Islip Town Celebrates Black History at Town Board Meeting

Supervisor Carpenter and the Town Board standing for a photo with award recipient

March 1st, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter along with members of the Town Board, recognized two Islip residents during February’s Town Board meeting, as part of Islip Town’s 2018 Black History Celebration. Jennifer McCracken, a Bay Shore School District teacher at the Gardiner Manor School, was presented with an award from Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr., in recognition of her charitable works with the First Baptist Church Scholarship Committee in Bay Shore, the Jacob Marley Foundation, as well as local youth groups.

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Sayville Boys High School Golf Team Recognized at Town Hall

Supervisor and Town Board standing for a photo with the Sayville Boys High School Golf team

March 1st, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by members of the Town Board, in recognizing the Sayville High School Boys Golf Team for their recent success on the golf field. Under the direction of Coach Sean McLaughlin and Athletic Director Dennis Maloney, the team recently won the Suffolk County Boys Golf Championship, took a First Place Finish in League V (5), earned the title-League V (5) Tournament Champions, and finished the season with an overall 10-0 record.

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Islip Officials Recognize Storied Artist at Black History Celebration

Supervisor and Town Board standing for a photo with the artist

February 28th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members of the Islip Town Board, joined in celebration of Edward Stephenson Bates, a WWII U.S Navy Veteran and nationally acclaimed artist. Born in 1915, Mr. Bates began his career as an artist at the young age of 15, winning the Bamburger Award from the State of Pennsylvania and a Scholastic Award, for his rendition of the Atlantic City Seascape. After serving in the Navy in WWII, he moved to New York in 1955 and became an illustrator of women’s wear.

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19 Valentine's Day Weddings Conducted at Town Hall


February 16, 2018 — Islip Town Clerk Olga Murray and Town Clerk staff, conducted 19 weddings in Town Hall on Valentine's Day. The Town Board room was decorated with red roses and red heart-shaped balloons to mark the occassion. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Islip Town Supervisor, Local Officials Celebrate Great River Fire Department Officers

February 12th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Town Board Members Mary Kate Mullen and James P. O’Connor at the Irish Coffee Pub in Islip recently, to celebrate the Great River Fire Department Installation Dinner and Ceremony. Supervisor Carpenter presented Harold Sundin, 35 years of service, and Thomas Potter, 40 years of service, with Town Certificates, thanking them for their dedication to the local fire department as well as for their contributions in keeping Town residents safe.

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Islip Councilwoman Attends Polar Plunge

February 12th, 2018 – Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen attended the Polar Plunge at Islip Town Beach recently, in support of American Heart Awareness month and the Gavin’s Got Heart organization. Gavin’s Got Heart provides financial and emotional support for families with children affected by heart defects, and sponsored the Saturday morning swim to help raise awareness for their cause.

For more information about the Gavin’s Got Heart organization, visit their website at www.gavinsgotheart.org.

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Town Councilman Celebrates Resident’s 101st Birthday

February 12th, 2018 – Town Councilman John C. Cochrane Jr. recently paid tribute to Town of Islip resident Helen Selva on the occasion of her 101st birthday. Helen was born and raised in Bay Shore, and has lived in Islip for more than 50 years.

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Islip Town Clerk’s Office to Conduct 19 Weddings Valentine’s Day

February 9th, 2018 – Islip Town Clerk Olga Murray’s office will conduct an unprecedented 19 weddings on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Due to the overwhelming popularity of a Valentine’s Day wedding, the Town Clerk’s Office extended its 2018 hours until 8 pm.

“Our staff is ready,” said Islip Town Clerk Olga Murray. “It’s such a special day for the bond to begin, and you’ll never forget your wedding anniversary,” she said.

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West Islip Students Announce Charitable Golf Outing

February 9th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter met with West Islip High School students during a visit to Town Hall this week, to discuss the charitable work of the West Islip Chapter of Thirst Project. Thirst Project is a nonprofit charity, that fundraises and spreads awareness in order to eliminate the water crisis around the globe.

