More than a decade after moving into the other “white house,” a charming white Dutch colonial home once known as Little Brook Farm, set on just over an acre of property at the end of a cul-de-sac, the Clintons have firmly established themselves here in town, shopping locally and spending time conversing with neighbors both at town functions but also in many, many casual, but animated meetings on the street.
Both have attended the Memorial Day ceremonies in town marching side by side with our public officials including, one year, Governor Andrew Cuomo, another New Castle resident! Hillary Clinton, now a second time candidate for President of the United States, has made it a priority to march in the parade since her days as both a United States Senator and Secretary of State, happily conversing with other attendees and posing for selfies with the crowd. Despite the prestigious offices both have held, they are not mobbed when they appear in town, though always more than gracious to those who seek them out. Chelsea was also frequently spotted in town before her move to Manhattan, and is as friendly and gracious as her parents are to their neighbors.
Shortly after she became a United States Senator, Hillary Clinton joined the local New Castle Historical Society, the local League of Women Voters, spoke at Second Shift, a group for working moms, and also appeared at the Chappaqua Library to get a library card. While she was there, she read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to a group of toddlers. Both signed their books at the library as well to hundreds who waited patiently in line for their private moment with each Clinton. Both Clintons have attended graduations for students of the Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program. Both vote at the local Douglas E. Grafflin Elementary School, and Hillary has also visited and sat with the children while watching a school pageant. Bill Clinton has spoken at Horace Greeley High School. Though Bill was out of the country when the owner of one of his favorite local eateries was being honored by the local Rotary Club, Hillary made sure to attend the Paul Harris Awards Dinner. Both have frequented Community Day run by the Rotary; they also have attended services at local churches and synagogues.
Bill Clinton can often be seen in town out for a walk with his dog, Seamus (and formerly with Buddy) chatting with those he meets along the way. During the holidays, he has established a tradition of not only shopping for many gifts locally, but also delivering chocolates to the shops