Temporary TSA PreCheck Application Center to Open for Appointments Inside Long Island MacArthur Airport Terminal

An image showing the front of McArthur Airport Arrival/Departure pickup, busy with travellers

May 31st, 2018 – Residents of Long Island will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program inside the Long Island MacArthur Airport terminal during the week of June 11 to 15, where officials will host a temporary “pop-up” TSA Pre✓® enrollment center.

The application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in TSA Pre✓® - an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes. More than 200 airports participate in TSA Pre✓® nationwide and 42 airlines participate in the program.


Supervisor, Elementary School Celebrate Mentoring

Two students stand in the park holding the painted rocks

May 31st, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter visited with the Cordello Avenue Elementary School community to celebrate the school’s Mentoring Program and picnic lunch recently. The program was established as a statewide initiative in 1984 by Matilda Cuomo, to provide one-on-one time with young students who are at a higher risk of dropping out of school.

“The children of Cordello Ave. Elementary School demonstrated incredible talent and creativity with their hand-painted rocks. It’s always a joy to spend time with the faculty, staff and children at Cordello,” said Supervisor Carpenter.


Islip Town Supervisor, Councilman Honor the Fallen

Group photo with Supervisor Carpenter and Councilman Cochrane and American Legion members

May 29th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. at the 64th Annual West Islip Memorial Day Parade sponsored by the West Islip American Legion Post 1738, Monday, May 28, 2018. Hundreds turned out for the event, including American Legion members past and present, and representatives and members of the West Islip Fire Department, the Suffolk County Police Department, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, West Islip Soccer Club, Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip Little League Baseball/Softball, the West Islip Chamber of Commerce, West Islip Beautification, West Islip Country Fair, Good Samaritan Hospital and many more.

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Community Comes Together in Honor of Memorial Day

Supervisor Carpenter and Councilman Cochrane, along with County Legislator Flotteron stand aside veterans in front of the memorial

May 29th, 2018 – Memorial Day services filled the Town of Islip Monday, as residents gathered from community to community to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. attended the Bay Shore/Brightwaters American Legion Post 365 and AMVets 76 Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, where the names of service members were read aloud. The Hibernian Singers closed the ceremony with God Bless America. The ceremony was held at Bay Shore Memorial Park.

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Project Bloom Celebrates 25 Years of Beautifying Islip

May 25th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with members of the Islip Town Board, volunteers from Keep Islip Clean (KIC) and Cornell Cooperative Extension at the 25th Anniversary of Project Bloom. Together, volunteers planted more than 7,000 flowers cultivated in the greenhouse at Islip Town’s Brookwood Hall Park for the 25th year.


Local and State Officials Urge Safe Boating Practices for Holiday Weekend, through Summer Months

May 24th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by New York State Senator Phil Boyle, members of the Islip Town Board, Islip Town Harbor Patrol and Suffolk County Marine Bureau units, at a press conference today urging local boaters to exercise caution over Memorial Day Weekend, and throughout the summer months.


Traveling “Tech Talk” Event Provides Instruction

May 24th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined personnel from the Town of Islip Information Technology department at the Oakdale Senior Center recently for the Town’s “Tech Talk” event. The “Tech Talk” series is designed to help familiarize senior citizens on technology and usage.

The Town’s tech staff offer hands-on tutorials, walking adults through different functions that IPhones, Droids or laptops have, including sending, opening emails, or texting photos from a smartphone. Each adult is able to sit one-on-one with an instructor and have their individual questions answered. One resident who attended the Tech Talk event said she was determined to grasp the different functions offered through her cell phone, and saw this class as a way to accomplish her goal of sending a picture message to her son.


Hospital’s 5th Annual Community Event Keeps Islip Clean

Supervisor Carpenter alongside Keep Islip Clean and Southside Hospital Volunteers lined up on the side of Spur Drive

May 18th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently met with Keep Islip Clean representatives, Southside Hospital volunteers, and Northwell Health’s Vice President of Community Relations, Eddie Fraser, for the 5th Annual Community Cleanup. The initiative is one of the many of community cleanup projects Keep Islip Clean holds throughout the year, and comes in honor of Earth Day 2018. Volunteers from Keep Islip Clean and Southside Hospital were out in force removing garbage from the heavily littered area along Spur Drive South, from Saxon Avenue all the way to Fifth Avenue, in Bay Shore. Over 65 bags of garbage were collected in total.


Bayport Brothers Hailed as Heroes at Islip Town Board Meeting

Supervisor Carpenter and the Islip Town Board stand with the two brothers as they hold their citations, recognizing their heroic efforts

May 18th, 2018 – Bayport brothers Robby and Billy Zoller were lauded as local heroes by Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Supervisor, Councilwoman, Mary Kate Mullen, and members of the Islip Town Board recently. The brothers responded to a neighbor’s house fire in the wee hours of the morning, Friday, May 4th, saving the lives of a mother, her two children and the family dog.


