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$1.3B Belmont arena plan clears key hurdle

Jul 09, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

This story was reported by Jim Baumbach, Robert Brodsky and Candice Ferrette. It was written by Baumbach. A trove of Long Island residents, politicians and business leaders expressed both strong support and opposition to the Islanders' $1.3 billion Belmont arena project Monday as the state agency moved the proposal into the final approval stages.

People ranging from Belmont-area homeowners and elected officials to lifelong Islanders fans took turns addressing a table of Empire State De...