Supervisor Carpenter Discusses MacArthur Airport’s Progress with Congressman King

 

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter met today with Congressman Peter King at Long Island MacArthur Airport to discuss the progress that has been made at the airport, as well as plans for the future. The most significant sign of progress is the recent agreement that was reached with National Airlines, who will begin direct flights to Puerto Rico in June. Congressman King was also impressed by the airport’s security measures that protect MacArthur’s travelers and the Islip community.

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Moody’s Upgrades Town’s Financial Rating


Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter is pleased to announce that Moody’s Analytics, Inc. has upgraded the Town’s financial rating to Aaa status with a stable outlook. Supervisor Carpenter and members of her staff recently met with representatives from Moody’s, closely analyzing the Town’s financial documents and conducting a tour of Islip’s notable resources.

“This upgrade by Moody’s in the Town of Islip’s Bond rating is very reassuring and certainly affirms that the policies and procedures that were put into place when I took on the responsibility of this office last March are working,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “We practice sound fiscal business policies that demonstrate our commitment to transparency and responsible government for our residents.”

“The upgrade to Aaa reflects a sound financial position, large tax base poised for future growth, above-average wealth indicators and manageable debt,” according to Moody’s. “The stable outlook reflects the expectation of continued strong operations given prudent management and continued growth and diversification in the local economy.”

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Annual Jeans Donation Aids Youth Homeless, Runaway Shelter

Islip, NY – Town of Islip officials and members of the Islip Youth Bureau and Youth Enrichment Services were recently joined by members of the Hope for Youth organization at a ceremony held at the Suffolk County Youth Runaway Shelter in Babylon. The short ceremony celebrated the donation of roughly 1,500 pairs of jeans to the shelter, part of the national Teens for Jeans effort. The Suffolk County Youth Runaway Shelter provides a refuge for homeless and runaway youth, ranging in age from 12 to 17. An additional 500 jeans will be donated to other worthy recipients in our area.

“Every year we are able to grow this worthy cause thanks to the generosity of our community and the selflessness of our wonderful volunteers,” said Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik. “This year we are also able to make a direct impact against the problem of youth homelessness in Suffolk County by aiding the Youth Runaway Shelter.”

This donation drive was coordinated by the Youth Bureau with the help of their contract agency: Youth Enrichment Services. This drive is conducted by students within local school districts to encourage community awareness and engagement. The following schools participated in the 2016 drive: Islip High School, Sayville High School and Middle School, Bayport-Blue Point Middle School, Central Islip High School and St. Mary School. Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi’s office also participated, and a large donation came from Savers in Holbrook.

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Islip Town Board Celebrates National Women’s History Month

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, along with the entire Islip Town Board, recently honored four outstanding women in recognition of National Women’s History Month. These women have made a remarkable difference in the community and Town of Islip. They were each presented with an award at the March 8th Town Board Meeting. Among those honored were Deborah Kirnon, Kay Porter, Nancy Manfredonia, and Barbara Ann Stenberg. LuAnn Palazzo was also recognized as the contributing artist for the celebration. Her artwork will be displayed in the Town Board Room at Islip Town Hall for all to see throughout the month.

“The Town of Islip is proud to continue the 30-year tradition of celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring the women within our community who have certainly earned this special recognition for their generous and dedicated efforts,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.


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

(Bottom, left to right) Deborah Kirnon, Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Nancy Manfredonia, Sheila Rettaliata (accepting on behalf of Kay Porter), Barbara Ann Stenberg and LuAnn Palazzo.

Town Employees Receive CPR/AED Certification

Islip, NY – Islip Town Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik and her staff recently underwent training for CPR and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) certification. The training was conducted by Peter Martin of MacArthur Airport’s Fire and Rescue team. This is the third time that the Receiver of Taxes Office has undergone this training, so for many of the staff this was a re-certification and a chance to build upon prior training.

“There are a number of AED devices located throughout the Town’s facilities, and I’m proud that our office now has the training needed to save a life in the event of an emergency,” said Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik.

Picture: The staff of the Office of the Receiver of Taxes with Peter Martin of MacArthur Airport.

 

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