Supervisor, Local Officials Celebrate Ribbon Cutting at Southside Hospital

Supervisor Carpenter and Councilman Cochrane Pose with Linda and John Bolsen, Senator Boyle, and Southside representatives in the new lobby

December 14th, 2018 – Southside Hospital recently unveiled its new Bohlsen Family Lobby at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr., NY Senator Phil Boyle and Southside Hospital staff and officials, to commemorate the grand opening. Named after the Bohlsen family in honor of their generous contributions, the new main lobby features a streamlined security check-in, a modern lounge and sitting area, as well as a pharmacy, café and coffee bar. In total, the hospital’s lobby was expanded by nearly 25%, marking the beginning of many improvements to come.


Baseline Health, UPSEU Donate Gifts for Kids

UPSEU and Baseline Health representatives, Tim Mare from the Youth Bureau and Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter pose infront of the 2nd floor Christmas tree with a large assortment of gifts surrounding it

December 14th, 2018 – Baseline Health, together with the UPSEU, presented toys to the Town of Islip Youth Bureau this week for distribution to children in need of gifts this Christmas. The gifts will be distributed through the Youth Bureau. Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Tim Mare, Executive Director, Town of Islip Youth Bureau, and members of Baseline Health and UPSEU.

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West Islip Chamber Donates 335th Birthday Time Capsule

Supervisor Carpenter and West Islip Chamber representatives pose in the Town Board Room behind the Time Capsule.

December 13th, 2018 – The West Islip Chamber of Commerce recently donated a time capsule to the Town of Islip, in recognition of the Town's 335th Birthday. Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by West Islip Chamber President Charles Spencer, Board Members Diane Rossi-Fontana, Belinda Rubino and Ann Kreisberg. The time capsule will be buried at the Town's December 2019 birthday event, marking the end of the year-long 335th celebration.


Hundreds of Toys Collected for Salvation Army Angels

Supervisor Carpenter holds a little league bat and glove infront of the Christmas Tree surrounded by plentiful gifts

December 12th, 2018 – An outpouring of generosity from Town of Islip employees was evident this week, when hundreds of toys purchased for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program awaited pick-up in Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter's office.


Town Employees Celebrate Holidays with Annual Luncheon and Baking Competition

A cake ornatley decorated with Santa and Rudolph icing creations, cookies, and gingerbread men

December 12th, 2018 – Town of Islip employees celebrated the Holiday Season with their Annual Holiday Luncheon and Baking Competition. Special 'Thank You' to Ellen Pleasant and our friends at UPSEU, Anthony's Pizza in West Islip, and our Town of Islip Fire Marshalls for their generous contributions.


NY Jets Recognize Park Rangers for Heroism

December 10th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Islip Town officials and Steve Castleton, NY Jets First Responder and Military Liaison surprised two Town of Islip Park Rangers at a special recognition ceremony in the Islip Town Board Room recently.

Town of Islip Park Rangers Anthony LaGrasta and John Rivera were hailed as heroes in the media last month, after pulling a motorist from a freezing Islip canal. When a West Islip restaurateur heard the news, he reached out to his longtime friend, Steve Castleton who coordinates the NY Jets annual Military Day. Today, Castleton joined Supervisor Carpenter to announce that the NY Jets have invited the pair of park rangers and their families, to attend the NY Jets First Responders Night game Saturday, December 16th.


Supervisor, Local Officials Attend 5th Annual Festival of Trees


December 7th, 2018 – Dozens of community groups and service organizations turned out for the 5th Annual Festival of Trees at Brookwood Hall Thursday. Thirty five Christmas trees were decorated on the lawn as part of the annual event presented by the Brookwood Hall Restoration Committee and the Islip Arts Council. Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Town Councilmen James O'Connor, John Cochrane, Jr. and Town Clerk Olga Murray, along with Suffolk County Legislators Steve Flotteron and Tom Cilmi. “The Festival of Trees brings the community together in an age-old tradition, putting everyone in the holiday spirit,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. A LIVE DJ played Christmas Carols and a performance of Annie's Hard Knock Life entertained the crowd.


Islip Town Celebrates Hanukkah with Menorah Lighting

December 7th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter alongside Town Council Members John C. Cochrane, Jr. and James P. O’Connor, were joined by Rabbi Dr. Steven Moss of the B'Nai Israel Reform Temple of Oakdale on the front lawn of Town Hall for the annual Islip Town Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Rabbi Moss officiated the ceremony, which included prayer and the singing of Rock of Ages and the Dreidel Song. The Menorah lighting marked the start of Hanukkah, which began at sunset on Sunday, December 2nd.


