Murray, Suozzi talk Lighthouse with Wang

A meeting Friday between the major players of the Lighthouse Project could possibly signify a new beginning for the long delayed venture. Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, Hempstead Supervisor Kate

News 12 Staff

Jun 5, 2009, 11:13 PM

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A meeting Friday between the major players of the Lighthouse Project could possibly signify a new beginning for the long delayed venture.
Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and Islanders owner Charles Wang met in Suozzi's office to discuss the $3.7 billion proposal to redevelop Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The three agreed on a new timeline for the project, and, most importantly, the Hempstead Town Board will vote on whether the environmental impact study is complete.
"This meeting is a symbol really that we're going to cooperate with each other," said Suozzi.
Wang has accused Murray of dragging her feet on the project, which he says is vital to the future of the Islanders. He had previously said he would begin shopping for a new location for the Islanders if the Lighthouse doesn't get the green light by next season's start.
"We are turning the page, we're looking forward, we need this for Long Island," says Wang.


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