Greenburgh eyes pedestrian safety plan after last month's fatal hit-and-run

Stephanie Kavorious was remembered Tuesday night as a community leader, advocate and selfless individual.

Jonathan Gordon

Sep 6, 2023, 12:53 AM

Updated 256 days ago


Greenburgh Police Chief Kobie Powell said he has increased patrols along East Hartsdale Avenue and added five more officers to the department at the direction of the town in the wake of a fatal hit-and-run last month.
That's the first step to improve pedestrian safety, according to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner.
"We're not having this meeting as a show. We are committed to giving this priority," said Feiner.
Feiner said he is also asking the state to amend the law to allow speed cameras on town roads.
The town is also looking at ways to spend a $5M state grant to build sidewalks, improve traffic signals and install traffic calming measures for the long term.
At a town board work session on Tuesday, residents called for more permanent solutions to improve safety like speed bumps, more street lights and bollards.
"The focus on Hartsdale Avenue should be how can you stop a vehicle from hitting somebody. How can you stop it dead in its tracks," said one resident who spoke during the meeting.
Town officials said they were committed to looking at all community suggestions moving forward.
The town held a vigil to honor the memory of Stephanie Kavorious right after the meeting. The Hartsdale woman was killed last month in the hit-and-run.
Her family spoke out for the first time.
"She left a true imprint on her community. She treated that town and this street like it was every inch of her home," said Nicholas Chronis, Stephanie Kavorias' nephew.
She is remembered as a highly respected community member, an advocate for responsible planning and someone who was always willing to put other town residents before herself.
The town is holding a memorial at its next board meeting on Sept. 13 where friends and family can share stories and memories.

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