Islip Officials Celebrate Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk’s 30 Year Anniversary at Bay Shore Build Site

Crews, Volunteers, Families, and local officials line up in wide group shot at build site

April 20th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with Islip Officials at a special build for Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County recently. The volunteer organization, which this year celebrates its 30th Anniversary building homes for families in need, began construction on two Bay Shore properties. Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. attended the event, along with dozens of project volunteers. Supervisor Carpenter presented an award to the organization for its dedication and commitment to empowering families and communities across Long Island.


Islip Officials Mark Girl Scouts Ceremony

Supervisor Carpenter, Councilwoman Mullen, stand with Girl Scouts and Girl Scout representaives as the new Girl Scout Way street name sign is seen behin them

April 20th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Islip Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen attended the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County this week. The event took place at the Girl Scouts Camp in Bayport, and featured the renaming of Lakeview Avenue in Bayport to Girl Scouts Way. Supervisor Carpenter and Councilwoman Mullen offered words of encouragement to the girls about following their dreams, and never failing to persevere through life’s challenges. Supervisor Angie Carpenter hoped to inspire the girls to be determined in all that they do, and explained how she is the first woman Supervisor in the Town of Islip, a milestone achievement for working women and herself.

Camp Edey encompasses 95 acres of land among the San Souci Lakes in Bayport. The camp offers activities appropriate for ages 3 to 15, and teaches girls viable life skills through the summer activities. The all girls camp has two pools, hiking trails, an archery range, and more.

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Discover Long Island and MacArthur Airport Forge New Marketing Collaboration

April 20th, 2018 – Town and County officials, in partnership with Discover Long Island, recently unveiled an industry-leading cooperative marketing campaign between MacArthur Airport and Discover Long Island, at an announcement made at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

The new, multi-faceted cooperative marketing initiative, “Short Flight. Long Island.” slogan is designed to build awareness of Long Island as a destination, and increase demand for MacArthur Airport as a go-to hub. The details of the campaign were made available by Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Supervisor; Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Executive; Shelley LaRose-Arken, Airport Commissioner; and Kristen Jarnagin, President/CEO of Discover Long Island, elected officials, business leaders, and local tourism stakeholders. The Baltimore / Washington D.C. market will serve as the initial target region for the campaign based on research, population, and frequency of service.


Islip Supervisor, Councilwoman Attend Little League Opening Day

Supervisor Carpenter, Councilwoman Mullen, and DPW Commissioner Owens post for a photo on the baseball field

April 19th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen and Department of Public Works Commissioner Tom Owens visited the ballpark recently, to help ring in Bayport Blue Point’s 2018 Little League Season. Ceremonies began with the opening day parade, led by the Suffolk County Emerald Society Pipe Band, as teams gathered for what looks to be a promising baseball season for the over 500 participating young athletes.


Islip Supervisor Celebrates Resident’s 100th Birthday

Supervisor Carpenter and resident Nancy Walters standing next to her 100th Birtday Cake

April 16th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter celebrated with Islip Town resident Nancy Walter, as she marked her 100th birthday at Bristal Assisted Living in Sayville recently. Nancy was born in 1918, and married her husband on New Year’s Day, after he returned from World War II. According to friends, Nancy is an inspiration of joy to all who know her. She shared her birthday with Bristal residents and family. The celebration included a birthday cake, balloons and gifts. Islip Supervisor Carpenter presented Nancy with a Citation of Recognition for her special centenarian birthday milestone.


Town Supervisor, Councilman Welcome National Grid Consumer Advocacy Outreach Center

Supervisor Carpenter, Councilman Cochrane, and National Grid Executives pose holding the Town of Islip issued Certificate of Recognition

April 13th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. joined with representatives from National Grid recently, at the Grand Opening of their new Consumer Advocacy Outreach Center. Located at 1650 Islip Ave. in Brentwood, NY, the recently refurbished location aims to broaden the company’s reach to better serve low-income customers on Long Island. Through a variety programs such as EAP (Energy Affordability Program) and LIHEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program), vulnerable members of the community have the opportunity—and now a new centralized location—to address and meet their energy needs. Supervisor Carpenter and Councilman Cochrane presented National Grid executives and staff with a Certificate of Recognition, thanking them for their work to provide affordable home energy solutions in our community.


Supervisor Recognizes 72 Senior Volunteers

Supervisor Carpenter Standing in line with a handful of the Senior Volunteers, each holding their certificate

April 13th, 2018 – On April 9th, 2018, 72 senior volunteers were recognized for their ongoing service to the Senior Centers of Islip Town. A celebratory breakfast was held at the Oakdale Senior Center, honoring Volunteers from the Caesar Trunzo, Joyce Fitzpatrick, Ronkonkoma, West Islip, and Oakdale Senior Centers. The Volunteers enjoyed a breakfast buffet, dessert and coffee before receiving Certificates of Recognition for their outstanding service to the Islip Senior Centers. “Thank you to the many volunteers who actively engage within our Senior Centers, and help to ensure they remain the wonderful, welcoming assets to our community that they continue to be, year after year,” said Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.


Governor Cuomo Signs Anti-Gang Bill at Brentwood Press Conference

Apirl 12th, 2018 – Yesterday, Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with Governor Andrew Cuomo as the Governor signed a $18.5M bill to cut off MS-13 recruitment and support comprehensive youth programs on Long Island. Watch the full press conference in the video above.

