Islip Animal Shelter Receives Large Donation of Pet Food

Islip, NY – May 18, 2015 – The Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center recently received a large donation consisting of nearly 750 pounds of pet food, treats and cleaning supplies collected by their non-profit volunteer group, Live.Love.Bark Dog Rescue. This food will help feed the many animals that are currently awaiting their forever homes and the supplies will help ensure their stay is as healthy and safe as it can be. 

“The Town is so appreciative to those who volunteer their time and efforts to ensure our adoptable animals have the best life possible while waiting for their new families to find them,” said Councilman Anthony Senft, Jr.

Live.Love.Bark teamed up with Pathmark in Bay Shore to collect the much-needed donations. Also, Live.Love.Bark volunteers had one of the shelter’s adoptable dogs named Ivy join them while encouraging visitors to adopt or donate.


Councilman Steve Flotteron Joins Bellew Elementary School Students to Unveil “Little Free Library” at West Islip Park

Islip, New York - May 15, 2015 - Less than a year since its completion, a playground built at West Islip Town Beach and Marina is getting cleaned up for the spring and it’s also getting a new addition —a Little Free Library — thanks to some school children, Islip Town Councilman Steven Flotteron announced at a press conference held at the park yesterday.

Prior to the press conference, community volunteers spent the day planting flowers and sprucing up the playground, which was built as a memorial to Madeleine Hsu, 6, one of the young children killed in the Dec. 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut.

Following the clean-up, Councilman Flotteron unveiled a Little Free Library at the playground’s entrance that was constructed of cedar by local high school students in their woodshop class. Little Free Libraries are spots where books are put out for anyone who wants to read them with no costs, no sign-outs and no strings attached.

Six-year-olds from the Paul J. Bellew Elementary School, who raised funds for the playground plantings, donated the library’s first books.


Town of Islip Receiver of Taxes Reminds Residents of May 31 Deadline

Islip, NY – 05-11-15 – Alexis Weik, Receiver of Taxes, reminds all Islip Taxpayers, second half taxes are due May 31st, however, May 31, 2015 falls on a Sunday. We will NOT be open on Sunday, May 31st. The last day for payment of current taxes will be Monday, June 1, 2015. For your convenience, my office will be open until 7:00 PM.

The Tax Office, located at 40 Nassau Ave., Islip, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. We will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

Islip Town Supervisor Swears in Student Ambassadors

Islip, NY – May 8, 2015 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently swore in over 120 students into the Ambassador Program, a program that is run and created by Town of Islip Anti Bias Task Force Chairman Rabbi Moss and Co-Chairwoman Mary Louise Cohen. The students are selected from nine high schools and middle schools. They meet four times each year, rotating locations. Sessions feature guest speakers who tell stories of various biases and present a final project about how they will take what they have learned and make a difference in their schools and communities. This program has grown quite significantly since its inception five years ago. They hope to continue to expand and include all middle and high schools throughout the Town of Islip.

“It is encouraging to see these young leaders come together in an effort to improve relations within our community and promote equality,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “I am pleased and proud of each and every one of these fine young students and feel confident that they continue to make a positive impact on the future of the Town of Islip.”

For more information about the Anti Bias Task Force and its Ambassador Program, visit the Town’s website

Pictured: Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Anti Bias Task Force members, newly sworn in students of the Ambassador Program.

Supervisor Carpenter and Councilman Flotteron Unveil Giant Kid’s Plaything at Brentwood Recreation Center

Brentwood, NY - May 7, 2015 - Children who use the afterschool program at the Brentwood Recreation Center on Long Island have a new gizmo to play with thanks to a Long Island youth services agency, a generous Long Island company, a kid’s charity and Islip Town Board Member Steve Flotteron. 

Flotteron, accompanied by Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, unveiled what he described as an “erector set on steroids.” The gizmo, called a Rigamajig is made of wooden planks, ropes, pulleys, and nuts and bolts. It’s designed to allow children to build whatever their imaginations allow.

The Rigamajig was purchased for the Brentwood Recreation Center by Youth Enrichment Services (YES), of Central Islip; Verint Systems Inc., a technology firm in Melville, and KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization that helps communities build playgrounds for children. KabOOM and Flotteron joined together last year with the Disney Co. to rebuild Central Islip Park.


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  2. Over 100 Drums of Hazardous Waste Collected at Spring S.T.O.P. Day
  3. Town of Islip Declares May 4th “ALS Awareness Day”
  4. Town of Islip Youth Bureau Partners with Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau to Offer Free Prom Dresses
  5. Islip Town Board Members Attend Opening Day for Little League of the Islips
  6. Applications for the Suffolk County Summer Youth Work Experience Program Available at Town of Islip Youth Bureau
  7. Islip Town Board Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Annual Earth Day Celebration
  8. Islip Animal Shelter Spring Fling Adopt-a-thon a Success
  9. Islip IDA Approves Two Projects
  10. Back to Basics - Supervisor Angie M. Carpenter Delivers 2015 State of the Town Address
  11. Town Celebrates Earth Day, April 22, with Brookwood Hall Clean-Up and Beautification
  12. Islip Town Board Green Light’s Roberto Clemente Park Cleanup
  13. Islip Town Board Adopts 2015 Capital Budget
  14. Keep Islip Clean Announces Participation in Great American Cleanup
  15. Islip Animal Shelter Host Spring Fling Adopt-a-thon; All Approved Adoptions to be Paid for by Live.Love.Bark
  16. Islip Youth Bureau Joins ‘Shed the Meds’ Disposal Drive
  17. Drug Testing Kits Available to Parents
  18. Street Sweeping to Begin Across Islip Town; Residents Asked to Remove Garbage Pails, Obstructions from Roads
  19. Supervisor Carpenter, Senator Croci Announce $1 Million in State Funds to Clean-Up Roberto Clemente Park
  20. Islip Town Supervisor Angie M. Carpenter, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine Sign Inter-municipal Agreement for Disposal of Ash

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