New Castle Community eNewsletter 10/27/17

New Castle Community eNewsletter 10/27/17

The New Castle eNewsletter

Millwood 200 Year Anniversary – Sat. 10/28

Join us for Millwood’s 200 Year Anniversary on Sat., October 28, 12-5p, Gedney Park (back)!

We’re having a band, food trucks, as well as lots of fun activities for kids. Admission to the event is free. There will also be a beer garden. We will have a shuttle bus to get people from the parking in the front field and overflow parking at WestOrchard school to the back of Gedney. Thank you to our sponsors:

  • DeCicco & Sons
  • Millwood Plaza
  • Rocky’s Millwood Deli
  • Sunshine Children’s Home & Rehab Center
  • Mavis Tire Supply
  • Summit Grossman
  • Kiwi Country Day Camp
  • Drug Mart of Millwood
  • Millwood Animal Hospital
  • Sari Shaw, Platinum Drive Realty
  • Tazza Cafe
  • New Castle Physical Therapy & Personal Training
  • Dodd’s Liquor City
  • Matero Fine Jewelry & Design Inc
Millwood turns 200

NEW: Busy Weekend at The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

Busy Weekend at The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Get you tickets today. Two contrasting experiences which is why we say…There is Something for Everyone at ChappPAC!


Rocky Horror Picture Show: Rated R

This interactive movie experience is not for the faint of heart. Everyone will be given a “Prop Participation Bag” (Included in the ticket price) so that the audience can truly be a part of the action. Tim Curry stars as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience! Come join us for the first annual showing of this cult classic at The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. 


Echoes of Sinatra is an exciting show based on the life of the great American icon: Frank Sinatra. It is a show that has evolved from the efforts of the creator, STEVEN KAZLAUSKUS and developed in concert with the TONY T. ORCHESTRA, comprised of very dedicated and talented musicians. Steve pays tribute to this legendary performer with stories and songs that bring back the golden era! The show captures the emotion and the sound of this unique period where swing was king!CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Ineterested in Volunteering at ChappPAC? Needed: Ushers, concessions, etc…Contact

NEW: Chappaqua Library – Film: Chicago

Murderesses Valma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920’s Chicago.

Chappaqua Librarian Philip Harwood, film historian, lecturer and adjunct professor at St. Francis College will facilitate.

Saturday. October 28 @ 3:00

NEW: Cemetery Tours at Fair Ridge Cemetery in Chappaqua – Sunday, October 29th

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Millwood’s 200 Year Anniversary celebration is this Saturday, October 28, 12-5p
  • 2018 Budget
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Welcome Guide
  • 2017 Comprehensive Plan
  • Gabby Rosenfeld Award
  • Millwood Sewers
  • Millwood Sidewalks
  • Saw Mill Sewer District
  • Creating a More Valuable Town by Being a Green Community
  • 120 Sidewalk
  • Exceptional People of New Castle Committee – Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
  • Millwood InterGenerate Community Garden
  • Millwood DOT Yard
  • Town Water Main – Metro North RR
  • Distracted Driving
  • Electronic Community Sign
  • Senior Center – New Carpet
  • 2nd Annual Sunday Scramble
  • New Castle Community Media Center
  • Smith Street
  • Downtown Chappaqua Halloween

For more information, click here.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Payment of Claims and Our Infrastructure Project

For more information, click here.

NEW: Infrastructure Project Update October 17, 2017

Adam Brodsky
Deputy Town Supervisor
I am pleased to report that 90% of the water main installation is now complete. ELQ has completed the removal and replacement of all but 40 feet of the approximately 1650 linear feet of 12 inch iron water main pipe. This section of water main to be replaced has no connections to any buildings. The temporary water main was in the way of replacing this section of pipe- but now that the temporary system has been removed, we will go back and address this one small section. All other hydrants, valves and fitting have been replaced.

John Kazawic, from Boswell Engineering- reported that there are about 4 -5 nights of work to complete this aspect of the project. He predicts that Heitkampf (phonetically HeightCamp) the temporary water main installation company, will be back at the end of the week – Thursday and Friday to remove the remaining temporary water main pipes. The remaining plates in the road which are part of the Town’s project as well as plates on the street will be removed by the end of next week as well. ELQ will fill and pave those sections where the plates are being removed both in the street and on the sidewalk.

We are now onto the next set of the project, the Sanitary Sewer work which is scheduled to begin the week of October 30-

NEW: Watch the Roundtable Discussion: Creating a More Valuable Town by Being a Green Community

Thanks to our incredible Sustainability Advisory Board, more residents in our community are Going Green. Many have installed solar panels. 4,600 New Castle households are using green energy, while saving money. As a municipality, we too are Going Green. We have increased our recycling with Single Stream Recycling. We passed legislation such as the Reusable Bag Initiative that has saved thousands of tons of carbon emission. We received a $100,000 grant after being designated a Clean Energy Community by New York State. The Town intends to use our $100,000 award to the purchase of an all-electric or hybrid shuttle bus to provide residents and patrons with a no-cost transportation alternative between the Chappaqua Metro-North Railroad Station, the Chappaqua hamlet, and Chappaqua Crossing. We have saved money by buying an electric vehicle. We will soon be installing LED streetlights, which will save us money. We are a Green Community, for sure. The topic of our roundtable was creating a “More Valuable Town by Being a Green Community”. Do potential homebuyers know that we are a Green Community? Are we doing everything we can to market ourselves as a green community to attract new homeowners?To watch the Roundtable Discussions, click here.

