Town Recognizes Small Businesses

October 27th, 2017 – Eleven small businesses were recognized at the Town of Islip Economic Development Commission 2017 Small Business Awards Luncheon recently. Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Supervisor, William Mannix, Director, Town of Islip Economic Development and members of the Islip Town Board, honored the businesses at Trio, at the Holbrook Country Club.

Honorees hail from Islip, Sayville, West Islip, Holbrook, among other communities in the Town. “A small business is the backbone of a community,” said Supervisor Carpenter. “The Town of Islip is a great place to do business, and I am proud to say that we had many nominees from which to choose,” she added.

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Town Honors Lifeguards’ Heroism

October 26th, 2017 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members of the Islip Town Board recently recognized four Atlantique lifeguards for their heroism during a save at Atlantique on Labor Day.

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SUSA Academy, Town of Islip Officials Break Ground for Central Islip Sports Complex

October 17th, 2017 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by representatives of the SUSA Academy, Islip Town Board members, Town officials, and local and state officials, at a groundbreaking ceremony marking SUSA’s plans for the development of Phase 1 of the new “SUSA Sports Complex.”

The sports facility project was recently acquired by SUSA Academy and will be the central hub for SUSA’s Long Island soccer operations. Phase 1 of the current project will consist of four outdoor lighted artificial turf fields, a facility field house, including locker rooms, office space, classroom space, trainers' room, and facility restrooms. The venue will also include an amenity area that will house an entry plaza, athletes square, food court, multipurpose event court, shade structures and a children’s playground.

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Residents Benefit from Town’s Shredding Day Event

 
October 17th, 2017 – Staff from the Town of Islip Department of Environmental Control recently conducted a Shredding Day event. DEC Employees facilitated the shredding of more than 17,500 pounds of material, brought in by 438 vehicles.  The event took place at the Town’s Multi-Purpose facility in Holbrook. “We had some of the highest volume of shredded material on record. It was a very successful event,” said DEC Commissioner James Heil.

 

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Seniors Awarded at W. Islip Senior Center Art Contest

October 16th, 2017 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter visited the W. Islip Senior Center this week, to congratulate the participants and winners of the W. Islip Senior Center Art Awards. The event celebrated art in various forms, with each entry created and submitted by the seniors themselves. Experts from the Islip Arts Council were on hand to judge the entries for quality and execution. Eleven winners were named in total in the categories of Still Life, Landscape, Portraits, Miscellaneous, and Crochet. Eight winners were in attendance to receive the awards. Pictured from left to right they are: Betty Dai, Jacqueline Appleby, Gloria Casciola, Barbara Ansman, Joseph DiMola, Maria Gordin, Virginia Renda, and Ana Mercedes Garcia. Congratulations to the winners!

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Keep Islip Clean Welcomes New Junior Commissioners

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Alexis Weik, Islip Receiver of Taxes and Keep Islip Clean Executive Director Nancy Cochran recently, to swear in over 40 high school students to the KIC Junior Commissioner Program. The students, all recommended by their school principals, were honored for demonstrating environmental, social, civic and academic responsibility. Representing the Bay Shore, Bayport, Brentwood, Central Islip, Connetquot, East Islip, Hauppauge, Islip, Sayville, and West Islip high schools, the new Junior Commissioners will play a vital role in the future of keeping the Town of Islip a clean and beautiful place to live. 

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Town Supervisor Declares October 13th "Seen Enough Tobacco Day”

The Town of Islip is joining forces with Reality Check to help educate today’s youth about the dangers of tobacco and the impact of tobacco marketing on youth smoking initiation. The facts are that the average age of a new smoker in New York State is thirteen years old. In addition to that, ninety percent of adult smokers said they first tried smoking by the age of eighteen. Tobacco companies place most of their advertising in stores where seventy-five percent of teens shop at least once per week. Annual tobacco industry marketing expenditures nationwide total more than $9 billion, and the estimated portion spent in New York State marketing is over $206 million each year. Stores near school contain nearly three times the amount of tobacco advertisements compared to other stores in the same community.

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Moody’s Twice Reaffirms Islip Town’s Aaa Financial Rating

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter is pleased to announce that today, Moody’s Analytics, Inc. has reaffirmed the Town’s financial Aaa status with a stable outlook for the second consecutive time. The Town’s rating was first upgraded in March 2016 to Aaa, and was reaffirmed Aaa in September 2016.

Today, the agency announced it had reaffirmed the Town’s Aaa bond rating for yet a second consecutive time.

The rating agency announced in its Aaa reassignment today, “Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Aaa to Islip’s $24.7 million Various Purpose Serial Bonds 2017. Moody’s maintains a Aaa on the Town’s $160 million of outstanding debt. The rating reflects Islip’s strong credit profile, including a sound financial position, a large tax base poised for future growth, above-average wealth indicators, and manageable debt.” The investor service also noted in its reassignment, “Islip’s sound financial position will continue, given management’s commitment to maintaining financial flexibility. Islip generated operating surpluses in the General Fund for the past four fiscal years, including a $1.2 million surplus in fiscal 2016.”

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Frontier Airlines Launches Five New Destinations From MacArthur Airport

Ronkonkoma, NY, October 5, 2017 – Today, Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) customers nearly double their choices from MacArthur Airport. That’s thanks to Frontier Airlines’ addition of flights to five destinations – Ft. Myers, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Frontier is also adding a second nonstop to Orlando. The community will celebrate this launch of service for the first West Palm Beach departure at 12:05 pm. In advance of the departure, there will be a ribbon cutting and VIPS and special guests will provide details on the Frontier Airlines fares, routes and service.

“Long Island residents now have many more choices at ISP. We are delighted Frontier Airlines is recognizing the potential of our area with the continued investment of its aircraft,” explained Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “The airline business is very competitive, so we are delighted to see these flights and destinations at ISP. Long Island customers can now skip the traffic and hassles, and fly popular routes from their convenient home-town airport,” she added.

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