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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Peter J. Schmitt passes away

From Newsday:

 "Peter J. Schmitt, presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature, died of a heart attack Wednesday, county officials said.Schmitt, 62, a Massapequa Republican, had the attack during a meeting in County Executive Edward Mangano's office, officials said.'

Schmitt is a long-term public servant who earlier this year got himself into some trouble and was found in contempt by a federal judge: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/06/09/l-i-lawmaker-peter-schmitt-found-in-contempt-by-federal-judge-fined-2500

From a hockey standpoint, he also has not been a friend of the Islanders in the ongoing arena saga, as these blogs noted:


Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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