Collected articles and letters-to-the-editor on Reader’s Digest development


Archived material last updated on January 7, 2011

Articles and letters-to-the-editor on Chappaqua Crossing are listed in chronological order, newest to oldest; those relating to school board issues are italicized and in bold font.

Below, browse through our archived articles from newest to oldest:
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2011

Update on Summit Greenfield’s Chappaqua Crossing federal court case
Monday, September 19, 2011

Summit Greenfield breaks its silence in court papers
Monday, May 9, 2011

Shake up in Reader’s Digest executive suite: CEO Mary Berner out; CFO Tom Williams takes over
April 26, 2011

What’s next for Chappaqua Crossing? The ball is in the developer’s court
April 15, 2011

Town board approves 111 units of housing in East Village, lifts cap on number of office tenants
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
With 70 comments since publication Tuesday
by Christine Yeres

Letter to the Town Board: Preserve the character of New Castle. Say “No” to Summit
Monday, April 11, 2011
by Jean and Bruce Gavril

Town board holds final hearing on Chap Xing zoning changes, and may make final decisions
Monday, April 11, 2011
by Christine Yeres

SG says “NO” to Greeley request to use parking lots for award and graduation ceremonies
April 8, 2011
With 28 comments since publication Friday
by Susie Pender

Letter to the Editor—Chappaqua Crossing FEIS: Compromise or Concession?
April 1, 2011
With 19 comments since publication
by Rob Greenstein

After a long and difficult labor, an FEIS is born
Monday, March 28, 2011
by Susie Pender and Christine Yeres

Town board will release FEIS today in which “direction will be clear” for Chappaqua Crossing
March 25, 2011
by Christine Yeres

Tuesday’s hearing on Chappaqua Crossing town code revisions are low-key
March 25, 2011
by Christine Yeres

Letter to the Editor: Come March 22 to object to ANY residential development at Chapp Xing
March 21, 2011
by Rob Greenstein

March 22 hearing on Summit Greenfield’s proposed amendments to town code
March 18, 2011
by Christine Yeres

Letter to the Editor: Keep it simple, allow SG to develop the property as purchased
March 18, 2011
by Lee Bowen

Letter to the Editor: Summit Greenfield’s Questionable Lawsuits
With 29 comments since publication
March 4, 2011
by Rob Greenstein

No surprises in Chappaqua Xing lawsuits, except for odd timing
With 86 comments
by Susie Pender
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Town board sets March 22 hearing for changes in town law proposed by Summit Greenfield
February 25, 2011
by Christine Yeres

Supervisor’s Report on five public hearings for Chappaqua Crossing changes to town code
February 25, 2011

Editor’s note: At the town board meeting on Tuesday, February 22, Town Supervisor Barbara Gerrard read her Supervisor’s Report into the record explaining public hearings on Chappaqua Crossing and the timeline for the board’s continuing environmental review. The following is a reprint of her report.

Negative reaction prompts town board to withdraw proposed change to PB review
February 11, 2011
Board closes public hearing, provides updates on Chappaqua Crossing:
• SEQR timetable
• Parking plan
• Application for sewer extension

Letter to the Editor: Is New Castle ready for apartment buildings?
February 7, 2011
by Rob Greenstein

Letter to the Editor: The time is now to deny residential zoning at Chappaqua Crossing
February 7, 2011
by Jules Buxbaum

At town board’s urging, planning board agrees to cut back on oversight authority
February 4, 2011.

Letters between lawyers for Summit Greenfield and town board end in standoff
January 14, 2011
by Susie Pender

Letter to the Editor: Summit Greenfield is the cause of their tenants’ “uncertainty”
January 14, 2011
by Betty and Leonard Weitz

Letter to the Editor: Commenter explains why partial residential plan at Chap Xing is a mistake
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
by Rob Greenstein

Lawyer says with property now in violation, SG will take legal action against the town
With 64 Comments
Monday, January 3, 2011

Letter to the Editor: SG has no automatic right to a zoning change
Monday, January 3, 2011
by Rita C. Tobin

Letter to the Editor: SG, move on to Plan B and win back the goodwill of the town’s residents
Monday, January 3, 2011
by Betty and Leonard Weitz

 

2010

Supervisor says TB is moving as quickly as possible on review of Chap Xing but will be thorough
December 31, 2010

Letter to the Editor: “Venom”? Residents are entitled to raise concerns about Chappaqua Crossing
December 31, 2010
by Rob Greenstein

Board of ed consultant estimates 20-year fiscal impact of Chappaqua Crossing at $101 million
December 17, 2010

by Susie Pender

Recent Documents:

Seven-page letter from Summit Greenfield’s attorneys to the New Castle Town Board demanding approval of SG’s application: Click HERE.

