New Castle Community eNewsletter 03/02/18

New Castle Community eNewsletter 03/02/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Power Outages

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

Several roads are closed throughout Town due to the trees and electrical wires being down. Stay off the roads and stay safe!

The following main roads are currently closed:

  • Quaker Road (120) from Chappaqua Mountain Road to Douglas Road.
  • Route 134 from Grace Lane to Allapartus Road
  • King Street in the vicinty of Grafflin School
  • Bedford Road (117) from Annandale Road to Kitchel Road
  • South Bedford Road from King Street to Salem Road
  • Millwood Road (133) from Seven Bridges Road to Longview Road

To report outages & downed power wires: Con Ed 1-800-752-6633 or go here.To report downed trees & power lines: New Castle Police: 914-238-4422 To Report Water emergency: Millwood Water Treatment Plant: 914-944-0036 / 914-944-0037

Roads blocked or any other hazardous condition, call police department 914-238-4422. The police department does not monitor Facebook.

Con Edison has an outage map that provides estimated times for repair. The map available to the public is on the Con Ed website. The estimated times on this map are the same as the ones we have. If a resident is without power & their home is not on the map, please notify Con Ed about their outage.

Here are some storm frequently asked questions.

NEW: Town Camp Registration is Now Open

Town Camp registration is now open!. Early bird discounts by May 4th. Save $50 to $100 per registration (Tots, Camp Adventure and On the Go). Camp Catalog

Online registration : You will be required to enter dates of your child’s immunizations. Please have these dates available before you start the registration process. All online registrations will be charged a 2% Convenience Fee.

In person or mail in registration: You may print the registration form, complete the form along with immunization dates and mail the form and payment to New Castle Recreation, 200 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514 or bring the form and payment to the Recreation & Parks Dept. Office at Town Hall, Monday – Friday, 8:45am-4:30pm

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market

There will be so much food at the market this Saturday, it will spill out of the Church!

Ok. Not really, but that’s the premise of “Strega Nona”, the fabulous children’s book by Tomie dePaola, about a “magic” pot of pasta that keeps expanding until the spaghetti envelops an entire village. We will host a special reading of the charming classic by professional storyteller Julie Griffin (yes, a former teacher at Chappaqua Friends Nursery School. ) at 11 a.m.

Kids can help make a giant pot of “yarn” pasta while Marti Wolfson, our resident demo chef and educator, will prepare her special Strega Nona Pasta recipe (below).

Read more here.

Chappaqua Rotary Club Announcement and Invitation Community Service Award

Chappaqua Rotary has announced it will give its annual Community Service Award to the SPCA of Westchester. The award is given to honor the SPCA for their great efforts to support our community.

The SPCA of Westchester is a no-kill, not-for-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving homeless, abused and abandoned animals and to protecting animals from cruelty and neglect through education and enforcement of humane laws. Dogs are rehabilitated, socialized, and trained. Members of our community work with the dogs to reintroduce them to being with people and living in homes. Dogs become members of the community and used as therapy dogs in nursing homes. Some of their programs include Golden Outreach, Camp Critter, low cost veterinary care (shots spaying and neutering), kids parties.

The award presentation will be part of the Rotary Club’s annual Charter Night celebration and dinner to be held at the Kittle House on Saturday, March 3, starting at 6:00pm. The cost is $70. You can pay at the door or mail checks in advance to Rotary Club of Chappaqua, PO Box 715, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Reservations and information can be obtained by phone or email to Daniel Griffin, 914-238-3734 and

The Chappaqua Orchestra Benefit Recital 2018

Join Us for a Benefit to support The Chappaqua Orchestra Crabtree’s Kittle House Eleven Kittle Rd, Chappaqua, NY Sunday March 4 at 4:30pm.

Performances by members of TCO and guest artists

Advance Ticket Purchase

$100 per person or $180 for two

To purchase tickets, please visit Benefit Tickets.

More information is available here.

Think Fit For Kids, Sunday March 4th

Bring the whole family! Join us for the 8th annual Think Fit For Kids, a fabulous community event for ALL ages, to benefit A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Club Fit Briarcliff. Register/Donate at to support pediatric brain cancer research!

NEW: New Castle For Inclusion & Diversity Committee Celebrates Women’s History Month

In recognition of Women’s History Month this month, here are a few notable milestones in March from women who have made a significant impact in America.

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Gun Violence
  • Chappaqua Downtown Revitalization
  • Composting
  • Old Diner Space
  • Donated Paintings
  • Town Camp Registration

Read more here.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator

  • 2017 Preliminary Financial Results
  • 2018 Tax Pre-Payment Information

Read more here.

