Peter J. Schmitt, the presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature whose influence loomed large over county politics for more than two decades, died Wednesday morning after suffering a massive heart attack during a meeting about the county budget in Mineola.
Schmitt, 62, was pronounced dead at 11:55 a.m., according to county officials.
Schmitt had complained of lightheadedness...
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