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Letter: Taxpayers need notice of potential tax breaks

The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially

The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes. Credit: AP

The response from the executive director of the Hempstead Industrial Development Agency, Fred Parola, regarding the huge tax break for Green Acres Mall is a complete copout [“Mall’s town tax breaks draw fire,” News, Oct. 11]. These costs will ultimately get passed down to residents and small businesses.

Where were these so-called necessary notices Parola mentions published? At a minimum, these notices need to be mailed to every property owner who will be affected, with the ramifications of the tax breaks clearly explained. I think he will find that if he did that, people would be a lot more interested.

Paul Pandolfi, Rockville Centre


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