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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 Monday, 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.

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

New Castle Launches My New Castle 311 Mobile App

my new castle 311 logoWant a new way to access information and stay connected with the Town of New Castle? There’s now an app for that. It's My New Castle 311.

My New Castle 311 mobile application allows residents to report community issues such as potholes, downed trees, streetlights in need of repair, etc. Residents can pinpoint the location of the issue with GPS and attach photos right from their mobile device. Residents will receive status updates as the issues are resolved.

My New Castle 311 is a 24/7 resource that can be used to visit the Town’s website and Facebook page, view the Town’s News & Calendar of Events, and even view local points of interest. Residents can also use the App to sign-up for CodeRED and Nixle alerts, and receive the Town's eNewsletter. In addition to reporting issues via the smartphone app, visitors to can submit a service request through a Web form in the Citizen Resource Center, or call 914-238-4311.

My New Castle 311 mobile app is available for use on Apple and Android smartphones.

Click here to download the iPhone app.

Click here to download the Android app.

Scramble Sunday

Join us on Sunday, Nov 6th (Marathon Sunday) on the recreation field in Chappaqua from 9-11am for running, jumping, obstacles and smiles specially designed for kids.

We will have professional trainers from Prescriptions for Fitness & L3 Fitness, as well as instructors and equipment from World Cup Nursery School and Kiwi Country Day Camp. Music will be provided by Hopeton Lemon of DJ Catch 1. This event is generously sponsored by New Castle Recreation & Parks and Platinum Drive Realty.

Photos from the 1st Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner!

The goal of this new tradition was very simple: To say thank you! Thank you to those who serve on our boards, who preserve the quality of our environment, homes, neighborhoods and our community. Thank you for giving up your time to make our community a better place to live and work. Thank you for your commitment. Thank you for working together to make a difference in our Town.

We also recognized the work of Gabriel "Gabby" Rosenfeld (1925-2014) who served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for 34 years, serving as chairman for 30.

Here is a video with all of the photos.

New Castle Prepared

Neighbors helping neighbors logo
During times of large scale emergencies and disaster it could take hours or even days before first responders can be available to assist you. Are you prepared to protect yourself and your family, and help your neighbors in need?

If you're interested in getting involved with the following initiatives, please email Chief Ferry at

New Castle Emergency Preparedness Committee: A group of volunteers who are trained to handle certain emergencies, organize citizen response and communicate with first responders. The members of this committee will assist with emergency preparedness in New Castle at the Town, neighborhood and individual level.

Map Your Neighborhood: A proven preparedness program that empowers small groups to develop emergency plans at the neighborhood level.

Individual Preparedness: The first step in an effective response to a disaster is to have residents who are prepared to respond to the needs of the individual and members of the household.

New Castle United for Youth: A Reminder

Westchester Coalition Halloween
Just In Case You Missed It

Just In Case You Missed It

New Castle Supervisor's Report

Rob Greenstein
Town Supervisor, New Castle
  • Proposed Chappaqua Firehouse Referendum
  • My New Castle 311
  • New Castle Prepared
  • The Exceptional People Committee hosts Safety Meet and Greet with the New Castle Police, Fire and EMS Departments Distracted Driving
  • Town of New Castle’s First Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
  • 2017 Budget

Click here to read the full Supervisor's Report.

New Castle Administrator's Report

Jill Shapiro
Town Administrator, New Castle
  • 2017 Budget
  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  • Chappaqua Train Station

Click here to read the full Administrator's Report.

New Castle Committee News

Adam Brodsky
Deputy Town Supervisor

New Castle Committee NewsI am proud to announce that Shades of Black, a women and men's clothing store, opened last Thursday at 15 King Street, the former home Quaker Ridge Jewelers.

In addition the owner of the former Chappaqua Restaurant & Café/Health Choice space, is working with the brokerage community to retenant the property. They recently received approval from the Architectural Review Board to make improvements to the Building including installation of a new standing seam roof above the old pharmacy and diner, cleaning the brick façade and placing new trellises and planters on King Street. The building permit was promptly reviewed and issued.

