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New Castle Election Features Contested Races

NEW CASTLE, N.Y. – When Chappaqua and Millwood residents take to the polls on Tuesday, they will be voting in a contested election for county legislator, town supervisor, town board and town justice.

The candidates have been touring areas of both Millwood and Chappaqua in an effort to meet with residents in an informal setting to discuss any issues they may have before the election. On Oct. 21, the Democrats shared coffee with residents at Tazza Café and on Nov. 6, they did the same at Lange's Little Store.

The Republican slate candidates, known as Team New Castle, kicked off its Listening Tour on Oct. 13 when they met with residents at Lange's Little Store. They brought their tour to Tazza Café on Oct. 19 .

In the District 4 county legislator race, incumbent Democrat Mike Kaplowitz is running against Terrence Murphy (R,I). Along with other New Castle candidates, the two squared off at the Chappaqua Library on Oct. 27 in a candidates forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

In the race for town supervisor, Democratic candidate Susan Carpenter is running against Republican candidate Bob Kirkwood . The town board races features four candidates vying for two positions. The Democrat slate consists of Elise Kessler Mottel, the only incumbent, and Jason Chapin , who is replacing Michael Wolfensohn on the ballot. Running for the Republican slate as part of Team New Castle is Rich Diefenbach . Also on the ballot is Rob Greenstein, who is running on the independent Transparency in Government party.

Two seats are available for three candidates in the town justice race. Incumbent Democrats Douglas Kraus and David Zuckerman are running against Republican Kevin Moore.

The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at seven different locations throughout Chappaqua, Millwood, Ossining and Pleasantville. Find out where to vote here .

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