Campers Bring the Circus to West Islip!

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August 17th, 2018 – The Circus was back in Town at the West Islip Community Center this week, as Town of Islip campers from around town took part in the 2018 Summer Circus Camp. Instructed by circus professionals, enrolled campers learned the art of stilt walking, clowning, acrobatics, juggling, miming, plate-spinning and much more. Their new skills were put to the test on the last day of camp, when they wowed their friends and family during a live circus show. Great fun was had by all!

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Islip Supervisor, Local Officials Show Support at West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition Clam Shucking Contest


August 17th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter recently joined New York State Senator Phil Boyle, and New York State Assemblyman Andrew Raia, at the 24th Annual West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition Clam Shucking Contest hosted at Nicky’s on the Bay, in conjunction with Good Samaritan Hospital. Games, raffles and prizes, culminated in a clam shucking contest, all of which served to raise awareness and support for the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition, who work year-round to provide services to women and families afflicted by Breast Cancer.

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FREE Launches “Fresh Truck Mobile Market” at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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August 17th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter along with Senator Phil Boyle attended the Sisters of St. Joseph farm in Brentwood recently, for a ribbon cutting ceremony unveiling the new “Fresh Truck Mobile Market” from Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE). The mobile farmers market will travel to destinations in both Suffolk and Nassau County, providing fruits and fresh vegetables for purchase to low-income communities across Long Island, who may not otherwise have access to healthy locally grown produce.

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The Long Island Ducks Retire Buddy Harrelson's #3


August 14th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined recently by Rep. Peter King and Ducks owner Frank Boulton as the Long Island Ducks celebrated Ducks co-owner and longtime New York Mets great, Buddy Harrelson. Harrelson was joined on the field by his family, team officials, and local elected officials during a pre-game ceremony where it was announced that no future member of the Long Island Ducks will ever again wear the number 3.

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Patricia Ann Mooney Memorial Beach Camp Enjoys Final Week

A large number of Campers in Town of Islip shirts and beach gear crowd the entrance as they board the ferry

August 14th, 2018 – This week marks the final week of the Patricia Ann Mooney Memorial Beach Camp at Town of Islip, Atlantique Beach on Fire Island. Each day, dozens of campers enrolled in the weekly camp enjoy a tranquil ferry ride across the Great South Bay, followed by a fun-filled day of swimming, Boogie boarding, outdoor activities and lunch, under beautiful sunny skies. The camp runs during July and August. The popular, well-supervised camp is a favorite among youth throughout the Town of Islip.

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Supervisor Talks Local Issues on "Meet the Leaders"


August 13th, 2018 – Click the link below to watch Islip Town Supervisor, Angie Carpenter, as she talks local issues on the set of "Meet the Leaders" with Pat Halpin.

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Islip Supervisor, Councilwoman Welcome 7-Eleven in Hauppauge

Supervisor Carpenter, Councilwoman Mullen, new 7-Eleven franchisee, 7-Eleven representatives pose for a photo just after cutting the ribbon on the new store

August 9th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen recently joined Tim Kirchner, new 7-Eleven franchisee, at a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of 7-Eleven in Hauppauge. Over the past 22 years, Tim has successfully owned and operated eight different gas stations and convenience stores. Tim shared the event with his wife and children who were by his side, and expressed his satisfaction for both realizing his dream of owning a 7-Eleven, as well as doing his part to revitalize the community.

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Islip Town Passport Agency Receives Top Honor

Supervisor Carpenter, Town Clerk Olga Murray, and Deputy Town Clerk Patricia Curci stand holding the award

August 9th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter congratulated Town Clerk Olga Murray, and Deputy Town Clerk Patricia Curci on the office’s recent recognition from the Department of State. The Islip Town Clerks’ office, specifically Patricia Curci, Deputy Town Clerk, was awarded an Outstanding Acceptance Facility Oversight Review for maintaining compliance with all regulations as required by the Passport Agent’s Reference Guide. The Islip Town Clerk’s office facilitated over 3,000 passports in 2017, up 33% from 2016. The office processed exactly 3,246 passports in 2017, and is on track to see a 30% increase in 2018 as well.

