Frontier Airlines to Launch Five Nonstop Cities from MacArthur Airport

Councilman O'Connor, Councilwoman Bergin, along with Supervisor Angie Carpenter and MacArthur Airport Commissioner LaRose-Arken stand infront of the ISP Step-and-Reapeat, holding a Frontier Airlines Ribbon

April 9th, 2018 – Long Island MacArthur Airport customers can now fly to five new nonstop destinations on Frontier Airlines beginning April 8-9, 2018. Beginning April 8, Frontier will fly to Chicago, Detroit, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. On April 9, Frontier will begin flights to Atlanta and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter will join Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken, local elected officials, business leaders, and airline representatives, to formally launch Frontier’s new destinations by celebrating with passengers boarding the morning flight to Chicago April 9th.

“Long Island residents are going to significantly benefit from new service to Chicago O’Hare, previously, Long Island MacArthur Airport’s #1 underserved market,” said Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “Frontier’s daily service will enable our Long Island business community to fly from MacArthur Airport to the commercial meccas of Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, and Minneapolis … all with less hassle, lines and traffic,” she added.

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Town Demolishes Unsafe, Nuisance Property


April 9th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by members of the Islip Town Board and other Town officials at the demolition of a house and accessory structure located at 1628 E. 3rd Ave, Bay Shore today. The property, and an accessory structure, had been neglected to the point that they became unsafe, and in immediate danger of collapse due to structural failure, disrepair, and neglect.

The structures have been determined to be in imminent danger of collapse by the Town’s Chief Building Inspector. In addition, overgrown vegetation posed a fire hazard to the dilapidated house and the neighboring houses.

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Hundreds Turn Out for Town's Annual Easter Egg Hunt


April 6th, 2018 – Hundreds of kids and parents turned out for the Annual Town of Islip Easter Egg Hunt at Brookwood Hall in East Islip earlier this week. Thank You to Islip Parks Department/DPW Commissioner Tom Owens and Dierdre Whalberg for their tireless efforts, and who together with their staff, coordinated this popular and well-attended event. Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Board Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen, Councilman James O'Connor and Town Clerk Olga Murray joined in the fun.

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Town Officials, Congressman Celebrate Local Business at Ribbon Cutting


April 4th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen were joined by Rep. Peter King, (R.-N.Y.) recently, for a ribbon cutting celebration at Lela’s Bakery. Located at 70 West Suffolk Avenue in Central Islip, Lela’s is a “bit of everything” bakery, specializing in Central American breads, cakes, and cuisine. A product of over two decades in the making, the bakery is the fully-realized American dream of owners Ana and José Vasquez, who together with their two oldest sons, combined years of hard work and savings to open the restaurant. Supervisor Carpenter, Congressman King and Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen presented the Vazquez family with certificates of recognition, and commended them on their dream come true.

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Town Supervisor Focuses on "Community" in State of the Town

March 30th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter presented the State of the Town Address recently. The Supervisor drew from the Town’s various cultures, languages and ethnicities, as well as its vast number of community groups, civic organizations, and boards, and paid tribute to the relationships fostered with Islip Town government, the third largest in the State of New York. The speech focused on a sense of “Community” in the Town.

“Our Town is a partnership among all of its residents: its employees, its businesses, the people who call it home, and the government who serves them all. More than that…we are the community built around that partnership,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, who took office in 2015. The Town of Islip has more than 335,000 residents, four villages and 20 hamlets, and boasts an Aaa rating from Moody’s Investors.

Islip Town Board members, commissioners and employees, joined with local dignitaries, business leaders and educators, including Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, MTA Director, Mitch Pally and Brentwood Schools Superintendent Richard Loeschner, at the event.

The Supervisor noted the Town’s 2018 Tax Compliant Budget, and the Town-owned commercial airport, Long Island MacArthur, which saw a $3M surplus for 2017, and offers 15 nonstop destinations from Ronkonkoma, NY. Highlights of the address included the accomplishments of the Islip Economic Development Office, which in 2017, induced more than 50 new projects through the Industrial Development Agency, representing a total capital investment of nearly $500M. These projects retained over 4,500 jobs, and created nearly 1,700 more. “I’m so pleased that this year, we submitted a strong application to be in the running for Amazon HQ2,” said the Supervisor.  “While there is tight competition, the New York Metropolitan region, including Islip, is still under consideration,” she added. 

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Town Easter Basket Drive Benefits Victims of Domestic Violence

Group Shot of Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Councilman O'Connor, and Representatives of VIBS and Garbino's Office standing infront of the Easter baskets, each holding a basket

March 30th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, and Town Councilman James P. O’Connor, met with representatives from the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk as well as New York State Assemblyman Garbarino’s Office, to announce the success of the 2018 Easter Basket Drive. With assistance from Tim Mare, Executive Director of the Town of Islip Youth Bureau, a total of 80 baskets were collected, to be distributed to children in need and effected by domestic violence.

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Islip Town Supervisor Hosts Rep. Peter King, (R.-N.Y.)

Supervisor Carpenter and Congressman King in the atrium of MacArthur Airpor, greeting a flyer.

