Plenty Of Changes In Northern Westchester Leadership In 2013

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Chappaqua resident Hillary Clinton was the most fascinating person of 2013 according to Barbara Walters. Photo Credit: Twitter
Richard Lyman was elected Pound Ridge Supervisor in November, defeating Ali Boak. Photo Credit: File Photo

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.

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perkins:

That is because this publication is in the tank for the democrats in Peekskill. He took a story from another publication that was critical of outgoing dictator mary foster and put a former republican mayors name is her place until he was threatened with legal action and took it down. He never printed a retraction or apology.

JS84:

This is a question on an IQ test:
New Castle, Pound Ridge, North Castle, North Salem, and Peekskill.
Can you name the town that does not belong in the group?

taursus:

Peekskill is a city, not a town

Civic Minded:

They all belong...they are all in Northern Westchester. Is something wrong with Peekskill? Read the headline... "Northern Westchester".

TL12:

Hillary REALLY what about the FOUR DEATHS SHE RAN AWAY FROM?

Jack54:

Spot on...

cyotos:

So true. Any one else would have been prosecuted. Don't know why the media doesn't tell the truth about her and her husband. Hopefully the public will not forget. We have one person in the White House that can't tell the truth. Time to clean house and get real leaders in office.

Civic Minded:

I guess that either there was no change in mayor in Peekskill or that it wasn't newsworthy. Last time I checked Peekskill was in Northern Westchester.

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