NEW: Opening on New Castle Board of Ethics

The Town Board is now accepting applications for residents interested to serve on the new Board of Ethics. The Board of Ethics is composed of five (5) members appointed and approved by the Town Board. Each member of the Board of Ethics shall serve for a term of three (3) years. The Board of Ethics shall select a chairperson from among its members for a term of two (2) years.All members of the new Board of Ethics must be residents of the municipality. The members of the Board of Ethics should be qualified by temperament and experience to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Board. No member of the Board of Ethics shall be a committee person or hold office in a partisan political organization or hold elective office in the Town of New Castle. A Board member may make campaign contributions and vote, but not otherwise participate in any Town of New Castle election campaign. Not more than three members of the Board of Ethics may be members of the same political party. No officer or employee of the Town of New Castle is eligible to serve on the Board of Ethics.

Please email our Town Administrator Jill Shapiro at if you are interested in serving on this committee.

NEW: Chappaqua Library Events

Lecture: How Does This End? Reflections on U.S. Strategy and the North Korean Threat

Fri. March 9 7:00

As Washington faces the rising threat from a nuclear armed North Korea, American options have narrowed and the risks associated with each option are clearer than ever. The Endgame on the Korean Peninsula is approaching. Evans J. Revere, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former senior U.S. diplomat, will address the options, the risks and answer any questions, including: Will the U.S. accept a nuclear-armed North Korea or is the Trump Administration heading for war on the Korean Peninsula?

Revere is returning to the library by popular demand. His talk to the Foreign Policy Discussion Group was judged to be the most insightful information to date.

More details are available here.

NEW: Pulitzer Prize winning Author, David Cay Johnston

NEW: Every Person is Connected Committee Presents Autism Day at Six Flags Great Adventure – May 3rd 2018

One-day general admission ticket valid Thursday, May 3, 2018. This is an exclusive event and is not open to the general public. The park will be open 10:30 am -6 pm. Children 2 years and under are admitted free. Autism Day tickets are the only tickets valid on this day. Season Passes, Memberships and All Season Dining Plans are not available for this event. This is an exclusive event and not open to the general public. The park will be open from 10:30 am – 6 pm. Children two and under are free. Purchase tickets here.

NEW: Play Ball! Chappaqua Elementary Spirit Day at The Ballpark!

Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – March Concerts

Nothing says I Love You this Valentines Day better than Concert Tickets. Bring your loved one the The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

Click here for Edwin McCain.

Click here for Rickie Lee Jones.

Concussions: What You Need to Know

For the “Concussion Management Program” piece, please change the title to “Concussions: What You Need to Know” & use the attached graphic instead of the movie graphic

Concussions can happen to the best of us – even the hard headed ones. Northern Westchester Hospital is offering a free program on concussions at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. The program will include a showing of the movie Concussion starring Will Smith. Immediately following the movie a panel of expert clinicians from Northern Westchester Hospital will lead a discussion and a Q&A session.

Saturday, 03/24/18, 1:30 PM
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
480 Bedford Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Getting Started with Backyard Poultry

This presentation by Rachel Moody, Livestock Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, offered an overview to flock management with emphasis on: pasturing flocks of poultry, management of the poultry house, selecting hens for production, common diseases of the small flock, feeding and nutrition of poultry.

Chappaqua Continuing Education Announcement and New Link for District Events Calendar

Registration continues for Chappaqua Continuing Education Spring 2018 classes Learn something new. . .Classes begin March 12th!Whether you’re curious about social media, looking to learn a new language, would like to play acoustic guitar, or want to improve your culinary skills, the Chappaqua Continuing Education Spring 2018 brochure is packed with over 90 courses in a wide range of categories to choose from.

  • Register early to ensure your spot.
  • Many classes sell out.
  • We do cancel classes for lack of enrollment, so don’t delay in expressing your interest.

Please visit for more information and to register, or call 914. 238-7201 ex 2318.We look forward to seeing you in class!

Friends of the Chappaqua Library: BOOK SALE 2018

The annual Friends of the Chappaqua Library BOOK SALE will have new dates this spring because of the planned summer library construction. Donation days: April 30 and May 1. Wednesday, May 2: Special 5 – 9pm preview for members of the Friends of the Library ($30 per year) on Wednesday, May 2. Sale days for everyone: May 3 – 5, with all books free on Sunday, May 6. Many volunteers will be needed! Stay tuned for more details closer to the event.

College scholarship opportunities for seniors interested in water industry related field offered by Suez

SUEZ and the National Association of Water Companies-New York Chapter are offering five $3,000 scholarships to New York high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in a water industry-related field. The NAWC is a professional organization representing private water service companies throughout the United States. Through its scholarship program, the organization hopes to encourage young people to pursue careers in fields related to the water industry.

Students interested in applying for the five scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  • United States citizen.
  • New York resident for at least 5 years.
  • Pursuing a degree at a college or university (two- or four-year) as an undergraduate student (part- or full-time).
  • Maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA grading scale.
  • Enrolling in a curriculum related to the water utility industry or related fields, such as natural resource management, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science, environmental law, etc.

Completed applications must be submitted by March 31

NCBSA – 2018 Registration is Now Open!