Town Recognizes 40th Anniversary of Islip Elks Youth in Government

Supervisor Carpenter and the Islip Town Board stand next to Islip Elks representatives as the Citation of Recongition is Presented to the Islip Elks

May 18th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, along with members of the Islip Town Board, recognized the Islip Elks 40th Anniversary of their ‘Youth in Government Day’ at the May Town Board meeting. The Islip Elks have been instrumental in the education of youth throughout the Town of Islip and this week, for the 40th consecutive year, the Islip Elks returned to Town Hall along with 15 middle school students as part of their “Youth in Government Day.” The students discussed the inner-workings of local government before touring the Town’s Recycling and Compost Facilities.


Islip Seniors and Students Unite for Mother’s Day

three Children smile for the camera sitting at a picnic table with a jovial Senior Center participant

May 16th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently visited the Joyce Fitzpatrick Senior Center and Cape Cod Learning Center, as seniors and students alike united to plant flowers for Mother’s Day. Grouped under sunshine and shade in the picnic area between the two centers, the intergenerational pairing potted plants and succulents which the students later gave to their mothers. The cross-generational event brought together the wisdom and guidance of the seniors with the joviality of the students, for an afternoon of laughs and goodwill.


Local Girl Scouts Troop Donates Cookie Funds for All-Inclusive Playground Swing

Supervisor Carpenter standing with the girl scout troops and DPW Commissioner Tom Owens for a group photo

May 11th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter met with local Girl Scout Troop 3061 at Town Hall recently, to congratulate the young scouts on the success of their recent Bronze Award project. Through Girl Scout cookie sales alone, the Scouts, ranging from 10–12 years of age, raised a total of $824 to aid in the purchase of a new Freedom ADA Swing for the Bohemia Recreation Center playground. The donation will cover more than half the cost of the new all-inclusive swing, which will enable children of all abilities, including those inhibited by traditional swings, the opportunity to enjoy the timeless playground activity in a safe and secure manner.


Long Island Ducks 2018 Baseball Season is Underway

May 11th, 2018 – Play ball! The Long Island Ducks kicked off their 2018 season at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip recently, with a win over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs by a score of 27–9, setting a franchise single-game record for runs. See highlights from the game here.

On Wednesday, July 11th, the Atlantic League All-Stars will come to Long Island as the Ducks will host the 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game, presented by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. The Digmi Home Run Derby will precede the ballgame, followed by “the biggest fireworks show” on Long Island. View the 2018 Long Island Ducks Promotional Schedule to see more special events.

Additionally, on August 3rd, the Long Island Ducks will celebrate former Mets shortstop and baseball icon, Bud Harrelson at Bud Harrelson Appreciation Night, presented by the Alzheimer's Association.


Town Supervisor Recognizes National Nurses Week During 90th Birthday Celebration

Supervisor Carpenter along with Birthday girl Alice T. O'Mara stand with Alice's family for a group photo

May 9th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently joined in the celebrations at the Central Islip Senior Center for Islip resident Alice T. O’Mara’s 90th birthday. Born May 7th, 1928, Alice, mother of six, grandmother of ten, and great grandmother of four, is a renowned local artist and former registered nurse of over thirty years.


Sign Installation Marks Girl Scouts' 50th Anniversary

Supervisor Carpenter with Commissioner of Parks Tom OWens, and Girl Scout Representatives, standing in front of the new Girl Scout Sign

May 4th, 2018 – Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Tom Owens, Islip Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, recently joined with Yvonne Grant and members of her Girl Scouts team, at the newly installed “Girl Scout Way” sign in the hamlet of Bayport. This year, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Marked with the Girl Scouts logo on the left, and the American Flag on the right, the new "Girl Scout Way" sign sits proudly at the corner of Montauk Highway and Lakeview Avenue, leading the way toward Camp Edey.

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Community Bands Together for Project Lifesaver

Supervisor Carpenter, along side state and locial officials as the giant check is held up in front of the facility

May 3rd, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter along with state and local officials, attended the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.’s Project Lifesaver event recently. Project Lifesaver is a collaborative effort between the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, that uses transmitter bracelets to locate individuals who have wandered from home. The transmitters work through frequencies that are paired with tracking bracelets, enabling officials to find someone within 13 1/2 minutes in Suffolk County, versus what could otherwise take weeks without the device. The Pilot’s Club of Sayville presented the Resource Center with a check for more than $6,000, which will provide 11 waiting families with bracelets. Each bracelet costs approximately $300.