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Islip Town Urges Carbon Monoxide Safety As Temperatures Expected to Plummet

Islip, NY – With further winter weather and frigid temperatures being predicted over the next several days, the Islip Town Board urges residents to be extremely mindful of proper carbon monoxide (CO) safety measures. Safety precautions can reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and potentially save lives. Islip officials also emphasize the importance of having carbon monoxide detectors in dwellings, citing a recent incident in Bay Shore, where nearly a dozen individuals suffered carbon monoxide exposure and needed to be relocated from their homes.

Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron commended the Town’s Fire Prevention Division for its decision to outfit fire marshals with individual carbon monoxide detectors. This initiative was instrumental in detecting carbon monoxide levels at a Bay Shore dwelling, where Fire Marshal Michael Ippolito responded to an unrelated call. When his device activated, Fire Marshal Ippolito notified the local fire department, which upon arrival and inspection, confirmed the presence of carbon monoxide. These devices have proven successful on at least three separate occasions since fire marshals began wearing them in 2014.


Islip Town Department of Public Works Crews Address Potholes

Bay Shore, NY – Town of Islip Highway Crews were out in full force on Friday, January 30th, to address potholes in various locations throughout the Town. Islip Town Council Members, John Cochrane Jr., and Steve Flotteron met with highway crews during the operation to assess damage to the Town’s infrastructure. 

“This winter has taken a serious toll on our roadways,” noted Councilman Cochrane. “Our highway crews are currently assessing pothole damage all over the Town, and as the weather permits, will make necessary repairs so that our residents and motorists enjoy safe passage.”

“We ask that our residents help us in the effort to fill dangerous potholes, by calling the Department of Public Works at 631-224-5600, to report a pothole,” added Councilman Flotteron.

The Department of Public Works has repaired nearly 6,800 potholes since January 1, 2015.


Islip, NY – The Islip Town Board today unanimously appointed Suffolk County Treasurer Angie M. Carpenter as Town Supervisor to serve out the term of Tom Croci who was elected to the State Senate, at its January 29th Town Board meeting. The appointment takes effect on Monday, March 2.


“I am both humbled and honored to be considered for this position,” said Carpenter. “So many people in the town have asked me to take on this job that I’ve found it difficult to say no. I know that by working together, we can bring the Town of Islip to the next level. If confirmed, I plan to enter this job with my sleeves rolled up, an open mind and a strong commitment to ensure that the residents of Islip receive true value for their hard earned tax dollars.”



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