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Septic Improvement Program Information

March 06, 2019

Last week, Bohemia Civic Association and County Legislator Tom Cilmi co-hosted a program by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services regarding the County's new septic law and septic improvement program.  Over 125 community members attended the event.  

If you did not attend, more information about the septic incentive program can be found at Also, attached here are links to last night's power point presentation and a brochure with more details on the program. 

Islip Civic Coalition Meet the Candidates Night for US Congress

October 11, 2018

The newly formed Islip Civic Coalition, which is made up of the Bohemia, Idle Hour, Oakdale, Ronkonkoma and Sayville Civic Associations, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a special Meet the Candidates Night on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 with the candidates running for the 2nd Congressional District of New York seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Candidates Peter King-R and Liuba Gretchen Shirley–D will both be in attendance. The event starts at 7:00 PM and will be held at Sycamore Avenue Elementary School Auditorium in Bohemia. All community members are welcome.

SCWA Update Regarding MacArthur Aiport Water Concerns

February 01, 2018

The Suffolk County Water Authority has provided an update in response to questions from the Civic Association and other concerned residents asked about yesterday's Newsday report that NYSDEC designated MacArthur Airport as a possible Superfund site and the possible contamination of Bohemia's drinking water.

SCWA advises that the contaminant detected at the particular well field in Bohemia, known as Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, or PFOS, is removed from drinking water using Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) treatment. The Authority claims it has GAC treatment in place at the one well field at which there was one test result above the health advisory level for PFOS. Since this treatment was also in place at the time of the test, SCWA advises that our water is perfectly safe to drink.

The Water Authority will hold an informational meeting on Monday, February 5 at 6pm at the Connetquot Public Library to provide further information and answer residents' questions. All are welcome. Questions about your water quality can also be directed to SCWA Director of Communications Tim Motz at

The Civic Association thanks Legislators Tom Cilmi, Bill Lindsay and Councilwoman Trish Bergin-Weichbrodt for responding to the Civic Association's questions about this issue.


Our Updated Mailing List

March 02, 2017

 As part of our ongoing effort to keep the lines of communication open, we have joined Constant Contact. 

To Join our mailing list, please click here: Join Bohemia Civic Mailing List

To Join our email mailing list simply text BOHEMIA to 22828.   

Islip Airport Update

January 10, 2017

New Islip MacArthur Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken will be attending our next meeting on Wednesday March 1, 2017 to introduce herself to the community and provide us with an update concerning new projects at the airport, including plans for a new customs facility. 

2016/2017 Meeting Schedule

August 22, 2016

Our 2016/2017 meetings will be held at 7PM in the Sycamore Avenue School Auditorium on the following dates:


Wednesday, September 7, 2016: Fire Department update regarding communications towers.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 1. 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Bohemia Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2016

We look forward to seeing a great turnout from the Bohemia community at the annual Memorial Day Parade and Services on Monday, May 30th.  For a flyer with more information on the parade, please click here. 

February Meeting - Guest Speaker Mary Kate Mullen, Islip Town Councilwoman

February 10, 2016

All Bohemia residents are invited to attend our next meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 7PM at Sycamore Avenue School.  Mary Kate Mullen, the newest member of the Islip Town Council, will be our guest speaker.  We will be discussing the proposed 7/11 near Sycamore Avenue, the proposed customs facility at Islip MacArthur Airport, and ideas for new projects that the Civic Association can begin to get involved in.  Please spread the word and bring your neighbors, friends and family.  We welcome your ideas and we need more support to be an effective voice for our community. 

Special Meeting - January 13, 2016

January 06, 2016

We will be holding a special meeting at 7PM on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 to discuss the proposal to change zoning to develop a convenience store on the property at the corner of Sycamore Avneue and the Sunrise Highway North Service Road.  We will also be discussing how we can voice our concerns about Governor Cuomo's recent announcement that he would like to expand MacArthur Airport to become a hub for international flights.

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