Supervisor, Town Board Recognize Students' Athletic and Academic Achievements

Supervisor Carpenter and the Islip Town Board pose for a photo with honorees Bayport-Blue Point Volleyball team

January 16th, 2019 – Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter, along with members of the Islip Town Board, congratulated students and athletes from Islip, Brentwood and the Bayport-Blue Point school districts for outstanding athletic and academic accomplishments during the January 15 Town Board meeting.

Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen recognized the Bayport-Blue Point Girls Varsity Phantom Volleyball team, coached by Toni Mulgrave, on winning the Suffolk County Class B Championship and the Long Island Championship this season.

Also honored, the Islip High School Robotics Team-Voltage-who under the direction of Coach Erika Dannenfelser, won First Place in the Real Tech Inspire Award.


Supervisor Carpenter, Local Officials Attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Castella Imports

Supervisor Carpenter poses with Castella Imports Representatives and local officials with scissor and ribbon to commemorate the grand opening

January 15th, 2019 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter attended a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of Castella Imports’ new headquarters. The Mediterranean food and spice company, in business for over 25 years, expanded to a larger facility located in the Heartland Business complex. CEO Chris Valsamos’ parents founded the company after immigrating to the United States from Greece. The expansion and relocation of Castella Imports was facilitated as a Town of Islip IDA project.


Supervisor Carpenter Greets Rising Cub Scouts

Supervisor Carpenter Sits at the Town Board Room meeting table for a photo with the cub scouts flanking her on either side

January 10th, 2019 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter met with six cub scouts recently, who toured Islip Town Hall as part of earning their Citizenship Achievement badge. The Cub Scouts of Troop #197 were able to learn about the duties of the Supervisor of the Town of Islip, and the role of local government.


Supervisor Carpenter Recognizes Peace Officers During Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Supervisor Carpenter Standing With Islip Park Rangers

January 9th, 2019 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recognized Town of Islip Peace Officers during National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Wednesday, January 9th, 2019.

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was founded in 2015 to thank officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities. Concerns of Police Survivors, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Fraternal Order of Police, the International Association of Chief of Police, the Officer Down Memorial Page, Law Enforcement United, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, International Conference of Police Chaplains, National Troopers Coalition only name a few of the long list of organizations supporting inaugural day of National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Day. Since then, nationwide, many more organizations have joined forces to support National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) to spread encouragement and respect to these dedicated men and women.


Islip Council Members Recognize Bay Shore Eagle Scout

Councilmembers Cohrane and O'Connor stand next to Eagle Scout Kevin Souhrada, holding the Islip Citation of Recognition

January 8th, 2019 – Town Council Members John C. Cochrane, Jr. and James P. O’Connor recently visited St. Patrick’s Church in Bay Shore, for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor celebrating the advancement of Boy Scout Kevin Souhrada to Eagle rank. Kevin, whose Court of Honor ceremony took place Sunday, January 6th, joins the proud 4% of scouts in the Boy Scouts of America to achieve the prestigious and difficult rank. Councilman Cochrane and Councilman O’Connor presented Eagle Scout Kevin Souhrada with a Town Citation of Recognition, commemorating his accomplishment.

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Town DPW Crews Address Potholes Ahead of Winter Weather

January 4th, 2019 – Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. recently met with Town DPW crews along Islip’s busy Commack Rd., as ongoing efforts to address potholes continues in the Town of Islip. The crews were out in force taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather, working to remedy poor road conditions and potential problem areas before the winter cold could cause further damage.


Islip Town’s 5.3MW Solar Farm Goes Live

January 2nd, 2019 – Two recently constructed solar farms totaling 5.3 Mega Watts in the Town of Islip commenced full-scale commercial operation on December 19, 2018. The projects are developed and constructed by Agilitas Energy, a leading commercial solar developer headquartered in Massachusetts. This marks the completion of Agilitas Energy’s first tranche of projects within its 15MW, 7-project Long Island portfolio.

“The Town of Islip is pleased to announce that our partnership with Agilitas Energy has transformed two closed Town landfills into green energy solar facilities, generating both clean power, reducing our carbon foot-print, and an annual income for our taxpayers.” Angie Carpenter, Supervisor for the Town of Islip commented, “It's a win-win for our Islip residents.”


Supervisor, Town Board Recognize Islip High School’s Championship Teams

Islip Girls Varsity Soccer team 

and Coach post with Supervisor Carpenter and Town Board

December 21st, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board welcomed students and members of the Islip High School Athletic Department at December’s Town Board meeting, in recognition of the school’s three varsity teams who won championship titles this fall. The three teams: Girls Soccer, Gymnastics and Tennis, each had outstanding seasons, culminating in a string of big wins for the school.