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March 29th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Rep. Peter King, (R.-N.Y.), during the taping of LI News Radio's "Supervisor's Spotlight," a weekly radio show hosted by Supervisor Angie Carpenter and taped at Long Island MacArthur Airport. The Supervisor, Congressman and Airport Commissioner of Aviation, Shelley La-Rose Arken, chatted with TSA officials and travelers getting a head-start on their Spring break getaways.

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Supervisor Carpenter's 2018 State of the Town

 

March 28th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter presented her annual Sate of the Town address at Town Hall on Tuesday, March 27th. Watch the full address in the video above.

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Town Secures Grants to Build New Animal Shelter After 50 Plus Years

March 23rd, 2018 – New York State Senator Phil Boyle and Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter today announced two significant grants to assist the Town in the construction of a new Animal Shelter. 

The first grant was awarded to the town through the New York State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM) Capital Funding.  That grant, secured in 2017 by NYS Senator Phil Boyle, is for $500,000.00.

The second grant for $498,200.00 was the result of the newly created Companion Animal Capital Fund.   This statewide fund was created last year by legislation sponsored by Senator Boyle.  The Companion Animal Capital Fund is the first state-funded program in the country to support critical improvement projects for animal shelters.  This fund provides humane societies, nonprofits, and municipal shelters with grants for capital projects through a competitive application process.  The 2018 state budget included $5 million for the creation of a Companion Animal Capital Fund, with the first recipients announced this month.

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Town Crews Dig Out After Record Nearly 20” of Snowfall

Islip Beach Covered in Snow

March 22nd, 2018 – Islip Town crews continue to dig out on the heels of an aggressive storm that dumped nearly 20” of snow in some parts of the Town. The Town’s DPW/Parks crews operated 150 pieces of Town-owned equipment, with the assistance of 300 rental pieces at the height of the storm. Islip Town is also responsible for snow removal efforts at 7 Long Island Rail Road Stations.

Islip Town saw a total of 19.3 inches, with 12” of accumulation in four hours, and 9” accumulation in two hours. “We are so very grateful to the Town of Islip crews for their tireless efforts, working around the clock, to ensure that residents can go about their daily lives, even in the aftermath of a significant storm like Spring Nor’ Easter Toby,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

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Islip Supervisor, Local Officials Attend Bay Shore/Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Supervisor Carpenter in the parade waving to the crowd

March 14th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, along with Town Board Members Trish Bergin Weichbrodt, John C. Cochrane, Jr. and Mary Kate Mullen, met with Suffolk County Legislators Tom Cilmi and Steve Flotteron, as well as New York Senator Phil Boyle, at the Bay Shore/Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Day Parade over the weekend. Brimming with holiday spirit, the local officials came dressed in green, and walked the streets of Bay Shore’s bustling downtown, in celebration of the Irish holiday.

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Town Councilwoman Attends Bayport-Bluepoint St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Councilwoman Mullen Standing with the Grand Marshal's parade banner and procession

March 14th, 2018Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen joined with New York State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino, Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay III, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone recently, to ring in St. Patrick’s Day at the Bayport-Blue Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Donned in green, the local officials stood next to Parade Grand Marshal, Walter Ramsey, in grand celebration of the Irish holiday.

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Supervisor Updates Winter Storm Clean-up Progress on Weather Channel

Supervisor Carpenter in front of a camera and microphone during her on-air interview

March 13th, 2018  Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter met today with the Weather Channel's Mike Seidel, to give viewers an update on the weather and road conditions in the Town of Islip, as Winter Storm Skylar blanketed the Town with snow overnight and into late Tuesday morning. Town crews had been out since 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, sanding and later plowing. Supervisor Carpenter reminded residents to keep their cars off the road, so that plows can do the most efficient job possible preparing for the evening rush hour commute home.

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Southwest Airlines Launches Twice-Daily, Same-Plane Flights to Raleigh-Durham, NC


March 8th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined MacArthur Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken, Southwest Airlines representatives, and local business leaders to celebrate Southwest's launch of twice-daily, same-plane flights between Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The flights provide an excellent service upgrade for Long Island air travelers, and are purposely timed to allow Long Island business travelers to fly to Raleigh-Durham and back same day:

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Town, County & State Merge Resources During Weekend Nor’Easter - Second Storm Expected Tuesday Night

High Flood Waters

March 6th, 2018 – Islip Town officials partnered with New York State and Suffolk County officials in response to a weekend Nor’ Easter that brought high-winds, coastal flooding, downed trees and power lines, combined with outages to our area Friday and into the early morning hours Sunday. Town DPW Supervisory personnel assessed flooding and dispatched crews to pump and remove water wherever needed, particularly in the Town’s low-lying areas including Sayville, Bay Shore, Islip and Oakdale.

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Islip Councilman Promotes Reading at Elementary School

Councilman Cochrane Seated Reading a Story to Students

March 2nd, 2018 – Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. attended Francis J. O’Neill Elementary School in Central Islip recently, in celebration of the school’s annual “Guest Readers Day.” After being greeted by a hand drawn letter of appreciation from the students of Mrs. Day’s 3rd Grade Class, the Councilman read the story of Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane Auch. The event was part of the school’s initiative to invite young readers to further experience the joy of reading, and is one of the many events the school holds to promote literacy throughout the year. 

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