Supervisor Tom Croci

Live.Love.Bark to host Thanksgiving Pet Food Drive; Donations to be delivered to Islip Animal Shelter before Holiday

Islip, NY. – Live.Love.Bark Dog Rescue, the non-profit volunteer group that works directly with Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center, will be holding a Thanksgiving Pet Food Drive in efforts to collect food for the shelter animals just in time for the holidays. Donations will be collected from November 1st through the 21st, and delivered to the shelter on November 22nd. Donations can be dropped to Venessa at the Media Relations Office in Islip Town Hall, 655 Main Street in Islip. Live.Love.Bark will also pick up donations. 

“It is important, especially during the holiday season, to remember those less fortunate, including our furry friends waiting for their forever homes at the Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center,” said Islip Town Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt. “I’d like to encourage our residents to participate by donating or spreading the word.”

The Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center typically shelters nearly 100 dogs and 30 cats at a time. Both dry and canned dog and cat food will be accepted, as well as rabbit food. No donation is too small. Raw-hide bones will not be accepted.

For additional information or to schedule a donation drop off or pick up, please contact Venessa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (631) 742-4491.

The Filing Deadline for the National Flood Insurance Program is October 29

NEW YORK – The time limit to file proof of loss claims for policyholders affected by Hurricane Sandy is Oct. 29, 2014.

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) usually requires policyholders to submit a fully documented, signed and sworn proof-of-loss claim within 60 days from the date of their loss.

The magnitude of the Sandy disaster is the reason the filing deadline was extended for two years to give policyholders additional time to file claims.

The Proof of Loss document is included in the claims package that documents flood losses. The claims package should include:

  • photos and/or video of the flooding and resulting damage
  • a comprehensive, itemized list of what was damaged
  • receipts, if possible, for damaged items along with any other supporting documents showing the value of what you lost

As for filing, the location is dependent upon who wrote the policy. If a Standard Flood Insurance Policy was issued by a Write Your Own program-participating insurance company, the claimant should contact their insurance agent or the carrier directly to find out the proper address for submitting the Proof of Loss with supporting documentation.

To download a blank NFIP Proof of Loss document:

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

New York Sandy Recovery Center
Oct. 22, 2014
FEMA News Desk: 571-449-1621

Islip Officials Stress Safety for Halloween Weekend

Islip, N.Y. – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and the Islip Town Board are stressing the importance of Halloween safety to local families. On average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed on Halloween compared to other nights throughout the year. Some of the easiest tips to remember, yet some of the most important, include:

• Crossing streets at street corners or crosswalks
• Supervision of children under the age of 12 at all times
• Driving slowly through neighborhoods, taking extra caution at intersections
• Groups should also carry glow-sticks or flashlights to stay visible at night

“Halloween can be a time for fun, but safety has to be a priority for pedestrians and drivers,” said Supervisor Croci. “Everyone has to do their part to ensure that an evening of fun and memorable times doesn’t turn into tragedy.”

Islip Officials Mark Ground Breaking for Town’s First CNG Facility That Will Reduce Pollution and Bring Town Revenues

Ronkonkoma, New York — Town of Islip Supervisor Tom Croci and fellow Town Board members were joined today by executives of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., to break ground on the Town’s first municipal compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at the MacArthur Resource Recovery Facility in Ronkonkoma. 

The $2 million facility, located on 2 acres at the MacArthur Waste-to-Energy Facility at 4001 Veterans Memorial Highway, adjacent to Islip MacArthur Airport, will be fully funded by the operator, Clean Energy, and when completed, will reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that refuse collection trucks in the Town produce, while also providing the Town with a new source of revenues. The CNG station is the latest of Islip’s initiatives to further environmental awareness and preservation.


Islip Animal Shelter Celebrates Adopt a Senior Pet Month with Free Senior Pet Adoptions

Bay Shore, NY – Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center will celebrate National Adopt a Senior Pet Month throughout the month of November, by offering FREE senior pet adoptions on any animal six years of age or older. The shelter’s non-profit volunteer group, Live.Love.Bark, will pay any senior pet adoption fees for those approved for adoption so long as the application is filed between November 1st and 30th. The standard adoption process will still apply. Interested individuals who rent will be required to provide a notarized letter from their landlord stating they are allowed to house and care for the animal not matter breed or size.


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  8. Islip Supervisor Tom Croci and Roberto Clemente, Jr. Joined by Town Board Members to Discuss Recovery & Rebirth at Roberto Clemente Park
  9. Supervisor Croci, Airport Officials Prepare for the Worst of Emergencies at Mandatory Drill
  10. Islip Town Joins Suffolk County, Fire Island Officials In Demand for Fire Island Dune Restoration
  11. Brentwood Overpass Renamed in Honor of Fallen Hero
  12. Islip to Hold Shredding Day for Town Residents
  13. Islip Town Officials Meet with Sayville Leaders to Better Community
  14. Town of Islip’s Annual Fall S.T.O.P. Day Disposes of More Than 15 Tons of Unwanted Waste
  16. Islip Town Board Formalizes Language Access Policy
  17. Business Advocacy Group to Hold “Business Power” Breakfast
  18. Jobs Boot Camp Seminars Underway in Islip Town
  19. Town of Islip’s Annual Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic Had Outstanding Turnout This Year
  20. School, Hospital Receive Much-Needed Roadway Improvements

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