Nassau says Islanders/SMG owe millions in unpaid rent, utilities, fees

John Ciola, painting foreman for Nassau Veterans Memorial

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John Ciola, painting foreman for Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with the Local 1486 floods the ice by applying the 15th coat of water on the rink at Nassau Coliseum in preparation for the Islanders hockey season. (Jan. 7, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)

The New York Islanders and Nassau Coliseum's management company, SMG, owe Nassau County as much as $3.8 million in unpaid rent, utilities and other expenses for the Coliseum dating back to at least 2011, records show.

The county has written to Islanders senior vice president Michael Picker seeking payment of the monies twice in the past 12 months -- in February 2012 and on Feb. 22 of this...

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