Town Board’s resolution that triggered the response by Summit Greenfield’s attorneys: Click HERE

Resolution with the full text of the board’s comments on the FEIS:  Click HERE.
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Open letter to the Town Board: Hunts Lane proposal makes Chappaqua Crossing wholly a liability
Monday, December 13, 2010
by Betty and Leonard Weitz

Town Board apparently surprises Chappaqua Crossing developer with responses to FEIS
December 3, 2010

Chappaqua Crossing counsel insist they were blind-sided by New Castle Town Board
December 3, 2010

Open Letter to the Town Board:  Chappaqua Crossing: The Stick, Carrot & Gavel
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
by Rob Greenstein

Nearing the decision-point on Chappaqua Crossing
“Cutting the salami thinner”
Monday, November 22, 2010

Letter to New Castle Planning Board: Opposition to rezoning of Chappaqua Crossing
November 19, 2010
by Betty and Leonard Weitz

Town board awaits recommendation of planning board on Chappaqua Crossing
November 12, 2010
by Christine Yeres

Letter to the Editor: Once residential zoning is granted, how can town deny more residential?
November 12, 2010
by Robert J. Greenstein

Letter to the Town Board: All of Chappaqua Crossing must be fee simple
November 5, 2010
by Rob Greenstein

Letter to the Town Board: Commercial data storage facility at Chappaqua Crossing makes no sense
November 5, 2010
by Michael Merchant

Trump representative suggests interest in Chappaqua Crossing property
Monday, November 1, 2010

Board of Ed votes 4-1 to sign petition requiring super majority vote by town bd on Chap Xing
November 1, 2010

Letter to Town Board: VOTE AGAINST Chappaqua Crossing residential rezoning proposals
October 29, 2010
by Susanna Yam

Letter to Town Board: Chappaqua Crossing zoning change, what’s in it for New Castle?
October 29, 2010
by Bob McNamara

School Board’s expert predicts 127-198 new students in district as a result of Chap Xing
October 22, 2010

Developer gives in to town board demand that 60 townhouses be taxed as “fee simple”
October 22, 2010

Open letter to the Town Board: Plain English answers, please, to Chappaqua Crossing questions
October 22, 2010
by Suzanne Chazin

Letter to the Editor: A possible compromise for Chappaqua Crossing
October 18, 2010
by James McCauley

Letter to Town Board: Let’s not make a decision on Chappaqua Crossing with our fingers crossed
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
by Jules Buxbaum

Board of Ed confirms and updates original BOCES figures, putting student numbers at 214 and 166
October 8, 2010

Letter to the Town Board: Demographic modeling just doesn’t make sense
October 8, 2010
by Ari Lindner and Kim Lindner

Letter to the Town Board: Do not accept long-term risks to avoid short-term problems
October 8, 2010
by Rob Greenstein

CCSD response to town board’s demographic enrollment analysis
October 1, 2010

School board questions Chap. Crossing developer about negative fiscal impact, Letter from Board of Ed to Town Board dated September 28, 2010
October 3, 2010

Town board’s new demographer speaks: Projects only 41 new students in Chappaqua Crossing
October 1, 2010

New Castle residents push back at Chappaqua Crossing developer
October 1, 2010

Letter to the Editor: Thank you to John Buckley for doing the right thing
October 1, 2010
by Rob Greenstein

John Buckley recuses himself from Chappaqua Crossing case
September 29,2010

Letter to the Editor: Buckley waiting to hear on conflict regarding Chappaqua Crossing
September 27, 2010

Dueling demographers? Town board hires demographer to review Chap. Crossing school data
September 24, 2010

Format for Tuesday, September 28 information and comment session on Chappaqua Crossing
September 24, 2010

Letter to the Editor: Town Board member Buckley should recuse himself from Chap. Crossing issue
September 24, 2010
by Rob Greenstein

Letter to the Editor: New Castle’s zoning laws are constitutional
September 20, 2010
by Rob Greenstein

Town Board meeting of Sept. 28: Info from Chappaqua Crossing, input from residents
September 17, 2010

School board to spell out impact on school district of CC developer’s newest proposal
September 17, 2010

Q&A with Supervisor Gerrard about school board’s intended Chappaqua Crossing submission
September 17, 2010

Letter to the Editor: Common sense approach to Chappaqua Crossing zoning request
Monday, September 13, 2010

