North Hempstead, NY - October 30, 2015 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano (4th left) joined Sands Point Mayor Edward Adler, the Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission and Ilene and Don Vultaggio in rededicating the Sands Point Lighthouse.
“I commend Ilene and Don Vultaggio for their generosity and dedication to historic preservation,” remarked County Executive Mangano. “Restoring such an important landmark in Nassau County and the Village of Sands Point demonstrates their commitment to our community and culture. It is because of individuals like Ilene and Don Vultaggio and all of the members of the Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission that we are able to preserve significant parts of our County for current residents to enjoy and to educate future generations to come.”
Sands Point lighthouse is located in Nassau County along its’ northern coast, in the Town of North Hempstead. This 1809 stone tower was built by a Revolutionary War veteran who stayed on as its first keeper for many years. Generations of Long Islanders to come will be able to enjoy the beauty of this historic landmark.
Pictured (left to right); North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Daniel Kohs (Historic Landmark Commission), North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dina DiGiorgio, County Executive Ed Mangano, Linda Mangano, Ilene Vultaggio, Don Vultaggio (Chairman & President of AriZona Iced Tea), Police Commissioner Georgia DeYoung,, Sands Point Mayor Ed Adler, Deputy Commissioner Betsy Silverstein, Meghan Hagedorn (Historic Landmark Commission), John Posillico(AriZona Iced Tea Chief Technical Officer), and Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton