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North Babylon school district’s credit rating affirmed

Moody?s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District?s

(Credit: David Reich-Hale)

Moody’s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District’s credit rating, citing the district’s strong finances.

The agency announced last week it was assigning an Aa3 rating to $16 million in refunding serial bonds expected to be issued Tuesday.

It also affirmed the same rating for $33.6 million of the district’s previously issued debt.

Moody’s said the moves reflected...

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Wyandanch road to be renamed in honor of one of Suffolk's first black officers

The Town of Babylon is ceremonially renaming a

(Credit: David Reich-Hale)

The Town of Babylon is ceremonially renaming a Wyandanch road in honor of a longtime resident who died earlier this year.

The board recently voted to change the name of a nearly two-mile stretch of Straight Path between Main Avenue and Cumberbach Street to John Cleveland Carter Way.

Carter was a Vietnam veteran and one of the first black officers in the Suffolk County Police Department....

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North Babylon teen trades 'death' for joy of prom

Natalie Calcasola, 17, of North Babylon, and Marco

(Credit: Meghan Fitzgerald)

For the students of North Babylon High School, celebrating their senior prom at Oheka Castle in Huntington was an incredible opportunity.

But for one North Babylon student, the chance to just attend a prom was one of the many opportunities he is grateful for in America.

"We do not have proms in Ecuador," said 17-year-old Marco Rosero.

Rosero moved to the United States with his...

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Herricks uses Facebook to ensure no two prom dresses are alike

Zaynam Mossolem, 17, shows off her head-to-toe pink

(Credit: Marlo Jappen)

Herricks High School prides itself in its diverse student body. From top hats to sequins, students also enjoyed showing off their individuality through their fashion choices during Monday’s prom at the Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon. Zaynam Mossolem, 17, stole the show with her head-to-toe pink ensemble.

“We all want to dress differently,” Mossolem said.

Her senior class created a Facebook...

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Patricia Godek, North Babylon superintendent, to retire

Moody?s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District?s

(Credit: David Reich-Hale)

North Babylon School Superintendent Patricia Godek has announced that she will retire Dec. 31, bringing to a close a 40-year career in education.

Godek has led the district for three and a half years as it adopted new Common Core standards and weathered a difficult 2013-14 budget year when voters initially rejected the proposed budget.

Godek started working in the district six years...

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Town of Babylon cuts time residents have to remove graffiti

Babylon Town Hall, as seen on Dec. 14,

(Credit: Carl Corry)

Town of Babylon property owners will have to speed up graffiti cleanup under an amendment to the town’s anti-graffiti ordinance.

The town board approved changes to the law on Monday that will cut the number of days property owners have to remove graffiti from 10 days to five.

Town inspectors who formerly had to notify property owners by certified mail of their obligation to clean up...

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Babylon water main work almost complete

Work is nearing completion on a major water main replacement on Deer Park Avenue in Babylon Village.

The Suffolk County Water Authority project is intended to improve reliability, water pressure and fire protection in the downtown area.

Stretching from the intersection of Montauk Highway and Deer Park Avenue to Village Line Road, the project will replace an old, undersized water main...

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Babylon to spend $200G on East Farmingdale redevelopment

The Town of Babylon will spend up to

(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Town of Babylon will spend up to $200,000 on planning and design for redevelopment in East Farmingdale under a grant agreement with the state.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority awarded the grant as the town seeks a master plan that could put a high-density, mixed-use project on more than a dozen privately owned lots near the intersection of Route 110 and Conklin...

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Babylon allows solar farms on bigger lots

The Babylon Town Board approved legislation Monday, May

(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Babylon Town Board approved legislation Monday that will allow solar energy farms on parcels of 50 acres or more in residential districts in the town.

While town officials say there are few properties that meet the criteria, the amendment to town zoning law will allow developers to move forward with a 9-megawatt photovoltaic array proposed for St. John’s Annex, a Roman Catholic cemetery...

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Video shows North Babylon man rescuing girls in runaway car

Surveillance footage from the Lukoil gas station in

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The quick response of a North Babylon man saved three young girls who found themselves in a runaway vehicle last month while surveillance cameras captured the rescue.

The scene unfolded at the Lukoil gas station on the corner of Bay Shore Road and Commack Road, according to a manager at the station.

The manager, who did not give his name, said he released the footage to David Cincotta,...

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