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The Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Back to School Supply Drive will begin on Monday, July 29 and run through Wednesday, August 28. Collection centers are located in the lobby of Town Hall at One Independence Hill in Farmingville, the Highway Department Facility located at 1140 Old Town Road in Coram, and the Rose Caracappa Senior Center located at 739 Route 25A in Mount Sinai.

The Youth Bureau is asking for donations of pens, calculators, backpacks, notebooks, lunch boxes, folders, glue, binders and more. The supplies will be distributed to needy families who might otherwise not be able to provide them to their children before school begins. Last year, the Youth Bureau was able to collect enough supplies to help over 2,200 children prepare for school.

Additional Collection Bins Throughout the Town

  • All for You Hair Salon – 161-1 Long Island Avenue in Holtsville
  • Brookhaven National Lab – Brookhaven Avenue in Upton
  • Coram Fire Department – 303 Middle Country Road in Coram
  • Internal Revenue Service – 1040 Waverly Avenue in Holtsville
  • Medford Volunteer Ambulance – 1005 Sipp Avenue in Medford
  • Modular Devices, Inc. – 1 Roned Road in Shirley

INTERFACE is a partnership between “good corporate neighbors and the Town of Brookhaven,” united in a common effort to provide help to Brookhaven’s less fortunate residents. Through volunteerism, INTERFACE provides goods and services to those in need. There are approximately 125 corporations, not-for-profit agencies, community and fraternal organizations that make up INTERFACE. It was the recipient of the President’s Private Sector Initiative Award, and it has also been honored by the Eleanor Roosevelt Committee of the Governor’s Office of Voluntary Service. To learn more about the Town’s INTERFACE Program, visit www.BrookhavenNY.gov or call 631-451-8011.

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Bring Home the “Teacher’s Pet”, Free Back to School Adoptions 93

In celebration of the start of the new school year, the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will offer free adoptions throughout the month of September for dogs and cats over the age of four years-old. The normal adoption fees of $137 for a dog and $140 for a cat will be waived and include free neuter or spay, vaccinations, microchip, license, heartworm test, flea and fecal.

Here are a few of the adoptable pets currently at Brookhaven Animal Shelter:

Zara
Mufasa
Bandit

Those who are interested in adopting a dog or cat should visit the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center located at 300 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.brookhavenny.gov/animalshelter or call 631-451-6950.

 

Town Partners with Long Island Housing Partnership to Provide Affordable Housing 145

 On August 27th, Brookhaven Town, working in conjunction with the Long Island Housing Partnership (LIHP), conducted a lottery at Brookhaven Town Hall to select 20 applicants who will be provided with an opportunity to purchase new, affordable condominiums at Country Pointe Meadows in Yaphank. These homes are offered for sale to eligible households that earn 80 percent or less of the area median income and will feature two bedrooms and one bath.

Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said, “I want to thank the Long Island Housing Partnership and Beechwood Yaphank LLC for working with the us to help make the dream of home ownership a reality. Brookhaven Town code ensures all housing developments must have at least 10 percent of its units dedicated to providing workforce or affordable housing, and this makes it easier for hard working families to remain on Long Island.”

Pictured left to right are LIHP President and CEO Peter Elkowitz; LIHP Senior Vice President James Britz; Supervisor Edward P. Romaine; Brookhaven Town Commissioner of Housing and Human Services Alison Karppi and LIHP Executive Assistant Linda Mathews.

 

 

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