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A delay in notifying the fire department gave a fast-moving fire a significant head start Wednesday, May 20, destroying a house at 3 Edgewood Road in Hartsdale. Hartsdale firefighters arrived on the scene in less than four minutes and faced a large volume of fire coming out of two sides of t…

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A woman contacted police May 11 to report receiving a handwritten letter from an unknown person, insulting the woman and her husband. The return address on the envelope was Edgemont High School. She said she believes the letter was a response to something she wrote on Facebook. The woman, wh…

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The Greenville Fire District Board of Commissioners is pushing back against a provision in the Greenburgh Town Board’s resolution that reduces late penalty fees for taxes that states the district agreed to forgo full payment of the district’s tax warrant.

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A woman called police May 8 and said a large black dog came out of a home and bit her while she was walking on Pinewood Road in the early morning. She said she screamed and the dog backed off, but came at her again, this time from the front, and bit her again. She said a person driving by sa…

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As municipalities across the state battle with the everchanging economic landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic, town officials in Greenburgh are similarly wrestling with a potential $7 million revenue shortfall in the 2020-21 town budget.

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A N. Central Avenue man in Hartsdale reported to police April 30 that, after picking up food from Shake Shack on N. Central Avenue, he discovered a small, clear plastic bag containing what appeared to him to be marijuana at the bottom of the bag of fries that he had mostly eaten. He told pol…

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Police responded to a report of excessive smoke coming from the Ferncliff Cemetery on Secor Road in Hartsdale April 21. On arrival, they were advised by the cemetery manager a burner went off-line and shut down after reaching a temperature of 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. The manager reported thr…

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After multiple community meetings and research that spanned a six-month period, the town of Greenburgh Department of Community Development & Conservation released a sidewalk prioritization study that strategizes a two-phase, 12-year rollout to fill 9.93 miles of sidewalk gaps within the …

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A Cross Hill Road resident in Hartsdale reported April 17, while looking for a customer service number for Amazon, she found multiple numbers and called one. A man with a British accent, who identified himself as “Chris Martin,” directed her to a website to resolve her issue. While logged in…

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A Maplewood Road resident reported April 13 she was in her bedroom when she heard a loud crash. She said she walked into the living room and saw a tree had come through the roof. The Hartsdale Fire Department, Con Edison and the building department responded. Police on the scene reported the…

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Greenburgh Police responded to the Scarsdale Golf Club on Clubway in Hartsdale April 2 on a report of a man setting a fire on the club’s property. A caller who smelled smoke from his apartment building facing the east side of the golf course saw a man with a backpack dressed in a black jacke…

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The title to the Revolutionary-era Odell House was signed over to the town of Greenburgh on March 4, making the town the official owner of the headquarters of Gen. Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, where he and Gen. George Washington conferred on the strategy that won th…

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Greenburgh police responded March 25 on a report of a skirmish on Jean Lane when a repossession agent tried to remove a 2015 Infiniti from the driveway of the registered owner. The repo man told police the car owner came out of the residence and began screaming and tried to push him. The car…

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A Fraydun Lane man reported on March 18 that two weeks earlier, on March 2, he received an email message sent to his work email address from a “Mr. Paul” who offered the Fraydun Lane man a job as a personal assistant. The sender also requested the recipient purchase three eBay cards for whic…

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A 64-year-old Washington Avenue woman went to Greenburgh Police March 9 to report a yearlong internet and text message relationship with a man who sent pictures of himself depicting a 60-something-year-old man. Last October, her internet boyfriend convinced her to send a certified check via …

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Three people were arrested on March 4 for counterfeiting after attempting to use fake bills at Best Buy on North Central Avenue. Clifton Owens, 40, Joseph Vazquez, 23, and Norissa Hilton, 23, left the store in a silver Mercury with New Jersey plates, leading police on a car chase.

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A majority of the town board voted down a resolution introduced Feb. 12 by Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner calling for state officials to initiate a law — pursuant to a subsequent home rule law request — to expand the number of commissioners on the Hartsdale Public Parking District (H…

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A man reported March 2 that $2,035 was missing from his wallet when he got to his job. He told police he secured his wallet in a gym locker with a combination lock at 24 Hours Fitness on S. Central Avenue where he went to work out before work. He said he also put his MacBook and his iPhone i…

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Police responded to a Fort Hill Road residence Feb. 18 on a report of a possible burglary. The tenant pointed out damage and evidence of forced entry through a rear door leading into the living room. A crime scene was established. The tenant reported leaving for work early that morning and r…

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During a traffic stop Feb. 12 on W. Hartsdale Avenue, police arrested Rafael Encarnacion and Samuel Avila for criminal possession of a controlled substance. The stop was initiated for failure to maintain their lane while driving on North Washington. The driver, Encarnacion, told police he ha…

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Members of the Edgemont Community Council’s newly formed Pedestrian Safety Committee submitted a three-year, three-phase sidewalk build-out plan to the town of Greenburgh’s Community Development and Conservation Commissioner Garret Duquesne at a Feb. 10 ECC meeting. The plan outlines multipl…

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An Ardsley Road man walked into town of Greenburgh police headquarters Feb. 3 reporting six fraudulent charges from Door Dash. He was alerted through his credit company of fraudulent activity. The six orders were delivered to different states. The man said he hadn’t used his Door Dash accoun…

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With the introduction of an under-the-wire amendment on Dec. 19 that included no public discussion, the Greenburgh Town Board eliminated the town’s fire inspector position in the town budget, effective Dec. 31.

