Town Sets Own Thanksgiving Record with 836 Boxes of Love

November 21st, 2017 – The Town of Islip donated 836 Boxes of Love and 751 turkeys to various agencies throughout the Town, who will then distribute those boxes and turkeys to families in need for Thanksgiving. This year's count is nearly 300 more than last year, and is a new Town record! Islip Food for Hope donated $20,000 to the Town for the purchase of turkeys and holiday essentials. Those funds, coupled with the generous donations of additional turkeys from various departments within the Town, set the new 2017 record.

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Free Weekly Guitar Lessons for Veterans

November 16th, 2017 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter would like to share an opportunity for free guitar lessons to veterans and active duty service members, beginning this Friday, November 17th. Lessons will be held on Fridays between 6:30 PM and 8:15 PM, along with a free dinner at 7:30 PM. These lessons are an opportunity to share both the gift of music and the joy of learning a new skill, with those who have served on our behalf, and is just one small token of appreciation for our local heroes. The lessons will be provided courtesy of the East Islip Kiwanis Club, and will be held at the Marine Corps League #247 at 2055 North Sunrise Highway Service Road in Bay Shore. Anyone interested can call Bill (516) 637-5811 or Rena (631) 275-4958 to RSVP. Lessons range from beginner to advanced, and family members are also welcome.

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Islip Town Supervisor Welcomes Whalers Restaurant to Islip Business Community

November 15th, 2017 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, as well as Town Board members Steven J. Flotteron and John C. Cochrane Jr., at a ribbon-cutting ceremony congratulating the owners of Bay Shore’s newest dining destination Whalers. The new restaurant boasts sprawling vistas of the Great South Bay and features an American cuisine menu with Asian and Latin influences. Whalers joins the already bustling Bay Shore downtown, adding new jobs to the local business community. The restaurant is located at 124 Maple Avenue in Bay Shore, and is open for casual dining and nightlife, as well as catered events.

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Islip Town Supervisor Presents Local Breast Cancer Coalitions with Employee “Wear Pink Day” Donations

November 14th, 2017 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Arthur Abbate, Personnel Director, UPSEU Representatives Ellen Pleasant and Kevin Boyle, on behalf of all Town employees Tuesday, November 14th to present representatives from three local Breast Cancer Coalitions with funds raised during the Town’s October is Breast Cancer Awareness event. A total of $600 was donated by employees during last month’s Wear Pink Day, with each coalition receiving $200. Gina Cacoperdo of the Islip Breast Cancer Coalition, Joanne Marquardt of the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition, and Elsa Ford of the Brentwood/Bay Shore Breast Cancer Coalition were on hand to receive both the donation and the Town’s gratitude. 

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MacArthur Airport (ISP) and TSA Offer Travelers Convenient PreCheck

October 30, 2017 – Long Island MacArthur Airport customers will enjoy an opportunity to easily enroll in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) PreCheck program at a mobile center operating at ISP November 6–10, 2017.

The center will operate Monday–Friday from 8 AM – 12 PM and 1 PM – 5 PM. The enrollment area will be located pre-security in the Art Gallery of the airport and applicants need not be ticketed passengers. Those interested in the program can set-up an enrollment appointment online at www.identogo.com/precheck. Walk-ins are also welcome.

“We are excited to be able to offer our ISP passengers a convenient opportunity to enroll in this TSA program,” said Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken, “This expedited screening program enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a more efficient screening experience,” she added.

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Town Employees Unite to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

October 27th, 2017 – Town employees stood united in pink Friday, in recognition of breast cancer awareness. The Town of Islip “Employee Wear Pink Day,” in support of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, brought men and women alike to the Town Board room donned in pink, to raise awareness of breast and other cancers across the Town. The fundraising event suggested a minimum $5 donation, which enabled employees to wear jeans to work. Collected donations will support the Islip, West Islip and Brentwood/Bay Shore Breast Cancer Coalitions. “We had a terrific turnout, and that is a testament to the commitment of our Town employees, who are ready and willing to do their part to help the community,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. In the meantime, a total of $600 was raised!

 

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Town Recognizes Small Businesses

October 27th, 2017 – Eleven small businesses were recognized at the Town of Islip Economic Development Commission 2017 Small Business Awards Luncheon recently. Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Supervisor, William Mannix, Director, Town of Islip Economic Development and members of the Islip Town Board, honored the businesses at Trio, at the Holbrook Country Club.

Honorees hail from Islip, Sayville, West Islip, Holbrook, among other communities in the Town. “A small business is the backbone of a community,” said Supervisor Carpenter. “The Town of Islip is a great place to do business, and I am proud to say that we had many nominees from which to choose,” she added.

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Town Honors Lifeguards’ Heroism

October 26th, 2017 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members of the Islip Town Board recently recognized four Atlantique lifeguards for their heroism during a save at Atlantique on Labor Day.

