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Babylon Village To Decide David Smith House Fate November 16th

Update: The date has been moved to Wednesday, November 16th as the request of the owners.   For those of you who have been following this story, we’re coming down to the wire. The historic David Smith House located at 527 Deer Park will have its fate decided on Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 7:30 at Village Hall. You can read our previous stories about it here. The David Smith House is one of the oldest homes in Babylon Village. Parts of the building date back to the Revolutionary War. Smith, who is buried in the Babylon Cemetery, served in...

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Proposed Argyle Theater Receives Approval From Babylon Village

As per Newsday, the proposed performing arts center got the go ahead last week from the Village Board. Mayor Scordino opined, “This is going to be a tremendous asset for this village and for residents and nonresidents who will visit our shops and our restaurants,” Babylon Village OKs performing arts center on W. Main Street The arts center, to be called the Argyle Theater at Babylon Village, would be Long Island’s second year-round professional theater, joining the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport and would employ unionized Broadway players. … Attorneys for the village and for Mark and Dylan...

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Babylon Village Residents Express Concerns About Proposed Argyle Theater

Tuesday night at Village Hall, Mark Perlman and his son Dylan made their case for the board to approve their ambitious and exciting plan to renovate the now shuttered Babylon Movie Theater and turn it into a 470 seat venue for professional theatrical productions, concerts, movies, comedy shows and other events. They also paln to use the theater to run a performing arts camp for children and other, similar activities. Everyone in the village I’ve spoken with about the project has expressed both excitement for the project and concern about the one thing Babylonians are always concerned about, parking....

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Travel The Sampawams Creek With Tom Stock

Local author and naturalist Tom Stock has a great presentation that he gives on the ecology and history of our own Sampawams creek. A version of Secrets of Sampawams Creek is available on his website. It has all the images and some of the text of it in web page form. It’s not quite the same without Tom, but it’s interesting and informative none the less and certainly worth checking...

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Village Denies Permit To Demolish David Smith House

As being reported in Newsday today, plans to demolish 527 Deer Park Ave have been stalled as the developers were denied a permit by Babylon Village. The matter now moves to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Chase Ognibene will need the Zoning Board of Appeals to amend a prior building permit approval requiring that the house be maintained, according to Darrell Conway, a West Babylon attorney specializing in land use applications. Chase Ognibene and his father, Steve Ognibene, still intend to build two new houses at the Indian Crossing subdivision at Deer Park and Ketewamoke avenues, Conway said, but...

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