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Fine-Tuning Skills

Throughout July, young musicians from Smithtown Central School District looking to enhance their skills have the opportunity to participate in the district’s music program, sponsored by the Smithtown Friends of Music and housed at Accompsett Middle School. Whether they are looking to learn a
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Envirothon Honorees

A team of five Sachem High School North student scientists who captured a first-place finish at the 20th annual Long Island Regional Envirothon competition this April were honored for their achievement at the meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature on June 19. The winning team, composed of
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Egg-cellent Experiment

Copiague School District’s fifth-graders enrolled in the summer program at Great Neck Road Elementary School have been learning about the scientific method, matter and Newton’s Laws of Motion.  Working with a partner, students brainstormed and built a secure house for an egg to be dropped from
Babylon Buzz

Babylon Buzz – August 1st, 2018

By: Jon Taylor   With all that summer on Long Island has to offer, it is too easy to lose sight of what a wonderful town we have in our own Babylon Village! When my big brother made a recent visit, we decided to stay local and enjoy my hometown. We visited the Babylon Historical […]
In Step with Jamie Lynn


By: Jamie Lynn Ryan   “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ~ Maya Angelou   We all have a path, a journey we take through life. Some are relatively direct, with few bumps and curves along the way; others
Poets' Corner

Reaching the Middle Ground

By: John McGowan   Where has the middle ground gone? With all the fuss and furor On both sides of the aisle I haven’t heard from it in quite some while Used to be you’d sit together with a smile Putting the nastiness aside Presently, the rave and rancor won’t subside As long as this […]
Helping You Help Others

Helping You Help Others

August’s Charity of the Month: Scanlon’s Traveling Salon   Scanlon’s Traveling Salon is run by Eileen Scanlon, a fellow New Yorker whose mission is to cultivate a community based on kindness, respect and equality. Eileen has been a NYS Licensed Cosmetologist for 30 years and has worked
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Recycling Efforts

West Islip’s Oquenock Elementary School displayed a commitment to the environment throughout the school year, kicking off with an assembly featuring Town of Islip recycling educator Danielle Wynn, who discussed the importance of waste reduction and recycling with the students, followed by the