Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter Announces Poster Contest to Promote Pool Safety

Islip, NY – 7/30/15 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter has announced that her office will be holding a poster contest to promote pool safety awareness. Recent incidents, including the tragic drowning of a young girl, prompted the call for increased vigilance and safety measures for residential pools. The poster contest will help spread the message about precautions that everyone can practice to prevent further tragedies.

“Public and private pools are great places for kids to have fun and cool off in the summer months, but parents and children need to be aware of ways to prevent accidental drownings,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

Entrants must be Town of Islip residents, and should include their name, age, address, and phone number on their submission. Posters should be 11” x 17” or larger, and must be submitted to the Town of Islip Office of Communications and Media Relations (655 Main St, Islip, NY, 11751) by August 14, 2015. Winners will be chosen from four age groups: 6 and under, 7-10, 11-13, and 14-18. The four winners will receive gift cards as prizes, and their work will be featured in Town of Islip publications.

For more information, call (631) 224-5485 or click here.

ISLIP OFFICIALS CELEBRATE RIBBON CUTTING FOR TOWN’S FIRST MUNICIPAL COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) FUELING FACILITY THAT WILL REDUCE POLLUTION AND PROVIDE A SOURCE OF REVENUE FOR THE TOWN

Islip, New York -- July 29, 2015 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by other Town officials and executives of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. participated in a celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony today to unveil Islip’s first municipal, compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at the Islip Resource Recovery Facility in Ronkonkoma.

The $2 million facility, whose cost was borne by the operator, Clean Energy, will reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that refuse collection trucks in the Town of Islip produce while providing the town with a new source of revenues.

“I join all my colleagues on the Islip Town Board and many others when I say how excited we are to unveil the first municipal CNG station in the Town of Islip and celebrate this important step closer for the Town of Islip as we look for ways to conserve energy and preserve our environment,” stated Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “We believe making the switch to natural gas makes great sense both economically and environmentally,” she added.

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Veterans Reminded to Maintain Records

Veterans Reminded to Maintain Records

Islip, NY – 7/22/15 – Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane, Jr. would like to remind local veterans of the need to properly maintain and store their military documents. Having documents readily available will greatly assist veterans in obtaining any benefits which are owed to them and their families. Having these documents on-hand will also be useful in order not to encounter any difficulties in the near future in obtaining Veteran’s burial benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Federal, state, and local governments provide a wide array of benefits to those men and women who have served our country, but careful documentation is required to access these benefits,” said Councilman John Cochrane, Jr. “Diligent record-keeping can make a big difference in a veteran’s way of life.”

If you are a veteran or the caregiver of a veteran, please make sure all military documents, such as a DD214/honorable discharge papers, are in order and readily available. If you cannot locate these military documents, specifically the DD214/honorable discharge papers, please contact Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane, Jr.’s office at 631-224-5559 for assistance. It is strongly recommended that veterans residing in the Town of Islip file their DD214/honorable discharge paper with the Suffolk County Clerk’s office, where it will be permanently filed and made available as an emergency back-up. The Suffolk County Clerk’s office can be reached at 631-852-2000 X113 for more information.

Town of Islip Accepting Nominations for 2015 Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Islip, NY – 7/23/15 – The Town of Islip is currently accepting nominations for its annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage. The Town will celebrate Hispanic Heritage 2015 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 21, 2015. 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 & Cultural Affairs, 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, the following must be attached to the Nomination Form:
1. a short biography
2. resume
3. two (2) letters of recommendation

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 & Cultural Affairs at 224-5430.

ISLIP TOWN SUPERVISOR ANGIE CARPENTER JOINS OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS, ISLIP’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, SUFFOLK COUNTY AND THE LONG ISLAND HOUSING PARTNERSHIP TO KICK-OFF THE CELEBRATION OF ELEVEN NEW AFFORDABLE HOMES IN BRENTWOOD

Islip, New York – July 24, 2015 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter today joined members of the Islip Town Board and the Town of Islip Community Development Agency (CDA) at a ceremony held at the corner of Fletcher St. and Adams Ave. in Brentwood to celebrate a creative partnership with Suffolk County and the Long Island Housing Partnership (LIHP) to bring eleven (11) new homes to the Brentwood area in an effort to help families find their first homes at affordable prices. The Town of Islip worked together with Suffolk County which provided the property for the affordable homes through a process whereby the county donated the land to the Town of Islip Community Development Agency (CDA) which in turn collaborated with the Long Island Housing Partnership (LIHP) on financing that will be provided to make the homes more affordable for first-time home buyers.

“It is by working together and putting forth these collaborative efforts with the Town of Islip Community Development Agency (CDA), New York State, Suffolk County and the Long Island Housing Partnership that we are able to improve the quality of life for residents of Brentwood and other communities within the town needing affordable housing solutions and revitalization,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

The goal of the Town of Islip Community Development Agency has been to develop a diverse range of housing options including implementation of programs whereby surplus county-owned property is made available for affordable housing. These goals work in collaboration with both non-profit and for-profit housing developers.

“I commend the Town of Islip Community Development Agency and Executive Director Alison Karppi for all the agency has done and continues to do as the lead agency addressing housing needs for over 30 years.”

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  14. Town of Islip CDA Holds Housing Lottery for 6 Homes In Central Islip, East Islip, Ronkonkoma - 6/17/15
  15. Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter Touts Islip’s Business-Friendly Environment at CEO Summit - 6/16/15
  16. Youth Enrichment Services Contributors Receive Thanks from Town Board
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  19. Islip Town Board Pays Tribute to Successful Students - 6/2/15
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