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Harrison Police Promote Two to Lieutenant

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Thursday's meeting of the Harrison Town Village Board will make official the announcement of two promotions coming out of the town police department. Vito Castellano and Edward Lucas were promoted to the title of lieutenant after the last meeting on Feb. 2.

In a unanimous vote by the Harrison board, former sergeants Castellano and Lucas were promoted to the rank of lieutenant on Feb. 2 at the annual salary of $122,633, according to Thursday's town board agenda.

The motion to approve the promotions was made by council member Joe Cannella, who showed his support of the move. Cannella said the board was happy to recognize the work of Castellano and Lucas.

This was better news for the Harrison Police Department, which last appeared before the town board in December in protest of former Mayor Joan Walsh's budget, which didn't match what the department had hoped to receive.

The controversial meeting rejected the department's proposal to provide additional funding in the 2012 budget for training time. Though the board didn't grant the department an item-by-item approval, it still had given funding to hire three more officers.

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