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Brentwood Residents Urged to Sign Up for Alternative Summer Recreation Opportunities

Islip, NY – The Town of Islip Department of Parks and Recreation encourages Brentwood residents to register for a special slate of summer programs for the 2014 season including, special Saturday hours on June 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Brentwood Recreation Center. These programs are being offered to Brentwood residents to help offset the difficulties faced by the temporary closure of Roberto Clemente Park. The Town has coordinated a series of services and programs with different agencies and public resources to deliver quality recreational opportunities to Brentwood’s families. Part of this effort includes the creation of a five-stop transportation service, which requires that residents register for a free bus pass ID card.


Emerging Pharmaceutical Companies Will Expand in Islip Thanks to Town’s Land Consolidation Program

Islip, NY – Islip Town’s efforts to consolidate government space and streamline surplus municipal land has resulted in Sudhakar Vidiyala, owner of InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - a premiere pharmaceutical company, and AlphaMed Bottles Inc - a related service company, to seek a major expansion on 18 acres of Town-owned property on Carleton Avenue in Central Islip, part of the Central Islip Department of Public Work’s Yard. The initiative to consolidate municipal properties and buildings was spearheaded by Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt as a way to generate additional revenue for the Town; these particular land sales will bring in more than $3.5 million in revenue for Islip’s taxpayers.

InvaGen manufactures a variety of pharmaceuticals for the medical industry, including cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic medicines. The company recently applied for an Islip IDA benefit package that will enable the construction of a 125,000 square-foot-facility on 14 acres of land located in a Planned Development District that allows for research and industrial uses. InvaGen plans to invest almost $18 million in the acquisition, construction and equipping of the facility, which will join another one of its operations located on South Research Drive, also in Central Islip. This current expansion will see InvaGen’s employee base grow by approximately 100, bringing the total number of employees to nearly 500, while annual sales are expected to nearly double from $140 million to $250 million.


Ceremony Held to Recognize Medal of Honor Recipient; Local Park Rededicated to Better Serve the Memory of a Local Hero

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron recently led a ceremony conducted at Casamento Park in West Islip to honor the memory of the park’s namesake. In 1942, Corporal Anthony J. Casamento was serving with the U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal, when his unit came under heavy attack. In the ensuing battle Cpl. Casamento received fourteen wounds, but continued to man his machine gun’s position. He survived the engagement, and was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions. In 1980 that Navy Cross was upgraded to a Medal of Honor. Anthony Casamento passed away in 1987.



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