quiz Bowl of the year against Copiague High School. The junior varsity team, led by captain Brianna Henriquez, won their match 87-64 and the varsity team, led by captain Victoria Fowler, won their match 185-25. For more on this story, visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/quiz-bowl-teams-triumph-in-competitions/
Students in Ms. Arcoleo and Mrs. Gentile’s fourth grade class at Babylon Grade School researched a variety of extreme weather topics including hurricanes, blizzards, tsunamis and tornadoes. Students read books, used articles and online resources to gather information and take notes on their topic. For more school news, visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.
Deer Park High School freshmen Rayahnna Gonzalez, Kristle Adugyamfi, Lynn Chloe Jamsin, Ramiah Anderson and Samara Talleyrand were among members of the school’s Black Student Union who decorated a display case to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr last month. For the full story, please visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/deer-park-high-schools-black-student-union-decorates-display-for-mlk/
Town of Islip Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr., retired US Navy Captain and Chairman of Islip Town Veterans’ Advisory Board, is continuing his mission to commemorate Islip veterans as part of his ongoing efforts maintaining the Town’s Veterans Office. The Councilman is collecting the names and biographical information of hometown heroes who served in the US Military between the periods of the first Gulf War, through to the present War on Terror, to be included in the 2022 edition of the Islip Journal of War Veterans. For the full story and to learn how to submit information on veterans, visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/islip-councilman-furthers-mission-to-recognize-the-towns-veterans/
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Babylon Grade School third graders in Ms. Kennedy’s class recently learned about nonfiction text. Students went on a scavenger hunt through Scholastic News magazines to cut out examples of text features such as headings, diagrams and captions. The third graders worked to identify all the text features to complete their scavenger hunt. For more local school news, visit the Beacon online at www.babylonbeacon.com.
GRAND event in Lindenhurst
FATAL MVA CRASH IN LINDENHURST Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a man in Lindenhurst this morning. Police said Robert Favichia was driving a 2001 Dodge pickup truck eastbound on Montauk Highway when his vehicle struck a 2009 Mack truck that was backing out of an alley in front of 51 Montauk Highway at 5:37 a.m. Favichia, 57, of Copiague, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Mack truck, Erik James, 43, of Brentwood, was not injured. The Dodge was impounded for a safety check. The Mack truck was inspected at the scene by officers from the Motor Carrier Safety Section. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152.
The Suffolk Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation recently recognized West Islip High School seniors Victoria Leone and Konrad Maciejny as outstanding physical education students. The annual award is given to seniors who best exemplify exceptional physical performance, scholarship, character and citizenship. For the full story, visit the Beacon online at https://www.babylonbeacon.com/articles/west-islip-seniors-recognized-as-suffolk-zone-award-winners/
MARK YOUR CALENDAR Thursday March 3 Babylon Village Arts Council will feature 2 women poets for Women’s History Month. The reading is held at Jack Jack’s Coffee House, 223 Deer Park Ave, Babylon, NY from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. The open mic sign up begins at 6:45 pm. Kelly J. Powell is a native to Long Island and a graduate of SUNY Binghamton. She has been published and has performed widely on Long Island and NYC. She has worked mostly as a bookkeeper in a variety of industries to support her ever growing Poetry and Activism. She is the proud mother of a Transgender graduate of SUNY Stony Brook, Double Major, Honor Student. Now officially an empty nester, she had time to finish her book Posthumously Yours. Rosa Todaro has been writing all her life and frequently performs her poetry at local venues. Her poetry explores the natural world, inner landscapes, and mental health. Her work has appeared in the Suffolk County Poetry Review, Mad Swirl, and Open Minds Quarterly.