GREENBURGH - News 12 has learned that Fairview Fire Chief Anthony Loguidice made a brief apology Friday to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner for making anti-Semitic remarks.
The two men were supposed to meet this afternoon, but the meeting was postponed by the chief's attorney due to a scheduling conflict.
News 12 learned that late this afternoon, the fire chief suddenly appeared at Feiner's office, and said only three words: "I'm very sorry." He then handed him a letter apologizing for the hurtful words. Feiner says the chief also handed him a check for a donation to a local community group.
Feiner says the apology is a step in the right direction, but he wants more.
A statement posted on the Fairview Fire District's website says, "Chief Logiudice inappropriately used words which do not - and never did - reflect his true beliefs of compassion and respect for people of all religions." It goes on to say the words were spoken in an angry moment when Feiner and the chief were at odds over political issues.
But Feiner tells News 12 that the statement is actually making things worse. "They shouldn't be making excuses. The statement they issued and posted on their website seems to be making excuses and explaining why he made the comments, and that's inappropriate."
For an extended interview with Feiner, watch the clip to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.