NEW: Calendar for New Castle for the week starting Tuesday, October 21

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• Tue. Oct. 21: TB work session to review comments on Chappaqua Crossing
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• NOON on Wed. Oct. 22: DEADLINE for responses to RFP for use of Chappaqua Train Station for food service
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• Wed. Oct. 22: New Castle Coyote Awareness and Safety Advisory Committee’s “Wild Suburbia” 7pm Town Hall
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• Thu. Oct. 23: LWV Candidates’ Night & Redistricting Forum @ Chap Libr 7:30pm
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• Fri. Oct. 24: First Congregational Church Autumn Tag Sale 10am to 8pm; Sat. Oct. 25 from 9am to noon
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• Sat. Oct. 25: Open Day at Rocky Hills from noon to 4pm [CHANGED FROM 6pm]
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• Sat. Oct. 25: New Castle’s Fall Festival 11am to 4pm in Downtown Chappaqua
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• Tue. Oct. 28: Public Hearing on Chappaqua Crossing
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• Thu. Oct. 30: New Castle Democratic Committee Rally for Democratic Candidates 6:30 to 8:30 pm @ Mt. Kisco Country Club, $100 per per, $150 w/ guest.
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To see more calendar listings, visit NCNOW’s Calendar page.
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NEW: Supervisor’s Report from Tuesday, October 14

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
~ from Supervisor Rob Greenstein

• More Town Events Coming
• Chappaqua Crossing Update
• Update on Westchester County Sewer Inclusion Project
• The ChapLine
• Master Plan Survey Update

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NEW: Long-awaited comments on Chappaqua Crossing traffic, store-size, competitive effects, revenue

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
by Christine Yeres

With the public hearing one week away, a raft of new documents related to the Chappaqua Crossing application for retail zoning has appeared on the town’s website over the last couple of weeks.  Planning Board comments are in, recommending that “adaptive reuse of the existing buildings remain a primary feature of any preliminary development concept plan for retail development.”  Michael Galante says his traffic analysis is still valid.  And the authors of the AKRF report assert that a reduced Chappaqua Crossing will be more harmful to the hamlet than a full 120,000-square-foot version.

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NEW: AKRF Updated “Competitive Effects Analysis” on revised retail proposal for Chappaqua Crossing

October 20, 2014

Editor’s Note:  The AKRF report on the competitive effects on the existing Chappaqua hamlet of retail at Chappaqua Crossing—as proposed most recently, with all 120,000 square feet of retail in new construction— appeared Friday on the town’s website. The report addresses the following topics:

• Likely Retail Composition and Consumer Base of 2014 Revised Retail PDCP
• Potential Competitive Effects Assuming 25 to 50 Percent Reductions in Chappaqua Crossing Retail Space
• 2014 Revised Retail PDCP and the 1989 Town Development Plan
• Property Tax Implications of the Proposed Whole Foods Market and Small Store Format

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THURSDAY: LWV to hold Candidates’ Night and Redistricting Forum at Chappaqua Library


~ from Sheila Miller Bernson and Jennifer Mebes Flagg
Co-Presidents of the League of Women Voters® of New Castle

The League of Women Voters® of New Castle invites the community to a special Candidates’ Night combined with a Redistricting Forum on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chappaqua Library Theater, 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY.  Candidates for the following races have been invited:

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OCT. 30:  New Castle Democratic Committee to host rally for Democratic Candidates


October 17, 2014
~ from the New Castle Democratic Committee

On November 4th local voters will decide who will win critical elections for U.S. Congress, NYS Governor, NYS Legislature and State and County Courts. The New Castle Democratic is hosting a Unity Rally on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mount Kisco Country Club located at 10 Taylor Road in New Castle.

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Consider mulching leaves where they land

Peter and Peter DeLuca
Peter—and Peter Jr.— DeLuca
October 17, 2014
by Peter DeLuca

Leaf mulching and composting are great ways to improve soil quality and plant health.  Mulch mowing pulverizes and grinds leaf litter up into small particles which then drop into the grass and decompose very quickly.  This process essentially mimics the composting process taking place in the woods; by mulching leaves where they land, we are able to provide in about a month’s time what it takes Nature a year to accomplish.