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Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Aiming to Cut off MS-13 Gang Recruitment

Angie Carpenter standing nest to Governor Cuomo seated as the desk where he just signed the Bill, a banner that reads Protecting Long Island Communities sits across the desk

April 11th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with Governor Andrew Cuomo this morning at the Brentwood Recreation Center, on the first anniversary of the tragic murders in Central Islip of four young men at the hands of MS-13 gang members. The Governor signed a $18.5M bill to cut off MS-13 recruitment and support comprehensive youth programs on Long Island. "We are grateful to Governor Cuomo, Senator Phil Boyle and Assemblyman Phil Ramos, who together have provided the tools and the resources to eradicate the scourge of gang violence across Long Island," said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

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Frontier Airlines Launches Five Nonstop Cities from MacArthur Airport

April 10th, 2018 – Yesterday, Frontier Airlines announced the launch of nonstop flights to five new cities from Long Island MacArthur Airport. Click on the video above to watch the press conference.

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Frontier Airlines to Launch Five Nonstop Cities from MacArthur Airport

Councilman O'Connor, Councilwoman Bergin, along with Supervisor Angie Carpenter and MacArthur Airport Commissioner LaRose-Arken stand infront of the ISP Step-and-Reapeat, holding a Frontier Airlines Ribbon

April 9th, 2018 – Long Island MacArthur Airport customers can now fly to five new nonstop destinations on Frontier Airlines beginning April 8-9, 2018. Beginning April 8, Frontier will fly to Chicago, Detroit, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. On April 9, Frontier will begin flights to Atlanta and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter will join Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken, local elected officials, business leaders, and airline representatives, to formally launch Frontier’s new destinations by celebrating with passengers boarding the morning flight to Chicago April 9th.

“Long Island residents are going to significantly benefit from new service to Chicago O’Hare, previously, Long Island MacArthur Airport’s #1 underserved market,” said Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “Frontier’s daily service will enable our Long Island business community to fly from MacArthur Airport to the commercial meccas of Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, and Minneapolis … all with less hassle, lines and traffic,” she added.


Town Demolishes Unsafe, Nuisance Property

April 9th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by members of the Islip Town Board and other Town officials at the demolition of a house and accessory structure located at 1628 E. 3rd Ave, Bay Shore today. The property, and an accessory structure, had been neglected to the point that they became unsafe, and in immediate danger of collapse due to structural failure, disrepair, and neglect.

The structures have been determined to be in imminent danger of collapse by the Town’s Chief Building Inspector. In addition, overgrown vegetation posed a fire hazard to the dilapidated house and the neighboring houses.


Hundreds Turn Out for Town's Annual Easter Egg Hunt

April 6th, 2018 – Hundreds of kids and parents turned out for the Annual Town of Islip Easter Egg Hunt at Brookwood Hall in East Islip earlier this week. Thank You to Islip Parks Department/DPW Commissioner Tom Owens and Dierdre Whalberg for their tireless efforts, and who together with their staff, coordinated this popular and well-attended event. Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Board Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen, Councilman James O'Connor and Town Clerk Olga Murray joined in the fun.

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Town Officials, Congressman Celebrate Local Business at Ribbon Cutting

April 4th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen were joined by Rep. Peter King, (R.-N.Y.) recently, for a ribbon cutting celebration at Lela’s Bakery. Located at 70 West Suffolk Avenue in Central Islip, Lela’s is a “bit of everything” bakery, specializing in Central American breads, cakes, and cuisine. A product of over two decades in the making, the bakery is the fully-realized American dream of owners Ana and José Vasquez, who together with their two oldest sons, combined years of hard work and savings to open the restaurant. Supervisor Carpenter, Congressman King and Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen presented the Vazquez family with certificates of recognition, and commended them on their dream come true.

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Town Supervisor Focuses on "Community" in State of the Town

March 30th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter presented the State of the Town Address recently. The Supervisor drew from the Town’s various cultures, languages and ethnicities, as well as its vast number of community groups, civic organizations, and boards, and paid tribute to the relationships fostered with Islip Town government, the third largest in the State of New York. The speech focused on a sense of “Community” in the Town.

“Our Town is a partnership among all of its residents: its employees, its businesses, the people who call it home, and the government who serves them all. More than that…we are the community built around that partnership,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, who took office in 2015. The Town of Islip has more than 335,000 residents, four villages and 20 hamlets, and boasts an Aaa rating from Moody’s Investors.

Islip Town Board members, commissioners and employees, joined with local dignitaries, business leaders and educators, including Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, MTA Director, Mitch Pally and Brentwood Schools Superintendent Richard Loeschner, at the event.

The Supervisor noted the Town’s 2018 Tax Compliant Budget, and the Town-owned commercial airport, Long Island MacArthur, which saw a $3M surplus for 2017, and offers 15 nonstop destinations from Ronkonkoma, NY. Highlights of the address included the accomplishments of the Islip Economic Development Office, which in 2017, induced more than 50 new projects through the Industrial Development Agency, representing a total capital investment of nearly $500M. These projects retained over 4,500 jobs, and created nearly 1,700 more. “I’m so pleased that this year, we submitted a strong application to be in the running for Amazon HQ2,” said the Supervisor.  “While there is tight competition, the New York Metropolitan region, including Islip, is still under consideration,” she added. 


Town Easter Basket Drive Benefits Victims of Domestic Violence

Group Shot of Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Councilman O'Connor, and Representatives of VIBS and Garbino's Office standing infront of the Easter baskets, each holding a basket

March 30th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, and Town Councilman James P. O’Connor, met with representatives from the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk as well as New York State Assemblyman Garbarino’s Office, to announce the success of the 2018 Easter Basket Drive. With assistance from Tim Mare, Executive Director of the Town of Islip Youth Bureau, a total of 80 baskets were collected, to be distributed to children in need and effected by domestic violence.


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