Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector(s): Are yours Situated Correctly?

By Eileen Gallagher In the wake of the  fire on Bedford Road, the safety presentation given by First Assistant Chief Russell Maitland during the town board meeting on Tuesday, April 8, holds special significance.  Maitland cited safety tips as … [Read more...]

Why Bedford Street Fire was Fought from the Outside

Photo by Marianne A. Campolongo

By Marianne A. Campolongo As firefighters arrived on the scene of a fire at 91 Bedford Road in the wee hours of Friday morning, “we were met with an unusually large amount of fire,” said First Assistant Fire Chief Russell Maitland. All seven … [Read more...]

Fire Overtakes Whispering Pines Building

Photo by Marianne A. Campolongo

New Castle Residents Reported Out of Harm’s Way Article and Photo by Marianne A. Campolongo As dawn broke this morning, firefighters from Chappaqua, Millwood, and several surrounding towns were still fighting a blaze in the building that houses … [Read more...]

Garbage Pickup: Once? Twice? Debate Reopens

By Eileen Gallagher For the first time since 2011, the question of garbage collections in New Castle came up at the town board meeting. The town’s contract with SaniPro ends on January 1, 2015, and the board is preparing an RFP (request for … [Read more...]

Tuesday in Town

by Eileen Gallagher Tuesday, March 18, in Chappaqua had all the energy of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Manhattan the day before--with a great deal of information conveyed to anyone attending or watching online. For starters, during the … [Read more...]

Citizens Honored as Heroes; Station Restaurant Update; and More

By Eileen Gallagher Two New Castle residents, Frank Nestro and Kenneth Martin, received accolades and engraved plaques at Town Hall Tuesday to honor their actions on behalf of a New Castle Police Officer.  Chief of Police Charles Ferry provided a … [Read more...]

Residents Worry About ‘Spa at New Castle’ Proposal

By Tom Auchterlonie A proposed mixed-use redevelopment of the Legionaries of Christ site has residents concerned about its environmental impacts and procedural items tied to it. The proposal submitted to the town is called The Spa at New Castle … [Read more...]

Extended Parking for Downtown Shopping Considered

By Eileen Gallagher Hard to believe, but winter is (officially) almost over. This winter has been rough in many ways, not the least of which on our downtown. Merchants did not have a level of sustainable activity typical for this season. To that … [Read more...]

An Airing of Grievances

By Eileen Gallagher A back to back town board work session and meeting with a potentially sleepy agenda took an unexpected twist as the town board convened for the first time since the February break. Dialogue quickly escalated as conversation … [Read more...]

Town Historian Gray Williams Visits Board; Residents Voice Opposition to “Spa at New Castle”

By Eileen Gallagher This week rolled out the community segment of the town board meeting. Our very own town historian, Gray Williams, spoke to an audience of over two dozen residents about his position on the New Castle Landmark Advisory … [Read more...]

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