Residential and commercial burglaries climbed across the Town of Babylon in August, according to Suffolk County Police First Precinct officers.
Burglaries on the year were down 10 percent, according to Inspector Gerard Gigante, but saw a spike during August. Commercial burglaries across the precinct doubled from July to August to a total of 16 while residential burglaries climbed from 34 in July to a total of 36 in August.
The Babylon Board of Education is hosting a workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to discuss necessary upgrades at the district's three buildings and the upcoming bond referendum.
The board, along with the community-member comprised Facilities Review Advisory Committee, have been assessing the conditions of the district's three buildings – the Elementary School, Grade School and Junior-Senior High School – and look into potential fixes and upgrades for the aging buildings.