Deadline Extended for Women’s History Award Nominations

Islip, NY – The Town of Islip is currently accepting nominations for Women’s History Month honorees, and has extended the submission deadline to February 19th. The Town of Islip will recognize individuals who live and/or work in the Town of Islip, and who have made significant contributions to the Islip community. The celebration will take place at the afternoon Town Board Meeting on March 8th, 2016. 

To nominate a community member you must submit a nomination form before the new deadline of February 19th, 2016. You can request a form be mailed to you by calling (631) 224-5310. You can also find the form on the Town’s website, You can print it out and either mail it to the Department of Parks & Recreation, Attn: M. Figalora, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730, fax to (631) 224-5316, or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In addition, a short biography, resume/CV and letters of recommendation must be attached to the nomination form.

Honorees will be selected based on their accomplishments and contributions to the Town of Islip Community.

Nominations must be received by: February 19, 2016

For more information or assistance, please call the Department of Parks and Recreation at (631) 224-5310.

Islip Town Board Honors Black History Month Honorees

Islip, NY -2/9/16 - Islip Town Board Members recognized four outstanding individuals in honor of Black History Month at the February 9th Town Board Meeting. The celebration was held in the Islip Town Board Room which was decorated with photographs taken by local artist Saulmon C. Addison and began with Lailani Gibson, a Brentwood High School student, singing the Star Spangled Banner. The four honorees were Dr. Anthony Bridgeman, Principal of West Islip High School, Denise Watford, the recently retired Assistant Principal of Bay Shore High School, Donna Zephrine, a United States Army Reserves veteran, and Theresa Johnson-Burnside, the Owner and Executive Director of Terry’s Angel Learning Academy and Daycare Services. These four individuals were nominated to receive a Black History Month award for having gone above and beyond to better the Town of Islip community.

Pictured: (Top row, left to right) Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron, Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen, Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt, Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik, Town Clerk Olga Murray, Councilman John Cochrane, Jr.

(Bottom row, left to right) Lailani Gibson, Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Denise Watford, Donna Zephrine, Theresa Johnson-Burnside, Dr. Anthony Bridgeman, Saulmon C. Addison.

Supervisor Carpenter Joins AutoPlane, Southwest Airlines at Drawing for Round-Trip Tickets

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined representatives of AutoPlane, LLC and Southwest Airlines at a special sweepstakes ceremony to announce the winner of two round-trip tickets to any airport serviced by Southwest Airlines. The drawing was sponsored by AutoPlane, a company located at MacArthur Airport that transports cars to and from a traveler’s destination. The lucky winner was Mark Furman, who used AutoPlane’s service to transport his car to Florida in autumn 2015.

“AutoPlane is one of our premier business partners at Long Island MacArthur Airport, and along with Southwest Airlines has been a true partner in making our airport more prosperous,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “We thank them for this promotion, and we wish Mr. Furman safe travels wherever he chooses to fly.”

Pictured (l-r): Regina Kelly with AutoPlane; Supervisor Angie Carpenter; Ed Concillio with Southwest Airlines; Acting Commissioner of MacArthur Airport Rob Schneider.

Kiosk Announced for MacArthur Airport Atrium, Honoring General & War Hero Douglas MacArthur

Islip, NY, 1/29/16 – Town of Islip officials are pleased to announce a grant which will fund the construction of a kiosk located at MacArthur Airport’s atrium that will honor the life and legacy of General Douglas MacArthur. The kiosk will highlight the accomplishments of General Douglas MacArthur and serve as an educational tool for those passing through the airport. The $30,000 grant was generously donated by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation and the project was spearheaded by the Long Island General MacArthur Memorial Fund.

“General MacArthur was an American icon and one of the defining figures of his time. We are proud that one of our Town’s own icons, Long Island MacArthur Airport, carries his name,” said Councilman John Cochrane, Jr. “This kiosk will serve to remind everyone who travels through our airport why our airport is named after this great man.”

“We’re proud to do everything we can to preserve the legacy of this American hero,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

The installation, conducted by Cornerstone Kiosk, will chronicle the life and achievements of General MacArthur from his days at West Point to his final dismissal by President Harry Truman. Once completed, the Kiosk will be unveiled at a ceremony marking the event in late spring.

Pictured: Islip Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen, Councilman John Cochrane, Jr., Councilman Steve Flotteron, Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik, Deputy Commissioner of Long Island MacArthur Airport Robert Schneider, Suffolk County Historian and Trustee, Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation Honorable Peter Fox Cohalan, and Retired Islip Town Councilman Christopher Bodkin.


College Incentive "SERVES" Students and the Community

Islip, NY - Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter wants to remind residents of a unique opportunity to receive college tuition reimbursement while at the same time providing an invaluable service to their community.

The Suffolk Educational program for Retention in the Volunteer Emergency Services (“SERVES”) program provides tuition reimbursement to student-volunteers for their service in Suffolk County volunteer fire departments and EMS agencies. The program was created as an incentive to recruit and retain members. In exchange, student-volunteers are eligible to obtain tuition reimbursement based upon grade point average (“GPA”) and fulfillment of established service requirements in a County volunteer fire department, volunteer fire company or volunteer EMS Agency.

“There is currently a critical need for new members at local fire departments and at volunteer Emergency Medical Services Agencies. I can’t think of a more meaningful and selfless way to advance one’s own education while at the same time, providing a critical service to their community,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

The program provides tuition reimbursement to student-volunteers for their service in Suffolk County for up to 120 credit hours attained at a New York State Education Department approved college or university within Suffolk County.

Applications are encouraged beyond the February 1st deadline as an extension is being considered. To print an application and for more information about SERVES go to: Email inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Michael Fink at (631) 852-5264. Submissions can be mailed to: SERVES, PO Box 127, Yaphank, New York 11980.

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