Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members of the Islip Town Board recognized Bay Shore High School student Shakira Thompson on February 12th. Ms. Thompson was recognized identifying an area near Bay Shore High School which needed improvement. Town officials investigated the intersection of Perkal St. and Ross Ave. and determined that pedestrian and motorist visibility would be improved by cutting back vegetation and adding street lighting.

“Shakira’s well-written and respectful letter caught the attention of our planning department staff. She identified a potential problem in her neighborhood and proposed a solution. This is a perfect example of the partnership between Town government and residents working together,” said Supervisor Carpenter.