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On June 15 police responded to ShopRite on S. Central Avenue when the store manager reported a man went to the register with a full cart of chips but his payment card was declined. He showed his store loyalty card but his payment card remained declined. He then pushed the cart with $103 wort…

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In the run-up to the Democratic primary on June 28, incumbent New York State Assembly member Thomas J. Abinanti and challenger MaryJane Shimsky, a member of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, debated during a virtual candidates’ forum hosted by the Rivertowns League of Women Voters…

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On June 8, the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force investigated The Hartsdale Tobacco Corp. on East Hartsdale Avenue for selling tobacco and cannabis products to persons under the age of 21. A minor working as an agent for the town of Greenburgh police entered the store and purchased an e…

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Police responded to the AT&T store on S. Central Avenue June 1 on a report from a store employee who described an attempt to open an account by a man who presented as identification a fake U.S. passport. When asked to provide a second form of identification, the man became angry and said…

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Whether to regulate the use of leaf blowers has sparked zealous debate and disagreement in Greenburgh for decades. From noise pollution to environmental impact and the distinction between gas and electric blowers, the town board is struggling to respond to the public but has yet to agree on …

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The manager of a business on S. Central Avenue reported May 26 receiving a phone call from an unknown man who threatened to “shoot the place up.” She ended the call. The same caller contacted her three more times within minutes; the last time, the person left a message calling the recipient …

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Police responded to TJ Maxx on N. Central Avenue May 19 after the store’s loss prevention officer reported a woman in a green dress and denim jacket was stealing an assortment of dresses and two travel pillows valued at $227.93. About seven hours later, police returned to the store after the…

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Nathalie de Gouberville, a descendant of Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donaien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, visited the Odell House in Hartsdale on May 5, where her ancestor, a general in the French army, was encamped in the summer of 1781.


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An investigator for HomeGoods went to police headquarters May 12 to report a Greenburgh resident who purchases merchandise from the store’s website at a discount price and then brings them to be returned into the store on S. Central Avenue. The investigator said the customer presents printed…

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A resolution before the Greenburgh Town Board May 17 calling for a state study on incorporation and a moratorium on village incorporations through Dec. 31, 2024, did not pass due to the board failing to provide residents proper time to digest and understand the proposal. 

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A Colony Drive resident May 8 went to police headquarters to report she was taken for $45,000 by an internet scammer. She said she was on her computer looking at recipes when she received notification her computer was locked and to call the number shown on the screen. This led her down a rab…

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Multiple residents have written letters to Town Supervisor Paul Feiner’s office expressing concern over a “Smoke Shop” banner that was recently put up at a convenience store at the intersection of Mount Joy and Central Avenue. The store is set to open soon and it is within 1,500 feet of the …

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A 41-year-old man was arrested May 2, charged with harassment. The man told police he’d been at the Candlelight Inn when he got into an argument with another patron. He got upset and started shooting fireworks off toward that person. Police responded to the area after a caller reported a man…

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A man died in a second-alarm house fire on S. Healy Avenue in Hartsdale on Wednesday, May 4. Greenburgh police and EMS units responded to a report of a large fire at 10:14 a.m. along with Hartsdale, Scarsdale, White Plains, Eastchester, New Rochelle, Greenville and Fairview fire departments.

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Dylan F. Pyne was appointed president of the Edgemont Community Council at its annual meeting April 27, succeeding Colin McCarthy who has served as president for the past two years.

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Pieces of the past were unearthed recently during an archaeological excavation outside the 18th-century Odell House on Ridge Road.

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A 73-year-old Highpoint Drive resident April 19 told police she was scammed out of $5,000 after accepting a call from a man named “Jerry” who said he worked for her bank. He advised her that $500 was withdrawn from her account to purchase an Apple computer and he was checking to see if that …

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Flood mitigation was the focus of a presentation at a work session of the Greenburgh Town Board April 5 by consultants from New York City-based AKRF, who also are working on the Four Corners Redevelopment Plan. AKRF Vice President Justin Seeney presented short- and long-term flooding mitigat…

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On April 8, a Cotswold Way resident told police two checks she wrote and dropped in a mailbox, one to the water department and the other to a museum, appeared on her online statement dramatically altered. A check made out for approximately $88 was cashed for $8,100; the second check, origina…

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A Doris Drive resident March 28 called police to report he noticed his unlocked parked car, which had been in his driveway for a few hours, had been entered and a roll of quarters was missing. He said his security camera footage showed someone opened the car door and searched it with a flash…

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The Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force conducted an investigation March 24 at the Scarsdale Smoke Shop on Central Park Avenue targeting the sale of tobacco and THC products to minors. The operation resulted in an employee of a business on S. Central Avenue being arrested and charged with…

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Police responded to a report of counterfeit money being passed March 25 at Trader Joe’s on N. Central Avenue. When police spoke with the cashier who handled the transaction, she said a very tall man wearing a red jumpsuit and a Gucci hat handed her a counterfeit $100 bill, which she said she…

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To get potholes filled or broken signs repaired, residents of Greenburgh had two choices: hope a town employee noticed the problem, or contact the right official to address the issue. Some residents reached out to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, who is well known for helping his cons…

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A Ridge Road man March 14 reported he’d argued with a man about money and the man contacted him on social media, demanding they meet. He said the exchange happened in February and he’s already filed numerous reports with police about the situation. He said he was advised by his lawyer to fil…

