Chappaqua Braces for Clintons’ Departure

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21:  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton smile during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September 21, 2010 in New York City. The sixth annual meeting of the CGI gathers prominent individuals in politics, business, science, academics, religion and entertainment to discuss global issues such as climate change and the reconstruction of Haiti. The event, founded by Clinton after he left office, is held the same week as the General Assembly at the United Nations, when most world leaders are in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Photo: Mario Tama/2010 Getty Images

If Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes good on her promise to step down after the election, the Clintons' Chappaqua, New York, neighbors fear that they'll have only the framed photos in nearly every storefront to remember them by. Among other genuinely warm accounts of the Clintons' involvement in their local community, the Times reports, "their chocolate Labrador retriever, Seamus, and toy poodle, Tally, are both groomed at Wags and Whiskers. The Clintons are both groomed at Santa’s Salon and Spa." Bill really likes it when staff tickles his ears during a shampooing.