After an unprecedented and contentious town election, Inside Chappaqua magazine caught up with the Democratic New Castle Town Board slate to find out their plans in 2014.
Former Town Board member John Buckley, an Associate Broker in Real Estate at the Douglas Elliman Chappaqua office, continues to help people find their dream home-and sell theirs too. He remains committed to community service too. “Having volunteered for 14 years, I plan to return to the Chappaqua Fire Department as a first responder.” Buckley is currently a member of the New Castle Community Media Center (NCCMC) Board of Directors and that of the Rotary of Chappaqua. With many years of experience on the New Castle Town Board, Buckley is committed to helping the new Town Board members in any way he can. “I want what’s best for the town and my door is always open to them.”
Mike Wolfensohn, who also has served on the New Castle Town Board in the past, doesn’t let grass grow under his feet. He is among a group of residents who have started the Millwood Community Garden at the location of the former Millwood Swim Club. “During the campaign last fall when we went door to door, neighbors in the community asked about doing something on that property so I approached Town Hall.”
Wolfensohn is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club Of Northern Westchester and is involved with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan. “The museum opens this spring and I have been given a wonderful opportunity to be in the inaugural group of docents.” Wolfensohn wishes the new Town Board well. “It’s great what they are trying to do.”
Penny Paderewski, in response to an inquiry from Inside Chappaqua, stated that she was unavailable to comment at this time. – Ronni Diamondstein