Now that the streetscape plan has been approved by the Town Board and is moving forward, I am redoubling my efforts with the Downtown Business Development Committee. We will work to assure the long-term economic stability of our downtown business districts while maintaining the small town values and community spirit that assure New Castle is a great place to live, work, play, invest, and do business. The Committee will engage with the business community to attract desirable new community investment, help existing businesses expand, recruit targeted new businesses and enrich the life of the community.

Confidential Paper Shredding November 5, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board Presents Planet Ocean

Planet Ocean Film Screening
On November 10, 2016, the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board and the Chappaqua Library are co-sponsoring a screening of the award winning and visually amazing documentary Planet Ocean.

"Dive into our planet's greatest mysteries with a team of international underwater cinematographers as they explore the breathtaking bond between humanity and the ocean."

Discussion will follow. 7:00-9:00pm, Chappaqua Library 195 S. Greeley Avenue. Free and open to the Public. See the trailer here. For more information, please contact

Chappaqua Farmers Market: In Honor of Dia de los Muertos....

The Chappaqua Farmer's Market brings you authentic Mexican fare this Saturday courtesy of Mariachi Mexico. We're talking REAL chilaquiles verdes and hand-pressed veggie quesadillas, along with seasonal roasted butternut squash tamales made with fresh masa. They will also be serving a warming pozole verde (a stew made with local pork, hominy and corn). Mariachi Mexico restaurant has been a mainstay in Armonk for over 30 years. Recently, the couple who owned it, retired and passed the reins on to their three hard-working (and always smiling) daughters. Chef Joana has given the menu a modern - and local - twist. The lines are long for their made to order tacos at the Hastings Farmer's Market. Make sure you don't miss their visit!

Read More here.

Watch the Video: A Conversation with Rob Greenstein, New Castle’s Town Supervisor

On October 13, 2016, the League of Women Voters® of New Castle held A Conversation with the Supervisor at the Chappaqua Library Theater. Supervisor Rob Greenstein provided updates to the community on the latest issues around Town.

In case you missed it, you can watch the video here.

For more information about the League, please visit the League’s website.

Please join Supervisor Greenstein and Chief Ferry at New Castle Community Center, 10 Senter St, Chappaqua, NY on Thurs., October 27th at 7:00 pm to learn about the formation of New Castle Neighborhood Response Teams. The Neighborhood Response Teams are a group of citizen volunteers who receive training and support to make them better prepared to help their family and neighbors during an emergency. The meeting will include discussion about the upcoming Citizen Emergency Response course that will be offered to all interested New Castle residents. The meeting is intended to inform residents about this new initiative, answer questions and listen to your input. Attendance at the meeting is not a commitment to volunteer for your neighborhood team.

Scattered Books

Scattered Books Election Day Flyer
Scattered Books is hosting an Election Day story time open to all children of all abilities. The event will include animated readings from Duck for President, Bad Kitty for President and more, with sign language provided. Kids should dress in red, white and blue, will be given patriotic necklaces and can get creative with a decorate-a-flag craft. Presidential kids books will be on sale with 50% of profits going to support research and treatment of pediatric muscle illnesses (inspired but the great shout-out by President Clinton last week, which you can watch here).

The event is 11:00AM-12:00PM on Tuesday 11/8 at Scattered Books at 29 King Street. Questions can be directed to

We will be fully staffed to bring wheelchairs into the store if needed and otherwise accommodate any children who need a little extra assistance.

Halloween House Decorating Contest

Residents are invited to enter the 2nd 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,

Purse and Accessories Party - NCHS

Please join the New Castle Historical Society for a PURSE AND ACCESSORIES PARTY on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 10 am – 4 pm, at the Horace Greeley House in downtown Chappaqua, NY. All of the proceeds from this special sale and party will benefit the New Castle Historical Society.

Visitors & shoppers are invited to stop by the Horace Greeley House to enjoy light refreshments while shopping for an array of stylish purses and accessories! This fundraiser is open to the public: no reservations needed.

For more information, please visit the New Castle Historical Society website.

