Supervisor Tom Croci

Islip IDA Celebrates New Inducements in a Banner Year

Islip, N.Y. – The Town of Islip IDA is capping off a banner year with four more inducements that will retain and create jobs in our community, and make Islip more attractive to businesses looking to relocate or expand. Four new IDA projects were recently approved that will provide the retention of 135 jobs and create 58 additional jobs in total. In 2014 the Islip IDA played an integral role in the decisions of 24 companies that chose to expand or relocate in Islip Town – an all-time high for the Agency. These 24 projects have resulted in almost $103 million in investments, and has saved 1,354 jobs while also adding 459 jobs.

“We have a proven track record of driving economic growth in Islip, and the Town Board and IDA will continue to do everything we can to foster a business-friendly environment,” said Supervisor Tom Croci. “It has been a priority of this administration to bring jobs to our Town, and we’ve been successful in doing so, despite a very challenging economic climate.”

Ruby Has, LLC is an e-commerce packing company based in Queens that has simply grown too large for its current 20,000 square-feet facility. The IDA helped the company secure a 10-year property tax abatement totaling $555,154, which will allow the company to move to a new, 75,000 square-feet building in Bay Shore. 24 jobs will be retained and 14 will be created after the move.

ABH Nature’s Products manufactures vitamins and conducts quality control testing for food products. They were based in Farmingdale, but thanks to a 12-year property tax abatement of $368,369 they will be relocating to Islip Town, where they will invest over $4 million into their new, 35,000 square-feet site. The company will create 18 new jobs on top of the 17 that will be retained.

Design Works Craft is a company that is already located in Bohemia, but had been looking to relocate to a nearby facility. Their expansion was driven by their recent purchase by a Massachusetts-based company, who will be moving those jobs to Long Island as well. The combined property tax savings and sales tax exemptions, roughly $219,000, will allow their current 42 jobs to remain here in our Town, and they have committed to increase their workforce by another 13 positions in the near future.

Restaurant Depot, which supplies food and equipment for a multitude of food service industry businesses on Long Island, will be investing $7,675,000 into their facility on Lakeland Avenue. The investment will allow them to add 22,000 square-feet to their existing facility. The IDA worked to provide the assistance that the company needed to retain 52 jobs and create an additional 13.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy, and our IDA is here to help them as well as larger companies,” said Councilman John Cochrane, Jr.

Islip Town Celebrates the Holiday Season

Islip, NY – The Town of Islip will host a variety of holiday events this season, and the Islip Town Board invites residents to bring friends and family to join as we celebrate the holidays and the end of another wonderful year in Islip. Upcoming events, sponsored by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, are below; all are encouraged to visit the Town’s website at, for more detailed information.

December 4th – Deck the Halls Day, Festival of the Trees – 3 p.m.-7 p.m. - Brookwood Hall
Spearheaded by Islip Councilman Steve Flotteron in conjunction with the Islip Arts Council, this event is the official kick off the Brookwood Hall Restoration project. Children and families, community groups, and service organizations are invited to participate in the decorating of Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane in East Islip, inside and outside, in the cobblestone courtyard. You or your organization is welcome to purchase a tree for $25.00. For more information or to purchase a tree, please contact the Islip Arts Council at (631) 224-5420.

December 5th – Holiday Tree Lighting – 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Islip Town Hall
The Islip Town Board will kick off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the holiday tree in front of Islip Town Hall, at 655 Main Street. For more information, please call (631) 224-5430.


Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center Staff and Volunteers Prepare for 3rd Annual Holiday Pet Toy Drive

Bay Shore, NY – This year’s Annual Holiday Pet Toy Drive to benefit the Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center will be held on Saturday, December 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 210 South Denver Avenue in Bay Shore.

Volunteers at the Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center will purchase and hang holiday stockings on each cage at the shelter so that the public can come in and stuff these stockings with toys and treats, in effort to ensure that each animal receives some holiday cheer. Along with toys, the shelter will be accepting donations of pet food, laundry detergent, dish soap, collars and leashes, and pet beds. Please note that the shelter will not accept any raw hide bones or treats. This event is sponsored by Live.Love.Bark, the shelter’s non-profit volunteer group responsible for purchasing and hanging the stockings. Basket raffles and merchandise will also be available for sale. All money raised during this event will be gifted to the animal shelter.


Islip Supervisor Tom Croci and Councilman John Cochrane, Jr., Participate in Cablevision’s Meet the Leaders at School Event Special Edition of Program Honors Local Veterans

Bohemia, NY - Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and Town Councilman John Cochrane Jr., recently participated in Cablevision’s annual Meet the Leaders School television show taped at Connetquot High School in Bohemia, that focused on local veterans’ service to our country in special observation of Veterans Day. Twelfth-grade students at Connetquot High School also took part in the popular Cablevision television program by asking the panel of veterans, which included Supervisor Croci, questions about their military experiences. Councilman Cochrane also provided remarks about the significance of choosing a career in the military during the welcome portion of the program.


Islip Town Board Members Observe Veterans Day

Islip Town Board members paid tribute to our Veteran heroes this past Veterans Day at a variety of observances held throughout Islip Town that were sponsored by local veterans organizations. During these special ceremonies, board members took the opportunity to thank all Veterans for their dedicated service to their country. Observations were held at Veterans Memorial Park in Islip, Sparrow Park in Sayville, and Bay Shore Memorial Park, among other locations. Three of Islip’s Board Members, Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci and Councilman John Cochrane, Jr., and Councilman Anthony Senft, Jr., have all served in the military.

To view photos from these events, please visit our Facebook page. 


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  10. VFW Post #433 Receives Donation from John C. Dunphy Foundation
  11. Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center Nominated For Best of Long Island 2015
  12. Islip Officials Welcome Three New Businesses to Town’s Foreign Trade Zone
  13. Town of Islip Toughens Laws Against Decrepit, Vacant Properties
  14. Town Board Members Celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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  18. Supervisor Croci, Airport Officials Prepare for the Worst of Emergencies at Mandatory Drill
  19. Islip Town Joins Suffolk County, Fire Island Officials In Demand for Fire Island Dune Restoration
  20. Brentwood Overpass Renamed in Honor of Fallen Hero

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