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LIRR Double Track Work in Brentwood

February 26th, 2018  The Long Island Railroad will perform important renewal work at several grade crossings in Brentwood on Tuesday February 27th, Wednesday February 28th, and Saturday March 3rd. The scheduled work is being performed as part of the ongoing LIRR Double Track Project, which will improve service and reliability on the LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch. Once completed, the Double Track Project will reduce delays and enable more off peak service in both directions. Please see below for specific locations, times, and detours. MTA Police will be on scene to provide traffic control.


Town Partners with Attorney General’s Office to Provide Free Foreclosure Prevention Resources

February 14th, 2018 – Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter is announcing free foreclosure prevention resources available to at-risk homeowners in the Town of Islip. The Town of Islip recently partnered with NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Office in offering help through New York State’s Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), the New York State Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) and through the state’s foreclosure rescue scam website, www.AGScamHelp.com. 

The HOPP Program is designed to ensure that no family in New York State ever loses their home because they don’t have access to a lawyer or qualified housing counselor. The Attorney General’s MAP program provides small loans to homeowners at risk, whose debts are preventing them from becoming stable homeowners.


West Islip Students Announce Charitable Golf Outing

February 9th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter met with West Islip High School students during a visit to Town Hall this week, to discuss the charitable work of the West Islip Chapter of Thirst Project. Thirst Project is a nonprofit charity, that fundraises and spreads awareness in order to eliminate the water crisis around the globe.

One of the goals of Thirst Project is to give all citizens in the country of Swaziland, South Africa, access to clean water wells by 2022. Since 2012, the West Islip High School community has raised $115,400, and has funded water wells in Swaziland, El Salvador, Uganda, and 30 Biosand filters for families in India.



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