Obviously, some of this article was “deleted” before it was put into the scrapbook, so I have no idea what the story is about the $100 contribution or the shade tree request. I’m not even sure when or where this was published. I imagine it was in the local or county paper, and it had to be between 1931 and 1935 because Pop is still a Sergeant.
Ridgefield Citizen Praises Police for Rapid Work in Robbery Case
Lowe Paper Co. Only Bidders for River Street Property — $100 Contributed Toward Memorial Day Exercises — Residents Asks [sic] for Shade Trees
The hearing for the laying out and opening of River street from Russell avenue to Overpeck Creek passed without protest at the meeting of the Mayor and Council on Tuesday evening.
At 3:30 the time was declared open for bids for the 22 feet strip of property on River street. Lowe Paper Company were the only bidders, offering $250.00 for the land. A resolution was adopted accepting the bid. The Borough Attorney is to draw up the necessary sale deed.
The lease of land used as a playground by the borough was ordered signed, with a few minor changes to be made in the lease. The porperty [sic] is owned by Jacobus Estate.
Well Earned Praise
A. L. Diederich, Jr., in a letter to the Mayor and Council, highly commended the members of the Ridgefield Police Department for the great strides they have made in rising from a village constabulary to a department, second to none in the county. He advised that shortly after a recent robbery in his home the culprits were quickly apprehended through the excellent work of Sargeant [sic] Gallagher and Patrolmen Lustmann and Kalbhenn, the capture being brought about by the use of finger prints. He was very much pleased with the entire department and thought certainly the Mayor and Council should be proud of them.