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At a Nov. 4 Edgemont Community Council meeting, Department of Public Works Commissioner Victor Carosi sat across the table, eye to eye with ECC President Bob Bernstein. Also present were residents and directors of the council, who wanted answers from Carosi on some of the town’s pressing pub…

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Argonaut Insurance Co. (AIC), the town of Greenburgh’s insurance provider since 2015, is suing the town over whether the company is liable for covering a $26 million federal housing discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit filed in 2016 involves S&R Development Estates, which acquired a 2.3-a…

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Independent challenger Lucas Cioffi of Edgemont, above at his post-election event, concedes race for Town Supervisor to incumbent Paul Feiner, who garnered 75% of the votes cast in Greenburgh as of midnight on Election Day, Nov. 5.

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There was a call from a S. Central Avenue parking lot Nov. 3 about a man asking for money. Police found a man who matched the description provided by the caller and spoke to him. They told him there were multiple calls about his soliciting in the parking lot. The man, later identified as Rob…

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Greenburgh Town Supervisor incumbent Paul Feiner and candidate Lucas Cioffi faced off in three public debates leading up to Election Day Nov. 5. Among a range of other issues facing the town, Edgemont incorporation was a common topic at the debates, with Cioffi stating his intention to recus…

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On Oct. 21, police responded to S. Central Avenue on a report of a tractor-trailer taking down phone wires. Upon arrival, police spoke with the vehicle’s driver who said he was backing into a parking lot to make a delivery to Today’s Kitchen at 92 S. Central Ave. when the 13½ foot tall trail…

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Incumbent Paul Feiner and independent Lucas Cioffi, his challenger in the Nov. 5 election for Greenburgh town supervisor, debated on Oct. 21 at the Greenburgh Public Library.

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Police driving on N. Central Avenue Oct. 16 noticed a car driving on the opposite side of the road. Police followed the car, which started to swerve. Another officer was following and saw the same violations. Police activated their lights to pull the car over, but the driver, later identifie…

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Two pedestrians, ages 11 and 14, were walking toward Sacred Heart Church in the crosswalk on Central Park Avenue at Lawton Avenue on Oct. 18 when a 2006 Hyundai Sonata struck them, according to Greenburgh police.

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At an Edgemont Community Council meeting Oct. 7, members voted to allow Bob Bernstein, the council’s president, to file a preliminary injunction pending appeal on behalf of the Council of Greenburgh Civic Associations, the Edgemont Community Council and 13 petitioners in New York State Supre…

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An officer was dispatched to S. Central Avenue Oct. 12 on a report of a fuel spill involving a gas delivery truck. When police arrived they contacted the gas station manager who said the truck refilling the station’s holding tanks had spilled some fuel onto the concrete and the fuel overflow…

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It started with a light drizzle on Oct. 2 and by around 2:50 p.m. the rain was smacking the pavement on Old Colony Road in Edgemont in an outright downpour. Water was pooling in catch basins by the road and minutes later a gush of water from the 18.5-acre watershed was flowing out of the 18-…

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The deteriorating asphalt walkway on Glendale Road between Longview Drive and the Greenville Elementary School was just too narrow. The town was getting complaints from residents about pedestrians not being able to pass each other while walking.

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Hartsdale resident Rodney Lederer-Plaskett filed an ethics complaint in June with the Greenburgh Board of Ethics against Greenburgh Town Councilman Ken Jones, which stated the councilman should have recused himself from any town decisions involving The Bozeman Law Firm as recommended by a bo…

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A man went to police headquarters Sept. 23 to report a larceny that took place while he was in Chase Bank on N. Central Avenue in Hartsdale. The man told police he was approached while in the bank Sept. 3 by another man who handed him a check and asked him to cash it for him. The man said he…

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On the day complainants were to receive a response from Councilman Ken Jones on two ethics complaints dated Aug. 20 and June 26, the Greenburgh Ethics Board meeting was without quorum on Sept. 24, as members Craig Zumsteg and Christopher Cuomo resigned and board of ethics chair Doris Friedma…

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The Greenburgh Town Board held interviews with three engineering firms on Sept. 18 for a request for proposal (RFP) released in April, which would commission a consultant to analyze both the traffic and flooding concerns at the Four Corners intersection of Central and Hartsdale avenues.

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At a turbulent meeting sponsored by the Southern Greenville Association Sept. 23, Edgemont residents crowded into the Greenville Elementary School cafeteria to express their concerns over a preliminary draft traffic study, which called the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection…

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As part of the FBI Greenburgh Task Force drug investigation, an officer assisted in the FBI search warrant execution of a Shelly Avenue house on Sept. 19. When asked if there were any narcotics, Paul Ciccarelli, the homeowner, removed a vial of what appeared to be crack cocaine. He was arres…

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Police responded to a Longfellow Street home on Sept. 16 on a report of a burglary. The 82-year-old homeowner told police she left her home at around 11 a.m. with the front door unlocked. When she returned at around 2:52 p.m. she noticed the first floor bathroom window was broken with a bric…

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On the heels of a second Article 78 petition filing in New York State Supreme Court Aug. 26 for Edgemont to become Greenburgh’s seventh village, the town of Greenburgh is attempting to recover out-of-pocket court costs totaling $32,405 from the Edgemont Incorporation Committee.

