Why I Love My Job: Sign Shop Edition


April 19th, 2019 – In this new episode of "Why I Love My Job in Islip" we meet the hard-working team in the Town's Sign Shop; where they design and fabricate any and all signs for the Town. Whether it's on land or water, inside or outside, if you see an official sign in the Town of Islip, it came from this shop. Click the link below to watch the new episode.

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Over 300 Pieces Sold at Annual Town Auction

Supervisor Carpenter, DPW Commissioner Tom Owens and DPW crew for a group photo infront of the many for auction vehicles

April 18th, 2019 – The Town of Islip Department of Public Safety annual vehicle and equipment auction was a huge success, with more than 300 pieces sold. Two boats, three street sweepers and a 2012 Nissan Rogue were among the items sold.

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New Female Officers Spur Change at Islip MacArthur


March 28th, 2019 – Four female officers recently hired at Islip MacArthur Airport have changed the airport culture in the few months since they've joined the ISP team. The new officers were trained in part by Special Investigator Andrew Oliveri.

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'Bayway Corridor Project' Underway

Supervisor Carpenter and Councilman Cochrane stand amidst the project work

March 25th, 2019 – Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Town Councilman John Cochrane Jr., checked on the public works crews at the “Bayway Corridor Project” in Bay Shore Friday. The project began in early March and already this week, crews could be seen pouring curbs and pulling wire for lighting.

The project encompasses the corridor of Fourth Avenue/Maple Avenue between the Bay Shore Railroad Station and the Maple Avenue Dock facility in Bay Shore, and will include infrastructure upgrades such as resurfacing, concrete curbs and sidewalks, ADA compliant ramps featuring detectable warning pads, decorative lighting, traffic calming measures and bicycle facilities. The project is a NYS Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) award, issued to the Town through a competitive process.

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Town Recognizes Women's History, Brentwood Basketball Champs and EMTs

Supervisor Carpenter and the Islip Town Board pose for a photo in the Town Board Room with the Women of honor

March 22nd, 2019 – The Town of Islip March Town Board meeting was abuzz with excitement, as exemplary women, basketball players and EMTs were honored. Six women from the Town were named Women's History honorees. Yokasta Arriaza; Violet Clarke; Lorraine Ann Pace; Suzanne Robilotta; Celia Ann Vollmer and Viola M.S. Youngblood were celebrated. Contributing Artist Tove Hasselriis Abrams was honored for her artwork on display in the Town Hall Rotunda.

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Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter Delivers State of the Town

Supervisor Carpenter stands at the podium mic, smiling at the crowd during her address, the Town Board can be seen blurred in the distance behind her

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March 19th, 2019 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter this morning delivered the State of the Town address, focusing on the Town’s future, as well as shedding light on previous accomplishments. The address, entitled “A lot has been accomplished-but there is a lot more to be done!” made reference to the achievements throughout the Town during the Supervisor’s first four years in office, but

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MacArthur Airport Celebrates 20 Years of Southwest Airlines LUV


March 14th, 2019 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined Aviation Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken, members of the Islip Town Board, leadership from Southwest Airlines, and special guests today in the airport’s Art Gallery to celebrate Southwest Airlines’ 20-year partnership with Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Supervisor Carpenter and airport officials presented Southwest Airlines with a citation from the Town of Islip, and a special award commemorating the milestone. Joining Town officials were Rick Pelc, Regional Director of Ground Operations for Southwest Airlines; Raphael Weiner, Southwest Airlines Sr. Business Consultant, Network Planning from Dallas; and Ed Concilio, Southwest Airlines Station Manager.

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Leadership Coach Inspires Public Safety Officers

Leadership Coach sits on a desk facing the camera with the park rangers lined up around the room behind him, standing at the walls and working on the computers

March 8th, 2019 – Town of Islip Public Safety officials welcomed Life Coach/Leadership Coach Joseph Fox to their offices this week, to share his Core Principles of Leadership and Development Workshop with public safety staff. Fox, retired NYPD Chief of Transit, travels around the globe offering workshops to various arms of government.

"What an inspiring afternoon with the Town of Islip Public Safety team," said Fox. "Thank you, Town of Islip Supervisor and Town Board, along with Commissioner Anthony D'Amico and Deputy Commissioner Anthony Prudenti, for your vision and understanding that we can always learn and expand our mindsets," he added.

