President’s Letter – August 2021

Greetings of the Summer,

The heat truly is on and hopefully, everyone is keeping cool with the beach, pool, and all the other modern-day cooling conveniences.

As I’ve written for over the past 20 plus years, it’s hard to beat the summers on Long Island. Well, maybe on Maui..but let’s be realistic…Long Island summers are wonderful, we pay for it however living here is a blessing spring thru fall.
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President’s Letter – July 2021

Greetings Once Again,

Summer is here and things are heating up in Holbrook. The chamber is excited to announce that we will once again be able to host the Annual Holbrook Carnival after missing our first in twenty years last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The dates are August 26th thru the 29th. We will have a full complement of rides, games and food as well as our spectacular fireworks show on Saturday evening.

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President’s Letter – March 2021

Greetings,

After a snowy and cold February, spring cannot arrive soon enough for many of us. Taking a line out of a song from the late Great Tom Petty called “The Waiting”, “the waiting is the hardest part.”
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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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President’s Letter – February 2021

Greetings,

I hope you all and your families are staying safe and healthy as we move into the new year with the hope of returning to some social and economic normalcy.

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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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President’s Letter – March 2020

Greetings,

Welcome to almost spring! March reminds us to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and start those spring cleanups. Put them both together and you get Irish Spring. Hey, the Our Place Newspaper is known for the best corny jokes you can find, sometimes it’s good to lighten up and laugh.

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