While underage drinking is a decades-old problem, some residents think it is getting out of hand.
One resident, who requested anonymity, told Patch she's observed kids as young as 14 drinking on the streets of West Islip.
"I see teens walking the streets at 11:00 PM with cans in their hand. I was told by one young teen that an older brother of a friend got it for the group of 14 year olds," she wrote in an email.
Have you noticed an uptick in underage drinking in the area? Do you have any advice for parents who may be struggling with teen drinking? Tell us in the comments.