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Central Islip Receives $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Grant

Supervisor Carpenter, Govenor Cuomo, and local officials pose for a photo with enlarged check designating 10 million dollars to Central Islip

August 8th, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Central Islip community will receive $10 million in funding as the Long Island winner of the third round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

"This investment will deliver a significant boost not only to Central Islip's growing downtown community, but to the entire Long Island economy," Governor Cuomo said. "I commend the community's leaders for developing projects that envision a stronger, more sustainable economy that will drive further economic development in and around Islip's downtown for generations to come."

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Food Truck Finds - "ANEWYORICANTHING"


August, 3rd, 2018 – In the latest episode of "Food Truck Finds," meet Suzette Montalvo and her special family-owned "Anewyoricanthing" food truck, featuring very popular empanadas and other Puerto Rican dishes. Watch her tell how she got started in the food truck industry, how she loves serving in the Town of Islip, as well as her unique experience as a contestant on Food Network's hit show "Chopped." For more information visit them on the web at www.anewyoricanthing.com.

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Long Island Ducks Host Junior Ducks Day

 

August 3rd, 2018 – Town of Islip youth recently visited Long Island Ducks Stadium for Junior Ducks Day, an all day baseball camp where kids learn from the pros! Long Island Ducks players were on the field teaching youngsters baseball fundamentals; the various disciplines of pitching, fielding, and hitting; and the skills and focus necessary to pursue baseball throughout grade school, college, and beyond. Watch the highlight video above as pitchers Jose Cuas and Tyler Badamo give a brief rundown of the camp's activities. Watch to the end to listen in Spanish.

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Supervisor Carpenter, Assemblyman Announce Funding for Brentwood Road Repairs


July 31st, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D-Brentwood) today announced that the Assemblyman has secured a $450,000 State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM) Grant to make needed road repairs in Brentwood. Representatives from the Town's Department of Public Works, including Commissioner Tom Owens and members of his staff, along with Town Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen attended the press conference. Combined with Town resources, the grant will bring total funding for local infrastructure projects to $850,000.

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Town Hosts Junior Lifeguard Program at Atlantique Beach


July 30th, 2018 – Highlighted above, watch Atlantique Beach Chief Ocean Lifeguard Craig Amarando take us through the Town of Islip's first annual Junior Ocean Lifeguard program. The week-long summer instructional course trained local youth in the skills and life-saving techniques essential to becoming an ocean lifeguard. Each day, nearly 40 junior lifeguards arrived by ferry, and learned how to correctly enter the water, respond to emergencies and work together to ensure maximum safety when dealing with the ocean.

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Food Truck Finds - Roxy's Ice Cream


July 27th, 2018 – In this episode of "Food Truck Finds," meet Elaine Piotrowski (a.k.a. "Roxy"), a retired insurance broker of forty years turned Ice Cream truck extraordinaire. Watch her tell all about her unique, event-only, full-service Ice Cream truck.

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Progress Continues at Roberto Clemente Pool

Town Crews work beside the reconstructed Roberto Clemente Pool

July 26th, 2018 – Crews are working around the clock in an effort to re-open Roberto Clemente pool this summer. Sun canopy frames adjacent to the renovated pool area have been cemented into place and are ready for canvas awnings. New picnic tables will be installed next under the canvas awnings, together creating a shaded dining space near the concession area.

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Town, State Officials Break Ground for Clemente Spray Park


July 25, 2018– Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr., NYS Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D., Brentwood), and Islip Town officials joined together today for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the construction of a state-of-the-art spray park at Roberto Clemente Park. The much-anticipated spray park will offer various unique features and will be accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

The spray park, modeled after the Town of Islip’s ever-popular Shipwreck Cove in Bay Shore, will incorporate a splash pad with zero-depth entry into two age-appropriate pool areas. The park will be an inclusive spray park, accessible to young and old alike, as well as to people of all levels of ability or disability. Plans include 30 water features as well as its own filtration system, separate from the main swimming pool. Assemblyman Phil Ramos secured $2 million in state funding for the spray park, through the State and Municipal Facilities Program administered by the Dormitory Authority of New York State.

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