From Islanders Point Blank:
The Town of Hempstead meeting started 30 minutes ago, but they have not addressed the Lighthouse yet. I’m in the crowded Hall and on Blackberry. Here’s all you need to know so far:
Charles Wang is here. Scott Rechler is here. Kate Murray, Hempstead Town Supervisor, is not. I’m told she is on vacation.
So this is one of the biggest private development projects in Long Island’s recent history and you go on vacation?
Not only that, but the project has been through hell and back in the press this year — their specific target, you, Kate Murray — and you, um, go on vacation?
Consider this one of the biggest political gaffes in a long time (or just a really big slap in the face to Rechler and Wang). This wouldn’t be a big deal if she had ever stated her opinion on the project. It also wouldn’t be a big deal if she had shown up to Town of Hempstead Night at the Coliseum last Saturday. But, she has basically chosen to be a ghost when it comes to the Lighthouse Project. I can understand someone being on vacation, but this doesn’t add up.
Well done, Ms. Murray. Well done.
*polite golf clap*