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New Castle GOP Endorses Non-Republicans for November Election

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The New Castle Republicans announced Thursday it had endorsed Robert Greenstein for town supervisor for November.
The New Castle Republicans announced Thursday it had endorsed Robert Greenstein for town supervisor for November.

The New Castle Republican Committee announced Thursday morning a “non partisan” slate to challenge the Democrats in November.

Robert Greenstein, who made an unsuccessful independent run for town board in 2011 and has been an outspoken critic of the Chappaqua Crossing retail development plan, will be running for supervisor with town council running mates Lisa Katz and Adam Brodsky. Stuart Miller is the candidate for town justice. All four candidates are attorneys.

Jim McCauley, vice chairman of the town Republican Committee, said the GOP had no qualms about endorsing non-Republicans for the ticket. Greenstein and Katz are registered Democrats, Brodsky is an independent and Miller is a registered Republican.

“We need fresh perspectives, people with professional experience in business and strong records of community service, who have a passion for making New Castle a better place to live and raise our families, and who believe, as we do, that the town government has to do a better job not just of informing residents of what’s going on, but involving them as well,” McCauley said.

Last week Democrats announced that Town Administrator Penny Paderewski would be its nominee for supervisor along with incumbent Councilman John Buckley and former councilman Michael Wolfensohn for the two town board seats. Town Justice Noah Sorkin, who was appointed to fill the vacancy created after David Zuckerman was elected last November to become a county court judge,  is also running for the Democrats.

Greenstein, co-founder of the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce who has been highly critical of the current administration regarding Chappaqua Crossing and the need to help the downtown hamlets, said the upcoming election must be about the complex issues facing the town and New Castle’s future direction.

“This election is about ending the status quo, where year after year our residents face increasing taxes, opaque government administration, and a lack of vision and community involvement in basic planning and oversight of our common property and natural resources,” he said in a statement released by the Republican Committee.

“It’s time for real change in our town’s leadership. I am excited about involving everyone in these issues, taking a measured and more thoughtful approach to deciding what our community really wants and needs, and about finally exposing the decision making processes that in the past have been largely undertaken behind closed doors.”

Look for updates at and in next week’s print version of The Examiner.




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