Supervisor Tom Croci

Islip Officials Mark Ground Breaking for Town’s First CNG Facility That Will Reduce Pollution and Bring Town Revenues

Ronkonkoma, New York — Town of Islip Supervisor Tom Croci and fellow Town Board members were joined today by executives of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., to break ground on the Town’s first municipal compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at the MacArthur Resource Recovery Facility in Ronkonkoma. 

The $2 million facility, located on 2 acres at the MacArthur Waste-to-Energy Facility at 4001 Veterans Memorial Highway, adjacent to Islip MacArthur Airport, will be fully funded by the operator, Clean Energy, and when completed, will reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that refuse collection trucks in the Town produce, while also providing the Town with a new source of revenues. The CNG station is the latest of Islip’s initiatives to further environmental awareness and preservation.

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Islip Animal Shelter Celebrates Adopt a Senior Pet Month with Free Senior Pet Adoptions

Bay Shore, NY – Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center will celebrate National Adopt a Senior Pet Month throughout the month of November, by offering FREE senior pet adoptions on any animal six years of age or older. The shelter’s non-profit volunteer group, Live.Love.Bark, will pay any senior pet adoption fees for those approved for adoption so long as the application is filed between November 1st and 30th. The standard adoption process will still apply. Interested individuals who rent will be required to provide a notarized letter from their landlord stating they are allowed to house and care for the animal not matter breed or size.

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VFW Post #433 Receives Donation from John C. Dunphy Foundation

Islip, N.Y. – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci was recently part of a ceremony at the Sayville VFW Post #433 that honored veterans from each of the United States’ armed conflicts since World War Two. To thank the Sayville VFW members for their service to their country and the community, the John C. Dunphy Foundation graciously donated $10,000 to the VFW Post.

“Our local VFW and American Legion Posts do so much great work in our communities, for veterans and for non-veterans, and they deserve our support,” said Supervisor Croci, who is a member of VFW Post #433. “We heartily thank the John C. Dunphy Foundation for consistently supporting our community’s veterans.”

Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center Nominated For Best of Long Island 2015

Bay Shore, NY – The Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center has been nominated under the Animal Shelter category in the 10th Annual Bethpage Best of Long Island, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. This annual contest determines what the public believes is the “Best of Long Island,” through nominations which were made between July 1st and August 31st.

The Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center is one of the top 15 selections in its category, and is one of only two municipal shelters that have been nominated. Help Islip’s animal shelter earn the coveted title of Best of Long Island by visiting: http://vote.longislandpress.com/engine/YourSubmission.aspx?contestid=144271, where you can vote daily for your top picks from until December 15th, after which time, votes will be tabulated.

“We encourage our residents, friends and family, to vote daily for our animal shelter. Winning this acknowledgment would surely increase the volume of potential adopters who visit our shelters and ultimately help get more animals into their forever homes,” said Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci.

Islip Officials Welcome Three New Businesses to Town’s Foreign Trade Zone

Ronkonkoma, NY. – Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci was recently joined by fellow Town Board members in welcoming three new businesses to the Town’s Foreign Trade Zone - located just off Veteran’s Memorial Highway, adjacent to Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma - with official Town of Islip Certificates of Recognition presented to company executives for making the wise decision to do business in Islip Town. 

By locating within Islip’s FTZ, Private Label Cosmetic Corp; Techno CNC Systems, and DK Aero, are each able to take advantage of the benefits of doing business in a designated area where domestic and foreign merchandise is generally considered to be international commerce. This means that it is not subject to formal Customs entry, payment of Customs duties or government excise tax. In addition, duties are paid only on goods entering the domestic market place, so items that are solely exported, are free from duty payments all together.

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