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Huntington parking fees to rise

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UNAVAILABLE PARKING IN HUNTINGTON MIGHT HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE.
THE HUNTINGTON TOWN BOARD APPROVED A MEASURE TO RAISE PARKING METER FEES FROM A QUARTER TO A DOLLAR AN HOUR. PARKING VIOLATIONS WILL GO UP FROM $25 TO $50. OFFICIALS SAID THEY HOPE FOR QUICKER TURNOVER OF THE SPACES TO CATER TO THE PATRONS OF 
VILLAGE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS.
OFFICIALS SAID APPROVAL OF THE PARKING MEASURES WILL BE WITHIN 4 TO 6 WEEKS.

Massepequa man sentenced in faking father’s death

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THE MAN WHO CONSPIRED TO FAKE HIS FATHER’S DROWNING OFF OF JONES BEACH FOR OVER $400,000 IN LIFE INSURANCE MONEY.  HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO A YEAR IN JAIL.
TWENTY THREE  YEAR OLD JONATHAN ROTH OF MASSAPEQUA TOLD A JUDGE HE REALIZED WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG. OFFICIALS SAID ROTH TOLD AUTHORITIES IN 2012 THAT HE FALSELY TOLD POLICE HIS FATHER, 48 YEAR OLD RAYMOND ROTH NEVER RETURNED FROM THE WATER AFTER HE HAD GONE SWIMMING. ROTH HAS BEEN IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY SINCE SEPTEMBER, AND IS EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED IN MAY.
HIS FATHER IS FACING A MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF UP TO 4 YEARS IN PRISON.  

Suffolk wants to raise fee’s on late parking tickets

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THE SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATURE IS CONSIDERING RAISING LATE FEES ON PARKING TICKETS.
UNDER THE PROPOSAL, LATE FEES WOULD DOUBLE AFTER 30 DAYS, AND TRIPLE AFTER 60. NEWS 12 REPORTING IF  A DRIVER IS FOUND GUILTY 
UNDER OTHER TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS, LATE FEES WOULD COST AN ADDITIONAL $100.
OPPONENTS OF THIS LEGISLATION FEEL IN THIS ECONOMY IT’S NOT THE RIGHT TIME TO RAISE FEES. MARCH 18TH IS WHEN THIS COULD COME TO VOTE.
 

Raise for Suffolk’s finest

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Legislative budget officials warned against the cost of it but Suffolk County lawmakers have approved a police contract that will increase county costs by 372-million dollars through 2018.

If the contract wasn’t approved it would have gone to binding arbitration which County Executive Steve Bellone said would cost more.  Bellone’s deputy director of finance, Connie Corso said, the police contracts bring “certainty to the budget process.”

Woman crashes into a building in Smithtown

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Four people have been hurt after an elderly driver crashed her car into the building of a doctor’s office in  Smithtown.

It happened at around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon on Middle Country Road.  Police say the 75-year old woman who was driving was among the injured.  WNBC-TV reports three people inside of the building, two women and a young boy, were taken to an area hospital.