Capped landfills in Islip will be turned into solar farms

Islip officials have leased the Hauppauge and Holbrook landfills to a company that will build solar arrays that are expected to produce enough energy to power 2,500 homes a year. Islip Town officials said they are transforming their trash piles into renewable energy treasure with solar farms planned at two closed landfills...


Sayville, N.Y.: A Walkable Downtown and Victorians by the Bay

NYT, By Marcelle Sussman FischlerAfter 22 years in a condo near the beach in Shirley, N.Y., Dan and Donna Cresci longed for a home in a walkable community. They considered Port Jefferson, Bellport, Patchogue and East Hampton, but finally settled on Sayville, a congenial 5.4-square-mile hamlet with about 16,853 residents, on the South Shore of Long Island, midway between Manhattan and Montauk.


Retlif Testing Laboratories Expands Solar Testing Capabilities

Ronkonkoma, NY - Retlif Testing Laboratories, a leading U.S. independent testing and strategic compliance organization headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY, has inaugurated Phase One of an expansion program to offer more solar radiation testing, including both heat and photochemical testing, to military and commercial product manufacturer.


Islip Pharma Firm Gets a Healthy Dose of Free Trade Zone Benefits

Hauppauge-based pharmaceutical firm LNK International recently became the third company in 2018 to qualify for designation in our foreign trade zone (FTZ). Their inclusion will make them exempt from many U.S. Customs rules and regulations and allow them to defer, reduce or eliminate tariffs on merchandise trade.

The Town of Islip is home to the only FTZ on Long Island. Through our alternate site framework program, we can help companies across Islip establish a FTZ designation at their existing locations. This doesn’t just benefit companies like LNK and its 1000 employees, but positively impacts the entire region’s economy.