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Islip Supervisor Tom Croci and Roberto Clemente, Jr. Joined by Town Board Members to Discuss Recovery & Rebirth at Roberto Clemente Park

Clemente Jr., Praises the Town for its Diligent Efforts to Move Remediation and Recovery Efforts Forward

Islip, NY  - Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and the Town Board today were joined by Roberto Clemente, Jr., son of Roberto Clemente, the great baseball legend for whom Timberline Park in Brentwood was renamed in 2011, at a special press conference held at Islip Town Hall, where  Clemente, Jr., took the opportunity to formally thank the Supervisor, Town Board members and the Park Recovery Team for their ongoing dedication to the remediation of Roberto Clemente Park and its subsequent rebuild and rebirth.  Clemente, Jr., also a former professional baseball player and sports advocate, spoke about the importance  of rebuilding Roberto Clemente Park once it is cleaned up, stressing the significance that it has to his father’s and family’s legacy, and vowed that he would support the endeavor in any way that he could.

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Supervisor Croci, Airport Officials Prepare for the Worst of Emergencies at Mandatory Drill

Islip, N.Y. – Supervisor Tom Croci recently joined MacArthur Airport officials and local first responders in a full-scale drill that simulated a plane crash at the airport. Several school buses were aligned end-to-end to simulate the cramped interior of an aircraft. Volunteers from youth fire squads and Boy Scout troops played the role of victims with a variety of crash-related injuries. Local first responders from dozens of fire and ambulance services participated in the exercise, and deployed a variety of specialized equipment.

“We have to be prepared for any type of emergency, and holding drills such as these is essential to ensuring that our procedures are well-practiced and up to date,” said Supervisor Croci.

Airports across the country are required to hold this type of drill once every three years.

Pictured: Supervisor Croci discussing disaster preparedness with MacArthur Airport Commissioner Robert Schaefer, as first responders practice rescuing victims.

Islip Town Joins Suffolk County, Fire Island Officials In Demand for Fire Island Dune Restoration

Bay Shore, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane, Jr. recently joined Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Fire Island village officials and community supporters to announce that the County has filed with the US District Court to seek permission to become a party to the case in opposition to an Audubon lawsuit that sought a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to protect the Piping Plover habitat, which has prohibited the long-awaited commencement of dune rebuilding and replenishment in Phase I (Smith Point) and Phase 2 (Robert Moses) of the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet (FIMI) project.

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