New Castle Community eNewsletter 01/11/19

The New Castle eNewsletter

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

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • School Safety
  • Marianna “Polly” Kuhn
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • 2018 Year in Review

Click here to read the complete Supervisor’s Report.

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • Second Half School and Town Taxes
  • Summer Interns
  • PotHole Repairs

Click here to read the complete Administrator’s Report.

NEW: Chappaqua School Foundation – Harlem Wizards – Tickets on Sale Now!

chappaqua school foundationThe Chappaqua School Foundation proudly presents the 2019 Chappaqua Challengers vs.the Harlem Wizards!

The Harlem Wizards will play against our teachers and faculty. Come out with the family to see the excitement!

Sunday, January 27th, 1:30 pm
Horace Greeley High School Gym

Tickets are now on sale at Drug Mart of Millwood, Scattered Books in Chappaqua or online. You can purchase tickets here.
$25 per ticket – General Admission Seating
$50 per ticket – Courtside Plus VIP Seats (ltd. quantity available only at Drug Mart of Millwood)

Courtside Plus VIP Seats Include:
Guaranteed Premium Seats in 1st/2nd Rows
Meet & Greet with Harlem Wizards 45 Minutes before the game, Souvenir Lanyard, Color Team Poster and $15 Discount on Team Replica Jersey.

For ticket and Game Day updates, follow us on social media or

NEW: New Castle Trivia

new castle trivia logoWhat was the name given to the marauders who raided Chappaqua farms during the Revolutionary War?

Check the New Castle Historical Society’s Facebook Page or website for the answer every Friday!

NEW: Interns Wanted

interns wanted signIf you or someone you know is a resident and will have at least one year of college completed as of June 2019 – with knowledge of GIS – the Town is offering $1,500 six week full time internships. In addition, there are a few administrative internships available.

In addition, our Department of Public Works has opportunities for residents looking for outside work this summer. This summer if you are a 19 year old with a clean driving records we will have two positions for painting fire hydrants at $15 an hour.

Applications for all positions should be directed to Town Administrator Jill Shapiro at Please provide a good contact number/email address for us to reach you along with a resume. The deadline for submission is February 1.

NEW: Until Help Arrives training

The Until Help Arrives program is designed to educate and empower the public to take action in an emergency situation and provide lifesaving care before professional first responders arrive. The New Castle Police Department will be offering four Until Help Arrives training sessions for New Castle residents on January 26,2019.
you are the help

NEW: The Chappaqua Orchestra – Together in Music

orchestraConductor Barbara Yahr and TCO partners with New Castle’s Every Person is Connected (“EPIC”) Committee for an interactive and inclusive Family Concert spotlighting the special needs community playing with the orchestra.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 4 PM – 5 PM
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua Tickets can be purchased here.

NEW: New Castle Historical Society – A Stitch in Time

Ongoing, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 1 pm – 4 pm

Exhibition on View: A Stitch in Time, Needlework from Westchester, 1774 to the Present.

needlepoint samplerThe NCHS’s exhibition, A Stitch in Time: Needlework from Westchester, 1774 to the Present, traces the artistry and social history of Westchester girls and women through needlework, from the colonial era to modern day. The exhibition focuses on the how and why of needlework: the techniques used, the skill and creativity exhibited, and the different ways in which the pieces represent evolving societal expectations of women and girls. The exhibition features over 20 samplers from throughout Westchester County, New York.

NEW: Leaf Blower Ordinance Working Session

Wednesday January 23 at 7:00 pm, Town Hallleaf blowerThe New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) is holding a working session to hear and document additional community input on the proposed Leaf Blower ordinance. Alternatively, please e-mail comments to and All comments provided previously in writing or verbally with SAB and/or the Town Board, have already been been documented as part of the ordinance review.

NEW: League of Women Voters of New Castle Seeks Interested Students to Apply to Attend the 2019 Students Inside Albany Conference

LOWVAre you a high school student with a strong interest in government or politics? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The League of Women Voters of New Castle is looking to sponsor a high school student to attend the 2019 Students Inside Albany conference to be held from May 19 to 22, 2019 in Albany. For more information or to obtain a copy of the application, please visit the League’s website. Interested students in grades 10-12 may apply, preference will be given to juniors. Applications are due February 8, 2019. The student selected will be notified by February 15.

NEW: Chappaqua Library Events

deathmarch escape coverCommemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day

Author Talk: Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust

Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm

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.

Cosponsors: Town of New Castle and Friends of the Chappaqua Library
Location: New Castle Town Hall’s Assembly Room

Art Lecture: Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916 – 1920

Monday, February 11th at 7pm

Erica Bernardi, Ph.D from the Center for Italian Modern Art will discuss the Metaphysical Movement as expressed in the work of artists such as Morandi, Dironi and Carra during the early 20th century.

This lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibition at CIMA in NYC.

Cosponsors: Town of New Castle and The Center for Italian Modern Art
Location: New Castle Town Hall’s Assembly Room

parkland birth of a movement coverAuthor Talk and Panel Discussion: Parkland: Birth of a Movement

Monday February 25th at 7pm

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.

Q and A to follow with a panel from the sponsoring organizations.

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

Free tickets are available on Eventbrite

Location: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center

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.

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.


potholesResidents can report potholes to

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

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.

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-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce sends out an eletter every week with news, deals and updates from local businesses. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, please send an email to