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ISLIP TOWN SUPERVISOR ANGIE CARPENTER URGES RESIDENTS TO OBSERVE RULES FOR SAFETY AT BEACHES AND POOLS IN ADDITION TO ALL ROADS AND WATERWAYS DURING THE JULY 4TH WEEKEND - 7/2/15

Islip, New York – July 2, 2015 – As the July 4th weekend and the season for backyard parties, beach-goers and boaters is in full swing, Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter urges all residents and visitors to exercise caution and observe all rules for safety while home and traveling.

“I urge all residents and visitors to please exercise caution and observe all rules for safety on our roads and waterways, especially during the upcoming July 4th weekend,” Supervisor Carpenter said. “All too often, we hear about serious injuries and crowded hospital emergency rooms during this otherwise enjoyable holiday shared with family and friends. It is imperative that all people obey the laws established to protect them and ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend,” Supervisor Carpenter continued.

In addition to reminding residents to observe rules for safety while driving and boating, Supervisor Carpenter also mentions the importance of exercising the utmost precautions while visiting any of Islip’s beautiful parks, pools, beaches, marinas and waterways as well as being cautious in or around any swimming pools.

“It is important for people to remember accidents can and do happen if they forget to make safety a top priority. Every year, we hear about too many serious injuries caused by unsafe driving and boating. I urge everyone to remember the laws that apply in these situations: “No drinking and driving and no drinking and boating. This helps to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday for all,” Supervisor Carpenter added.

TOWN OF ISLIP AND NYPD OFFICIALS DEDICATE STREET IN MEMORY OF NYPD OFFICER WHO DIED FROM 9/11 GROUND ZERO EXPOSURE - 7/1/15

Islip, NY – 7/1/15 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Councilman Steve Flotteron were joined by Congressman Peter King, officials of the New York City Police Department, and the family of late New York City Police Detective Tommy Merriweather for a ceremony to mark the renaming of a portion of Spur Drive North in Bay Shore in memory of Merriweather.

The June 26 renaming ceremony honored Detective Merriweather, who died at 49 from pancreatic cancer that resulted from exposure to toxins at the World Trade Center site following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Merriweather and his wife made their home on Spur Drive North in Bay Shore, which was renamed "Det. 1st Grade Tommy Merriweather Drive."

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Town Board Honors West Islip High School Varsity Lacrosse Champions - 6/24/15

Islip, NY – 6/24/15 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by members of the Town Board in honoring the West Islip High School Varsity Girls Lacrosse team. In addition to winning the Long Island Class A championship for the second year in a row, this team became the first West Islip Girls Lacrosse team to win the New York State Championship, defeating Suffern by a single goal in the finals.

“We’re so proud of what these athletes and coaches have accomplished through their hard work,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “This is a memory that will last a lifetime for these extraordinary girls, and will be a source of pride for their school for many years to come.”

Pictured: The Islip Town Board presents the athletes and coaches with a proclamation honoring their achievements.

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