One of the goals of Thirst Project is to give all citizens in the country of Swaziland, South Africa, access to clean water wells by 2022. Since 2012, the West Islip High School community has raised $115,400, and has funded water wells in Swaziland, El Salvador, Uganda, and 30 Biosand filters for families in India.

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Good Samaritan’s Newest Life-Saving Center Unveiled

February 7th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. recently at a Ribbon Cutting celebrating the unveiling of the Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. The center, updated with cutting-edge imaging capabilities, will equip Good Samaritan with the ability to treat the most complex brain, neck and spine conditions via neuro-intervention—a minimally invasive procedure shown to improve outcome, reduce recovery time and save lives.

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Islip Councilwoman Congratulates Latest Centenarian

February 2nd, 2018 – Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen attended Le Soir restaurant in Bayport recently, in celebration of Florence Corkery’s 100th birthday. The new centenarian is a Bayport resident, who retired from teaching after two decades at Pine Park Elementary School in Brentwood. The celebration included fine dining in the company of friends and family, while receiving a Citation of Recognition presented by Councilwoman Mullen. Florence is a founding member of the Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce, former legal secretary, past co-owner of Buoy 4 Tavern in Blue Point, mother of three, grandmother of six, and proud great-grandmother of three—adding the milestone birthday to a lifetime of storied accomplishments.

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Students Receive First-Hand Look at Local Government

February 2nd, 2018 – Four students met with Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen recently, as part of “Job Shadow Day”—an initiative designed to give high school students an opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of the skills and education required to succeed in a particular career. The students—four girls from Bayport Bluepoint High School—shadowed Councilwoman Mullen, learning the daily responsibilities of a Town Board member, and had an opportunity to meet with Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, the first female Supervisor ever to serve in the Town of Islip.

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Central Islip Students Recognized for Powerful “I Matter” Art Exhibit


February 1st, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Town Board members John C. Cochrane, Jr. and Mary Kate Mullen, in welcoming 39 Charles A. Mulligan Middle School students to Town Hall on Tuesday, January 30th. The students were recognized for their participation and contributions to the middle school’s “I Matter” Project—a youth empowerment program designed to transform students, teachers, schools and communities by encouraging authentic communication, self-realization, and empathy through art.

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Town Launches ParkMobile App in Bay Shore


January 30th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Town Board members John C. Cochrane, Jr., and James P. O’Connor, along with representatives from restaurant Napper Tandy, at a press conference recently, announcing the launch of the ParkMobile app in Bay Shore. The app streamlines parking in Bay Shore’s bustling downtown, allowing patrons to pay for parking straight from their smartphone.

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Town Supervisor Congratulates Central Islip Business Owners

January 25th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter visited Lela’s Bakery in Central Islip recently, to congratulate owners Ana and José Vasquez, who were recently the focus of a front page story in Newsday’s LI section. A product of over two decades in the making, Lela’s Bakery is the fully realized American dream of this charming Salvadoran couple who, together with their two oldest sons, combined years of hard work and savings to open the restaurant.

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Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr., Stresses Importance of Veterans Assistance Programs Available in the Town of Islip

January 25th, 2018 – Islip Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr., wishes to remind local veterans of the many services that the Town of Islip can provide to those who have served our country. Councilman Cochrane—a Navy veteran—has spearheaded the Town’s efforts to better serve those who have protected our nation. One of the programs is the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Project, a PTSD support service group aimed at helping veterans cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The program, which began in 2012, has met with success and praise by the veteran community.

“PTSD impacts many veterans returning from overseas deployments and can have a serious and detrimental effect on their lives,” said Councilman Cochrane. “This is a unique program that can make a real difference and provide support to those who have sacrificed so much.”

The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Project, a veterans peer support project run by veterans for veterans, can be reached at (631) 853-8387, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

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