Prior Roundtable Discussions

June 11, 2015: What Prospective Home buyers are Looking For
July 30, 2015: How to Keep Empty Nesters in the Community
September 10, 2015: Volunteer Opportunities in New Castle
October 8, 2015: Enhancing Our Business Districts
March 3, 2016: Mandate Roundtable
May 5, 2016: Employment Opportunities for those with Special Needs

Downtown Chappaqua Halloween

Calling all ghosts and goblins, pirates and princesses! The Town of New Castle and Kiwi Country Day Camp are proud to present “Downtown Chappaqua Halloween” on Tuesday, October 31st. Residents are invited to trick-or-treat at your favorite local BOO-tiques. This fun family event will feature lots of candy, fun characters & giveaways.As well, Broadway’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” wants you to get the Golden Ticket! Z100s street team will be there! VISIT Chappaqua’s Trick or Treat Event on Halloween from 3-5 to unwrap the magic

Streets will be open to traffic, so children must be accompanied by adults.

Halloween House Decorating Contest

halloween house decorating contestResidents are invited to enter the 3rd Annual New Castle Halloween House Decorating Contest.

Prizes will be given in two categories: family-friendly and scariest house. Winners will receive bragging rights and a $50 gift certificate to hip-kid located at 77 Greeley Avenue in Chappaqua.

Please email all submissions to Trisha Kallman, owner of hip-kid.

NEW: Confidential Paper Shredding

Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


There will also be paper shredding at Community Day

Artful Holidays

Westchester Magazine

Chappaqua was featured in Westchester Magazine. Here are some highlights:

  • Recent Reno: An infrastructure project is making upgrades and widening sidewalks.
  • Trending: Up at the lower price points. In the $700,000 to $1M price point, inventory is down 42 percent compared with last year, according to Houlihan Lawrence brokerage manager Brian Murray.
  • Best Thing About Living Here: “We love that we are within walking distance of the town, train, library, and the elementary and middle schools.” —Chris Madden, longtime resident
  • Selling Points: lovely homes, close-knit community, fabulous schools, proximity to Greenwich, NYC, and points north and south
  • Trade-off: temporary inconvenience due the construction and infrastructure effort

To read the full article, click here.

Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

CoC logoThe Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce is planning a Chappaqua Cookie Scavenger Hunt on the same day as the Ragamuffin Parade — Sunday, October 22nd. This fun event will begin at the same time as the pre-parade carnival — at 12 noon until the start of the parade at 3:30pm. We invite children and their families to pick up an official “scavenger hunt map/checklist” at the Chamber tent (to be located at the carnival). Children will then collect cookies from each participating downtown business and at the end of their “hunt,” they will need to return their checklist to the Chamber tent to be entered into a raffle for gift certificates from their favorite stores and businesses. For more information on business participation or for general information on the scavenger hunt, please contact our Chamber Manager Cate Danyko-Sage.

Please mark your calendars for these other important upcoming Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber events:

  • Thursday, November 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm: “Meet the Town Supervisor and Town Board Members: Business in Chappaqua-Millwood 2018.”
  • Friday, December 1st, 6:00pm-9:00pm: Wine Around Town! Our community’s favorite annual downtown event!

Please check your mail for your copy of the new Chappaqua-Millwood Business Directory, to be mailed to every New Castle resident in October!

If you are not yet a Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce member, please consider joining us! We have many informative and fun networking events and programs coming up and many ways to meet new people that can help your business. For more information, please contact Dawn Dankner-Rosen.

Greeley Youth Lacrosse

New Electric Vehicle Opportunity – BMW

Here’s another great Electric Vehicle opportunity for you!Claim $7,500 off the New BMWi3 along with $7,500 Federal Tax Credits + Up to $1,700 NYS Rebates

This Offer is brought to you by: BMW, EarthKind Energy & Sustainable Westchester, Inc


Questions?? Call Sustainable Westchester,Inc at 914-242-4725

Millwood-Ossining Go! Public Forums

The Towns of Ossining and New Castle and the Village of Ossining were recently awarded a grant from the Hudson River Valley Greenway to develop a plan for an Open Space/Bike Lane/Commerce Connectivity Corridor, which would create enhanced pedestrian and bike access between commercial zones and open space in the Ossining and New Castle area. An inter-municipal task force has been established and has begun the process of identifying potential routes to bring the plan to fruition. The Millwood-Ossining Go! Task Force is seeking public input on potential routes at public forums scheduled for Thursday, October 5th at the Club Fit Briarcliff Café, located at 584 N. State Road in Briarcliff Manor, and Thursday, November 2nd at the Ossining Public Library Café, located at 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining. Both days will include forums from 1pm-2pm and 7pm-8pm.

Please RSVP on the Town’s website. Giveaways at the forums will be provided by Club Fit Briarcliff. For more information, call the Town of Ossining Supervisor’s Office at (914) 762-6001 or email

Railroad Crossing Safety: Red Flashing Lights

A controlled railroad crossing usually has red lights along with a crossing gate. Wait for gates to rise AND for the red lights to stop flashing – that’s the law.

Neighborhood Speed Awareness Campaign

Problems with speeding vehicles often involve local drivers who are daily roadway users and live in or nearby the affected neighborhood. A Speed Awareness Campaign is an effective way to remind local drivers to lower their speeds and be extra cautious in residential neighborhoods. These campaigns are a great way for New Castle residents and police to work together to make the neighborhood safer.

For the campaign to work we need at least a few (hopefully many) neighbors who will agree to place a “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here” lawn sign in front of their home during the campaign. One neighbor will be the contact person who will distribute the signs to the neighborhood volunteers. The Police Department will install similar metal signs at appropriate locations near the entrance to the neighborhood. The campaign will run for at least two weeks. If requested the neighborhood will be placed on a rotation list and the campaign will return on a rotating basis once or twice annually.

We also offer similar “Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25” signs for streets with a 25mph maximum speed limit.

If you are interested in bringing a speed awareness campaign to your neighborhood, please contact the office of the Chief of Police – or call 914-238-7292.