John C. Dunphy Foundation Contributes to Museum Honoring Local Firefighters

Dunphy Foundation Presenting Check to Firemen Museum Executives

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron (right, front) recently attended a ceremonial check presentation at the site of the planned Firefighter Museum in Central Islip. The check was presented by representatives of the John C. Dunphy Foundation, who are generously contributing $25,000 to the construction of the museum. 

ALS ‘Ride for Life’ Volunteers Praised by Town Officials

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Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was recently joined by Islip officials and local volunteers outside of Town Hall in a demonstration of support for the ‘Ride for Life’ charity. Ride for Life began in 1997 as a way to highlight the struggle that ALS patients and their loved ones face every day. Each year in May, which is National ALS Awareness Month, those afflicted by ALS are joined by thousands of supporters as they ride across Long Island, bringing attention to the disease and raising funds for research that could one day lead to a cure.

“I’m so proud of the community’s support for Ride for Life,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “Over 30,000 Americans suffer from this terrible disease, but thanks to charities like Ride for Life we are able to show our support for those struggling with ALS.”

Councilman Steve Flotteron, Councilman John Cochrane, Jr., and Town Clerk Olga Murray joined Supervisor Carpenter and the volunteers in recognition of Ride for Life’s mission.

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Local Eagle Scout Honored by Community Leaders

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen recently joined other local officials at the Eagle Award Ceremony for Christopher Clifton of Troop 329 in Bayport. Through the Boy Scouts, Christopher has been able to contribute in meaningful ways to his community and has always demonstrated a willingness to serve others. Councilwoman Mullen wished him well on all of his future endeavors.

Pictured (l-r): Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen; Christopher Clifton; Kay Clifton. 

Second Half Taxes Due

Alexis Weik, Receiver of Taxes, reminds all Islip Taxpayers, that second half taxes are due May 31, 2016. THE LAST DAY FOR PAYMENT OF CURRENT TAXES AT THIS OFFICE will be TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016, at which time our office will be open from 8:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. 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 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.

1916 ‘Easter Rising’ Commemorated

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen recently attended a commemoration ceremony for a monument recognizing the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland. The Easter Rising was a week-long rebellion against British rule, and at the time was the most significant Irish uprising since 1798. Roughly 500 people died during the fighting, most of whom were Dublin civilians. Although the Easter Rising was crushed, the severity of British reprisals inspired further resistance, and many of the Irish fighters not killed in the fighting (or subsequent trials) went on to become leaders during the Irish revolutionary period.

Pictured (l-r): Êamon Ó Cuív, grandson of the 1st President of the Irish Republic; Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning; Hon. Michael Mullen; Islip Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen.