Town Celebrates East Islip Chamber Signage

Supervisor Carpenter, Councilman O'Connor East Islip Chamber representatives pose on a fall day infront of the new Town sign

November 8th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Town Councilman James O’Connor, East Islip Chamber President, Gary Teich and chamber board members, were on hand recently for a ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling new signage welcoming residents to the hamlet of East Islip.

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Town of Islip Welcomes Riedy-Marano Wealth Management

Supervisor Carpenter, Councilwoman Mullen, Councilman O'Connor and Riedy-Marano staff post with ribbon by the new location

November 5th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter welcomed the Riedy-Marano Wealth Management Group to the West Islip business community recently with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Islip Councilman James O'Connor, Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen, along with Suffolk County Legislator Steve Flotteron, NYS Senator Phil Boyle and staff from the firm's team were on hand for the event.

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Islip Unveils Reserved Veterans’ Parking Space


November 2nd, 2018 – Islip Town officials unveiled a dedicated Veterans’ Parking space in front of Islip Town Hall Friday. Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined at the unveiling by Tom Owens, Commissioner of DPW and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, along with members of the Islip American Legion and the West Islip American Legion. “We are so very grateful to our Veterans for their service,” said Supervisor Carpenter. “This dedicated parking space is located directly in front of the Town Hall entrance at 655 Main St., and provides convenient access to the Veterans Affairs Office within the office Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr.” she added.

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Local Breast Cancer Coalitions Benefit from Town Fundraiser

Supervisor Angie Carpenter; Islip Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr; Director of Personnel Arthur Abbate; Chief of Staff, Tracey Krut and representatives from various departments fill the entire top rotunda and pose for a group photo, dessed in pink

November 2nd, 2018 – Town employees raised more than $700 through the Town of Islip's Annual Wear Pink Day. Employees donated $5 toward the fundraiser, which enabled them to wear jeans for the day. Proceeds will be distributed between the Islip, West Islip and Brentwood/Bay Shore Breast Cancer Coalitions.

"This is truly a worthwhile cause that grows each year," said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. "Through this fundraising effort, the coalitions are able to provide essential needs including wigs, food and transportation to women battling breast cancer," she added.

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Town Employees Turn Out for Health and Wellness

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

November 2nd, 2018– Islip Town employees received free flu shots, blood pressure screenings, and other financial health and wellness services at the annual Town of Islip Employee's Health Fair recently. The event is presented by Supervisor Angie Carpenter in coordination with Northwell Health, AFLAC, UPSEU, NYS Deferred Compensation, National EAP and for the first time this year, Eastern Suffolk BOCES. The Health Fair offers cardiac education, cholesterol screening and health related services.

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Town Conducts First-Ever Opioid/Heroin Task Force Public Forum

The Opioid Task Force Panel including Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Members of the Islip Town Board applaud as 4 counselors tell their stories

October 26th, 2018 – The Town of Islip presented its first-ever Opioid/Heroin Task Force Public Forum Monday, to address the growing problem of Opioid/Heroin addiction and overdose on Long Island. Supervisor Angie Carpenter presented opening remarks, and introduced the event's moderator, Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, President and CEO of Family and Children's Association. Task Force Co-Chairs MaryAnn Pfeiffer, President, Youth Enrichment Services and Drew Scott, formerly of News 12, as well as Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen of the Detox and Treatment Subcommittee, Councilman James O'Connor and Councilman John Cochrane, Jr. participated in the forum.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $20 Million to Combat MS-13 Gang Violence on Long Island


October 29th, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York is investing $20 million in new initiatives to combat MS-13 gang activity on Long Island. Specifically, New York will grant $15 million in capital funding to support the creation of a new community hub in Brentwood to provide a one-stop shop for social services, as well as recreational and educational opportunities for the community. Additionally, $2.5 million will be dedicated to improving park safety through the installation of new lighting and surveillance cameras, and $1 million will be used for new surveillance cameras and other law enforcement technology to assist Suffolk County Police Department. Finally, $1 million will be spent to support apprenticeship programs that teach at-risk youth both job and life skills, as well as $500,000 to strengthen mental health and social services programs across Long Island. By taking this holistic approach, the State is not only helping to curb gang violence in the short-term, but it is also addressing many of the underlying factors that lead to its spread.

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Islip Recognizes Small Businesses

Supervisor Carpenter, members of the Town Board and 2018 Small Business Honorees pose for a group photo

October 26th, 2018 – The Town of Islip Economic Development Commission honored 8 small businesses within the Town at its 2018 Small Business Awards event recently. Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter, William Mannix, CEcD, Director and members of the Town Board, celebrated the business owners and their success stories.

"Small businesses are the fabric of our communities and Islip is a great place to be a small business owner," said Supervisor Carpenter. The Town strives to provide an efficient and thorough experience, from a grand opening to a major expansion," she said.

