Town of Islip officials and bay men lauded the bay bottom-leasing program, which they credit with the rebirth of the oyster industry on Long Island’s South Shore.
The rebuilding of Sandy-ravaged Islip Beach is finally complete with the reopening of its new shore-front restaurant and more durable boardwalk.
A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.
Islip is among the last of Long Island’s beaches to open after Sandy’s devastating blow.
Police and Coast Guard will be out in full force stopping any boat owner who is speeding or operating the vessel in a reckless manner.
“We’ve seen recently within the town of Islip certain contractors, certain aerospace manufacturers actually expanding their space,” Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci told Xirinachs.