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“Don’t ‘Pull the Plug’ on Island Park” officials discuss options to preserve Barrett Power Plant’s tax

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, Hempstead Town officials held a news conference to implore LIPA to not challenge the Pilot tax assessment for the E. F. Barrett Power Plant in Island Park. Officials called upon LIPA and PSEG to commission a new study to re-examine the area's energy needs, with an open mind regarding the repowering of the power station. Officials said LIPA's property tax assessment challenge will decimate the Island Park community if successful and will increase the average property tax in the community by $3,000 per parcel. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware)

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