Mangano touts Coliseum plan at hearing

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Islanders owner

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Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Islanders owner Charles Wang join fans, merchants and residents in a rally in Mineola to save Long Island's only professional sports team. (May 24, 2011) (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

County Executive Edward Mangano made his pitch to the Nassau Legislature Tuesday for a new arena for the Islanders as critics and supporters got their first opportunity to weigh in on a plan to borrow up to $400 million for the project.

Mangano addressed a legislative hearing after participating in a boisterous rally on the steps of the County Executive and Legislative Office Building in Mineola,...

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