New Castle Community eNewsletter 01/04/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

NEW: Christmas Tree Pickup

christmas tree pickupChristmas Trees will be collected both Monday, January 7 and 28. Residents should place curbside where they place their trash/recycling.

NEW: Seasonal Parking Restrictions are in Effect

123-10 of the New Castle Town Code prohibits overnight parking on public roads from November 1 – April 1 from 1 am to 7 am.

123-9 (4) limits overnight parking in our public parking lots. In order for us to be able to clear our public parking lots, including our commuter lot, there is no overnight parking in our public parking lots between November 1 and April 1- except in the two designated areas. These two areas are:

  1. by the old skate board park in the far rear of the commuter lot, and
  2. the triangle adjacent to the town hall parking lot.

parking lotThese two designated areas allow people who may need to leave their cars overnight during the winter season to park with minimal disruption to our ability to clear snow. This is especially important when parking at our commuter lot is at a premium.

NEW: Potholes!

potholesResidents can report potholes to

NEW: Introducing New Castle Trivia

new castle triviaIntroducing New Castle Trivia! At the suggestion of Roberta Lasky in partnership with the New Castle Historical Society, we have created this new weekly feature in the eNewsletter. Please scroll down for the weekly New Castle Trivia Question. We hope you have fun every week figuring out the answer to the spotlighted question. Thank you to Cassie Ward & Madeline Billows for compiling the questions & answers.

The arrival of the railroad to New Castle in 1846 permanently changed the local economy. In the rocky, hilly ground of New Castle, two kinds of market farming proved especially rewarding. Which were they? Check the New Castle Historical Society’s Facebook Page or website for the answer every Friday!

Dual Stream Recycling

dual stream recyclingAs you may have heard, the Town of New Castle is changing its recycling collection back to dual stream effective January 1, 2019. “Dual stream” means that recycling must be separated for curbside pickup: paper and cardboard in one container, and clean glass, metal, and plastics numbered 1-6 in another. These rules also apply to items dropped off at the recycling center.

Recycling is a for-profit business and China, the largest buyer of U.S. recyclables, has dramatically curtailed what they will take, further challenging the economics of the global recycling marketplace. As a result, ReCommunity—the facility handling our recyclables—has been sending more and more single stream recyclables, including paper, to the incinerator because they are contaminated and cannot be sold. The Town’s goal is to recycle as much as possible while keeping collection fees down and dual stream collection supports that effort.

Guidelines for dual stream recycling along with stickers to label your separate recycling containers will be provided with Sanipro’s 2019 TOWN OF NEW CASTLE REFUSE AND RECYCLING CALENDAR, which should arrive in your mailbox in a few weeks. A copy of the dual stream recycling notice is available here.

For more information, go to the Town of New Castle website and to the Sustainability Advisory Board’s website. Questions? Email the Sustainability Advisory Board at

NEW: Got Saturday plans? Make our indoor market one of them!

CFM logoThe Farmers market is back this Saturday at the First Congregational Church, 210 Orchard Ridge Road Chappaqua.

Yes, the holidays are over. But you still have to eat. And, why not eat well? If your 2019 resolutions are to eat less, I say eat better. And if simplifying is part of your 2019 mantra, then remember: the fresher the ingredients, the less you have to fuss over them to achieve great taste and flavor.

How fresh is the product we sell at the Chappaqua Farmers Market? Captain Rick, of Pura Vida, who catches the beautiful fish you see at the market each week sent me this clip of his last haul.

Read more on the blog.

NEW: Donate Empty, Label-Free Pill Bottles

pill bottlesBring your empty, label-free pill bottles to the New Castle Community Center. They are collecting them to send to a charity in Africa. Medicine bottles aren’t recyclable in the curbside collection nor at the recycling center so you can fulfill the dual needs of caring for our environment & improving medical care in developing countries. You can also drop off any unused medications in the collection bin at the New Castle Police Department. Please do not flush medications as this contaminates our waterways.

New Castle Supervisor Quarterly Update: Q4 2018

I have said it again and again: it is truly an honor to serve the citizens of New Castle. From the start, I have believed that your Town Supervisor should be guided by rights and obligations. The rights of the community to be heard and to be informed are critical to a responsive Town Government. And we must always be conscious of our obligations to listen and communicate effectively as we work to address current concerns and problems while at the same time improving our Town and planning for the future. I also recognize that while town-wide issues are my focus, no individual matter is too small for a responsive town government. I welcome those opportunities for more personal contact with residents. As we look ahead, there remains much work to be done, and I will continue to work hard for the entire community. It is my pleasure, then, as Supervisor to provide a quarterly report – 4th Quarter of 2018 – to the community about current Town projects and initiatives.

  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Discover Chappaqua
  • Millwood Sidewalk
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • 2019 Budget
  • Taxi Stand
  • Seasonal Limitations on Motorized Leaf Blowers
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Federal Limitations State and Local Tax (SALT) Deductions
  • Community Sign
  • Chap Line
  • Dual Stream Recycling

You can read my whole Q4 review here.

NEW: Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day

death march escape book coverAuthor Talk: Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped from the Holocaust.

Wednesday January 23rd at 7:00

Author Jack Hersch intrigued by a photo of his father on a concentration camp memorial website delves into the life of a man willing to pursue freedom at any cost.

This book is at once a biography and a memoir.

Cosponsor: Town of New Castle
Location: New Castle Town Hall Assembly Room
200 South Greeley Ave., Chappaqua, NY 10514

NEW: Chappaqua Continuing Education Winter Session

winter session“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.” – Brian Tracy

Online registration is now open for the CCE Winter Session. Classes begin January 7th.

Canasta – Vinyasa Yoga – Pilates – Small Group Personal Training – ACT Prep – SAT Prep – Ch’i Kung – Italian Conversation Through Cinema – Excel Boot Camp

Register early to ensure your spot as classes do sell out. For more information and to register, please visit or call 914-238-7201 x2318.

We look forward to seeing you in class!

Chappaqua Library program – Author Talk: Parkland: Birth of a Movement

Mon. Feb. 25 7:00

A year after the shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S., NY Times bestselling author of Columbine, offers an intimate, deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA-inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots movement.

Dave has written for Vanity Fair, Buzzfeed, Politico, New Republic, Newsweek, Guardian, Washington Post and has appeared on Today, NBC Nightly News, PBS Newshour, CBS Sunday Morning, Nightline, Morning Edition, Anderson Cooper 360, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Lawrence O’Donnell, Hannity, and more.

Co-sponsored with Chappaqua Interfaith Council, Chappaqua P.T.A, Town of New Castle, HGHS Political Awareness Club

Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

Winter Programs 2019 – REGISTER NOW!

New Castle Recreation & Parks Winter Session. Classes begin week of January 7th.
Resident registration begins: November 26th
Non-resident registration begins: December 10th
Register now online or at the Recreation Office!
winter session registration

Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

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