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Lindenhurst Community Welcomes New Gym

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman Terry McSweeney and Town Clerk Gerry Compitello recently visited the grand opening of the new Blink Fitness gym in Lindenhurst. The chain’s new location (600 N. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst) and its friendly staff will give residents a great place to exercise seven days a week. Representatives from Lindenhurst Village, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre’s office and the Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce were also in...

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New Babylon Town Animal Shelter Nearly Complete

LINDENHURST, New York Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer and Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez took a tour of the town’s future animal shelter led by Director Chris Elton in North Amityville to see how construction is coming along. The new facility will be a state-of-the-art temporary home for animals in the town available for adoption, featuring an on-site veterinarian office and classroom. “This new facility is long overdue for the town, and I know that Chris Elton and his dedicated staff will make the most of the new features of the building,” said Schaffer. “Our animals will be more...

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Babylon Announces Plans to Celebrate 150th Anniversary of Town Founding

Elected officials recreate 100-year-old photo to kickoff LINDENHURST, New York –Supervisor Rich Schaffer along with Babylon Town Board, various town commissioners and the mayors of Amityville, Babylon and Lindenhurst Villages came together on the steps of Babylon Town Hall on March 14 to announce the formation of a committee to plan the celebration of the town’s milestone 150th anniversary approaching in March of 2022. The group then stood on the steps of Town Hall to recreate a photo taken exactly one hundred years ago by Babylon leaders in 1918. “Honoring the past and helping our residents understand the story...

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Babylon Councilman Recognizes New Boy Scouts Grabiec, Griffin and Henao

Town of Babylon Councilman Terry McSweeney recently visited the Arrow of Light Ceremony for three Pack 1421 Cub Scouts in Lindenhurst. Scouts who complete the Webelos rank are honored at this ceremony as they graduate to the Boy Scouts of America. A representative from Senator Phil Boyle’s office was also in attendance. Councilman McSweeney congratulated the three scouts for their accomplishment and thanked them for being examples of hardworking individuals for their fellow scouts, classmates and...

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Town of Babylon Celebrates Black History Month

Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer and Department of Human Services Commissioner Madeline Quintyne-McConney recently hosted the Town’s 30th Annual Black History Month Celebration at Amityville Memorial High School. This year’s event was titled “African Americans in Times of War,” and featured a variety of performances as well as local honorees. Also in attendance were Town Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilmembers Jackie Gordon, Anthony Manetta and Terry McSweeney, Town Clerk Gerry Compitello, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, Legislator Tom Donnelly and several other representatives. Averi Harper, a News 12 reporter and the host of “Diverse Long Island,” a magazine show focused on minority issues, was the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, the President of SUNY College at Old Westbury, delivered the keynote address for the event. The event honored 30 veterans from Long Island for their services in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Each veteran answered the call to action and put his or her life on the line overseas. In addition to these veterans, three others who were killed in action were also recognized. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Wyandanch Memorial Post 361 and Martin A. Kessler Post 2912, as well as Hunter Squires Jackson American Legion Post 1218 were honored for their commitment to serving veterans in the Babylon community. The invocation was delivered...

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