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Today's 5: Development Plan to be Aired Tonight

ALSO: "Little Doctors" blood drive today at Mattlin Middle School.

The public will get a detailed look tonight at the proposal to develop the Wang property off Old Country Road.

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1. The set for tonight at 7 p.m. allows the public to get its first glimpse of the plan to develop the 143-acre property that was once home to the Nassau County complex. Current Owner Charles Wang has hired the Beechwood Organization to come up with a proposal. The plan is to develop The meeting is at on Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay. It's open to the public.

2. Take our poll about the new proposal for a . We'll have a full report tomorrow.

3. The will host a showing of the film "Race to Nowhere" at 7:30 p.m. The film, sponsored by the Plainview Congress of Teachers, explores the stresses we place on students and the unfortunate consequences that sometimes result. The showing is sold out; Patch will have a report on the film later this week.

4. The sponsors its annual Tuesday at the Mattlin Middle School cafeteria. The event, which will run 3:30pm- 9:30 pm, began with the 5th graders at participating in a presentation in class on the need for, and uses of, blood.

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BB March 13, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Not a fan of this proposal. More traffic on old country road and round swamp. It's too congested now. And do we need more unsold homes in the area
Paulie B March 13, 2012 at 06:29 PM
What does this plan mean for the Islanders, and what benefits will it provide to the taxpayers of Nassau County? My understanding is Mr Wang is not easy to do business with and this is why the Coliseum deal never got done. Is there anyone out there that can get Nassau heading in the right direction without getting involved in the usual patronage and corruption of Nassau County?

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