Attention Islip Town Residential Property Owners

December 28th, 2018 – New York State has notified that a total of 589 Islip residential properties were erroneously issued a STAR Credit Check by the State in October of 2018. The December 2018 tax bills for these properties also reflect a STAR exemption benefit equal to the STAR Credit check. A property can not obtain both the STAR exemption and the STAR Credit. If you receive a bill from the State seeking reimbursement from the State for the amount of the STAR credit check, and you have questions, please call the State at (518) 457-5434 or Inquiries requiring special attention may be directed to Town offices at (631) 224-5585 or (631) 224-5058.

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Fall Yard Waste Collection Change Reminder

December 17th, 2018 – Please be advised that the Town’s Unlimited Yard Waste Collection has now ended. Sanitation crews will accept 6 bags, pails or bundles of yard waste under 50lbs, 4’x2’x2’ with your garbage on your regular scheduled collection days only. The Winter Unlimited Yard Waste Collection will begin the week of January 7th. Please refer to your seasonal mailing card or the Town’s Information Dashboard for your winter yard waste collection days.

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DRI Central Islip Public Meeting & Call for Projects Update

Click HERE to view the Central Islip Down Revitalization Initiative homepage.

December 17th, 2018 – Please be advised that the second public meeting for the Central Islip DRI project has been rescheduled from Wednesday, January 9 to Monday, February 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm. (Central Islip High School cafeteria, 85 Wheeler Road).


Fall Yard Waste End of Program Reminder

December 7th, 2018 – The upcoming week ending Saturday, December 15th, will be the last week of the Town’s Unlimited Fall Yard Waste Collection. As of Monday December 17th, sanitation crews will collect 6 bags, pails or bundles of yard waste under 50lbs, 4’x2’x2’ with your garbage on your regular scheduled collection days.

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2018 Animal Shelter Holiday Toy Drive

7th Annual Holiday Toy Drive at the Animal Shelter to be held December 8th

November 29th, 2018 – The Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center will be holding its 7th Annual Holiday Toy Drive on Saturday, December 8th. Come down to the shelter between 11:00am and 2:30pm and help fill the stockings (and wishes) of the animals this holiday. Dog, cat and bunny toys, along with treats, collars, and of course "furever" homes, are wanted! See the flyer below for complete details, and help make 2018 the best holiday these animals can have. Visit their Facebook page here.

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5th Annual Festival of Trees to be Hosted Dec. 6th!

Supervisor Carpenter, Director of Personnel Arthurt Abbate, and Northwell Health Representatives pose for a group photo

November 29th, 2018 – The Festival of Trees is returning for its fifth year on Thursday, December 6th. Join in the festivities by sponsoring a tree, and show off your decorating skills! Hot cocoa and holiday fun will be provided. See the flyer below for full details.

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Supervisor Urges Christmas Tree Fire Safety Precautions

November 30th, 2018 – The Holidays are here, and Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter is reminding all residents to be mindful of Christmas Tree Fire safety. Most people are surprised to learn, that a dry tree can catch fire and burn faster than newspaper. Please see the video above for a disturbing reminder of just how quickly an unwatered Christmas tree can engulf an entire room. Supervisor Carpenter urges residents to always keep trees adequately watered, away from heat sources and never leave lights on overnight. “The holidays are a very special time of year, a time to create lasting memories with loved ones. Please take a moment to watch this important video, and take the necessary precautions to ensure that holiday memories are happy memories,” said Supervisor Carpenter.

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Vote Your Favorite Town of Islip Pub!

November 28th, 2018 – Have one in mind? Tell us your favorite! Click the image above and post in the comments section on our Facebook page, or click HERE!

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Town of Islip 335th Birthday Celebration Kick-Off

Town of Islip 335th Birthday Kick-Off Celebration 11-29-18 at 4pm at Islip Town Hall

November 27th, 2018 – The Town of Islip will mark its 335th Birthday with a kick-off celebration on Thursday, November 29th, when Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter, along with Town officials, “flip the switch” illuminating the Town Hall Cupola bright blue.


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