Town, Airport Officials Welcome Elite Airways to Long Island MacArthur Airport

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter led a succession of local dignitaries in welcoming Elite Airways to Long Island MacArthur Airport today. At an airport press conference this morning, Elite Airways President John Pearsall together with Supervisor Angie Carpenter announced three new destinations that will be offered from Long Island MacArthur Airport to popular vacation destinations in the Northeast and Southeast.

“I am thrilled that the Town of Islip is entering into a partnership with Elite Airways,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “The addition of Elite to the Long Island MacArthur Airport family will offer both residents and those living in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the opportunity to travel to some of the most desirable vacation destinations along the east coast and do so from Long Island MacArthur Airport, the kinder, gentler airport.”


Town Board Votes to Allow Contract to be Signed with Elite Airways

Islip, NY – The Islip Town Board recently voted unanimously to allow the Supervisor’s Office and officials at Long Island MacArthur Airport to enter into a contract with Elite Airways. Based out of Portland, Maine, Elite Airways will begin selling tickets this summer for non-stop flights out of Long Island MacArthur Airport to popular tourist destinations in the northeast and southeast United States.

“We’re excited to begin what we anticipate will be a long partnership with Elite Airways,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “Long Island MacArthur Airport is a treasured asset to the Town of Islip, and so far this year we’ve made true progress at the airport.”

“We now have some real momentum at Long Island MacArthur Airport,” said Councilman John Cochrane. “We’ve added two carriers this year and in May we’ll be unveiling additional attractions that will honor the life and legacy of the airport’s namesake, General Douglas MacArthur, while also driving economic growth in our area.”



Local Students Honored for Scholastic, Extra-Curricular Achievement

Islip, NY – The Town of Islip recently held its 38th Annual Student Achievement Awards ceremony, honoring dozens of students from throughout Islip Town in various scholastic and extra-curricular categories. In addition to recognizing students who have earned high marks in academic subjects, the ceremony also honors students who have made accomplishments in community service efforts, school clubs and athletics. This year, roughly forty students received awards before a recent Town Board meeting.

“These young men and women represent the future of the Town of Islip and our society as a whole,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “The Town Board is very proud of all that you have achieved, and we look forward to everything yet to come.”

Town Personnel, Local Volunteers Beautify Grounds of Brookwood Hall

Islip, NY – Hundreds of volunteers from businesses, non-profit organizations and community groups gathered on the grounds of Brookwood Hall in East Islip for the 2016 Brookwood Hall Gardening Day. This effort, led by the Brookwood Hall Restoration Committee, will help restore the landscape of the Brookwood Hall grounds to a close approximation of its former glory. Keep Islip Clean (KIC), Youth Enrichment Services, local Chambers of Commerce and other dedicated residents worked from dawn until late afternoon planting hundreds of trees, bushes and evergreens. The result is a majestic esplanade.

“Brookwood Hall is a local treasure, and the Town of Islip and these hundreds of volunteers understand how important it is to beautify and maintain this property,” said Councilman Steve Flotteron, who spearheaded the beautification and gardening project. “With Earth Day on Friday, this was an appropriate time to improve one of Islip’s most majestic outdoor spaces.”


Bayport – Blue Point Little League Holds Successful Opening Day Ceremony

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen recently attended the 2016 Opening Day ceremony for the Bayport – Blue Point Little League. In addition to visiting with parents and league officials, Councilwoman Mullen met with James Herlihy of Boy Scout Troop 329. Mr. Herlihy constructed a new flag pole for the Little League complex as part of his Eagle Award project. Councilwoman Mullen thanked all of the volunteer coaches and parents for continuing the American tradition of Little League baseball.

Photo 1: Kevin Baez, former Major League Baseball player; Ken Gesseck, Town of Islip Parks and Recreation Department; Tom Owens, Commissioner of Town of Islip Parks and Recreation Department; Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen; Neil Foley, Brookhaven Town Councilman.

Photo 2: Councilwoman Mullen meets with James Herlihy to thank him for his generosity and hard work.