Supervisor Visits Seniors Holiday Party

Supervisor Carpenter stands in a circle greeting the Brentwood Seniors who are dressed in Christmas colors and ugly sweaters

December 7th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter stopped by the Caesar Trunzo Senior Center in Brentwood recently, for their Ugly Sweater and Holiday party. Seniors came dressed in their best (or worst) Holiday attire, and enjoyed catered food, live music and dancing. “Our Senior Centers are vibrant, active social settings that bring people together and foster friendships. I encourage everyone to visit their local center and avail themselves of the many activities offered,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.


Supervisor, Local Officials Attend Tree Lighting in East Islip

Supervisor Carpenter, Coucilmembers Cochrane and O'Connor along with Suffolk County Legislators Cilimi and Flotteron pose for a photo with Santa

December 7th, 2018 – Residents of East Islip helped welcome the 2018 Holiday season recently at the annual East Islip Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Lighting. Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Town Council Members John C. Cochrane, Jr. and James P. O’Connor to help spread the holiday cheer alongside Suffolk County Legislators Steve Flotteron and Tom Cilmi. A special guest appearance from Santa himself marked the occasion, as all in attendance joined the countdown to switch on the bright lights of Christmas.

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Supervisor, Town Board Members Attend Central Islip Public Library Holiday Party

Supervisor Carpenter, Coucilmembers Cochrane and O'Connor along with Suffolk County Legislators Cilimi and Flotteron pose for a photo with Santa

December 7th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Town Council Members John C. Cochrane, Jr. and James P. O’Connor recently, at the Central Islip Public Library Holiday Party. Central Islip Public Library personnel and staff, representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University’s economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being program were in attendance to celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season.

The Central Islip Public Library is located at 33 Hawthorne Avenue, in Central Islip. For more information visit them on the web at

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Islip Holiday Parade Draws Thousands

December 7th, 2018 – Thousands lined the streets in downtown Islip for the annual, “Illuminated Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting" presented by the Islip Chamber of Commerce. Residents from across the Town turned out to see the many bright lights of local organizations as they paraded through the streets in holiday cheer. Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Council Members Mary Kate Mullen and James P. O’Connor, as well as Suffolk County Legislators Tom Cilmi and Steve Flotteron, as they gathered to celebrate the 2018 holiday season.


Long Island MacArthur Airport Celebrates Town of Islip’s 335th Birthday With Photo Exhibit, Tree and Menorah Lighting


December 3rd, 2018 – To commemorate the 335th Birthday of the Town of Islip, MacArthur Airport unveiled a 30-day exhibit of historical photos, highlighting the history of the Town and Airport. The unveiling of the photo exhibit coincided with the annual lighting of the airport’s Holiday Tree and Menorah. The Sayville High School Chamber Orchestra Band entertained guests and airport customers during the lighting ceremony and unveiling.


Sayville Welcomes Holiday Season with Parade

December 3rd, 2018 – Thousands turned out for the Sayville Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade. Residents from across the town lined the sidewalks of Main Street in downtown Sayville, as local organizations, clubs and schools marched to ring in the holiday season. Click on the video above to watch highlights from the fun-filled parade.

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Community Turns Out for Town of Islip’s 335th Birthday!

November 30th, 2018 – More than 100 people joined Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, members of the Islip Town Board, state and local elected officials and members of the Islip community, at a kick-off celebration marking the Town of Islip’s 335th Birthday. Town officials “flipped the switch” turning the Town Hall Cupola a deep shade of blue, to commemorate the founding of the Town of Islip by William Nicholl on November 29th 1638.


Town Issues Demolition of Derelict Property

November 29th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Councilman James O'Connor and officials from the Town's Public Safety Office and Department of Public Works, were on hand for the demolition of a derelict property in the Town of Islip recently. The property, at 156 Grant Ave. in Islip, had been vacant for 15 years, and taxes had been in arrears since 1991. The process of taking possession of the property, coupled with extreme vegetation surrounding the structure delayed the demolition process.

"It has been a long road," said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. "But at the end of the day, this eyesore will once and for all be eliminated from Islip's landscape. The future is very bright for this parcel of land," she concluded.

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