NORTHERN WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Changes at the top dominated the scene in Northern Westchester in 2013.
In New Castle, Supervisor-elect Robert Greenstein and his Team New Castle running mates, Adam Brodsky and Lisa Katz were elected to the New Castle Town Board ending years of Democratic control.
Greenstein and Team New Castle have been vocal against the Chappaqua Crossing development and its plans to put a Whole Foods and retail district on the property.
"Our message was sent," Greenstein said. "People clearly wanted a change. They were unhappy in the direction we were going in. We're going to right the change."
Greenstein, who also founded the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber had a banner year, bringing in new members.
Pound Ridge had a change at the top, with Republican Richard Lyman defeating Democrat Ali Boak to become the new supervisor of Pound Ridge. Lyman is replacing Gary Warshauer, who did not run for re-election.
North Castle also saw changes, as Michael Schiliro defeated one-term incumbent Howard Arden to become the new supervisor of North Castle.
State Senator Greg Ball said it was a wonderful year for Team Ball.
"We continue to push everyday delivering for taxpayers, children, working families, seniors, veterans and small business owners," Ball said.
Ball said he worked to deliver a state budget that controlled spending and reduced taxes.
"I worked hard this past year to pass a total of 29 bills that I either sponsored or co-sponsored that passed through both the Senate and Assembly," Ball said.
Ball touted the passing of Hannah's Law after five years. The law is named after an 8-year old Yorktown girl who suffers from an eosinophilic disorder. Ball also said he helped strengthen animal cruelty laws.
"This has been a great year for Team Ball and we look forward to a strong 2014 session," Ball said.
Chappaqua resident Hillary Clinton was named by Barbara Walters as her most fascinating person of 2013. Pundits spent 2013 debating whether Clinton would run for president and if so, would she win.
North Salem's David Letterman celebrated his 20th year hosting the venerable Late Night With David Lettrman, while Pound Ridge's Richard Gere announced a separation from wife Carey Lowell.