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Islip Town Prepares for Hurricane Season

Annual Multi-Jurisdictional Tabletop Exercise Addresses Crucial Emergency Policies and Procedures.
Islip, NY – In a continuing effort to remain vigilant and prepared should a hurricane occur this season, Town of Islip Supervisor Tom Croci, Town Board members, Town Commissioners and Department heads, yesterday participated in a multi-jurisdictional hurricane tabletop training exercise, led by Robert Delagi, Director of Suffolk County EMS and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, held in the Town Board meeting room at Islip Town Hall. Although the Town trains for emergency situations throughout the course of the year, this exercise -  which simulated a hurricane situation - kicked off the official preparation for hurricane events, which will be followed by a series of hurricane preparedness public forums to be held at various locations throughout Islip Town, beginning Wednesday, August 13.

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Islip Town’s Commitment to Economic Development Brings New Jobs, Senior Housing and Historic Preservation

Islip, NY – Above All Store Fronts Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum composite panels and windows, will soon move its operations to Hauppauge, bringing 75 jobs to Islip Town as it consolidates its operations under one roof and brings work now being outsourced out of state into its new facility.

The nearly $4.5 million expansion project in Islip Town, expected to be completed in March 2015, moved one step closer with the recent approval of an Industrial Development Agency Inducement Resolution by Islip IDA Board members. The project now is subject to a public hearing and final approval by the IDA board.

Above All plans to purchase a 45,679-square-foot building at 50 Gilpin Ave., Hauppauge, where it intends to move its operations, now in 17,000 square feet in Patchogue. It will bring 63 current jobs and expects to add an additional 12 within two years. The building currently is owned by Atlantic Long Island Properties Corp.

Founded 22 years ago, Above All Storefronts has outgrown its current location, which company president John Cashel said has been holding back the company’s growth. The move to Islip, he said, “Is going to give us the opportunity to expand our business and take us to the next level.”

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Town of Islip Begins Recovery Process; Work Begins for Removal of Asbestos at Clayton Street Fields in Central Islip

Central Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci was on site at the Clayton Street fields in Central Islip yesterday, where he assessed work that has begun in preparation for the removal of asbestos that was discovered during an overall assessment of all Town parks, recently conducted in response to illegal dumping that occurred at Brentwood’s Roberto Clemente Park. The Clayton Street fields are the first site to be remediated and are part of a comprehensive remediation and recovery program that also include a small area at Bay Shore Marina, as well as at Roberto Clemente Park, where thousands of tons of unauthorized and contaminated material was discovered this past April.

“The Town made a promise and a commitment to the residents of Islip that what has been broken in our Town will be fixed,” said Supervisor Tom Croci. “The remediation of the Clayton Street fields is the first step in a plan that seeks to make necessary improvements needed to get these parks and facilities open and operational, and given back to their communities.”

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Town of Islip Accepting Nominations for 2014 Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Islip, N.Y. - The Town of Islip is currently accepting nominations for its annual Celebration of Hispanic Heritage. The Town will celebrate Hispanic Heritage 2014 on September 23rd by honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the Islip community through their professional or volunteer activity.

To nominate a community member please submit a Nomination Form by Friday, August 15, 2014. You may obtain a Nomination Form by visiting the Town’s website at www.townofislip-ny.gov. Please print and complete the form and either mail to: Town of Islip, Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730; e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or fax to: 631-224-5316. In addition, a short biography, resume and letters of recommendation must be attached to the Nomination Form.

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Islip Town to Host a Series of Hurricane Preparedness Forums

Residents and Business Owners Encouraged to Attend These Informational Events

Islip, N.Y. – The Town of Islip will host a series of public forums to help residents and businesses prepare for future hurricanes and significant storms. Multiple agencies will be on hand at each meeting to answer questions on a variety of topics, including loss of electricity, communications during an emergency, and handling medical emergencies during a storm. Other topics will detail how residents can best prepare their families and their homes for hurricanes, which may require that all family members be ready to evacuate if the need arises. Forums have been planned at various locations throughout Islip Town.

“Hurricanes pose a very real threat to our Town, and every household needs to prepare and have a plan,” said Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci. “Although our coastal communities are most at risk, even our inland neighborhoods are threatened by the loss of electricity, downed trees, and lack of access to first responders in the immediate aftermath of a storm. In short – preparation now can prevent tragedy later.”

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