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Islip Town to Hold Teen/Young-Adult Job Fairs at Recreation Centers

Islip, NY – The Islip Town Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs will host job fairs for teens and young adults to help them find part-time work or summer employment. The events will be held at the Bohemia Recreation Center, Central Islip Recreation Center, and the Brentwood Recreation Center. Local businesses are encouraged to participate as well, and there is still space for those looking to offer employment to local youth.   

“This is a great opportunity for local businesses and young residents to connect and find success together,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “Finding employment early in life can help teach skills that are needed in a career setting.”

Teens and young adults looking for employment should bring copies of their resumé. Local businesses looking to hire employees should contact our Parks and Recreation Department by calling (631) 224-5405 to reserve their space at the events.

The job fairs are scheduled as follows:

Bohemia Recreation Center: February 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Central Islip Recreation Center: February 24th, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Brentwood Recreation Center: April 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Gulf War and 'War on Terror' Veterans Encouraged to Participate in Islip War Journal Project

 

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane, Jr. is encouraging all local veterans who served during the first Gulf War and the post-9/11 conflicts to participate in the latest edition of the Islip War Journals project. The Islip War Journals are compilations of veterans who served in specific conflicts. The first Islip War Journal covered veterans who served in World War One, and subsequent editions covered World War Two and the wars in Korea and Vietnam. In addition to collecting submissions for the latest edition of the War Journals, veterans and relatives of veterans who did not submit their profiles for past editions may make submissions at this time.

“The Islip War Journals are a way of recording our Town’s proud history of service to the country,” said Councilman Cochrane. “The journals become a resource that can inspire future generations of Islip residents, while paying tribute to the sacrifices of those who fought to make our country, and our community, a better place.”    

To submit information for the Islip War Journals, call Councilman Cochrane’s Office at (631) 224-5559, or visit the Town’s Veteran Affairs webpage by clicking here.  

Pictured (l-r): Councilman John Cochrane, Jr.; Sabrine C’Aire Lacey, Suffolk County VFW Senior Vice Commander; and Commander Roby F. Johnson, American Legion Rusy-Bohm Post 411.

Islip Officials Urge Precautions During Winter Weather

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter is asking residents to follow several precautions during snowstorms that will aid our plow crews and help create safer driving conditions. The most important suggestion is to remove cars from the road during any storm that requires plowing. Getting cars off of the streets allows our plowing crews to reach as much of the road as possible. Failure to remove cars from the road can result in a ticket.

In addition to removing cars from the street, residents are asked to refrain from clearing snow into the streets. This creates further obstacles for motorists. Instead, clear snow to either side of the driveway or walkway.   

Also, if residents are scheduled for garbage collection during a snowstorm, please either hold the garbage until the next collection day, or place trash cans a minimum of six feet back from curb or street.

“These are just a few helpful suggestions that will benefit residents and our plowing crews, who work around the clock during snow emergencies to make our roads safe for travel,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. 

Services Available for Local Veterans

Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane, Jr. wishes to remind residents of the services for local veterans that are available through his office. Councilman Cochrane, who served as a Captain (ret.) in the United States Navy, has been at the forefront of veterans issues in our community, and has been an advocate for veterans’ services and initiatives.

In particular, there are two programs that can help veterans throughout Suffolk County. The first is the Pfc. Joseph R. Dwyer Project, which aides veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Councilman Cochrane’s office can help local veterans get started with this program. In addition, the Councilman and his staff can help veterans and their families navigate the DD214 filing process with Suffolk County. It is imperative that veterans have their paperwork on record with the County in order to receive their due benefits.

“When I was elected to the Town Board, I promised that I would be a tireless advocate for our local veterans. Our community owes a debt to those who have served their nation, and we have a responsibility to ensure that our veterans are given the help that they need to stay healthy and to succeed,” said Councilman Cochrane.

Councilman Cochrane’s Office is located on the first floor of Town Hall, 655 Main Street in Islip. In addition, the office can be reached at (631) 224-5559.

Islip Town Outlines Christmas Tree and Winter Yard Waste Pickup

Islip, NY – Town of Islip officials have announced that sanitation crews will begin collecting Christmas trees and other winter yard waste during the second day of household collections for each of the first two weeks of 2017. Depending on where residents live, this means that pickup will occur on January 5th or 6th for the first week, and January 12th or 13th during the second week. For those residents residing in the Islip Resource Recovery Agency Collection Districts (Black Pail Districts), waste will be collected on either Monday or Tuesday for the first two weeks of January, specifically, January 2nd and 3rd, and January 9th and 10th, 2017.  

Town officials are asking residents to ensure that the desired waste is on the curb before pickup begins at 6:00 a.m. In the event of snowfall, remove the waste from any compacted snow. Please observe all typical rules for trash pickup, including weight limits (individual bags, bundles, and trash cans must weigh less than 50 pounds). Christmas trees and winter yard waste will be collected separately from normal household waste.

For more information, click here or call (631) 595-3630. 

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