Islip Supervisor Encourages Early Detection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a result of earlier detectionthrough screening and increased awareness—and better treatments, a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer dropped 38 percent between the late 1980s and 2014, translating into 297,300 fewer breast cancer deaths during that time.

However, breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women, with only lung cancer killing more women each year. Additionally, there remains a large racial gap in mortality, with African-American women experiencing a 42 percent higher death rate compared to whites. Today, the overall chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 1 in 37 (about 2.7 percent).

“I encourage all of our female employees to schedule their routine mammograms. You can reduce your risk of breast and other cancers by making healthy choices like eating right, staying active and not smoking. It's also important to follow recommended screening guidelines, which can help detect certain cancers early,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.


FD Unity Collection Underway

"Thank you to FD Unity and all the other local organizations involved in their efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Maria." - Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter

"Spread the Warmth” with Islip Youth Bureau's Coat Drive

The Town of Islip Youth Bureau Coat Drive is underway. Youth Bureau personnel are inviting all who are able, to donate any unwanted, new or gently worn coats, of any size, to the Youth Bureau’s Drop-Off location at 401 Main Street, Islip.

This coat drive will help children and adults stay warm this winter,” said Tim Mare, Acting Executive Director, Town of Islip Youth Bureau. “A winter coat can make the difference in a person’s  health and in their self-esteem,” he said.


Islip Supervisor Carpenter Offers Helpful Tips When Making Charitable Donations, In Response to Recent Disasters

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter would like to remind all Town residents to be cautious when donating to charitable causes, and to make every effort to ensure that their generous donations are being directed as intended.

“It’s human nature in difficult times like these, to want to come together to help, but unfortunately, we also see others trying to take advantage of these sad situations,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “Millions of people in the Caribbean, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico are in dire need of help, in the aftermath of the tragic earthquake in Mexico, and by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria. I encourage residents to vet the organizations they are contributing to, and ensure that their well-intentioned donations end up in the right hands,” said the Supervisor. 


TNR Program (Trap, Neuter, Return) For Feral Cats

I am pleased to be able to report that the Town has formalized a final draft of the TNR Program (Trap, Neuter, Return) for feral cats. Commissioner Jim Heil has diligently been working on this, and has incorporated input from the community to the final draft. Commissioner Jim Heil also met with representatives from various towns to ensure that our research is thorough and that we incorporated the most effective and successful measures as part of the Town's plan. ----Supervisor Carpenter

Download the TNR Program draft here.

Residents can send their comments to Jim Heil at the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, October 3, 2016.

More Articles...

  2. Local Supermarket Celebrates Grand Opening in Brentwood
  3. Town of Islip Officials Joined Picnic to Celebrate Residents of Ockers Garden
  4. Islip Animal Shelter Hosts 2016 Shelter’s Choice Awards
  5. Local Officials Celebrate Funding for Spray Park at Roberto Clemente Park
  6. Youth Bureau Accepting ‘Back to School’ Donations
  7. Holbrook Woman Celebrates 90th Birthday
  8. First Responders Dedicate Ambulance
  9. “Clear the Shelters” Event a Success
  10. Local Officials, Business Leaders Hold Successful Golf Outing to Promote Town Courses
  11. Melbourne, FL Officials Celebrate New Routes to Long Island MacArthur Airport
  12. The Town of Islip Teams Up With NBC and Telemundo to Host 2nd Annual Pet Adoption Drive
  13. Bayport Civic Association Discusses Long Island MacArthur Airport
  14. Bay Shore Resident Celebrates 99th Birthday with Neighbors
  15. The Town of Islip Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves from Summer Scams
  16. Town Board Recognizes Pair for Actions Combatting Opiate Epidemic
  17. TNR Program Public Comments
  18. Officials, Business Community, Unite to Promote Opportunities for Overseas Firms
  19. New Carbon Monoxide Legislation Takes Effect June 28th
  20. Business Executives Ignite Audience at Islip CEO Summit
  21. Community Celebrates Restaurant Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting
  22. Councilwoman Mullen Recognizes Bayport Blue Point Board of Education Members
  23. Vision Long Island Recognizes Town of Islip
  24. Town Councilman Flotteron Marks Park Grand Opening
  25. Town Officials, Elite Airways Celebrate Inaugural Flight from Long Island MacArthur Airport
  26. Letter from Supervisor Carpenter to Boaters and Residents
  27. Supervisor Carpenter Outlines Vision for Town’s Future in 2016 State of the Town Address
  28. Islip Town Board Confirms New Airport Commissioner
  29. Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter Joined Local Elks in the 2016 Youth in Government Day
  30. Zika Action Plan from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services
  31. Long Island MacArthur Airport to Welcome Elite Airways
  32. Know the Facts about Natural Disasters
  33. Town of Islip Continues to Clean Up Communities by Demolishing Blighted, Dangerous Buildings
  34. Supervisor Carpenter Discusses MacArthur Airport’s Progress with Congressman King
  35. Moody’s Upgrades Town’s Financial Rating
  36. Annual Jeans Donation Aids Youth Homeless, Runaway Shelter
  37. Islip Town Board Celebrates National Women’s History Month
  38. Town Employees Receive CPR/AED Certification
  39. Islip Town’s 30th Annual Sharpshooter Basketball Contest a Success
  40. Derelict, Unsafe House Demolished
  41. Islip IDA Continues to Attract New Businesses to Local Economy
  42. Deadline Extended for Women’s History Award Nominations
  43. Islip Town Board Honors Black History Month Honorees
  44. Supervisor Carpenter Joins AutoPlane, Southwest Airlines at Drawing for Round-Trip Tickets
  45. Kiosk Announced for MacArthur Airport Atrium, Honoring General & War Hero Douglas MacArthur
  46. College Incentive "SERVES" Students and the Community
  47. Town Crews Continue to Clear Snow, Ice from Roads
  48. Islip Officials Ask Residents to Refrain from Adding Snow to Streets
  49. Winter Storm Cleanup January 24, 2016
  50. Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board Declare a State of Emergency

Page 1 of 183