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After a tussle of words on the social media site NextDoor Sept. 7 regarding the Underhill Road water main relining project, Greenburgh Public Works Commissioner Victor Carosi assured residents in a letter dated Sept. 11 that “barring any additional unforeseen circumstances, we expect the pro…

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An officer responded to a North Central Avenue store Sept. 2 on a report of a larceny. The officer met with a staff member who reported they saw a woman leave with unpaid items. She allegedly put food into her bag and cart and left the store but was stopped until the police arrived. The woma…

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While on patrol near S. Central Avenue Aug. 28, an officer found a white Chrysler 300 with no plates, no inspection sticker and dark tinted windows. While the officer was in his vehicle writing a parking summons on the Chrysler, a man jumped into the car and fled northbound on Central Avenue…

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Stacy Fisher has lived in Hartsdale for just three years, but she’s been involved in the community for much longer. Flying to Westchester from the West Coast to visit friends in the area, and then coming up by train when she lived in Manhattan, Fisher fell in love with Hartsdale’s charm, acc…

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Hartsdale resident Rodney Lederer-Plaskett submitted an amended complaint Aug. 20 to the Greenburgh town clerk’s office outlining the Bozeman Law Firm’s $500 contribution to the Committee to Elect Ken Jones on May 24 during his 2019 re-election campaign.

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Invoking an Article 78 proceeding in response to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner’s denial July 26 of a petition for Edgemont incorporation, the petitioners filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court Aug. 26, calling the supervisor’s decision “erroneous” and “unlawful.”

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Commissioner of Community Development and Conservation Garrett Duquesne met with members of the Four Corners Land Use Citizens Committee Aug. 22 to announce the seven respondents to an RFP released in April which would commission a consultant to analyze both the traffic and flooding concerns…

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Pipes and hoses snaked across Winnie Chao’s mother’s front lawn on the corner of Underhill and Evandale roads. The temporary pipes — which were to supply drinking water to her and about 89 residents — wrapped around the corner of Evandale and passed by her driveway, then split underneath the…

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Police were dispatched to a North Central Avenue grocery store Aug. 17 on a report of a larceny in progress. When officers got to the store, they found the offender, Everett Shaw, being handcuffed by an off-duty officer. Shaw allegedly left the store without paying for $349.97 worth of crab …

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A preliminary traffic study by Hawthorne-based traffic consultant Provident Design Engineering — a consultant firm hired by the town of Greenburgh — has found that converting the Fort Hill and Ardsley roads intersection from a four-way stop to a signalized traffic stop would be the most bene…

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An officer responded to a Central Avenue CVS Aug. 10 on a report of a larceny in progress. An officer saw a man, later identified as Imran Hoosain, exit the store without paying. After stopping the man, the officer found five bottles of vitamins in the man’s possession totaling $118.45. Hoos…

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The Greenburgh Town Board chose Capt. Brian J. Ryan to become the Greenburgh Police Department’s new interim police chief Aug. 7. Current chief Chris McNerney announced his resignation from the Greenburgh Police Department effective Aug. 25 to pursue a position at the Westchester County dist…

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A Greenburgh police officer noticed a car driving on South Central Avenue make two unsafe lane changes Aug. 2. The officer spoke to the driver, Jamie Lozada-Amador. He said he didn’t have his license, and a DMV check showed his driving privileges were suspended. He also had an active bench w…

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On July 22 the owner of a Central Park Avenue hair salon went to police headquarters to report that a client’s personal check amounting to $325 had bounced due to insufficient funds. The owner attempted to contact the client by phone and mail without success. After getting ahold of the clien…

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The Town of Greenburgh Board of Ethics met July 23 to discuss, among other issues, a complaint that has been filed against councilman Ken Jones by Hartsdale resident Rodney Lederer-Plaskett. The complaint concerns Jones’ alleged failure to recuse himself on votes concerning the Bozeman Law F…

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Police saw a van turn right onto South Central Avenue July 15 from an Acura dealership, but it didn’t yield the right of way to the police car, and didn’t stay in its lane. The officer pulled the van over and spoke to the driver, Mitchell Solieri, who said he was working for the dealership a…

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As a standing room only crowd filled Greenburgh Town Hall with a hum of conversations on July 16, the dais stood empty, with only the stenographer seated at the front of the room and Town Attorney Timothy Lewis nearby. Then, as the clock struck 7:35 p.m., Supervisor Paul Feiner and former Ne…

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Police spoke to a Fountain Lane apartment resident July 8 who said she lost her visa booklet. She said the last time she used the document was in January at John F. Kennedy Airport. The woman said she needed to provide a police report of lost property in order to replace the visa booklet.

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The Greenburgh Town Board decided to hold over a resolution July 10 that would authorize the Greenburgh Consolidated Water District No. 1 to increase water rates over a five-year period to fund a vast array of infrastructure improvements and capital projects, totaling an estimated $54 million.

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Every spring and summer, two to three volunteers from the Hartsdale Beautification Committee would walk up and down E. Hartsdale Avenue near the Hartsdale train station hand watering flowers in some 21 planters. Eventually the challenge of watering all those plants caused the committee to re…

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While driving on Medford Lane July 1 a tree limb fell on a man’s car causing damage to his front bumper and dents and scratches to the driver’s side fender and windshield. A company was performing tree cutting on Barford Lane at the time of the accident. An employee of the tree cutting servi…

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Formulating the inception of his candidacy for Greenburgh town supervisor on transparency, open government and municipal participation, candidate Lucas Cioffi, a resident of Edgemont, created and launched the Greenburgh Civic News Feed, a news aggregator that pulls from 25 local news sources…

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In a three-way contest Tuesday for two seats on the Greenburgh Town Council, Democratic incumbent Ken Jones and newcomer Gina Jackson, both residents of Fairview, were the top vote-getters in the Democratic primary, leaving the third candidate, Eric Zinger of Hartsdale, to concede his quest …

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Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Greenburgh Town Council June 25, one of whom, current Councilman Ken Jones, is responding to a citizen’s ethics complaint filed against him.