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SUSA Academy, Town of Islip Officials Break Ground for Central Islip Sports Complex

October 17th, 2017 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by representatives of the SUSA Academy, Islip Town Board members, Town officials, and local and state officials, at a groundbreaking ceremony marking SUSA’s plans for the development of Phase 1 of the new “SUSA Sports Complex.”

The sports facility project was recently acquired by SUSA Academy and will be the central hub for SUSA’s Long Island soccer operations. Phase 1 of the current project will consist of four outdoor lighted artificial turf fields, a facility field house, including locker rooms, office space, classroom space, trainers' room, and facility restrooms. The venue will also include an amenity area that will house an entry plaza, athletes square, food court, multipurpose event court, shade structures and a children’s playground.

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Residents Benefit from Town’s Shredding Day Event

 
October 17th, 2017 – Staff from the Town of Islip Department of Environmental Control recently conducted a Shredding Day event. DEC Employees facilitated the shredding of more than 17,500 pounds of material, brought in by 438 vehicles.  The event took place at the Town’s Multi-Purpose facility in Holbrook. “We had some of the highest volume of shredded material on record. It was a very successful event,” said DEC Commissioner James Heil.

 

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Seniors Awarded at W. Islip Senior Center Art Contest

October 16th, 2017 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter visited the W. Islip Senior Center this week, to congratulate the participants and winners of the W. Islip Senior Center Art Awards. The event celebrated art in various forms, with each entry created and submitted by the seniors themselves. Experts from the Islip Arts Council were on hand to judge the entries for quality and execution. Eleven winners were named in total in the categories of Still Life, Landscape, Portraits, Miscellaneous, and Crochet. Eight winners were in attendance to receive the awards. Pictured from left to right they are: Betty Dai, Jacqueline Appleby, Gloria Casciola, Barbara Ansman, Joseph DiMola, Maria Gordin, Virginia Renda, and Ana Mercedes Garcia. Congratulations to the winners!

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Keep Islip Clean Welcomes New Junior Commissioners

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Alexis Weik, Islip Receiver of Taxes and Keep Islip Clean Executive Director Nancy Cochran recently, to swear in over 40 high school students to the KIC Junior Commissioner Program. The students, all recommended by their school principals, were honored for demonstrating environmental, social, civic and academic responsibility. Representing the Bay Shore, Bayport, Brentwood, Central Islip, Connetquot, East Islip, Hauppauge, Islip, Sayville, and West Islip high schools, the new Junior Commissioners will play a vital role in the future of keeping the Town of Islip a clean and beautiful place to live. 

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Town Supervisor Declares October 13th "Seen Enough Tobacco Day”

The Town of Islip is joining forces with Reality Check to help educate today’s youth about the dangers of tobacco and the impact of tobacco marketing on youth smoking initiation. The facts are that the average age of a new smoker in New York State is thirteen years old. In addition to that, ninety percent of adult smokers said they first tried smoking by the age of eighteen. Tobacco companies place most of their advertising in stores where seventy-five percent of teens shop at least once per week. Annual tobacco industry marketing expenditures nationwide total more than $9 billion, and the estimated portion spent in New York State marketing is over $206 million each year. Stores near school contain nearly three times the amount of tobacco advertisements compared to other stores in the same community.

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Moody’s Twice Reaffirms Islip Town’s Aaa Financial Rating

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter is pleased to announce that today, Moody’s Analytics, Inc. has reaffirmed the Town’s financial Aaa status with a stable outlook for the second consecutive time. The Town’s rating was first upgraded in March 2016 to Aaa, and was reaffirmed Aaa in September 2016.

Today, the agency announced it had reaffirmed the Town’s Aaa bond rating for yet a second consecutive time.

The rating agency announced in its Aaa reassignment today, “Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Aaa to Islip’s $24.7 million Various Purpose Serial Bonds 2017. Moody’s maintains a Aaa on the Town’s $160 million of outstanding debt. The rating reflects Islip’s strong credit profile, including a sound financial position, a large tax base poised for future growth, above-average wealth indicators, and manageable debt.” The investor service also noted in its reassignment, “Islip’s sound financial position will continue, given management’s commitment to maintaining financial flexibility. Islip generated operating surpluses in the General Fund for the past four fiscal years, including a $1.2 million surplus in fiscal 2016.”

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Frontier Airlines Launches Five New Destinations From MacArthur Airport

Ronkonkoma, NY, October 5, 2017 – Today, Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) customers nearly double their choices from MacArthur Airport. That’s thanks to Frontier Airlines’ addition of flights to five destinations – Ft. Myers, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Frontier is also adding a second nonstop to Orlando. The community will celebrate this launch of service for the first West Palm Beach departure at 12:05 pm. In advance of the departure, there will be a ribbon cutting and VIPS and special guests will provide details on the Frontier Airlines fares, routes and service.

“Long Island residents now have many more choices at ISP. We are delighted Frontier Airlines is recognizing the potential of our area with the continued investment of its aircraft,” explained Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “The airline business is very competitive, so we are delighted to see these flights and destinations at ISP. Long Island customers can now skip the traffic and hassles, and fly popular routes from their convenient home-town airport,” she added.

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