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New Hyde Park students win prizes for Nassau Coliseum plan

Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale (Sept.

(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

A team of five students from New Hyde Park High School won $5,000 cash and will share a $10,000 college scholarship after winning Nassau Comptroller George Maragos’ competition on Wednesday to conceive the best business plan to redevelop the Nassau Coliseum.

The winning plan involved placing solar panels on businesses around the 77-acre Coliseum site in Uniondale. The revenue would be generated...

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Islip gives two businesses tax breaks for hiring

Islip Town Hall West in 2011. The Town

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Town of Islip’s Industrial Development Agency is giving tax incentives to two businesses that would create 20 new jobs and keep dozens more in the area.

The town is offering Carson Optical and M&M Canvas & Awning each a 10-year property tax abatement and sales and mortgage recording tax exemptions totaling $714,000, according to officials, as incentive to keep and bring business...

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