Supervisor Celebrates Re-opening of Popular Bagel Shop

Supervisor Carpenter, Councilman Cochrane, and Bagel Shop Manager Castillo pose with staff infront of shop, preparing to cut the ribbon

June 19th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. recently visited Higbie Bagels in West Islip, for a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand re-opening of the popular neighborhood hotspot. Higbie Bagels closed in 2015 after a driver lost control of his vehicle, and crashed into the building, destroying part of the structure. Three years later, Higbie Bagels has once again opened its doors to its loyal and dedicated patrons, who have long awaited the return of their favorite bagel eatery. Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter presented Manger Frank Castillo with a Town Certificate, welcoming Higbie Bagels back to the Town.

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Recruitment, Aerospace Top Islip CEO Summit Discussion

June 20th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Mitch Pally, CEO of the Long Island Builders Institute, and Suffolk County representative to the Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, recently moderated the Town of Islip Annual CEO Summit at the Touro Law Center in Central Islip. More than 100 CEOs attended the event. Panelists were Robert DeLuca, Chairman, CEO Metal Crafters; Steve Covers, VP Rockewell Collins; John Kings, Founder, J. Kings Food Service Professionals and Joe Spinosa, VP East/West Industries.


Town Board Recognizes NYS Lacrosse Champions

All twenty-eight lacrosse players lined up in the town board room with Supervisor Carpenter the Islip Town Board

June 20th, 2018 – The Islip Town Board paid special recognition to the Islip High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse team at the June Town Board meeting. The 2018 NYS Class C Champions won the coveted title in Rochester, NY earlier this month. Supervisor Angie Carpenter, members of the Islip Town Board, and outgoing Islip Schools Superintendent Susan Schnebel joined with Head Coach Keith Scheidel, Assistant Coaches Jeff Aiello, Tom Zummo and Terrence Foley. JV Coaches Joe DeBatt, Nick Apicella and Greg Ruccia were also recognized for their contributions. The Supervisor highlighted during the ceremony, team members Jeff Atlas, Teddy McLoughlin, Matt Troutman and George Magagnoli who are summer employees with the Town. Congratulations to all on the outstanding win.


Councilman Observes Flag Day at Elementary School

Councilman Cochrange, Students, and representatives from American Legion Post 411, gather on the lawn in front of the American Flag

June 15th, 2018 – Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. attended Commack Road Elementary School recently in observance of Flag Day 2018. The Councilman, along with Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, Commander of American Legion Rusy Bohm Post 411 Dominick DeCrescenzo, and members of the American Legion, gathered on the grounds of Commack Road Elementary along with students, in celebration of the 241st year our nation’s flag. Dressed in their best red, white and blue, students sang songs of national pride and learned the history of Old Glory, while winners of the school’s Flag Day essay contest were awarded.

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Islip Councilman Recognizes Korean War Veteran

Councilman Cochrane stands right of Marine Veteran Gerard Laurencot holding his Town citation of recognition, as the veteran's daughter stands to his left, all smiling

June 13th, 2018 – Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. recently attended the Affinity Skilled Living Facility in Oakdale, to meet with Korean War Marine Veteran Gerard Laurencot. Laurencot, a Brentwood native, was honorably discharged from the United States Marines on October 3rd, 1953, after serving on the combat line with the 1st Marine Division from 1952–1953. Joined by his daughter, Patricia Laurencot, and facility administrator, Stephanie Malone, Gerard Laurencot received a Citation of Recognition from the Councilman, who thanked the Korean War Veteran for his service to our nation.

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Tee Off at a Town of Islip Golf-Course!

June 13th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter encourages one and all to tee off this 2018 golf season at any of the 3 golf-courses located right here in the Town of Islip. With town courses located in Brentwood, Central Islip and Holbrook, there are plenty of options to plan your next summer golf outing. Watch the video above detailing each of the 3 Town golf-courses, and be sure to tee off at a links near you!

For more information on each course, including street address and directions, as well as all other Town of Islip parks information, click HERE.

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Islip Supervisor Bids Farewell to 2nd Triple Crown Winner in Three Years

June 11th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter greeted Jimmy Barnes, assistant trainer to the 13th Triple Crown Winner Justify at Long Island MacArthur Airport this morning, as they boarded Air Horse One following a triumphant weekend at Belmont Park. Justify won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown title Saturday, June 9th. Justify followed in his predecessor's hoof prints, Triple Crown Winner American Pharaoh, arriving and departing from LIMA. "We presented carnations to American Pharaoh in 2015 and to Justify in 2018, and both won the Triple Crown," said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. "We're looking forward to seeing who's next and to keeping the tradition going," she added.


