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Local Youth Honored for Citizenship and Service

Islip Town Supervisor with Local Officials honoring post 411 members

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was recently joined by local officials and members of American Legion Post 411 at a ceremony honoring several local youth who participated in a statewide civics and citizenship competition. American Legion Post 411 honored Bryan Harper, Ryan Lange, Robert Vonderahe, and Mamita Rahman, all from Islip High School, for their work in 2016. The four young adults were honored for their participation in community service programs and attendance at events that promoted civic activism. Congressman Peter King and State Senator Phil Boyle were also on-hand to congratulate the students.

 "These students exemplify the ideals of community service, and we're proud to recognize their achievements during this statewide competition," said Supervisor Carpenter.


Supervisor Carpenter, State Officials Celebrate LIE Welcome Center Grand Opening

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently joined NYS Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul at a ribbon-cutting marking the grand opening of the Long Island Welcome Center in Dix Hills. The 15,200 square foot state-of-the-art Welcome Center at Exit 51-52 Eastbound on the LIE, includes a Taste NY Market, a farmers’ market, and an interactive I LOVE NEW YORK Kiosk experience for Long Island visitors to learn about the region’s popular destinations and history.

“I want to thank Governor Cuomo for recognizing Long Island’s unique tourism economy, and for investing in this Welcome Center. This building will showcase the wide variety of attractions that Long Island has to offer, which will help local businesses reach new customers and grow Long Island’s reputation as a major tourism destination,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

The Taste NY Market will showcase a broad selection of fresh made breakfast and lunch items, including soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts using ingredients sourced from Long Island growers. In addition to the Taste NY Market, the Welcome Center will be the home to an outdoor farmers’ market open on Saturdays and Sundays through the season that will provide locally-grown and produced foods to visitors, spotlighting Long Island farms and encouraging agritourism throughout the region.

The New York State Police and the Suffolk County Police Department have fully operational satellite offices at the Welcome Center for enhanced security. These offices not only enhance security at the location, but also position officers to more quickly respond to emergencies from the center, with direct access to the Long Island Expressway. The center is monitored 24/7 by video monitoring by staff, and law enforcement departments will have direct access and constant communication with the Department of Transportation’s nearby Traffic Management Center. 

Upon entering the Welcome Center, visitors encounter a giant Long Island floor map pinpointing regional attractions. Throughout the Welcome Center, regional artifacts and a large video wall immerse travelers in regional heritage. Five state-of-the-art I LOVE NEW YORK touchscreen information kiosks provide travelers with the opportunity to learn more about the Long Island tourism region. An interactive map provides suggested destinations based on the user’s interests, allowing them to browse regional attractions, from historical sites to local wineries, and create an itinerary, which they can take with them via email. Visitors may complete a Travel Profile Quiz, which will create a list of recommended locations to visit, or test their knowledge of the area with a series of travel trivia. They can also check out the award-winning I LOVE NEW YORK app, with various services and information about the region’s attractions.

A Department of Motor Vehicles self-service kiosk will also debut at the Welcome Center, making it the first time ever that a kiosk will be permanently located outside of a DMV office. Customers will have the opportunity to renew their vehicle registrations quickly and efficiently, as well as conduct other DMV transactions, without having to visit a DMV office.

Islip Demolishes Zombie Home

Islip, NY - Supervisor Angie Carpenter announced today that the Town of Islip has been awarded $339,100 in grant money from New York State to combat vacant and zombie homes in the Town of Islip. The grant money comes on the heels of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s recent announcement that $13 million will be distributed to 76 towns, cities and villages statewide as part of the Zombie Remediation and Prevention Initiative. 

“We are serious about improving every aspect of our neighborhoods, and in many places, that begins with addressing these derelict and hazardous properties that have been plaguing our communities,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “On Monday, the zombie home at 7 Prospect Street in Central Islip was demolished. Houses like these aren’t just an eyesore that bring down the property values of responsible homeowners and neighborhoods, but are also health hazards. We are going to continue to work vigorously to eliminate this threat to the welfare of our town. We are grateful to Attorney General Schneiderman for awarding this grant to the Town of Islip,” she added. 

The Central Islip property suffered extensive damage in a May 2013 fire, including a collapsed in-ground swimming pool. The Town of Islip passed a resolution in September 2015 to demolish the house. After addressing all of the necessary legal steps and requirements, the eyesore was finally able to be torn down.

The grant initiative is made possible by AG Schneiderman’s $3.2 billion settlement agreement with Morgan Stanley. Grants ranged from $52,500 to $350,000, and were awarded to municipalities as large as New York City and as small as the Town of Ticonderoga. The work was performed by Panzner Demolition.


Local Officials and Community Leaders Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Central Islip Civic Council

Islip, NY – Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Councilman Steve Flotteron recently joined leaders in the Central Islip community at a gala awards ceremony honoring the contributions of the Central Islip Civic Council. The Central Islip Civic Council, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, has been instrumental in numerous projects that have improved the Central Islip community. Led by its longtime president, Nancy Manfredonia, the CI Civic Council has been a tireless advocate for the residents and business of Central Islip. 

Local Officials Celebrate NEFCU Ribbon-Cutting

Islip, NY- Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently joined Councilman Steve Flotteron and other local officials and business leaders at the grand opening of the new NEFCU branch in Bay Shore. NEFCU (Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union) is one of the most extensive credit unions operating on Long Island. Supervisor Carpenter thanked the branch managers and employees for recognizing the economic potential of the greater Islip area. 


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