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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Protected Wetlands Marked with Anti-Litter Sign

Supervisor Carpenter, Councilman Cochrane, local and KIC representatives pose for a photo infront of the new Proteced Wetlands sign

November 20th, 2018 – Keep Islip Clean unveiled a new “Protected Wetlands” sign on the corner of Brook St. and Milton St. in Islip recently, promoting the ongoing effort to combat waste and littering in the Town of Islip. The new sign marks the location of Keep Islip Clean’s first Earth Day event, nearly thirty years ago.


Islip Town, Food for Hope Set to Distribute Hundreds of Thanksgiving “Boxes of Love”

November 19th, 2018 – Nearly 900 families will benefit this Thanksgiving from Islip Food For Hope and its Supervisor's Thanksgiving Breakfast fundraising event. The event raised enough money to provide almost 900 families in the Town of Islip with "Boxes of Love"–all the trimmings needed for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.


Park Rangers Hailed as Heroes

November 15th, 2018 – Two Town of Islip Park Rangers were praised today for their heroic efforts, after pulling a man from his partially submerged vehicle in an Islip canal this morning. Park Rangers Anthony LaGrasta and John Rivera were patrolling the community and about to end their overnight shift, when they heard the call come over the radio. The rangers quickly responded to the scene, pulled a rope from their trunk and leapt into action. The two rangers entered the frigid canal waters and pulled the driver to safety.


Town Celebrates East Islip Chamber Signage

Supervisor Carpenter, Councilman O'Connor East Islip Chamber representatives pose on a fall day infront of the new Town sign

November 8th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Town Councilman James O’Connor, East Islip Chamber President, Gary Teich and chamber board members, were on hand recently for a ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling new signage welcoming residents to the hamlet of East Islip.


Town of Islip Welcomes Riedy-Marano Wealth Management

Supervisor Carpenter, Councilwoman Mullen, Councilman O'Connor and Riedy-Marano staff post with ribbon by the new location

November 5th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter welcomed the Riedy-Marano Wealth Management Group to the West Islip business community recently with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Islip Councilman James O'Connor, Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen, along with Suffolk County Legislator Steve Flotteron, NYS Senator Phil Boyle and staff from the firm's team were on hand for the event.


Islip Unveils Reserved Veterans’ Parking Space

November 2nd, 2018 – Islip Town officials unveiled a dedicated Veterans’ Parking space in front of Islip Town Hall Friday. Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined at the unveiling by Tom Owens, Commissioner of DPW and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, along with members of the Islip American Legion and the West Islip American Legion. “We are so very grateful to our Veterans for their service,” said Supervisor Carpenter. “This dedicated parking space is located directly in front of the Town Hall entrance at 655 Main St., and provides convenient access to the Veterans Affairs Office within the office Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr.” she added.


Local Breast Cancer Coalitions Benefit from Town Fundraiser

Supervisor Angie Carpenter; Islip Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr; Director of Personnel Arthur Abbate; Chief of Staff, Tracey Krut and representatives from various departments fill the entire top rotunda and pose for a group photo, dessed in pink

November 2nd, 2018 – Town employees raised more than $700 through the Town of Islip's Annual Wear Pink Day. Employees donated $5 toward the fundraiser, which enabled them to wear jeans for the day. Proceeds will be distributed between the Islip, West Islip and Brentwood/Bay Shore Breast Cancer Coalitions.

"This is truly a worthwhile cause that grows each year," said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. "Through this fundraising effort, the coalitions are able to provide essential needs including wigs, food and transportation to women battling breast cancer," she added.


Town Employees Turn Out for Health and Wellness

Supervisor Carpenter, Director of Personnel Arthurt Abbate, and Northwell Health Representatives pose for a group photo

November 2nd, 2018– Islip Town employees received free flu shots, blood pressure screenings, and other financial health and wellness services at the annual Town of Islip Employee's Health Fair recently. The event is presented by Supervisor Angie Carpenter in coordination with Northwell Health, AFLAC, UPSEU, NYS Deferred Compensation, National EAP and for the first time this year, Eastern Suffolk BOCES. The Health Fair offers cardiac education, cholesterol screening and health related services.


Town Conducts First-Ever Opioid/Heroin Task Force Public Forum

The Opioid Task Force Panel including Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Members of the Islip Town Board applaud as 4 counselors tell their stories

October 26th, 2018 – The Town of Islip presented its first-ever Opioid/Heroin Task Force Public Forum Monday, to address the growing problem of Opioid/Heroin addiction and overdose on Long Island. Supervisor Angie Carpenter presented opening remarks, and introduced the event's moderator, Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, President and CEO of Family and Children's Association. Task Force Co-Chairs MaryAnn Pfeiffer, President, Youth Enrichment Services and Drew Scott, formerly of News 12, as well as Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen of the Detox and Treatment Subcommittee, Councilman James O'Connor and Councilman John Cochrane, Jr. participated in the forum.


Governor Cuomo Announces $20 Million to Combat MS-13 Gang Violence on Long Island

October 29th, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York is investing $20 million in new initiatives to combat MS-13 gang activity on Long Island. Specifically, New York will grant $15 million in capital funding to support the creation of a new community hub in Brentwood to provide a one-stop shop for social services, as well as recreational and educational opportunities for the community. Additionally, $2.5 million will be dedicated to improving park safety through the installation of new lighting and surveillance cameras, and $1 million will be used for new surveillance cameras and other law enforcement technology to assist Suffolk County Police Department. Finally, $1 million will be spent to support apprenticeship programs that teach at-risk youth both job and life skills, as well as $500,000 to strengthen mental health and social services programs across Long Island. By taking this holistic approach, the State is not only helping to curb gang violence in the short-term, but it is also addressing many of the underlying factors that lead to its spread.


Islip Recognizes Small Businesses

Supervisor Carpenter, members of the Town Board and 2018 Small Business Honorees pose for a group photo

October 26th, 2018 – The Town of Islip Economic Development Commission honored 8 small businesses within the Town at its 2018 Small Business Awards event recently. Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter, William Mannix, CEcD, Director and members of the Town Board, celebrated the business owners and their success stories.

"Small businesses are the fabric of our communities and Islip is a great place to be a small business owner," said Supervisor Carpenter. The Town strives to provide an efficient and thorough experience, from a grand opening to a major expansion," she said.