Islip Town Hosts STOP Day to Help Local Environment

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen recently met with residents and sanitation employees at the Town’s annual STOP (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Day, which was held at the Lincoln Avenue Recycling Center. STOP Day is held to give residents a chance to dispose of environmentally harmful products that cannot enter the normal waste stream. After collecting the materials, the Town of Islip can safely process the dangerous waste in a way that protects our environment.

Pictured (l-r): Greg Hancock, Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Control; Councilwoman Mullen; Jim Heil, Commissioner of Environmental Control.

Soccer Coach Recognized for Dedication to Local Youth

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently attended a ceremony hosted by the West Islip Soccer Club honoring players, coaches and administrators who have made a difference in the community. In particular, Supervisor Carpenter recognized Cathy Loeffler for all of the work she has done to grow the membership of the West Islip Soccer Club and to expand the Club’s reach in the community. Ms. Loeffler, an Assistant District Attorney with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, was named as the West Islip Soccer Club’s 2016 Coach of the Year.   

Brentwood Little League Celebrates Opening Day

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron and Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen recently attended the 2016 Opening Day Ceremonies for the Brentwood Little League. The Little League is hosted by Brentwood Youth Activities (BYA) who have been serving Brentwood’s children for almost 70 years. Councilwoman Mullen and Councilman Flotteron thanked BYA and all of the Little League volunteers for their efforts on behalf of local children.

Pictured (l-r): Billy Moss, President of BYA; Councilwoman Mullen; Carla Patrick, Commissioner of Baseball and Softball for BYA; Councilman Steve Flotteron. 

Town of Islip Hosts Annual Youth in Government Day

Islip, NY - Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was recently joined by local middle-school students at the beginning of the 2016 Youth in Government Day, which is sponsored by Elks Lodge 2533 of Islip. Supervisor Carpenter introduced the students to the basics of town government, before answering questions on her job and the role that government plays in everyday life.

After these brief remarks, the students were led on a tour of several Town facilities. In the past, students have visited the Recycling Center and Waste Energy Facility, and this year they were given a tour of the Town’s Compost Facility in Ronkonkoma. The students watched as yard waste and other organic material was converted into compost and mulch, which is then sold to companies and given out to residents at designated Town sites.

Following the Compost Facility, the group was driven to the MacArthur Airport Fire and Rescue Department, where employees demonstrated the equipment that will be used in the event of an emergency. The students were able to see the hose trucks in action, and were given a chance to climb aboard the trucks and get a feel for what it’s like to serve as a first responder at MacArthur Airport.

“It’s vital for young students to understand the role of government and civic institutions,” said Supervisor Carpenter. “I want to thank the teachers, administrators and the Islip Elks who made today possible. I hope each of these remarkable students learned something valuable about local government.”

 

Elementary School Students Praised for Science Competition Achievements

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently invited a group of elementary school students to Town Hall to congratulate them on their recent success in the FIRST Lego League Tournament. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League Tournament asks competitors to construct mobile ‘robots’ that can perform simple tasks. The students, from Bayport’s Academy Street Elementary School, were among the youngest competitors in the entire tournament. Despite competing against middle-schoolers, these students finished 6th out of 40 teams in the championship tournament.

“We’re so proud of these students and everything they have achieved,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “They made the effort to keep learning about science and technology outside of the classroom, and this dedication paid off at the FIRST competition. We’re looking forward to their future projects.” 

The theme for the 2016 championship was “Trash Trek”, and concerned recycling.  The team, known the Brainstormers, toured Covanta, the Islip Recycling Center and the Islip Town Compost Facility in preparation for the tournament.  The team learned how there are more people on Long Island who do not participate in recycling than those who do participate. The Brainstormers created a home recycler machine, called “The Recycler”, to eliminate the storage and mess of recycled materials in the home.

Pictured (l-r): Eileen Kaler; Matthew Bachek; George Economos; Jillian Kaler; Ellie Ricci; Supervisor Angie Carpenter. TEAMMATES NOT PICTURED: Vincent Greenlaw; Brayden Robertson.

 

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