Islip

LI's MacArthur Airport May Become Superfund Site

Feb 1, 2018
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New York State environmental officials listed MacArthur Airport as a possible Superfund site after they detected high chemical compound levels in nearby wells.

Heartland Town Square

The Islip Town Board will meet next week to vote on a zoning change that could mark the final hurdle for the Heartland Town Square project.

Don Ryan / AP

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says there is $21 million in new funds to help land banks purchase vacant and abandoned properties, sometimes known as "zombie homes."

Long Island MacArthur Airport Expanding

Oct 20, 2016
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Long Island MacArthur Airport is expanding in order to meet federal safety standards and to attract more passengers, but a former Suffolk County commissioner for economic development says the planned expansion won’t significantly increase air traffic.

NY Officals Approve Islip's Clean Up Plan

Jan 14, 2015

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has approved the town of Islip's plan to clean up 50,000 tons of toxic debris that was illegally dumped in Roberto Clemente Park in Islip last year. It was laced with asbestos, pesticides, and other toxic material.

The Long Island town's plan to clean up the park requires digging up and removing all the debris and then sampling the soil at the end to confirm the contaminants have been removed. The town will also install wells to monitor groundwater. 

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