Henry Livingston came to Babylon in 1869 and founded the South Shore Signal. He made an immediate splash advocating for Babylon to split from the town of Huntington and went on to lead the newspaper into the 20th century.
On this episode of The Long Island History Project, Babylon Town Historian Mary Cascone relates the history of the paper: it’s influence, evolution, and style. We also trade stories of newspaper research, microfilm readers, and the glory of digitized collections. Luckily, the South Shore Signal has gone to newspaper heaven and can now be fully searched through the New York State Historic Newspapers site.
Listen to the podcast here.
The Long Island History Project is a podcast featuring stories and interviews with people passionate about Long Island history. It is co-hosted by librarian Chris Kretz and Connie Currie, president of the Sayville Historical Society.