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Bye-landers, and 2011 bond vote, in hindsight
The moment the news broke that Charles Wang will move his New York Islanders hockey team to Brooklyn, last year’s failed referendum to rebuild the county’s Coliseum instantly acquired a postmortem political purpose: cover.
After all, both County Executive Edward Mangano, who faces re-election next year, and Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, who was re-elected last November, can accurately...