Bay Shore shoppers, businesses adjust to new parking meters

Bay Shore resident Rich Wagner feeds one of Main Street's new parking meters on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

In their first few weeks of operation last month, the long-anticipated parking meters along Bay Shore’s commerce district brought a mix of feelings among local patrons and business owners.

A series of public meetings held by town officials in 2014 to discuss the impending parking program drew hundreds of unhappy residents and shop and restaurant owners uncertain about how the meters would...