Mayor Dorman Honors Veterans at Wreath Laying Ceremony

Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, salutes after laying a wreath in front of the Veterans Memorial at the Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony on November 7.
Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, salutes after laying a wreath in front of the Veterans Memorial at the Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony on November 7.

On November 7, Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, took part in a special Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Triangle. The ceremony honored those who served and continued to serve in the armed forces.

Notice of Public Hearing: Zoning Board of Apeals

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Islandia will conduct a public meeting on October 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Islandia Village Hall, 1100 Old Nichols Road, Islandia, New York 11747.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the application of:

Citi-Wide Development Group; Applicant
Address: South East Corner of Suffolk Avenue and Patco Court,
Islandia, New York 11749
(SCTM 0504-17-1-6.5)

And such other business as may properly come before the Board at that time.

Dated: October 26, 2020
Islandia, New York

Keith Kellner Chairman
Zoning Board of Appeals
Village of Islandia

Village of Islandia Distributes Free Face Masks to Residents

Mayor Dorman gives out a face mask to a resident at Village Hall on June 10.
Mayor Dorman gives out a face mask to a resident at Village Hall on June 10.

Next Event is Scheduled for June 17

As part of its commitment to the community and to protect the health and safety of its residents, the Village of Islandia has been distributing free face masks to the residents at Village Hall. So far, the Village has given out 1,280 face masks over three separate days — May 20, May 27 and June 10 — with 300 cars in attendance. The next event will take place on June 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Islandia Village Justice Court Temporary Amnesty Program

In the interest of code enforcement compliance and public safety, Hon. Alan Wolinsky, Village Justice, and the Mayor and Board of Trustees announce an amnesty program for open parking tickets returnable to the Village Justice Court. During the Amnesty time period (March 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020), the Islandia Village Justice Court will accept the original base or face amount of the fine without fees or penalties, in full satisfaction of your obligation.

After this time period, penalties will be re-instituted by the Court, and all appropriate enforcement and collection procedures will be implemented.

You may take advantage of this opportunity starting March 1, 2020 by paying online at www.newvillageofislandia.com or in person at the Village Justice Court, 1100 Old Nichols Road, Islandia, NY 11749 between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or by mail to 1100 Old Nichols Road, Islandia, New York 11749.

Village of Islandia Honors Local Residents at its Good Neighbor Gala

Allan M. Dorman (left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, honors local resident Shy Main Sheih (center) for her volunteer work at the village events during the village’s Good Neighbor Gala on December 5.
Allan M. Dorman (left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, honors local resident Shy Main Sheih (center) for her volunteer work at the village events during the village’s Good Neighbor Gala on December 5. Also pictured: Denise Schrage (right), Commissioner, Parks and Recreation, Village of Islandia.
Marilyn Griffaton (center), Islandia Village Administrator, accepts a proclamation from Allan M. Dorman (left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, and Denise Schrage (right), Commissioner, Parks and Recreation and Ms. Griffaton’s niece, at the village’s Good Neighbor Gala on December 5.
Marilyn Griffaton (center), Islandia Village Administrator, accepts a proclamation from Allan M. Dorman (left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, and Denise Schrage (right), Commissioner, Parks and Recreation and Ms. Griffaton’s niece, at the village’s Good Neighbor Gala on December 5.
Brent Mako Real Estate Group was recognized at the Village of Islandia’s Good Neighbor Gala for its support of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #12144 on December 5.
Brent Mako Real Estate Group was recognized at the Village of Islandia’s Good Neighbor Gala for its support of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #12144 on December 5. Pictured (front row, left to right): Raul Jimenez Cintron, Past Commander, Col. Francis S. Midura VFW Post #12144; Will Kogel, Vice President, Brent Mako Real Estate Group; Joel Meyers, Commander, VFW Post #12144; Mark Seiden, Vice President, and Jim Kogel, President, Brent Mako Real Estate Group; and Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia. Back row (l-r): Tom Brauner, Chaplain; Raymond Bush, Past Commander and Dan Walsh, Member, VFW Post #12144.

Event Also Recognizes Business for the First Time

On December 5, the Village of Islandia held a Good Neighbor Gala on the grounds of Village Hall to recognize two of its residents — Shy Main Shieh and Marilyn Griffaton — and, for the first time, a business, Brent Mako Real Estate Group.

Ms. Sheih, a longtime Islandia resident, has served as a volunteer at all the village events, including the Pumpkin Fest, the Christmas Tree Lighting, the Easter Egg Hunt and the Village Bar-B-Que.

Ms. Griffaton, who has lived in the village for 40 years, has worked as Village Administrator for the past 12 years. She volunteers her time at village events.

Brent Mako Real Estate Group was honored for providing support for the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144’s new hall. The company was the first business to be recognized at the village’s Good Neighbor Gala.

