Red-light cameras come to Hartsdale in wake of Stephanie Kavourias’ death

Although speed wasn't a factor in Stephanie Kavourias’ death, residents say the area is very unsafe.

Emily Young

Jun 11, 2024, 9:14 PM

Updated 40 days ago


The Town of Greenburgh is getting two red light cameras, thanks to an exception made by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Previously, the state allowed red light cameras in many cities across the state but not in towns, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner told News 12. However, select jurisdictions can create local ordinances to use red light cameras in New York.
"The governor has to sign the legislation authorizing the cameras, and the governor has between now and the end of the year to do that," said Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner.
It comes almost a year after the death of a Stephanie Kavourias, manager of The Hartsdale Parking Authority for 20 years. She was hit by a driver suspected to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol as she was walking down East Hartsdale Avenue last August.
Although speed wasn't a factor in her death, residents say the area is very unsafe.
"As you're driving, you can see how dangerous it can be," said Stephanie's sister Elaine Andriotis Chronis.
On Tuesday, the Greenburgh community celebrated Stephanie's contributions to the district, by naming the building she worked in for 20 years the Stephanie Kavourias Memorial Garage.
"I worked with her, and everybody in the town worked with her. If East Hartsdale Avenue had a mayor, she would've been mayor without question," said Feiner.
"I consider it almost historical, because a public building is being dedicated to her," said Stephanie's other sister Debbie Kavourias.
The town supervisor says the cameras are just the beginning of a complete overhaul of the safety on East Hartsdale Avenue, an initiative Stephanie's family says she'd be proud of.

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