IDA urged to end nursing home PILOT deal

Jose Johnson, of Westbury, holds his son Andrew,

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Jose Johnson, of Westbury, holds his son Andrew, 3, as he speaks against an application by the Westbury Bristal Assisted Living Facility to extend its PILOT agreement an additional ten years during a public hearing at Westbury Village Hall. (Nov. 19, 2012) (Credit: Barry Sloan)

When Westbury residents began to cry foul over developers' plans to buy a nursing home and extend its tax abatement agreement an additional 10 years, the message from politicians was reassuring: It's not a done deal.

The words of Republicans and Democrats triggered an intense grassroots campaign among residents in the village and neighboring New Cassel. Up for sale is The Bristal Assisted...

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