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Former Assistant Treasurer Alleges Age Discrimination in Upper Saddle River Firing

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Upper Saddle River NJ, Jeffrey Smyrychynski, a 54-year-old Oakland resident, has filed a lawsuit in Bergen County Superior Court against Upper Saddle River, claiming he was unfairly terminated in favor of a younger employee. Smyrychynski, who began his role as assistant treasurer in July 2017, names the borough council members, mayor, and borough administrator Theodore Preusch among the defendants. Upper Saddle River officials have not yet responded to requests for comment.

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Upper Saddle River Police Report Bear Sighting

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Upper Saddle River NJ, the following message is an important public safety message: There was a small bear sighted in town. The bear was not seen to be acting aggressively. This is not uncommon for this area to see bears in the wild. Please use caution if you come across the bear, and if you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.

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Ramsey and Upper Saddle River Volunteer Firefighters and Rescue Crews Spring into Action to Tackle Garbage Truck Fire

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Upper Saddle River NJ, in a testament to their unwavering commitment to community safety, Ramsey’s volunteer firefighters and rescue teams embarked on a busy week filled with urgent calls to action. One notable incident saw Ramsey Fire and Ramsey Rescue units swiftly dispatched alongside the Upper Saddle River Fire Department to address a fully involved garbage truck fire.

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Upper Saddle River Honors Resident with Meritorious Service Award

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Courtesy of USR Pictured from left to right: Captain Ed Kane, Chief Pat Rotella, Frances Andtbacka, Dr. Robert Andtbacka, Sophia Andtbacka, Mayor Arman Fardanesh

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Upper Saddle River NJ,the Upper Saddle River Police Department, Mayor Fardanesh, and Town Council had the pleasure of honoring USR resident, Dr. Robert Andtbacka with a Meritorious Service Award.

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“a family member in trouble” Scam Making to Rounds in Upper Saddle River

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Upper Saddle River NJ, the Upper Saddle River Police is investigating two scams that occurred over the last 72 hours. These scams fit a common pattern involving the request for large quantities of cash or gift cards.

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Upper Saddle River Wins Decade Old Lawsuit Over Sewage Discharge

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Upper Saddle River NJ, after a decade-long legal battle, the borough has been awarded a $900,000 settlement over the discharge of approximately 540,000 gallons of waste into the Saddle River by the Rockland County Sewer District No. 1.

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Upper Saddle River Police Report Crooks Posing as Orange and Rockland Utilities Employees Call Unsuspecting Customers

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Upper Saddle River NJ, Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) warned its customers that crooks have launched a new round of predatory phone calls aimed at stealing O&R customers’ money.

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Driver Trapped After High Winds Knock Down Tree in Upper Saddle River

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Upper saddle River NJ, the Upper Saddle River Fire Department swiftly responded to Weiss Road following reports of a motor vehicle accident involving a fallen tree and entrapment. The incident occurred when a tree toppled onto a vehicle traveling east on Weiss Road, causing power lines to collapse onto the vehicle and trapping the driver inside. Teams from both the Upper Saddle River Fire Department and Mahwah Fire Department Rescue 1 collaborated to extricate the driver safely, once the power to the downed lines was secured. Additional support was provided by the Upper Saddle River Fire Department, Saddle River Fire Department, Upper Saddle River EMS, and Hatzola EMS.

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Upper Saddle River Joins Growing List of Schools Hiring Armed Security

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Upper Saddle River NJ,  the Upper Saddle River grade school district, part of the Northern Highlands Regional School District, is prioritizing school security by introducing an armed guard.

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Upper Saddle River Police Department are currently investigating two (2) home burglaries

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Upper Saddle River NJ, the Upper Saddle River Police Department are currently investigating two (2) home burglaries that occurred on 12/26 and 12/30. The burglaries were committed between the late afternoon and early evening hours. Both homes were entered by force and unoccupied during the crimes. Residents are reminded to IMMEDIATELY report any and all suspicious activity. Call the Upper Saddle River Police  at 201-327-2700.

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Reports of Suspicious Soliciting in Upper Saddle River

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Upper Saddle River NJ, the Upper Saddle River Police Department are currently investigating a suspicious incident that occurred today at approximately 4:45 PM. The pictured male and female approached multiple houses ringing the doorbell and attempting to speak with the residents regarding “financial advice”. The individuals are seen operating this white sedan. If you are approached by these individuals please do not answer the door and immediately contact the police department 201-327-2700.

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The King of Con by Thomas Giacomaro and Natasha Stoynoff

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Upper Saddle River NJ, from time to time the Ridgewood blog does book reviews and we just finished the “King of Con ” by Thomas Giacomaro  and Natasha Stoynoff published in 2018 . We received a copy from the author Tom Giacomaro , the “King of Con: himself through a mutual friend  in early February and finally got to reading it this past weekend .

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Orange and Rockland Utilities Warns on Scammers

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Upper Saddle River NJ, Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) urges its customers to learn the signs that a crook is trying to rip them off by posing as a company employee and demanding money.
Scammers are inventive, resourceful and persistent. They contact customers by email, text, phone and by showing up at homes and businesses. The best defense for customers is to be aware of the methods scammers use.

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