Image via WikipediaWhile I was out during the day, my friend BD Gallof broke an additional bit of news on Hockey Independent that could signal something very bad for the Lighthouse Project: according to a source, the Lighthouse has once again stopped payments to F.P. Clark, the Town of Hempstead's environmental consultants.
This comes at an interesting time in the process, as BD pointed out:
- There seem to be massive disagreements over the size and scope of the Lighthouse Project, with many close to Charles Wang whispering about a 10% reduction to placate the Town of Hempstead's objections. Some close to the Town are floating numbers more like 30-35% - that's a major difference.
- The sides have not met since Election Day.
- As I reported yesterday (in a world exclusive), many powerful interests connected to large real estate developers have been moving money to incoming County Executive Ed Mangano since Election Day.
- As a certain commenter on this blog illustrates, stories about Brooklyn are everywhere.
I'm not talking about hockey when I say this - if this project does not succeed, it will be a truly sad day for Long Island, and we, the taxpayers, will be left with nothing more than a rotting pit.
I for one hope it does not come to that, and I will report anything new that I hear.
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