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St. Pat's Day could be time to name Hauppauge complex for Lindsay

Bill Lindsay died in September. The former PO

Bill Lindsay died in September. The former PO of the Suffolk Legislature was 67. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Could Suffolk officials celebrate St. Patrick’s Day next year by naming of the county’s north Hauppauge complex after late Presiding Officer William Lindsay (D-Holbrook)?

Presiding Officer Wayne Horsley (D-Babylon) suggested the Irish holiday as a potential date for a ceremony because Lindsay every year held a St. Patrick’s Day breakfest with pipers and step dancers. “That would be something,” said Horsley.

After lawmakers voted unanimously last week to name the complex after Lindsay, Horsley also named a committee to plan for the event, chaired by top legislative aide Terry Pearsall and Kevin Harvey, Lindsay’s successor as IBEW Local 25 business manager.

Horsley said the only concern now is being overloaded with volunteers. “Everyone wants to be on the committee,” Horsley said. “Everyone loved Bill and wants to be part of the historic event.”

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