At the ceremony, Mayor Allan M. Dorman thanked the honorees for their service to the community and the attendees for supporting their neighbors. He also said that there will be more Good Neighbor Gala events in the future as the village continues to recognize its citizens.

Village of Islandia Recognizes Those Who Served Our Country during Veterans Day Ceremony

Allan M. Dorman (front row, center), Mayor, Village of Islandia, poses with members of the Central Islip, Lakeland and Hauppauge Fire Departments at the village’s Veterans Day ceremony on November 9.
Allan M. Dorman (front row, center), Mayor, Village of Islandia, poses with members of the Central Islip, Lakeland and Hauppauge Fire Departments at the village’s Veterans Day ceremony on November 9.

On November 9, the Village of Islandia held its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Triangle. Mayor Allan M. Dorman, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, was joined by local elected officials, war veterans and representatives from the Lakeland and Central Islip Fire Departments to honor those who served and continue to serve in the armed forces.

The ceremony was preceded by a performance from the Central Islip High School marching band. During the ceremony, Mayor Dorman asked those in attendance to remember those local residents who served in the military and have since passed on. He also recognized all the local veterans’ groups that were in attendance. An invocation was delivered by Tom Brauner, Chaplain, Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144.


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More Than 500 Residents Turn out for Pumpkin Fest

Children take part in the costume parade during the Village of Islandia’s Pumpkin Fest on October 26.
Children take part in the costume parade during the Village of Islandia’s Pumpkin Fest on October 26.

More than 500 residents came down to First Responders Recreation Ball Field to celebrate Halloween at The Village of Islandia’s Pumpkin Fest on October 26. Throughout the event, children decorated their pumpkins, took part in a Halloween costume parade and contest and joined their families on hayrides. Islandia’s own “Joe the Singing Bus Driver” performed Halloween songs for the children. Families were treated to refreshments and got to take home goodie bags and their very own pumpkins.

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Village of Islandia Holds September 11th Memorial at First Responders Memorial

Mayor Allan M. Dorman (fifth from left) poses with John Kennedy (fourth from right), Suffolk County Comptroller, members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, the Korean War Veterans Association, Central Long Island Chapter, local first responders and Islandia Village safety officers at the First Responders Memorial after a special dedication ceremony on September 11. The village remembered five local first responders who died during the 9/11 attacks.
Mayor Allan M. Dorman (fifth from left) poses with John Kennedy (fourth from right), Suffolk County Comptroller, members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, the Korean War Veterans Association, Central Long Island Chapter, local first responders and Islandia Village safety officers at the First Responders Memorial after a special dedication ceremony on September 11. The village remembered five local first responders who died during the 9/11 attacks.

On September 11, the Village of Islandia held a special ceremony at the First Responders Memorial in honor of the memory of five local first responders who were killed during the September 11, 2001 attacks: Raymond M. Meisenheimer, Peter Brennan, John P. Napolitano. Glen K. Pettit and William J. Mahoney, Jr.

Mayor Allan M. Dorman was joined by village safety officers, local first responders and members of the Col Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 and the Korean War Veterans Association, Central Long Island Chapter, in remembering those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks.

The First Responders Memorial was unveiled on June 2, 2018. It features five plaques, one for each of the five local residents who lost their lives that day. Mayor Dorman said this ceremony will continue to be held at the Memorial to remember those who perished that day.


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Village of Islandia Hosts 1st Annual Baseball Clinic Featuring Former Major League Players

Allan M. Dorman (third from left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, is joined by elected officials, Jake's 58 representatives and former major league players before the start of the 1st Annual Baseball Clinic. Also pictured (left to right) Fred Cambria, former Pittsburgh Pirate; Tim Teufel and Mookie Wilson, former New York Mets; Chuck Kilroy, General Manager, Jake's 58; Peter King, U.S. Congressman; and Turk Wendell, Ed Kranepool and Art Shamsky, former New York Mets.
Allan M. Dorman (third from left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, is joined by elected officials, Jake’s 58 representatives and former major league players before the start of the 1st Annual Baseball Clinic. Also pictured (left to right) Fred Cambria, former Pittsburgh Pirate; Tim Teufel and Mookie Wilson, former New York Mets; Chuck Kilroy, General Manager, Jake’s 58; Peter King, U.S. Congressman; and Turk Wendell, Ed Kranepool and Art Shamsky, former New York Mets.

On August 8, the Village of Islandia hosted the 1st Annual Baseball Clinic at First Responders Memorial Ball Field for children ages 6 to 15. Children had the opportunity to learn about hitting, base running, pitching, fielding and catching from former members of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets. Mr. Met also came down to provide encouragement to the children. After the clinic, children and attendees took pictures and received autographs from the players.

Food and drinks were sold at the concession stands. Jake’s 58 and Delaware North donated the sales proceeds to benefit the USO.

The clinic was sponsored by Jake’s 58. Delaware North, which operates video lottery terminals, donated $1.5 million toward the construction of the ball field, which was completed in 2018.


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