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Suffolk County eying new Isles arena

The New York Islanders (NHL) may end up staying on Long Island after all if Suffolk County, a neighbor to Nassau County, can put together a deal for a new arena. According to AP, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy approached Islanders owner Charles Wang about what the county could do to land the team. No […]

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Wang: I won’t move Isles

Despite a new-arena referendum being overwhelmingly voted down by Nassau County voters Monday, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang says he has no intention of moving the NHL franchise. The vote, which came down 57 percent-43 percent against borrowing $400 million to fund the arena and a minor-league ballpark, certainly showed public sentiment dead set […]

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Nassau County unveils arena plan

The Nassau County Coliseum would be replaced by a new arena housing the New York Islanders under a $350-million bond proposal proposed by Nassau County officials that will go before voters this August. The new arena would be built next to the current arena, which would eventually be torn down. The plan, less dramatic than […]

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Hempstead fails to approve Lighthouse project; will Wang be forced to move Islanders?

The impasse over Charles Wang’s proposal for a large development surrounding Nassau Coliseum has been broken by the town of Hempstead — but Hempstead is essentially vetoing the project, and Wang’s plans to subsidize an arena makeover with development money may finally be dead. The background: New York Islanders (NHL) owner Wang has proposed a […]

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