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A bond rating agency has lowered the ratings of Islip’s general obligation bonds, citing the town’s “adequate” budgetary performance and management conditions.
Standard & Poor’s has lowered the rating to AA+ from AAA, with a stable outlook.
“Our previous negative outlook on the debt reflected our view of the town’s ongoing structural misalignment, which we are now accounting for...Read more »
Twelve first responders were honored by the Town of Islip for their roles in saving the life of a then-18-month-old girl who nearly drowned after she fell into her baby-sitter’s backyard pool in Sayville this summer.
Suffolk County police officers Joseph Cascone and Chris D’Amico were the first to arrive at the scene on July 22. They found Lainey Metz unconscious and without a pulse. With...Read more »
Islip Town board members are to vote on several spending items at their meeting Tuesday, including a bond resolution for capital improvements worth $7.44 million.
More than a dozen categories are listed, including $1.375 million for facility improvements, $1 million for golf course repairs, $800,000 for road paving, $250,000 for sidewalks, $130,000 for mail room equipment, $60,000 for tree...Read more »
$810,000 approved for serial bonds
The Glen Cove City Council unanimously approved up to $810,000 in serial bonds to pay for challenges to property tax assessments and employee termination benefits.
The bonds were approved at the council’s Tuesday meeting.
The first approved bonds will pay for up to $550,000 to fund the assessment challenges — called tax certiorari....Read more »
The historic La Grange Inn in West Islip is in the first phase of a plan to carefully move the centuries-old building for a new drugstore.
Bulldozers have started tearing down the inn’s newer catering wings and rear addition, part of a compromise between drugstore company CVS and fans of the inn to restore the building and move it to a corner of its lot.
CVS filed an application in 2012...Read more »
Superfund site no longer a health threat
A New York State Superfund site in West Babylon no longer presents a threat to public health or the environment, according to state environmental officials, who propose delisting it from a registry of hazardous waste sites.
Soil under the U.S. Electroplating Corp. plant, 100 Field St., in 1998 contained levels of cadmium and...Read more »
Brian Cutaia and Robert Walter were having drinks at Five Points Cafe in Sayville on July 5, 2013, when Walter posed a challenge: to visit and have a drink at 1,000 bars in one year.
"Idiot," was Cutaia's response.
One year, an estimated $20,000 and one hospital visit later, the Islip Terrace friends and fellow East Islip High School graduates have reached their goal and now hope to...Read more »