NY Islanders: Free Agency and the Lighthouse

April 28th, 2010 by Frank Trovato Leave a reply »
Watch out, New York Islander fans.

After running on a platform of support for the entertainment and retail-based Lighthouse project, our new intrepid Nassau County Executive has been working on a deal with the Shinnecock Indian nation to put a casino smack-dab in the middle of Nassau County on the Coliseum site.

That's right, Ed Mangano has been in office for exactly four months and he is already looking at other possibilities, and has not made any public statements on the project that Charles Wang and his group have put six years and spent millions of dollars into trying to get off the ground.

Even Kate Murray, the high demoness of the Lighthouse project, has feigned ignorance and said she knows nothing of this deal.

I smell something and it's not pretty.

A casino has bad idea written all over it. I am not against gambling. I am not against casinos. What I am against is political meandering. I am against politicians who use private enterprise for their own personal gain or to further their careers.

I have heard opponents of the Lighthouse project spout venom about the potential traffic, waste, garbage, and more traffic. < ...

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