The Case of the Missing Chappaqua Crossing Discs
August 23, 2010

After town-school boards’ joint meeting, school board members continue talk on Chappaqua Crossing
August 20, 2010

Open letter to the community: Petition opposing residential zoning at Chappaqua Crossing
August 20, 2010
by Rob Greenstein

Town board member Robin Stout makes public disclosure statement
Monday, August 16, 2010

Residents remain after town and school boards’ work session to comment on Chappaqua Crossing
Monday, August 16, 2010

As town and school boards meet, annoyed residents shout out for bigger meeting space
PLUS 34 COMMENTS
August 13, 2010

Town board’s counsel explains town’s obligations and developer’s rights to board of ed members
PLUS 23 COMMENTS
August 13, 2010

Important joint meeting of school & town boards to discuss Chappaqua Crossing, TUESDAY, Aug 10
PLUS 16 COMMENTS
August 9, 2010

Op-Ed: Take residential out of the picture; allow more than four tenants at Chappaqua Crossing
PLUS 13 COMMENTS
August 6, 2010
by Lee Bowen

Musical Op-Ed: “Chappaqua Double-Crossing”
PLUS 11 COMMENTS
August 6, 2010
by Lee Seham

UPDATE: School board members sound note of alarm over latest proposal for Chappaqua Crossing
PLUS 47 COMMENTS
Monday, August 2, 2010

A brief description of Summit Greenfield’s Modified Plan for Chappaqua Crossing
PLUS 8 COMMENTS
July 30, 2010

Summit Greenfield presents new alternative for Chappaqua Crossing—199 residential units
PLUS 23 COMMENTS
July 24, 2010

Letter to the Editor: Let’s make Chappaqua Crossing a win-win for both town and developer
PLUS 11 COMMENTS
by Dan Papes
July 26, 2010

Supervisor Gerrard on issues raised about Chappaqua Crossing in NCNOW letters and commentary
PLUS 62 COMMENTS
Friday, July 16, 2010

Open Letter: Gregg Bresner responds to Geoff Thompson’s statement from Chappaqua Crossing
PLUS 22 COMMENTS
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
by Gregg Bresner

Letter to the Editor: Statement from Chappaqua Crossing in response to NCNOW Op-Ed by Gregg Bresner
PLUS 22 COMMENTS
July 2, 2010
by Geoff Thompson

Op-Ed:  Baffled by parents’ lack of awareness and concern over rezoning of Chappaqua Crossing
PLUS 32 COMMENTS
June 28, 2010  
by Gregg Bressner

Town board’s consultant on Chappaqua Crossing document points out some lapses
April 9, 2010


Kessler-Mottel’s letter of recusal from review of Chappaqua Crossing
UPDATE: Monday, March 29, 2010

Developer proposes no age-restriction, 10% fewer units, 27% more office space, 6.5 acres for town
March 26, 2010

Supervisor Gerrard comments on Chappaqua Crossing developer’s final submission
March 26, 2010

Reader’s Digest Pegasus quartet to continue to support cupola in Chappaqua
March 26, 2010

See What happens now that DEIS comment time has ended?

The developer’s DEIS and related documents—most recently, comments by the school board, planning board and the town’s financial consultants— remain available on the town’s website: chappaquacrossingreview.mynewcastle.org

Developer’s Chappaqua Crossing team speaks about future of Reader’s Digest
January 29, 2010

 

2009

Reader’s Digest to leave Chappaqua campus for White Plains and NYC
November 20, 2009

Letter to the Editor: Look very carefully at expenses to school district of Chappaqua Crossing
October 16, 2009
by Richard Laster

Town board and planning board discuss effect of Chappaqua Crossing on schools
October 9, 2009

School Board President Jeffrey Mester responds to questions about the district’s comments on the Chappaqua Crossing DEIS
October 9, 2009
by Jeffrey Mester

Op-Ed: The community bears 100% of the risk in school enrollment calculation
October 9, 2009
by Gregg Bresner

Town board and planning board discuss comments submitted on Chappaqua Crossing DEIS
October 9, 2009

Town Administrator Faiella submits comments on Chappaqua Crossing DEIS
October 2, 2009

Environmental review process for Chappaqua Crossing
October 2, 2009

Will Reader’s Digest remain in its home base in Chappaqua?
October 2, 2009

Zoning Board of Appeals weighs in with DEIS comments
October 2, 2009

UPDATE: Board of Education submits its comments on DEIS
September 29, 2009

New Castle Planning Board comments on Chappaqua Crossing DEIS
September 29, 2009

League of Women Voters of New Castle September 24, 2009 Comments on Chappaqua Crossing DEIS
September 25, 2009

