Tentative Deal In Dispute Over New York Heiress’ Will

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The breakthrough in the fight over Huguette Clark’s estate comes after jury selection started in a trial pitting nearly two dozen of her half-siblings’ descendants against a goddaughter, a hospital where she spent the last 20 years of her life, a nurse, doctors, a lawyer and others. A will from April 2005 cut out her distant relatives. Another will, six weeks earlier, left them most of her money. The tentative settlement will give the relatives about $34.5 million after taxes under the deal, while her nurse would have to turn over $5 million and a doll collection valued at about $1.6 million, the person told The Associated Press. Her lawyer would get nothing. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to discuss the settlement because it hasn’t yet been made public. News of the tentative settlement was first reported by the New York Times and WNBC. Several of the many lawyers involved with the case declined to comment or didn’t immediately return calls. The New Caanan, Conn., estate of Huguette Clark, a copper magnate from Montana. (Photo: Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild, AP) Clark owned lavish properties from New York’s Fifth Avenue to the California coast, but opted to spend her final two decades ensconced in a Manhattan hospital. The childless Clark died in 2011, at age 104.

850 snakes part of New York man’s home business, authorities say

” mantra is arguably more important for Boyle than almost any other forward on the team (…paging Brad Richards). Boyle can start by tweaking his style of play, consistently getting to dirty areas of the ice, a message Vigneault has also been relaying to his players early and often, via Katie Strang of ESPN New York . So far, so good this preseason. Strang reported that one of Boyle’s goals in the inter-squad scrimmage ended with him on the ice entangled with backup goaltender Martin Biron. He told reporters it’s that type of play he needs to make more often: Everybody likes having the puck and making plays. That’s not really when I’m at my best, though. I can get in trouble that way. I’m not going to produce much from the perimeter. I think in tight, towards the net, not only for me but hopefully the guys I’m playing with, it creates room for them. It’s good to be reminded of that every day. You do it and it becomes a habit.

Richard Parrinello, of Brookhaven, New York, kept the snakes in his detached garage, all neatly stacked in containers and at the right temperature, according to Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA. Burmese pythons are illegal in New York, and Parrinello’s were taken from the house to a reptile sanctuary in Massachusetts while the rest of the snakes are still in his garage, according to Jack Krieger, communications director for the Town of Brookhaven on Long Island. Gross said all the snakes appeared to be in good health and there was no animal abuse or neglect. “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.