Supervisor Tom Croci

VFW Post #433 Receives Donation from John C. Dunphy Foundation

Islip, N.Y. – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci was recently part of a ceremony at the Sayville VFW Post #433 that honored veterans from each of the United States’ armed conflicts since World War Two. To thank the Sayville VFW members for their service to their country and the community, the John C. Dunphy Foundation graciously donated $10,000 to the VFW Post.

“Our local VFW and American Legion Posts do so much great work in our communities, for veterans and for non-veterans, and they deserve our support,” said Supervisor Croci, who is a member of VFW Post #433. “We heartily thank the John C. Dunphy Foundation for consistently supporting our community’s veterans.”

Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center Nominated For Best of Long Island 2015

Bay Shore, NY – The Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center has been nominated under the Animal Shelter category in the 10th Annual Bethpage Best of Long Island, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. This annual contest determines what the public believes is the “Best of Long Island,” through nominations which were made between July 1st and August 31st.

The Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center is one of the top 15 selections in its category, and is one of only two municipal shelters that have been nominated. Help Islip’s animal shelter earn the coveted title of Best of Long Island by visiting: http://vote.longislandpress.com/engine/YourSubmission.aspx?contestid=144271, where you can vote daily for your top picks from until December 15th, after which time, votes will be tabulated.

“We encourage our residents, friends and family, to vote daily for our animal shelter. Winning this acknowledgment would surely increase the volume of potential adopters who visit our shelters and ultimately help get more animals into their forever homes,” said Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci.

Islip Officials Welcome Three New Businesses to Town’s Foreign Trade Zone

Ronkonkoma, NY. – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci was recently joined by fellow Town Board members in welcoming three new businesses to the Town’s Foreign Trade Zone - located just off Veteran’s Memorial Highway, adjacent to Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma - with official Town of Islip Certificates of Recognition presented to company executives for making the wise decision to do business in Islip Town. 

By locating within Islip’s FTZ, Private Label Cosmetic Corp; Techno CNC Systems, and DK Aero, are each able to take advantage of the benefits of doing business in a designated area where domestic and foreign merchandise is generally considered to be international commerce. This means that it is not subject to formal Customs entry, payment of Customs duties or government excise tax. In addition, duties are paid only on goods entering the domestic market place, so items that are solely exported, are free from duty payments all together.

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Town of Islip Toughens Laws Against Decrepit, Vacant Properties

Islip, N.Y. – The Islip Town Board continued in their commitment to public safety by unanimously passing legislation that will strengthen the Town’s ability to prosecute the owners of dilapidated properties, as well as the owners of abandoned dwellings. The new measures include the formation of a Vacant Property Registry, which will allow Town Fire Marshals and Code Enforcement personnel to track the condition of these dangerous properties in a more effective manner. The punishment for violating the new blight codes includes an escalating series of fines and other penalties. 

“Blighted properties are a hazard to public safety and a hindrance to economic development in many of our neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Tom Croci. “We have been committed to stamping out these stains on our community, and these measures allow us to target the negligent property owners that are dragging their neighborhoods down.”

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Town Board Members Celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Local Nurse Honored for Her Work in Providing Care to Cancer Patients

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci, along with the members of the Islip Town Board, celebrated October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by honoring Bonnie Edsall of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. Ms. Edsall is a Resident Nurse and Breast Health Center/ Radiation Oncology Nurse Manager, and has helped care for countless members of the Town of Islip and Long Island community suffering from cancer.

Ms. Edsall has served as the Breast Health Educator, Mammography Nurse, and Medical/Surgical Nurse, and has 16 years of experience as a Support Group Facilitator for multiple support groups. She is also the Breast Health Liaison for Good Samaritan Hospital, is the co-author of “Innovative Nursing Roles of the Breast Health Center,” and is an active member of the Breast Leadership Committee, national and local chapters of the Oncology Nursing Society, and the National Consortium of Breast Centers. Supervisor Croci awarded her with a Town of Islip proclamation for her extreme dedication to her patients and her commitment to bettering the lives of others.

Pictured: Back Row: Councilman Steve Flotteron, Councilman Anthony Senft, Jr., Town Clerk Olga Murray, Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt, Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik, Councilman John Cochrane, Jr.Front Row: Supervisor Tom Croci, Donna Taranto, Bonnie Edsall, Deborah Scuderi

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