Islip officials concerned over possible fire safety scandal at MacArthur Airport

Allegations are surfacing Friday of a possible fire safety scandal at MacArthur Airport. Some Islip Town officials say the state-required annual inspections of the airport?s fire safety system were

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2006, 11:19 PM

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Allegations are surfacing Friday of a possible fire safety scandal at MacArthur Airport.
Some Islip Town officials say the state-required annual inspections of the airport?s fire safety system were not conducted during the previous administration. Former Supervisor Pete McGowan held the position of supervisor for 13 years before resigning in March amid a corruption scandal. Many residents say they are concerned with possible safety problems at the airport and hope everyone is doing their job the right way.
Acting Islip Supervisor Eric Hofmeister issued a statement saying the fire marshal has recently conducted inspections. Town officials say they also have documentation proving inspections were done between 1999 and 2004. McGowan was released from a Yaphank minimum-security facility at 12:01 a.m. Friday after serving 57 of his 90-day sentence following bribery and grand larceny convictions.
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