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NEW: Real Estate Transactions

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September 26, 2014

20 new transactions between September 23 and October 20, 2014

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NEW: New Castle’s Best-Kept Secret Garden: Autumn at Rocky Hills


Tuesday, October 21, 2011
~ from the Friends of Rocky Hills

Although this fall foliage excursion is right in our own backyard, it’s a world apart!  This Saturday, October 25, from noon to 6:00 p.m., New Castle’s best-kept-secret garden opens to give the public one of only two chances yearly to peek at its living, breathing palette of colors and textures—this time, Rocky Hills in autumn.

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NEW: Winners of The Dewey Decimal Festival, now an annual fundraiser of live, staged readings


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
by C.J. Ehrlich

Last Saturday, the Friends of Chappaqua Library presented its first—we now believe—annual Dewey Decimal Festival, an evening of original ten-minute comedies that raised $2,500 for the Library.  Audience members chose the winners by paper ballot at the end of the evening.  And the winners are…

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NEW: New Castle FALL FESTIVAL Pie Contest Saturday, October 25


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
~ from Chappaqua Farmers Market

Pick up some apples this Saturday for our apple pie contest, part of New Castle’s FALL FESTIVAL on Saturday, October 25th. Start thinking about recipes…entries must be submitted by 10:30 a.m. October 25 at the market tent with an index card with your name, phone number and email address on one side and your recipe/ingredient list on the other. Pies must be made entirely from scratch…

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NEW: Horace Greeley Girls Swimming and Diving Defeats Arlington to Complete Season Undefeated


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
by Jim Hadley

Greeley handed Arlington, the largest high school in NY state and a new member of the Conference, their first loss in seven years to finish the dual meet season undefeated with a record of 10-0.  The team competes in the Conference 1/League 2 championship on Friday Oct 24 at SUNY Purchase (diving) and Saturday Oct 25 at 4:30 PM at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester (swimming). The Section championships are Nov 3 through 5.

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NEW: HG Boys Varsity Soccer team clinches league title and wraps up the 2014 regular season


Matt Neuberger dashing to goal
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
by Peter Gadaleta

The Horace Greeley Boys Varsity Soccer team wrapped up its regular season in fine fashion this past week. On Wednesday, October 8th the team visited RC Ketcham and pulled out a thrilling 4-3 victory over the 9th ranked team in Class AA. Greeley twice battled back from 1 goal deficits to eventually win the game. Forward Matt Neuberger scored a hat trick in the game and sophomore Jonathan Gerstein scored his first varsity goal. After trailing 2-1 in the first half, three consecutive goals by Greeley sealed up the victory.

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NEW: Birchwood Swim and Tennis Club Team Wins USTA National Tennis Championship


(l to r) Denise Stogsdill, Kelly Slomsky, Stephanie Casper, Jackie Leopold, Jennifer Sheehy, Alice Coleman
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
by Rob Rauch

A women’s tennis team from the Birchwood Swim and Tennis Club in Chappaqua, NY won the USTA League Adult 18-and-over 2.5-Level National Championships held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, CA on October 17 through 19, 2014.  Representing the Eastern Section of the US Tennis Association (USTA), Birchwood’s team won the national title by edging out the Northern California Section team from Diablo, CA, 2-1, in the championship match.

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Resident promotes “The ChapLine,” a path from Chappaqua Crossing to downtown Chappaqua


October 17, 2014
by Christine Yeres

At last Tuesday’s Town Board meeting, New Castle resident Dan Googel brought to public attention a concept first floated around 2005, when Mt. Kisco needed to reline a sewer main running south through New Castle along the east side of the railroad tracks between Horace Greeley High School and North Greeley Avenue in downtown Chappaqua.  Gravel was laid down along the path so that trucks could come and go.  At the time, former Town Administrator Gerry Faiella thought to ask the county to replace the gravel with asphalt once the project was completed and even lay an electrical conduit for low path-lights someday.

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Get your PINK on!


by Jenna Berkower
October 9, 2014

Want to be stylish and contribute to the fight against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Well, thanks to Chappaqua’s Salon 228, you now can! Throughout the month of October, walk right into Salon 228 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM and get your pink hair extension!

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