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Remembering Nassau legislator Peter Schmitt

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano attends the wake

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano attends the wake of Peter Schmitt, the Massapequa Republican who was also the Legislature's presiding officer. (Oct. 6, 2012) (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Schmitt, a Massapequa Republican who was often the point man in partisan bouts with Democrats in county government for two decades, died at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, after "a massive heart attack" in County Executive Edward Mangano's office, officials said. He was 62....

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