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Town of Islip Stresses Pool Safety; Pool Safety Brochure With Helpful Tips Available On Town’s Website












Islip, NY –With summer officially here, Islip Town Board members urge residents to take proper safety measures when using swimming pools. The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are approximately 3,500 drowning deaths per year, with drowning being the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death.

Although there are many ways that parents and guardians can prevent these tragedies from occurring, the most important part of water safety and injury prevention is proper supervision. Children in proximity to a pool should be monitored at all times, even in an area where there are lifeguards on duty.


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.



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