Islip Supervisor Welcomes Triple Crown Hopeful Justify to MacArthur Airport

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter meeting with and presenting a bouquet of flowers to Justify the racehorse

June 6th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter welcomed Triple Crown hopeful Justify to Long Island MacArthur Airport today for the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. The horse, along with other Belmont Stakes contenders, arrived in style aboard Air Horse One and touched down at the airport shortly after 12 pm.

“It’s a thrill for the Town of Islip to be part of what has the potential to be another historic event,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. We had the opportunity to welcome the last Triple Crown winner, American Pharaoh, and we’re hopeful that arriving at our airport brings Justify the same good fortune,” she added.


Family, Friends Gather for Street Dedication

June 4th, 2018 – More than 100 people, made up of family, friends, neighbors, fellow firefighters and elected officials on the state, town and local levels, gathered for the dedication and naming of Capt. Vincent Ungaro Way in Holbrook Sunday. Captain Ungaro, a member of the FDNY and 9-11 first responder, died of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in October 2016. The event also coincided with the 90th birthday of Captain Ungaro's mother Susan.


Temporary TSA PreCheck Application Center to Open for Appointments Inside Long Island MacArthur Airport Terminal

An image showing the front of McArthur Airport Arrival/Departure pickup, busy with travellers

May 31st, 2018 – Residents of Long Island will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program inside the Long Island MacArthur Airport terminal during the week of June 11 to 15, where officials will host a temporary “pop-up” TSA Pre✓® enrollment center.

The application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in TSA Pre✓® - an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes. More than 200 airports participate in TSA Pre✓® nationwide and 42 airlines participate in the program.


Supervisor, Elementary School Celebrate Mentoring

Two students stand in the park holding the painted rocks

May 31st, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter visited with the Cordello Avenue Elementary School community to celebrate the school’s Mentoring Program and picnic lunch recently. The program was established as a statewide initiative in 1984 by Matilda Cuomo, to provide one-on-one time with young students who are at a higher risk of dropping out of school.

“The children of Cordello Ave. Elementary School demonstrated incredible talent and creativity with their hand-painted rocks. It’s always a joy to spend time with the faculty, staff and children at Cordello,” said Supervisor Carpenter.


Islip Town Supervisor, Councilman Honor the Fallen

Group photo with Supervisor Carpenter and Councilman Cochrane and American Legion members

May 29th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. at the 64th Annual West Islip Memorial Day Parade sponsored by the West Islip American Legion Post 1738, Monday, May 28, 2018. Hundreds turned out for the event, including American Legion members past and present, and representatives and members of the West Islip Fire Department, the Suffolk County Police Department, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, West Islip Soccer Club, Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip Little League Baseball/Softball, the West Islip Chamber of Commerce, West Islip Beautification, West Islip Country Fair, Good Samaritan Hospital and many more.

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Community Comes Together in Honor of Memorial Day

Supervisor Carpenter and Councilman Cochrane, along with County Legislator Flotteron stand aside veterans in front of the memorial

May 29th, 2018 – Memorial Day services filled the Town of Islip Monday, as residents gathered from community to community to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. attended the Bay Shore/Brightwaters American Legion Post 365 and AMVets 76 Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, where the names of service members were read aloud. The Hibernian Singers closed the ceremony with God Bless America. The ceremony was held at Bay Shore Memorial Park.

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Project Bloom Celebrates 25 Years of Beautifying Islip

May 25th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with members of the Islip Town Board, volunteers from Keep Islip Clean (KIC) and Cornell Cooperative Extension at the 25th Anniversary of Project Bloom. Together, volunteers planted more than 7,000 flowers cultivated in the greenhouse at Islip Town’s Brookwood Hall Park for the 25th year.


Local and State Officials Urge Safe Boating Practices for Holiday Weekend, through Summer Months

May 24th, 2018 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by New York State Senator Phil Boyle, members of the Islip Town Board, Islip Town Harbor Patrol and Suffolk County Marine Bureau units, at a press conference today urging local boaters to exercise caution over Memorial Day Weekend, and throughout the summer months.


Traveling “Tech Talk” Event Provides Instruction

May 24th, 2018 – Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined personnel from the Town of Islip Information Technology department at the Oakdale Senior Center recently for the Town’s “Tech Talk” event. The “Tech Talk” series is designed to help familiarize senior citizens on technology and usage.

The Town’s tech staff offer hands-on tutorials, walking adults through different functions that IPhones, Droids or laptops have, including sending, opening emails, or texting photos from a smartphone. Each adult is able to sit one-on-one with an instructor and have their individual questions answered. One resident who attended the Tech Talk event said she was determined to grasp the different functions offered through her cell phone, and saw this class as a way to accomplish her goal of sending a picture message to her son.


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