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East Islip Celebrates 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Councilman 

Cochrane, councilwoman Mullen and Legislator Cilmi walk down the streets, dressed 

in green as bystanders look on

February 6th, 2019 – Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. joined Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen in East Islip recently for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. All came dressed to impress in their finest green garb, as residents lined the streets to see local civic groups and organizations march down Main Street. Special recognition was given to James O’Kane, a retired NYPD Officer, named the 2019 East Islip St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal, and to Claire Melecca, devoted community volunteer, named Ladies’ Aide to the Grand Marshal.

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Family Service League Opens Mental Health Hub

Councilman Cochrane Poses with Family Service League Representatives behind the ribbon about to be cut

February 6th, 2019 – Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane, Jr. attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Family Service League's DASH-Diagnostic, Assessment and Stabilization Hub. The DASH Hub offers 24/7 crisis care for children, adults and families in Suffolk County, who struggle with mental health and substance disorder.

The DASH Hub is located at 90 Adams Ave., Hauppauge. Senator Phil Boyle and Family Service League staff were on hand for the event. Congratulations to the Family Service League and all those involved on this milestone.

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Supervisor, Stroke Specialist Discuss Renewed Awareness


March 5th, 2019 – The untimely death of actor Luke Perry at age 52 Monday has increased stroke awareness and has cast a spotlight on symptoms and the importance of receiving immediate medical attention.

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter is reminding residents of four key stroke warning signs known as FAST: Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty, Time to Call 911. Getting medical attention right away is critical. Immediate treatment may minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death. Stroke treatments and survival rates have improved greatly over the last decade thanks to recent advances in technology.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have the Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island at Good Samaritan Hospital right here in West Islip, in the Town of Islip. The facility is the first and only Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in the South Shore of Long Island,” said Supervisor Carpenter.”

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Islip Councilman Supports Reading Campaign at C.I. Elementary School

Councilman Cochrange stands alongside the entire Kintergarten class holding the book we is about to read as the smiling children's faces pose for the camera

February 4th, 2019 – Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. attended Francis J. O’Neill Elementary School in Central Islip recently, in celebration of the school’s annual Guest Readers Day. The Councilman made a special appearance in Mrs. McCabe's kindergarten class, and read “Dino Pets” by Lynn Plourde, as part of People As Reading Partners’ (PARP) initiative to invite young students to experience the joy of reading.

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Supervisor Helps Launch Elementary School PARP Week

Supervisor Carpenter stands with the literacy students in a classroom near an easle with a handdrawn welcome sign the students wrote to welcome her

March 1st, 2019 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter visited the F.J. O'Neill Elementary School in Central Islip this week, to kick-off the school's PARP celebration. PARP-People As Reading Partners-is designed to foster literacy and a love of reading.

"Reading is important because it develops the mind. By teaching children to read at an early age, we're helping them develop their language skills and their ability to listen," said Supervisor Carpenter.

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Chambers, Local Restaurants Partner for Town's 335th Restaurant Week

Supervisor Carpenter joined by Eileen Tyzner, Sayville Chamber President; Rick Ammirati, Holbrook Chamber President; Mike McElwee, local restaurant owner; Deirdre Whalberg, Deputy Commissioner, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, and Caroline Smith, Director, Media Relations for a photo infront of the Town Board room

February 26th, 2019 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with local Chamber Presidents and restaurant owners to discuss the Town's Birthday Restaurant Week celebration, marking the continued celebration of Islip's founding 335 years ago.

Islip Birthday Restaurant week will kick-off April-May in Sayville. Participating restaurants will offer a menu item commemorating the Town's founding in 1683. Menu items will vary among restaurants within designated hamlets throughout the year. The Town launched its year-long 335th Birthday Celebration November 29th, 2018 with the lighting of the Town Hall Cupola blue.

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Islip Supervisor Joins Senator Urging Major Fed Funds at MacArthur Airport


February 22nd, 2019 – Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter, along with Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr., joined U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer at ISP recently, urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to back a multi-million dollar capital project to enhance the infrastructure at MacArthur Airport.

The project would inject millions of dollars into the local economy, support local businesses and create well-paying jobs in the process, with plans to revamp more than 350,000 square feet, and a push to land new carriers and west coast destinations.

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Town Hosts 20 Valentine’s Day Weddings!

Supervisor Carpenter, Town Board, and all honorees pose for a photo

February 15th, 2019 – Twenty couples were married at Islip Town Hall Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Islip's Chapel of Love. Town Clerk Olga Murray and her bilingual staff, performed the nuptials from 9 am to 7:30 pm, having added extra hours to meet the demand of Valentine's Day weddings.

"Valentine's Day is the perfect day to begin life together as a couple," said Islip Town Clerk Olga Murray. "All weddings are special, but officiating on Valentine's Day makes the ceremony a little extra special," she said. Congratulations to all the newlyweds!!!

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