New Castle Community eNewsletter 12/21/18

The New Castle eNewsletter

Joan Corwin – 1935-2018

Joan CorwinFor almost 50 years, Joan Corwin has been responsible for the transportation of New Castle residents. We trusted her with our children, parents, teachers, coaches, residents of all ages. She was, for all of us, a neighbor who helped neighbors. Joan’s professional accomplishments cannot be isolated to her work running Chappaqua Transportation. She was a bookkeeper, a nurse, a businesswoman. She was a mother and a grandmother. She was a volunteer in so many causes. She was a pillar of the community! But more than anything else, let’s just take a moment and think about what Joan meant to all of us. Whether our children used the bus every school day or only occasionally, whether they were off on a field trip or to a sporting event, an academic competition or a special occasion, she was the person we ultimately trusted with their safety. And here’s the greatest tribute to her: we never gave it a second thought. Rest In Peace, Joan. You will be missed greatly. Click here to read an article in The Examiner.

Shop Local This Holiday Season!

Shop localLet’s all make an effort to shop local this holiday season. Shopping Local keeps money in New Castle. The 3/50 Project asks consumers what 3 businesses they would miss if they closed and to commit to spending a total of $50 a month in one or more of those three establishments. For every $50 spent in locally owned stores, $34 returns to the community through payroll, other expenditures and taxes. If you spend $50 in a national chain, only $22 stays here. If you spend it online, $0 stays here.

When small businesses succeed, we all do!

NEW: Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa!Santa Claus is coming to town this Saturday, Dec 22nd, from 12-3p on the sidewalk outside Ibiza Kitchen. Come take a picture with Santa!

NEW: Just in Case You Missed It

Rob Greenstein
Supervisor, New Castle

  • Joan Corwin
  • Vanessa Williams / Frank Shiner Holiday Concert at ChappPAC – December 18
  • Downtown Chappaqua Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Update
  • Downtown Chappaqua
  • Chappaqua Crossing
  • 2019 Budget
  • Dual Stream Recycling

Read the full Supervisor’s report here.Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle

  • Holiday Hours
  • School Taxes
  • Town Board Meetings
  • Zoning RFP
  • Winter Parking Rules

Read the full Administrator’s report here.

NEW: Chappaqua Farmers Market – Winter Schedule

Chappaqua Farmers Market – Winter Schedule – indoors at our cozy winter home – First Congregational Church, 210 Orchard Ridge Rd, Chappaqua.

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

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

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

deathmarch escapeWednesday January 23rd at 7:00pm.

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

Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce

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