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I apologize for getting this out so late today, but I was at work when I received a press release through the Nassau County Legislature regarding a press conference outside the Coliseum this Saturday at 11am. The even will take place in between the Coliseum and the Marriot on the grassy knoll separating the two buildings.

Set to speak at the event (that will feature a GIAGANTIC blow up of the Memorandum of Support) are Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), John Durso, President of the LI Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) and Jim Castellane, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties – among others.

Here is the official release:

Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), John Durso, President of the LI Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) and Jim Castellane, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties will co-host a press conference with other elected officials, labor leaders, civic leaders, veterans, residents and Islander fans to demonstrate support for the Lighthouse at Long Island Project. They will add their names to a memorandum of support for the project.

Legislator Denenberg said, “Elected officials, labor, business, community and civic leaders are being asked to show their support for this project. The Lighthouse at Long Island will increase tax revenue, create new jobs and career opportunities, create attractive housing alternatives, grow existing businesses and attract new business to Nassau County. The project will also save the NY Islanders hockey team. The Lighthouse is the most important development in Nassau County since Levittown and is smart growth that Nassau County needs now. This is not the time to sit on the fence; it is the time for real leadership to take a position that this is the right project at the right time for Nassau County.”

If you can make it (hopefully the weather holds) it should be a nice afternoon. Stick around after the game and catch the Islanders take on the Flyers at 2pm. I am going to do my best to get there – but I know the fans and other Islanders bloggers will be there in force.