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While on routine patrol Jan. 30 on Central Avenue in Hartsdale, police observed a green sedan pull up in front of the Ethan Allen store and then pull away when the driver saw the officers. When police pulled the car over for not having a license plate lamp, they noticed a strong odor of mari…

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Two months following a pedestrian accident on Fort Hill and Underhill roads, which led to the death of a 67-year-old Edgemont resident, multiple Greenburgh town officials met with members of the Longview Civic Association Jan. 21 to speak about the future of pedestrian infrastructure enhance…

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Multiple units responded at 9:15 a.m. on Jan. 15 to a house on Northern Road in Hartsdale after a burglar alarm went off and the homeowner, who was not home at the time, said there was someone inside her house. By monitoring an interior camera system, she said she heard someone walking aroun…

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A 34-year-old woman reported to police Jan. 6 that when she dropped off her car in November for service at a local car dealership, she accidentally left her wallet and an Apple watch in the car’s console. Days passed before she realized items from her wallet and the watch were missing. Polic…

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Police responded to an apartment on E. Hartsdale Avenue Jan. 3 on a report of a suspicious incident. Police spoke with a woman who reported she had received a package containing items she did not order. The woman said her boyfriend signed for the package addressed to her name which included …

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On Jan. 5, Greenville, Scarsdale, Hartsdale and Fairview firefighters responded to 555 Central Ave. on a report of a dryer fire in the top floor apartment of a three-story apartment complex. At 5:34 p.m. the Greenville Fire Department was dispatched to the location on a report of two childre…

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In a precursor to the town of Greenburgh’s tentative budget released in November, Supervisor Paul Feiner proposed to set aside an additional $5.5 million — $7 million was set aside in the 2019 budget — for a new courthouse and police headquarters.

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Approximately three hours before a town board meeting Dec. 11, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner informed the public through the town’s e-list that a public hearing on a new law banning commercially bred dogs and cats from being sold in pet stores would be postponed due to a packed agen…

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A 60-year-old landscaper went to police headquarters Dec. 12 to report a verbal altercation he had had with a man while he was landscaping for a client. The landscaper said he was trimming bushes at a Wildwood Road house when a man, believed to be the superintendent for the housing complex, …

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In a fourth public hearing Dec. 11 on the town’s plan to repeal Chapter 260 of the town code titled “Trees,” and replace it with a new Chapter 260 titled “Trees, community management,” the Greenburgh Town Board decided to push a vote on the proposed law to Dec. 19.

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Police responded to Ardsley Road around 5:45 p.m. Dec. 2 on a report of a loose dog. The callers said a dog that did not belong to them was on their back porch as they were leaving for work. Officers observed the dog, a German shepherd, running around the back of the house without a leash or…

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In the wake of a pedestrian accident that led to the death of a 67-year-old resident of Paradise Drive, Greenburgh police Chief Brian Ryan met Dec. 3 with members of the Edgemont Community Council to discuss future pedestrian safety improvements on Fort Hill Road — where the fatality occurred.

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In three public hearings last month, the public weighed in on the town’s plan to repeal chapter 260 of the town code titled “trees,” and replace it with a new chapter 260 titled “trees, community management.”

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The historic Odell House on Ridge Road in Hartsdale is about to pass from the Sons of the American Revolution, which has owned the landmark since 1965, to the Town of Greenburgh for $1.

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Police responded to the Fountain Diner on S. Central Avenue on Nov. 26 on a report of a woman leaving the restaurant without paying her $3.24 bill. The calling party said he chased down the woman on foot but that she had boarded a Bee-Line bus. An officer stopped the bus and found a woman wh…

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Greenburgh police responded to Fort Hill Road, just south of the intersection of Underhill Road on Nov. 22 at 6:10 p.m. to investigate a report of a pedestrian struck by a car. Police and EMS personnel found a 67-year-old Edgemont resident lying in the roadway after being struck by a 2014 Ac…

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A former Sam’s Club employee recently fired for theft was reported to police by his former boss on Nov. 18. The employee was fired and arrested two days prior for stealing $1,200 in debit cards from the Sam’s Club at 333 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, but soon after began sending inappropria…

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After a year and a half struggle to reline the water main on Underhill Road, the temporary pipes carrying water to residences are on their way out and the newly relined water main is activated, according to Greenburgh Department of Public Works Commissioner Victor Carosi.