Please consider donating your slightly used purse(s) and/or accessories to the Historical Society beginning 10-17-16 (Monday – Friday) until the day of the sale. Accessories may include, but not limited to, wallets, canes, hats, belts, gloves, shawls, and scarves. Drop off location: Horace Greeley House, 100 King St., Chappaqua, NY. Contact: 914-238-4666 or

Millwood Fire District will have Two Open Seats to Fill for 2017

The Millwood Fire District will have two open seats to fill for 2017. The first seat, for one year beginning 1/1/17 and ending 12/31/17 is the remaining year of Councilwoman Hala Makowska's term. The second seat is a full five year term commencing 1/1/17 through 12/31/21.

The election will be held at Station No. 1 located at 100 Millwood Road on December 13th from 6 - 9pm.

Should someone like their name on the ballot, they should contact me in writing prior to 11/23/16 and indicate which seat you'd like to run for. Secretary Paul Michael Marinello -

Horace Greeley Varsity Wrestlers will host Wrestling Clinics

The Horace Greeley Varsity Wrestling team will coach a series of 10 wrestling clinics on Wednesdays, beginning November 16th. Clinics will take place 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm in the Horace Greeley wrestling room.

The clinics are open to all children, grades K-8. The varsity wrestlers will teach younger students fundamentals of the sport in a fun, safe way. Clinics will be divided by weight, ability, and age. Students can sign up and try the clinic before making a final decision to commit to the 10 sessions. Parents can to stay to watch the sessions, and see the excitement that grows with wrestling confidence.

Wrestling is a sport that fosters six facets of the self: self-worth, self-reliance, self-confidence, self-respect, self-discipline and self-defense. Youngsters will receive a T-shirt and will have front row seats at all home varsity events. The cost of the clinic is $150 payable to the HG Wrestling Booster. Click below to sign up. Questions can be directed to Mike DeBellis at Space is limited. Sign up early!

To read more about how wrestling can help your child, please read this article featured in the Low-Hud last year written by Greeley alumni and New York State Wrestling Champion, Bill Swertfager. Click here to sign up.

First Congregational Church Invites you to A Wine Tasting Seminar

Wine Tasting Seminar

Chappaqua Children's Book Festival Story Concert with Paul Shaffer


The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival Story Concert – Presented by The Chappaqua Orchestra

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4 pm
Wallace Auditorium
480 Bedford Rd, Chappaqua, NY

Michael Shapiro conducts music by Chappaqua composer Brad Ross for narrator and orchestra. Paul Shaffer (SNL and Late Show with David Letterman) narrates "A Family for Baby Grand" Story by Sharon Dennis Wyeth, preceded by Ogden Nash’s “The Tale of Custard the Dragon” sung by Broadway star Roger Seyer.

Tickets - $25 (children under 4 free) Purchase Tickets here!!!

Greeley Sports Boosters

Click here for any Horace Greeley game-day schedules HOME CONTESTS are in BLUE.

Come Cheer On Your Quakers!

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To subscribe to the weekly Boosters newsletter with schedules and news, click here.

Registrar for Greeley Youth Lacrosse

Registration for the 2016-2017 Greeley Youth Lacrosse program is now open online at for girls and boys in grades K-8. Please visit our website for additional information. Prior experience is not required.

Chappaqua Continuing Education Classes

Online registration is now open for the Fall 2016 Chappaqua Continuing Education classes. More information is available here. Some classes begin soon so don't delay!

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 fall brochure is packed with over 80 courses in a wide range of categories to choose from.

There are 28 new classes including "Making art out of stuff", "Intro to Google Docs", "Culinary tour of China", "Social Dance", and "20 ways to earn residual income".

And of course there are plenty returning favorites such as drawing, college prep, intro to Excel, yoga, meditation, and zumba. For more information or to register, please visit us at or call 914-238-7201 x2318.

We look forward to seeing you in class!

Interested in teaching a class during the Spring 2017 session? Click here to find out how.

BURBIO: New Castle Community Calendar

"Getting your Back-to-School dates on your personal calendars is being made easier than ever, because of our new partnership with with "", a free service that streams New Castle school, school sports and community group calendars all in one place. With Burbio, residents can follow, add and sync local events to their Google Calendar or iPhones instantly, and be notified when things change!

