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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has proposed raising fees as part of her revised budget proposal.

Curran has proposed raising the fee for certain traffic and parking offenses, such as red light camera violations, to $95.

A distracted driver education program could cost $100. Contractors with home improvement licenses would have to renew annually, instead of every two years, at a cost of $600 per year.

There would even be a $1 surcharge for a bucket of balls at the driving range.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office received reports of more than 1,500 data breaches in the year 2017, which exposed the personal records of over nine million New Yorkers.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has called on FEMA to cut the bureaucracy, and let PSEG Long Island install permanent power to a rebuilt sewage treatment plant knocked offline by Superstorm Sandy.

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The nation's oldest continuously owned restaurant is changing hands. Claudio’s Restaurant in Greenport, Long Island, officially sold after being in the Claudio Family for more than 140 years. The Claudios announced the sale in a Facebook post.

The Family owned and operated the restaurant since it opened in 1870. In that time it became a destination for tourists, vacationers and locals in Greenport.

The restaurant almost sold in 2015, but the sale fell through.

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Nassau County will reassess all county properties by 2019 to correct issues in the tax roll.

The Nassau County Legislature approved County Executive Laura Curran’s request to borrow $2.2 million to pay for the reassessment.

Curran says homeowners who won appeals in recent years will have any assessment increases limited to six percent annually, which is in line with state law.

Legislators who voted against the plan say it will take too long to tax homeowners at a fair market value.