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Police responded to a sandwich shop on N. Central Avenue March 7 for a reported theft. The reporting party said an employee, whom he named, took $1,120 from the register the night before. The man said he arrived at work that morning and discovered the money was missing. He viewed surveillanc…

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Police responded to ShopRite on S. Central Avenue March 1 on a report of a theft in progress. The suspect, described as wearing a tan Carhartt jacket and black pants, was said to have run away in the direction of the nearby Chipotle restaurant. On arrival, police saw a man fitting the descri…

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Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, now in his sixth term representing New York’s 92nd District, must collect 500 petition signatures to be placed on the ballot for the Democratic primary on June 28 after his challenger, County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky, now in her sixth and final term representing …

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An argument broke out Feb. 22 at ShopRite on S. Central Avenue between a customer service desk employee and a customer. The customer told police she was expressing her dissatisfaction with the store but the employee appeared uninterested. The customer said she raised her voice and that the e…

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In its $19.2 million capital budget, the Town of Greenburgh included funding for pickleball, which in a Feb. 11 email blast Town Supervisor Paul Feiner termed “the fastest-growing sport in America that most people never heard of.”

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A Hearthstone Circle resident Feb. 15 told police her mother’s home health aide used her mother’s identity to fraudulently receive money, goods and services. Her mother is in her 90s. The aide, Belinda McNeil, was charged and arrested by Greenburgh detectives. The victim’s daughter told poli…

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The Town of Greenburgh kicked off its campaign against hate, bigotry, and discrimination with the unveiling of two new signs alongside a “Welcome to Greenburgh” sign on Saturday, Feb. 19.

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Three Article 78 appeals brought by the Council of Greenburgh Civic Associations, Greenville Fire District and Edgemont Community Council against the Town of Greenburgh and its Zoning Board of Appeals over the approval of an 80-unit assisted living facility on the former grounds of Sprainbro…

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A 75-year-old Highpoint Drive woman told police Feb. 7 she was the victim of identity theft. She said she received a notification from a bank about an account she had just opened. She said she never opened a new account. She’s not out any money. 

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As a third grader, Ari Malz created a family history project that focused on his relatives who had survived the Holocaust. As an Edgemont High School freshman, Malz — having been a victim of anti-Semitism himself last year and seeing constant news reports of hate crimes around the country — …

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Police went to the Scarsdale Smoke Shop on S. Central Avenue Jan. 31 after a cashier said two men entered the store asking for pre-rolls. The customer was shown two boxes of CBD-infused pre-rolled hemp valued at $40 a box. While he was showing the merchandise to one man, the other took a hoo…

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Formation-Shelbourne’s lawsuit against the Greenville Fire District (GFD) and five of its commissioners was dismissed on Jan. 18. The court ruled the developer did not have the right to sue the commissioners for voicing potential safety, manpower and financial concerns to the town of Greenbu…

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An 80-year-old woman went to police headquarters Jan. 28 to report that she was approached by a man while she was loading groceries into her car in the Trader Joe’s parking lot on N. Central Avenue. She said the man was holding a screw with a bolt which he said fell off her tire. She said he…

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Judge Erin McGoey sat on Greenburgh Town Court’s bench for the first time on Jan. 24. She joins Justices Dolores Brathwaite and Bonnie Orden.

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Identity theft was reported Jan. 12 by a Highpoint Drive resident who said her identity was stolen through Facebook. She told police she was hacked in early November and locked out of her account, after a family member reached out asking her to send money through Facebook. When she contacted…

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Police responded to a location on E. Hartsdale Avenue Jan. 3 for a report of a heavily damaged car believed to have just been in a collision on N. Central Avenue by Chatterton Parkway. The car was believed to have fled the scene.

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In June 2020, in a Democratic primary for the New York State Assembly seat he has held since 2010, Tom Abinanti of Pleasantville fended off a challenge from Jennifer Williams of Irvington, who had never held elected office. Two years later, Abinanti will face a more seasoned opponent.

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A former firefighter who threatened self-harm and also harm to the chief brought police to the Greenville fire station on S. Central Avenue Jan. 3. On arrival, police spoke with the chief, who said he got a phone call from a former firefighter earlier that day. He said the firefighter was an…

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The Greenburgh Town Board unanimously approved the town’s tentative 2022 operating budget on Dec. 15. The budget decreases the property tax levy slightly in both the townwide (A Budget) and town outside (B Budget) budgets.

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A CVS employee Dec. 27 was accused of assaulting a customer on N. Central Avenue. The employee was one of a pair of employees who ran after a man apprehended Dec. 24 for allegedly stealing from CVS and Marshalls. A store manager said the victim, a 50-year-old man, took three sodas from the b…

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Two people were arrested Dec. 15 on Kempster Road and charged with criminal possession of stolen property. Brandon Douglas, 38, and Jeannine Mota, 42, were arrested for allegedly stealing a package from a location on Withington Road. As the suspects were being processed, a woman residing on …

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A dealership on S. Central Avenue reported Dec. 7 a Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen off the lot overnight. The employee said he noticed the car was missing when he did his inventory. He said both keys to the car were inside the dealership in the lockbox. Video surveillance of the lot showed a…