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Please Clear Snow from Hydrants

The Holbrook Fire District would like to thank the community for their continued support. We ask that YOU HELP US TO HELP YOU! Please clear a hydrant, and together we we create a safer environment.

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Chamber Presidents Discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on Local Business

The Middle Long Island Chamber presidents – Rick Ammirati, Holbrook Chamber; Lenore Paprocky, Greater Middle Country Chamber; Eileen Tyznar, Sayville Chamber; Kevin Hyms, Greater Ronkonkoma Chamber; Michael Wentz, Farmingville Hills Chamber – discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local business.

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Notice of Teleconference Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Holbrook Fire District

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the provisions of the New York State Town Law and the New York State Public Officers Law, including but not limited to Section 104 pertaining to Open Meetings, and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order, including Executive order 202.2, dated March 12, 2020, and all of the Governors Executive Orders, including but not limited to Executive Order 202.15 dated April 9, 2020, and the Board of Fire Commissioners Emergency Declaration dated March 31, 2020, the Board of Fire Commissioners will convene the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 6pm to be convened by telephone conference call, or personal appearance with respect to Commissioners only, for the Board to consider the continuation of the Emergency Declaration regarding the COVID-19 virus pandemic and the procedures to be followed by District Staff and members of the Holbrook Fire Department with respect to the use, maintenance and operation of the District Firehouses and substations and therein the closure and availability of the Firehouses and substations and their facilities for training, District and Department meetings, social gatherings and events scheduled and non-scheduled and in all other respects, and all other pending and new business of the Board, and of the Department as presented to the Board.

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Holbrook Fire District Declaration of District Emergency

The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Holbrook Fire District, located in Holbrook, Town of Islip, County of Suffolk, and State of New York, has kept fully informed of the current public health and safety concerns concerning the pandemic outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in localities and Counties on Long Island, throughout New York State and the United States and around the world. In a time of an extreme emergency and potential disaster of this magnitude, it is incumbent upon the local, State, national governments, and the governments around the globe and their elected officials, to act decisively and in an abundance of caution in taking all measures necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the members of the Holbrook Fire Department and their families, the employees and representatives of the Holbrook Fire District and their families, the residents of the Holbrook Fire District and all other members of the public.

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Notice of Emergency Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Holbrook Fire District

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the provisions of the New York State Town Law and the New York State Public Officers Law including but not limited to Section 104 thereof pertaining to Open Meetings, and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Orders including Executive Order 202.2, dated March 12, 2020, the Board of Fire Commissioners will convene a Special Emergency Meeting of the Board on Tuesday March 31, 2020 at 5pm to be convened by telephone conference call, or personal appearance with respect to Commissioners only, for the Board to consider the adoption of an Emergency Declaration regarding the COVID-19 virus pandemic and the procedures to be followed by District staff and members of the Holbrook Fire Department with respect to the use, maintenance and operation of the District Firehouses and substations and therein the closure and availability of the Firehouses and substations and their facilities for training, District and Department meetings, social gatherings and events scheduled and non-scheduled and in all other respects. The proceedings will be recorded and transcribed and any person wishing to attend telephonically shall be permitted to do so by contacting the office of the District Secretary Treasurer Ronald Schnall, or District Manager Tom Pelio by telephone at (631) 599-0088 for further instructions.

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March Chamber News

Greetings.

Spring arrives on March 20th this year and many of us are looking forward to warmer weather and getting outdoors again.

Congratulations to Neely McCahey, Director and staff at Sachem Library for being selected Best Library on Long Island for the 5th straight year!

Our president asked me to write this month’s column covering the Holbrook 2020 Project and the detailed visioning study recently undertaken by Regional Planning Associates (RPA).

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Why Your Business Should Join the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce

Businesses on Long Island, especially small and medium-sized, often face difficulties in managing time and resources and the thought of joining another activity, which apparently is non-value-adding as well, might seem a bizarre idea. In reality, however, joining a local Chamber of Commerce can be beneficial in various ways, both for business owners and the business. Some of these business benefits are briefly discussed below.

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Join Us for a Cooperative Chamber Networking Event

Attention all Holbrook Chamber Members: Join us at our next Cooperative Chamber Networking Event! Hosted by the Greater Middle Country Chamber, on April 30, 2018.

Included Chambers: Holbrook, Ronkonkoma, Greater Middle Country, & Farmingville Hills.

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Chamber Joins in Main Street Demolition

Today Holbrook Chamber of Commerce Members joined with New York State Assemblyman Al Graf, New York State Senator Tom Croci, and Brookhaven Councilman Neil Foley for the demolition of the dilapidated old appliance store on the corner of Main Street and Union Avenue in Holbrook.

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Islip Supervisor Swears in Executive Board

At our March general member meeting we swore in several board members for a new term. Officiating over the induction was Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. Taking the oath were Kevin Guilfoyle; Vice President, Marilyn Wenz; board member, Lillian Jones; board member, and Rick Ammirati; President.

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