Supervisor Tom Croci

Town of Islip’s Annual Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic Had Outstanding Turnout This Year

1200 Animals Receive Vaccinations, 52 Animals Micro-chipped, 200 Dogs Licensed

Islip, NY – Islip Supervisor Tom Croci and Town Board Members welcomed residents and their pets at this year’s annual Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic. The Town held the Clinic on Saturday, September 20th at Veteran’s Memorial Park in front of Islip Town Hall, giving rabies vaccines to 1200 animals. This event was sponsored by the Suffolk County SPCA and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. Majority of the animals that the SCSPCA officers and staff vaccinated were dogs, with only about 7% of those animals being cats. One ferret also received its rabies shot.

Residents and non-residents traveled to Islip for their pet’s annual rabies shot. Many also brought their animal to get a micro-chip from the staff at Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center, or to get a new or renewed dog license from the Town Clerk’s Office. The shelter’s Animal Control Officers and staff performed 52 micro-chipping services, three cats and 49 dogs, raising a total of $1,300.

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School, Hospital Receive Much-Needed Roadway Improvements

Islip, N.Y. – The Town of Islip is pleased to announce the completion of a significant roadway improvement project in West Islip. Beach Drive, which provides access to St. John the Baptist High School, Good Samaritan Hospital, and West Islip Beach, was in dire need of repairs to the roadway and drainage infrastructure. The Town of Islip Department of Public Works recently completed those paving and drainage improvements.

“There are critical roadways in our Town that must always be made as safe as possible for our motorists, and Beach Drive is a prime example,” said Supervisor Tom Croci. “The students, medical personnel, and families that utilize this road can now enjoy a smoother and safer ride.”

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ISLIP TOWN COUNCILMAN STEVE FLOTTERON, VOLUNTEERS BEGIN EFFORT TO RESTORE BROOKWOOD HALL AND OBTAIN HISTORIC DESIGNATION

EAST ISLIP, NY (Sept. 19, 2014) – A decaying and long neglected historic mansion is finally getting some attention as community leaders, history buffs and architecture aficionados begin a restoration effort to get the building, once home to millionaires and later orphans, into the National Register of Historic Places.

Officials, led by Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron, today kicked off an effort to restore the historic, but decaying, more-than-century-old Georgian revival mansion in East Islip, called Brookwood Hall.

Flotteron and a group of volunteers from local historic, arts and business organizations spent the morning of September 19, tearing down ceilings and walls of the 1903 brick mansion in an effort to expose some of the 41-room home’s original grandeur.

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MacArthur Airport to Host Blood Drive

Islip, N.Y. – On Wednesday, September 24th, Long Island-MacArthur Airport will partner with Long Island Blood Services to host a community blood drive in the Airport Atrium from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Roughly 800 pints of blood are needed every day to meet the demand of Long Island’s hospitals. Anyone wishing to donate blood must meet certain criteria:

1. Possess a valid ID
2. Weigh more than 110 lbs
3. Must be between 16-75 years of age (those over 75 can donate with a doctor’s note)
4. No tattoos in the past 12 months

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (631) 467-3300. For questions about medical eligibility, call 1-800-688-0900.

Islip Town to Host Annual Apple Festival

Islip, NY – The Town of Islip Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will host the annual Apple Festival on Saturday, October 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Islip Grange, located at 10 Broadway Avenue in Sayville. In case of inclement weather, a rain date has been set for Sunday, October 5th. Admission is free for all and many activities will be offered at a low-cost.

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