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“Preservation of Life — Is The Goal Of It All”

I had the privilege of sitting opposite Office Arcangelo F. Liberatore when he summed up his motto as a Police Officer. “The preservation of life is the goal of it all,” he answered, to my final question. Officer Liberatore has been a police officer for six years, and four of them were in the Bronx at 52 Precinct and 45 Precinct. By his account he patrolled high crime areas within the 52 Precinct and was a part of the “foot post” for Operation Impact.

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A Beloved Dows Lane Teacher

Edward J. Burggraf, a beloved teacher in the Irvington School District, passed away peacefully on December 24. He was almost 89. Ed, or “Mr. B” as he was affectionately known by his students, was a unique and unforgettable teacher at Dows Lane Elementary School from 1973-96. He taught by providing a playful, exploratory and relatively unstructured learning environment where students were encouraged to tell him what they were interested in so he could design a relevant and engaging experiment or investigation.

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Traffic Safety in Quantifiable Terms

Earlier this year, the Irvington Board of Trustees authorized the creation of a Traffic Safety Officer position within the Irvington Police Department.  In April 2017, Officer Pat Crisci was selected to fill this role.  The purpose of the Traffic Safety Officer is to focus time on enforcement of all types of traffic safety violations:

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From the Director’s Desk of the Irvington Public Library

This fall we have plenty of opportunities for people to learn and have fun at the Irvington Library! Published author Catherine Wald will help you write a memoir other people will actually want to read, using writing assignments to trigger memories and by suggesting improvements to your narrative. Please commit to attending all classes, if possible. Fridays (9/15; 9/22; 9/29; 10/6; 10/13; 10/27; 11/3; 11/10; 11/17) at 1:30 pm.

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In Irvington…Comprehensive Plan Update

On July 7th Irvington’s Comprehensive Plan Committee, consisting of the Mayor, four Trustees, Planning Board Chairman, Architectural Review Board Chairman and the Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman released a summary of recommendations. These recommendations came from the working groups formed in March to look into key areas of the existing Comprehensive Plan. The list of recommendations was then refined and a total of 50 items were included in the Comprehensive Plan Update.

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