Officials Advise Evacuation of Fire Island, Urge Town Residents to Prepare for Storm

Islip, NY - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has announced that a 6:00 p.m. deadline has been set for the voluntary evacuation of Fire Island ahead of what is now considered post-Tropical Storm Hermine. Officials are closely monitoring the  storm, which is expected to produce  storm surges that could result in coastal flooding. Residents and guests on Fire Island will not be able to evacuate once conditions deteriorate and ferries cease operating.

“We understand that Labor Day weekend is an important event for many tourists, families, and local businesses, but we have a responsibility to make the public aware of the dangers posed by this storm,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.
Weather conditions will make emergency response extremely difficult for anyone in need of assistance while on Fire Island. Wind gusts are expected up to 44 mph, and coastal residents should expect extreme high tides. All Town pools and beaches will remain closed until further notice.
Families across Islip Town are encouraged to review their preparations and be ready for the possible adverse effects of this storm including loss of power, downed tree limbs and flooding. For more information on how to prepare your family for a storm, visit

Local Supermarket Celebrates Grand Opening in Brentwood

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was recently joined by other local officials and executives from Food Bazaar Supermarkets in Brentwood at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newest Food Bazaar location. The new store, which occupies the vacancy left by Pathmark on Wicks Road, has already hired over one hundred local residents to staff and manage the incredible services available. Food Bazaar provides a full supermarket experience, while also focusing on providing ingredients for cultural dishes that cannot be found in a traditional supermarket.

“This company understands the strength of the Brentwood community, and we’re proud to be partners with them in making our Town a better place to live and work,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

Councilman Steve Flotteron, Councilman John Cochrane, Jr., and Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen echoed Supervisor Carpenter’s remarks and praised Food Bazaar and their parent company, Bogopa Services, for their contributions to the Brentwood area.   

Southside Hospital Celebrates Opening of New Emergency Department

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently joined Councilman John Cochrane, Jr., members of the Northwell Health executive board, the Bohlsen family, and other local officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new Bohlsen Family Emergency Department at Southside Hospital. The new facility features a modern layout and design that will provide a comfortable and effective experience for patients. Southside Hospital, now under the auspices of Northwell Health, named the new department in recognition of the Bohlsen family’s contributions to the hospital and the health of the community.

“This emergency department makes Southside Hospital the premier medical facility in our area. We are grateful for the work that the nurses, doctors, and staff perform every day to keep our residents safe and healthy,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. 

Town of Islip Accepting Nominations for 2016 Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Islip, NY – The Town of Islip is currently accepting nominations for its annual Celebration of Hispanic Heritage. The Town will celebrate Hispanic Heritage 2016 by honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the Islip community through their professional or volunteer activity.

To nominate a community member, please submit a Nomination Form no later than Friday, August 19, 2016. You may obtain a Nomination Form by clicking here. Please print and complete form and either mail to: Town of Islip, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Attn: M. Figalora, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY  11730; e-mail to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or fax to: 631-224-5316. In addition, a short biography, resume and letters of recommendation must be attached to the Nomination Form. 

Honorees will be selected based on their accomplishments and contributions to the Town of Islip Community.

For more information or assistance please call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs at 595-3500, ext. 1033.


John C. Dunphy Foundation Contributes to Museum Honoring Local Firefighters

Dunphy Foundation Presenting Check to Firemen Museum Executives

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron (right, front) recently attended a ceremonial check presentation at the site of the planned Firefighter Museum in Central Islip. The check was presented by representatives of the John C. Dunphy Foundation, who are generously contributing $25,000 to the construction of the museum.