What happens now that DEIS comment time has ended?
September 25, 2009

Chappaqua Crossing net gain to town only $124,000, consultant concludes
September 18, 2009

Town board extends comment period on Chappaqua Crossing DEIS for one more week
September 18, 2009

Town board hopes to wind up DEIS written comment period next Friday, Sept. 18
September 11, 2009

League of Women Voters of New Castle Comments on Chappaqua Crossing DEIS
August 14, 2009

Chappaqua Crossing developer reps brief ZBA on request for unlimited tenants
August 7, 2009


Letter to the Editor: Density of Chappaqua Crossing is excessive
August 7, 2009
by Robert Lewis

DEIS hearing closed; written comment period continues until at least Sept. 18
July 31, 2009
by Susie Pender

Letter to town board: Chappaqua Crossing: Risks too great, benefits too small
July 31, 2009
by Jules Buxbaum

Letter to the town board: Focus of DEIS review should be impact on town, not schools
July 31, 2009
by Robert Herbin

Letter to Town Administrator: Landmark status for some of Reader’s Digest old campus
July 31, 2009
by Gray Williams

Tuesday, July 28: Town board hearings on Chappaqua Crossing DEIS continue
July 24, 2009

Letter to the Editor: Summit Greenfield should answer concerns rather than continue sales pitch
July 24, 2009
by Steven Mullaney

Open letter to the town board: It’s time to say “no” to Summit Greenfield
July 24, 2009
by Jean and Bruce Gavril

Letter to the town board: NewCastleRD.org offers analysis of developer’s tax revenue projections
July 17, 2009
by Steven Mullaney

Letter to the Editor: Summit Greenfield tax revenue projections misleading; age restriction dubious
July 10, 2009
by Mark S. Tulis

Letter to the Editor: Chappaqua Crossing: Simple thoughts & observations in looking for a solution
July 10, 2009
by Scott and Christie Krase


What people think about Summit Greenfield’s proposal for the former Reader’s Digest property
July 10, 2009

Consultants will evaluate DEIS for Reader’s Digest property; hearing on July 28
July 3, 2009

Public hearing on Reader’s Digest development draws over 100 to town hall
June 26, 2009

League of Women Voters: Comments delivered at June 23 public hearing on Chappaqua Crossing DEIS
June 26, 2009

Letter to the Editor:News12 got it wrong; no majority in favor of Reader’s Digest development
June 26, 2009

Letter to the Editor: Late to the hearing, but prime seating
June 26, 2009

 

Town and school boards put their heads together to prepare for June 23 Chappaqua Crossing hearings
June 19, 2009


Town board’s consultants suggest public use benefits of some of Reader’s Digest property
June 12, 2009

Last permitted tenant in place at Reader’s Digest property
May 29, 2009

Hearings on Reader’s Digest development proposal begin June 23, 2009
May 22, 2009

Town Board busy digesting both DEIS and its own consultants’ studies
May 15, 2009

Town board decides Reader’s Digest developer’s DEIS is deficient
May 1, 2009


Letter to the Editor: Reader’s Digest developer blind to today’s economic realities
April 17, 2009
by Steven Swirsky


UPDATE: Full text of revised DEIS for Digest development proposal—DEIS under review by town board; public hearings possible in late May or early June
April 10, 2009

Letter to the Editor: Digest Developer does not have best interests of the town at heart
April 3, 2009

Reader’s Digest developer submits revised DEIS to New Castle
April 3, 2009

“State of the Town” Roundtable with Supervisor Barbara Gerrard
April 3, 2009

Topics of discussion at joint town board and planning board meeting
March 6, 2009

Why spend money on alternative uses study now?
February 13, 2009


Summit Greenfield misses school tax deadline
February 13, 2009

Town board interviews three consultants eager to help envision public uses for Digest property
February 13, 2009


Town board schedules public interviews with consultants under consideration
February 6, 2009

Town board gives developer Summit Greenfield an “Incomplete”January 30, 2009

Next week town board will decide whether Reader’s Digest DEIS is complete
January 23, 2009

 

2008

Town-Gown talk on topics of mutual interest and impact
December 19, 2008


Letter to the Editor: An open letter to the members of the Town and School Boards
December 19, 2008
by Barbara and Jim Runde

Tuesday’s town board work session: Reader’s Digest DEIS, budget revisited
December 5, 2008

NW Hospital employee parking at Reader’s Digest begins Monday, December 1
December 1, 2008

