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RVC cleans foot paths after murder
Christina Daly/Herald
Trees and shrubs were completely removed from the side of the footpath on Merrick Road.

Days after Lauren Daverin-Gresham was murdered on the footbridge crossing Merrick Road, workers from the Rockville Centre Department of Public Works were out in force, removing trees and shrubs from the path and installing lighting.

Bushes and trees concealed the site of Daverin-Gresham’s murder on Aug. 22. In response to the crime, the village was out cleaning the footpaths in the village.

The footbridges themselves are property of Nassau County. But the village took it upon itself to clean them and add lighting.

“Following this tragedy, despite the fact that these are not village structures, my administration took a proactive approach to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors by adding lighting and removing debris and brush,” said Mayor Francis Murray.

The village DPW cleaned up the footbridges around town and the Electric Department installed lighting.

“We are working with the county on ongoing maintenance of these footbridges and are committed to doing everything possible to protect the public,” Murray said.


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A little too late?

Everyone in RVC knows the "bridges" are where the "bad" kids hang out. The village did NOTHING to clean up those areas..or arrest the drug dealers..or at the least enforce the laws. Residents on Hendrickson Ave complained to the police and village board, yet nothing was done..that is, until a young girl was killed. SHAME ON YOU!

I also blame the parents of the kids who "hang out" and give RVC a bad name. Like the saying goes, "It's 10pm, do you know where your children are??!!" Shame on you too!

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