“It was a well-maintained facility, it was very clean and organized, it was a business,” Krieger said. By the numbers: Pets Parrinello kept an online website, “Snakeman’s Exotics,” which advertised a collection of pythons, boa constrictors and hognose snakes available for sale both domestically and internationally. After weeks of investigation into alleged workers compensation fraud, the town of Brookhaven, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Police and the SPCA executed a search warrant in Parrinello’s home, where he lives with his wife and 10-year-old son, according to a news release from Brookhaven. Undercover investigators spoke to Parrinello, who claimed to have $500,000 in inventory stored on the premises, including snakes, turtles and turtle eggs, the news release said. Authorities also say they found a few tarantulas and a couple of freezers with frozen mice and alligator carcasses. Krieger said Parrinello wasn’t arrested or charged with any criminal activity, but he was running a business out of his residence in a residential area, which is a violation of the town code. Town Law Department officials are still investigating and will likely issue numerous violations in the coming days. When reached by telephone, Parrinello declined to comment. “What makes this case especially egregious is that this individual was allegedly operating this reptile business out of his home, posing an unknown threat to the neighbors of this community,” said Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine. Peter Constantakes, spokesman for the DEC, said Parrinello was interviewed and issued two summonses for possessing wild animals without a permit and for possessing alligator parts without a permit, each one carrying a maximum fine of $250. The U.S.

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Visitors assembled individual paper and wood lanterns by hand and inscribed them with personal messages of peace before setting them afloat on the reflecting pool. More than 2,200 lanterns were set afloat throughout the day-long event. At dusk, a special Closing Ceremony was led by Her Holiness that included music and cultural performances by local New York City artists. In addition, to further illuminate the message of the Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace, Her Holiness honored four prominent women peacemakers whose courage and leadership have contributed to important advancements towards promoting peace and reconciliation. The peacemakers who were recognized included Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict; Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of U.N. Women; Ms. Anne-Marie Goetz, Chief Advisor of Peace and Security at U.N. Women; and Rev. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director, Interfaith Center of New York.

One Thing New York Rangers’ Top Stars Must Prove in 2013-14 Season

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He had 42 shots, so he was a factor, but his shots were just not going in. Consider this: During the regular season, 11.9 percent of his shots went into the net. In the postseason? Just 2.4 percent. Maybe it was a fluke. Players do get on unlucky streaks, and maybe Nash just happened to have had his at a bad time. Or maybe he choked under the pressure. We won’t know until next May, assuming the Rangers make it. We know that Nash will put up big numbers in the regular season, and he will be an important member of Team Canada. But assuming the Rangers do make the postseason, Nash has to deliver. He was brought in to be a closerto take the Rangers over the humpand he flopped in the postseason. We all know how talented Nash is, but that means nothing if he can’t perform in the clutch. Obviously, there’s a lot of time in between then and now.

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Last season, Forbes had placed the franchises value at $170 million. The Panthers are expected to remain in South Florida; the teams lease with the Broward County-owned BB&T Center runs through 2028. Sunrise Sports & Entertainment, which operates the arena, is the profitable arm of the Florida Panthers family of companies and is said to be part of the transaction. The team had no comment after the New York Post first reported a group of unidentified New York-based investors were buying the team. The Panthers have been losing more than $20 million per season in recent years, the source said. A source close to the team confirmed the sale was in the works and said general manager Dale Tallon has been telling players interested in coming to the Panthers such as former All-Star goalie Tim Thomas that a new owner would be in place soon. An announcement could be coming in the next few weeks. Captain Ed Jovanovski, who said he heard reports of a new owner on a weekly basis while with the Phoenix Coyotes, said word of a new owner shouldnt affect the team at all. For the most part, you have a bunch of guys who just want to play hockey, Jovanovski said. Whatever happens on the ownership side will be taken care of by the executives in place. I think for us, we just wait and see.