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Supervisor's Breakfast Raises Funds for Families in Need

Congressman Peter King, Supervisor Carpenter pose in front of the raffle baskets

October 25th, 2018 – The Town of Islip Supervisor's 'Give Thanks and a Meal' Thanksgiving Breakfast benefiting Islip Food for Hope raised nearly $20,000 according to early totals. Since 1982, Islip Food for Hope has been dedicated to eliminating hunger in the Town of Islip.

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Thousands Turn Out for Islip’s 40th Annual Apple Festival


October 23rd, 2018 – Thousands of visitors flocked to the 40th Annual Town of Islip Apple Festival on Saturday at the Islip Grange in Sayville. There was something for everyone at the festival, which offered specialty foods, craft vendors, LIVE music, line dancing, and a pie eating and scarecrow making competition.

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Gold Coast Bank and Town of Islip Partner to Honor Breast Cancer Research Pioneer

Supervisor Carpenter, Gold coast Bank Representatives, and Breast Cancer Awareness Pioneer Lorraine Pace pose for a Photo

October 18th, 2018 – Gold Coast Bank Founder and CEO George Tsunis and Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter, joined with breast cancer survivors, advocates, civic leaders and county officials, to turn Gold Coast Bank aglow in pink LED lights in honor of a Long Island breast cancer advocacy pioneer, Lorraine Pace.

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Supervisor, Local Officials Welcome KIC Junior Commissioners

Supervisor Carpenter in the background swearing in the KIC members as in the foreground they face her and raise their right hands

October 15th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Town Councilman James P. O’Connor recently joined with Nancy Cochran, KIC Executive Director, and the KIC Executive Board at an induction ceremony welcoming new junior commissioners to Keep Islip Clean. The inductees, all students from local high schools, were sworn in under oath by Supervisor Carpenter, and presented Town Certificates of Recognition from both the Supervisor and the Councilman. Over forty students in total were inducted into the program, representing Bay Sore, Bayport – Bluepoint, Brentwood, Central Islip, Connetquot, East Islip, Hauppauge, Islip, Sayville, and West Islip high schools.

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Two Town Councilwomen Place in Northwell Run

Councilwoman Trish Bergen and Councilwoman Mullen at the finish line.

October 5th, 2018 – Two Islip Town Councilwomen placed in the Northwell Health Great South Bay Run recently. Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen took Third Place overall in the 13.1 Half Marathon and Councilwoman Trish Bergin took Sixth Place in her age category.

The 34th Annual Northwell Health Great South Bay Run features three USA Track and Field certified run courses; 13.1 Half Marathon, a 10K Run and a 5K Family Fun Run. Each race begins and ends at the Bay Shore Marina Park with a course that continues through historic Bay Shore downtown, along Brightwaters Lakes, Cascades and Canals. The race finishes with an unobstructed view of Fire Island and the Great South Bay.

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Town Officials Quickly Respond in Tornado Aftermath

Supervisor Carpenter, DPS Commissioner Owens, and Public Safety Commisioner D'Amico discuss the damages

October 3rd, 2018 – Personnel from the Town of Islip's Departments of Public Works, Public Safety and Fire Marshal's office, quickly responded in the early hours Wednesday morning to calls of downed trees in the hamlet of Ronkonkoma. The National Weather Service later determined the cause to be a minor tornado. Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was on scene early Wednesday morning to meet with Tom Owens, Commissioner, DPW, Anthony D'Amico, Commissioner, Public Safety, and representatives from the Fire Marshal's Office, to ensure residents' safety, and to assess the damage left behind in the wake of the tornado.

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Islip Town Lights Cupola Pink Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A split image, on the left side Supervisor Carpenter and representatives from local Breast Cancer Coalitions prepare to press the light activating lever, on the right, a picture of the lit cupola at night, in brillant pink

October 1st, 2018 – Islip Town officials lit the Town Hall Cupola for the first time in the Town’s 335 history Monday evening, in recognition of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Cupola was illuminated in pink LED lights at 6 pm as local, state and county officials gathered with civic leaders, chamber leaders and breast cancer survivors to mark the beginning of a month-long awareness campaign dedicated to breast cancer prevention.

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Islip Youth Bureau Donates Over 100 Backpacks with Support from Local Businesses

A tri-image of Supervisor Carpenter and Yoth Bureau Executive Director Tim Mare holding backpacks and shcool items, an image of students receiving backpacks and supplies at school, and a group photo of all the students who received school supplies, holding up their bags smiling

October 1st, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter met with Islip Youth Bureau Executive Director Tim Mare, in recognition of the recent success of the 2018 Back to School Supply Drive. Backpacks, notebooks, crayons and many other school supplies were generously donated by residents and businesses from across the Islip community, to aid local students returning to school.

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