Verde Kitchen & Cocktails Voted Town Favorite Bar/Pub

December 21st, 2018 – We asked and you voted! In a Facebook contest, Islip residents picked Verde Kitchen & Cocktails as their favorite local Bar/Pub. Watch the video above as Zach Rude, Verde's Executive Chef and part Owner, talks about Verde's unique dining room, style and menu.

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Michael LoGrande, Former Islip Supervisor, Visionary, Dies at 80

December 20th, 2018 – Michael LoGrande, former Islip Town Supervisor, Suffolk County Executive and Suffolk Water Authority Chairman died December 18. He was 80 years old. LoGrande died after an eight-month battle with cancer.

LoGrande served as the acting director of the Islip Town Planning Department from 1972-1974; as Commissioner of Planning from 1974-1979 and Town Supervisor from 1980-1986. “He loved the Town of Islip,” said his son, Michael F. LoGrande of Virginia. “He knew every street. I was baffled…you could say a street in the entire Town and he knew the people who lived on that street and he could tell you where it is,” said Michael, a retired Air Force colonel and now a United Airlines pilot. “He knew every nook and cranny in the Town.”


Supervisor, Local Officials Celebrate Ribbon Cutting at Southside Hospital

Supervisor Carpenter and Councilman Cochrane Pose with Linda and John Bolsen, Senator Boyle, and Southside representatives in the new lobby

December 14th, 2018 – Southside Hospital recently unveiled its new Bohlsen Family Lobby at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr., NY Senator Phil Boyle and Southside Hospital staff and officials, to commemorate the grand opening. Named after the Bohlsen family in honor of their generous contributions, the new main lobby features a streamlined security check-in, a modern lounge and sitting area, as well as a pharmacy, café and coffee bar. In total, the hospital’s lobby was expanded by nearly 25%, marking the beginning of many improvements to come.


Baseline Health, UPSEU Donate Gifts for Kids

UPSEU and Baseline Health representatives, Tim Mare from the Youth Bureau and Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter pose infront of the 2nd floor Christmas tree with a large assortment of gifts surrounding it

December 14th, 2018 – Baseline Health, together with the UPSEU, presented toys to the Town of Islip Youth Bureau this week for distribution to children in need of gifts this Christmas. The gifts will be distributed through the Youth Bureau. Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Tim Mare, Executive Director, Town of Islip Youth Bureau, and members of Baseline Health and UPSEU.

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West Islip Chamber Donates 335th Birthday Time Capsule

Supervisor Carpenter and West Islip Chamber representatives pose in the Town Board Room behind the Time Capsule.

December 13th, 2018 – The West Islip Chamber of Commerce recently donated a time capsule to the Town of Islip, in recognition of the Town's 335th Birthday. Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by West Islip Chamber President Charles Spencer, Board Members Diane Rossi-Fontana, Belinda Rubino and Ann Kreisberg. The time capsule will be buried at the Town's December 2019 birthday event, marking the end of the year-long 335th celebration.


Hundreds of Toys Collected for Salvation Army Angels

Supervisor Carpenter holds a little league bat and glove infront of the Christmas Tree surrounded by plentiful gifts

December 12th, 2018 – An outpouring of generosity from Town of Islip employees was evident this week, when hundreds of toys purchased for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program awaited pick-up in Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter's office.


Town Employees Celebrate Holidays with Annual Luncheon and Baking Competition

A cake ornatley decorated with Santa and Rudolph icing creations, cookies, and gingerbread men

December 12th, 2018 – Town of Islip employees celebrated the Holiday Season with their Annual Holiday Luncheon and Baking Competition. Special 'Thank You' to Ellen Pleasant and our friends at UPSEU, Anthony's Pizza in West Islip, and our Town of Islip Fire Marshalls for their generous contributions.


NY Jets Recognize Park Rangers for Heroism

December 10th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Islip Town officials and Steve Castleton, NY Jets First Responder and Military Liaison surprised two Town of Islip Park Rangers at a special recognition ceremony in the Islip Town Board Room recently.

Town of Islip Park Rangers Anthony LaGrasta and John Rivera were hailed as heroes in the media last month, after pulling a motorist from a freezing Islip canal. When a West Islip restaurateur heard the news, he reached out to his longtime friend, Steve Castleton who coordinates the NY Jets annual Military Day. Today, Castleton joined Supervisor Carpenter to announce that the NY Jets have invited the pair of park rangers and their families, to attend the NY Jets First Responders Night game Saturday, December 16th.


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