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NEWS
March 3, 1999 | By Jack Brown, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Three years ago, when borough officials brought computerized parking meters to town, they were counting on the "smart meters" to bring in more revenue and generate traffic-pattern reports by keeping track of cars as they parked and pulled away from Main Street curbs. Now, saying the meters have not worked as advertised, borough officials have exiled them to the far reaches of North Main Street, where tourists and shoppers park only after the rest of the street is filled up. Residents and parking officials had complained that the 55 high-tech meters broke down frequently and often reset themselves at random intervals.
NEWS
November 6, 1998 | by Theresa Conroy, Daily News Staff Writer by Theresa Conroy, Daily News Staff Writer
It was just a handful of dimes and nickels . . . that added up to 50 grand. It took Robert C. Morris Jr. about eight years to collect the $50,000 nest egg that Bucks County authorities say he stole - pocketful by pocketful - from Doylestown parking meters. Morris, the guy in Doylestown Borough who collected the change from the town's 600 meters, has been charged with theft, misappropriation of government property and related offenses. He admitted to lifting nearly $50,000 worth of coins, said Bucks County District Attorney Alan Rubenstein.
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