Sign up for free at It's a perfect tool for Back-to-School. Once you sign up, you'll receive "This Week in Chappaqua" a local digest of New Castle events, as well as the ability to create a personal event feed that streams only what you want to see.

You'll find the New Castle Community Calendar right on our home page. If you'd like to get your events on the community calendar, please email

2016 Fall Recreation Catalog

Check out our new online catalog for all our programs being offered this Fall in New Castle here.

To view our new online catalog, click here. Our new online catalog makes finding the the right program for you and registering now even easier. Use the catalog filters to search programs by age, grade or activity grouping.

Radar Speed Sign Program

The goal of the Residential Radar Speed Sign Program is to help residents feel safer in their neigborhoods by lowering the speed that vehicles are traveling. One of the tools we use to lower speeds is the radar speed sign. Studies have shown that radar speed signs can be an effective traffic calming device to lower speeds by increasing driver awareness that they are exceeding the maximum speed limit.

The New Castle Police Department will deploy radar speed signs on local residential streets that meet the minimum measurable criteria. For a street to be added to the radar sign rotation list the 85th percentile speed must be at least 6 mph above the posted speed limit and the traffic volume must be at least 100 vehicles per day on weekdays. In order to determine if a street meets this criteria the Police Department will conduct a speed/volume traffic study for a minimum of two days.

The radar signs will be mounted at the location of an existing speed limit sign closest to the cross street, or other location identified by the Traffic Unit. The signs will be deployed on a rotating temporary period of no less than 12 days. The temporary use of the signs on local streets is preferential to installing permanent signage, which loses effectiveness over time. The radar sign will be returned to the street again based on its location on the Radar Speed Sign Rotation List.

To request a radar speed sign in your neighborhood contact the New Castle Police Department at 238‐ 4422. After your request is received a speed/volume survey conducted. You will be contacted with the results of the survey and details about the request for the radar speed sign. *Our supply of radar signs is limited. There may be a wait time before the survey is completed and the signs in posted.

*The signs cannot be used on NY State roads with the exception of school zones and work zones and with prior approval of NY DOT.

If You Love Me, License Me

Your dog's license shows the community that your pet is a loved member of your family. It is also proof that your pooch has been vaccinated against rabies.


  • Receive peace of mind, protection for your beloved pet, and it’s the law if your dog resides in New Castle.
  • Lost dogs with license tags are more easily identified.
  • Animal Control can trace a licensed pet.
  • If they find your pet, they will be able to determine it is yours and you and your pet will be reunited more quickly. Remember strictly indoor pets can slip outside and become lost too.
  • Provides proof of legal ownership.

    Dog License Application

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School Calendars

Chappaqua Central School District

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Important Links

New Castle Community Calendar

Click here to view the calendar.

Click here to view the calendar guidelines.

Email Your Town Council and Town Administrator

You may contact your town board members and town administrator by using the links below, or as a group. For a full list of town contacts, click here.

Rob Greenstein - 914-238-7281

Adam Brodsky - 914-238-7262

Lisa Katz - 914-238-7299

Hala Makowska - 914-238-4785

Jeremy M. Saland - 914-238-4778

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Jill Shapiro - 914-238-4742

Don't leave pets in the car!It's Too Hot

Stay Connected

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Distracted DrivingNew Castle's Distracted Driving Video

Click here to watch a heart breaking story of a tragic loss and community effort to change habits and laws regarding distracted driving.

New Castle First Responders Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corp: Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Info
Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corp: Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Info
Chappaqua Fire Department: Chappaqua Fire Department Info
Millwood Fire Department: Millwood Fire Department Info
Mount Kisco Fire Department: Mount Kisco Fire Department Info
Mount Kisco Volunteer Ambulance Corp: Mount Kisco Volunteer Ambulance Corp Info

New Castle Storm Central

Click here for Con Edison's Storm Central including outage location maps, storm preparation, and recovery tips!
Click here for New Castle's storm FAQ.

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