Public Hearing on town’s 2009 budget Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7:45; proposed increase of 4.8%
November 21, 2008

Letter To the Editor: Summit Greenfield responds to Nov. 14 letter by Lee Bowen
November 21, 2008

Letter to the Editor: What is going on at the Reader’s Digest property?
November 14, 2008

DEIS hearings for the holidays?
November 14, 2008

Summit Greenfield pays up, mostly
November 7, 2008

Letter to the Editor: Summit Greenfield should provide DEIS in electronic form
November 7, 2008

Town board’s review of Reader’s Digest property DEIS held up until bill is paid
October 31, 2008

Letter to the Editor: Police expansion—Relocate the town administration to the Reader’s Digest property
October 10, 2008


Joint Planning Board and Town Board work session
October 10, 2008

Letter to the Editor: Reaction to the HR&A report on Chappaqua Crossing
October 3,  2008

Town advisors on Reader’s Digest development finish study
September 26, 2008

Town approves hospital employee parking at Reader’s Digest
August 15, 2009

Increase in tax delinquencies in New Castle
July 25, 2008

Town Board approves 140 parking spaces for hospital
July 11, 2008

July 8,  town board to hold public hearings on dogs, RD parking, real estate in first floor space
July 4, 2008

Letter to the Editor: Town use of Reader’s Digest property
June 27, 2008

Summit Greenfield seeks 56.53% reduction in assessment; local taxes in arrears
June 20, 2008

Town board work session and regular meeting
June 13, 2008

Update from joint town board and planning board meeting
June 6, 2008

If The Donald can’t sell it, how can Summit Greenfield?
May 16, 2008

Eye on Reader’s Digest: Summit Greenfield asks for variance to lease parking spaces to NW hospital
May 16, 2008

UPDATE: Q & A with school board candidates from LWV Forum on May 15
Monday, May 19, 2008

A look around the town: update on everything
May 2, 2008

Letter to the Editor: Save the town’s money, just deny zoning change to Summit Greenfield now
April 4, 2008

Town Board and Recreation and Parks Commission talk in joint work session
March 28, 2008

Planning Board meets to think outside the developer’s box
March 28, 2008

Letter to the Editor: Give real notice of planning board brainstorming sessions
March 28, 2008

New Castle solicits input on municipal, recreational uses of Reader’s Digest property
March 21, 2008


Town Board and School Board Consult
March 21, 2008

Town board adopts scoping document for Reader’s Digest property, 4-1
February 29, 2008

Town’s consultant questions economics of Reader’s Digest development proposal
February 8, 2008

Reader’s Digest Scoping Ended
February 1, 2008

Last scoping session over, deadline for written comment noon today, Jan. 25, 2008.
January 25, 2008


Letter to the Editor: Reader’s Digest Proposed Development; Don’t let Summit Greenfield treat our town as merely an investment opportunity
January 25, 2008

Letter to the Editor: Reader’s Digest proposed development—Lobbyists should be required to identify themselves as such
January 18, 2008

Scoping sessions are underway
January 11, 2008

Letters to the Editor:  Reader’s Digest Property
January 11, 2008
Where is the benefit to New Castle?
Town board, just say no!


Letters to the Editor on Reader’s Digest property: Hoping to stay in New Castle in Chappaqua Crossing condos
January 4, 2008

 

2007

Dates set for Chappaqua Crossing scoping sessions
December 21, 2007

Reader’s Digest Update
December 14, 2007

The Beauty and Zen of SEQRA: Town Board Proposes Scoping Dates of January 9 and 22
December 7, 2007

Letters to the Editor
Open Letter to the Planning Board, and
Chappaqua Crossing/Reader’s Digest property development
December 7, 2007

Chappaqua Crossing: validity of over 55 age restriction
November 30, 2007

Keeping an eye on developments at Reader’s Digest
November 30, 2007

Op-Ed: New Castle’s Manhood
November 30, 2007
by Lee Seham

Planning Board hosts Q & A regarding Reader’s Digest property development
November 23, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Suggestion to Planning Board regarding Readers Digest: Remove residential application from consideration now
November 16, 2007

Keeping an Eye on Developments at Reader’s Digest
November 16, 2007

Local Election Results
November 9, 2007
http://www.newcastlenow.org/index.php/article/index/local_election_results/

Keeping an Eye on Developments at the Reader’s Digest Property
October 12, 2007

Why You Can’t Build a Zoo in Your Backyard
An interview with David Levine, chair of New Castle’s
Zoning Board of Appeals
October 12, 2007

 

 

 


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