New Town Officials Sworn In

January 1, 2018 was a historic day for Pound Ridge!  Our first-ever Democratic Town Supervisor, Kevin Hansan, was sworn into office, along with new Town Board member Diane Briggs and reelected incumbent Dan Paschkes.  Together they form the first-ever Democratic majority on the Town Board.  Kevin, Dan, and Diane were sworn in by reelected Town Justice Ira Clair.  

It was great to see so many people—including Westchester County Executive George Latimer—turn out for this event!  Despite Arctic weather and a late night for many on New Year's Eve, the Town House was packed.  Even more people joined Kevin and Kathy Hansan for an open house afterward.  

Town Justice Regina Kelly swears in reelected incumbent Town Justice Ira Clair.

Town Justice Regina Kelly swears in reelected incumbent Town Justice Ira Clair.

Town Justice Ira Clair swears in Kevin Hansan as Town Supervisor.

Town Justice Ira Clair swears in Kevin Hansan as Town Supervisor.

Town Justice Ira Clair swears in reelected incumbent Dan Paschkes as a Town Board member.

Town Justice Ira Clair swears in reelected incumbent Dan Paschkes as a Town Board member.

Town Justice Ira Clair swears in Diane Briggs as a Town Board member.

Town Justice Ira Clair swears in Diane Briggs as a Town Board member.

Town Justice Ira Clair with Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

Town Justice Ira Clair with Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer with Pound Ridge Town Supervisor Kevin Hansan.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer with Pound Ridge Town Supervisor Kevin Hansan.

Candidates Outline Priorities at Indivisible Meeting

On September 19, Northern Westchester Indivisible presented a candidates forum at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, and Pound Ridge candidates Kevin Hansan, Dan Paschkes, and Diane Briggs attended, along with County Legislator candidate Kitley Covill and others.  Candidates introduced themselves and took questions from the audience.  

Kevin Hansan addresses the group as others look on.

Kevin Hansan addresses the group as others look on.

Candidates Introduced at Kitchen Table Tuesday

At the May 30 Kitchen Table Tuesday event, the Pound Ridge Democratic Committee introduced the 2017 Democratic slate for Pound Ridge: Kevin Hansan (candidate for Town Supervisor), Dan Paschkes (incumbent candidate for Town Board), Diane Briggs (candidate for Town Board), and Justice Ira Clair (incumbent candidate for Town Justice).  The committee also introduced two Democratic candidates for countywide office: Kitley Covill (candidate for County Legislator) and George Latimer (candidate for Westchester County Executive).

It was great to see so many new faces at this increasingly popular monthly event!    

Pound Ridgers mingle at the Kitchen Table.

Pound Ridgers mingle at the Kitchen Table.

George Latimer (candidate for Westchester County Executive), Kevin Hansan (candidate for Pound Ridge Town Supervisor), and Kitley Coville (candidate for County Legislator).

George Latimer (candidate for Westchester County Executive), Kevin Hansan (candidate for Pound Ridge Town Supervisor), and Kitley Coville (candidate for County Legislator).

Diane Briggs (candidate for Town Board) and Ira Clair (candidate for Town Justice)

Diane Briggs (candidate for Town Board) and Ira Clair (candidate for Town Justice)

Dan Paschkes (incumbent candidate for Town Board), George Latimer (candidate for Westchester County Executive), Kevin Hansan (candidate for Town Supervisor), and Diane Briggs (candidate for Town Board),.

Dan Paschkes (incumbent candidate for Town Board), George Latimer (candidate for Westchester County Executive), Kevin Hansan (candidate for Town Supervisor), and Diane Briggs (candidate for Town Board),.

Pound Ridgers March on Washington

In the middle of the night on January 20, 2017, two busloads of women and their supporters departed from the Pound Ridge Town Park in order to arrive in Washington, DC in time to participate in the Women’s March held on January 21, 2017.  On the first day of the new administration, the march aimed to send the bold message to the administration and to the world that women's rights are human rights, and did it ever!  Pound Ridgers marched along with more than 500,000 others in the largest single-day demonstration in US history.   More than four hundred organizations across the country including the NAACP, League of Women Voters, Greenpeace, and Planned Parenthood among co-sponsored the march.  The PRDC organized its "First We Marched, Now We Organize" event to channel the phenomenal energy generated by this historic demonstration.