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Armonk Business Owners Positive About New Supervisor

NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. – Reaction to North Castle Supervisor Howard Arden’s first 60 days in town office seems to be largely positive among Armonk retailers. Several business owners on Main Street have said they approve of the job he has done so far.

In a recent statement, the supervisor said he has been extremely busy during his first two months in office. "As I pledged during my campaign, my top priority when elected Supervisor would be to make town government more cost effective and efficient by running North Castle more like a business," Arden's statement said. "I remain committed to ensuring that the town handles all issues in a fair, consistent and transparent manner."

Upon taking office, Arden said brush pickup, settling Armonk Square and the Ehrman pool issue were at the top of his agenda.

Michael Levy of Armonk, owner of Grand Lux Realty on Main Street, approved of his handling of all three.

“The brush has been picked up and I’m happy about that,” he said. “It took a long time, but they were working hard to get it done.”

Regarding Armonk Square, Levy said, “I’m happy they’re getting it done. The town needs a new supermarket and it’s going to be fabulous.”

He also said, “It’s important for the town to maintain a pool, so I hope they can figure out a way to do it.”

Neal Schwartz, who owns the Tutoring Club on Main Street and is the president of the Armonk Chamber of Commerce, said, “Everyone is impressed with where Mr. Arden is at this point in time and are confident he’ll take steps to improve and address the key issues the town has from a residential and commercial perspective.”

Judy Willsey, owner of Framings on Main Street, said she wasn’t ready to comment on the supervisor’s performance. “Not enough time has gone by,” she said.

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