NEW: Dough Nation, Path Coffee, sweet tomatoes and more summer offerings


Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Chappaqua Train Station; this week’s kid activity: “Kidville”; music: reggae band “Thunda Vida”
August 22, 2014
by Pascale LeDraoulec

Yesterday we went to the old fishing port of St. Guenole on the rocky coast of Brittany to watch “la criée”— the return and unloading of the fishing boats at day’s end. The haul, crates of live and wiggly langoustines, sea bream, sole, is plucked off the boat with a small crane, and swiftly wheeled into the “halles” or marketplace where the “hawking” (la criée)  begins. It used to be that anyone could go into the the halles and buy fish straight from the fishermen in their yellow slicker overalls still wet from the sea. No more.

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NEW:TB approves professional phone survey of 300 residents, randomly sampled, for Master Plan review

August 22, 2014
by Christine Yeres

On the afternoon of the August 12 public hearing on Chappaqua Crossing, Town Board, Planning Board, and Master Plan Steering Committee members met to speak with Tiffany Zezula of Pace Land Use Center about the recently released report on the community outreach sessions conducted as part of the Town Master Plan review.  Zezula confirmed that residents love where they live but also want downtowns with a greater diversity of businesses and housing, better walkability, traffic conditions, and looks.  They discussed how to take what they learned from the Pace report to the next stage in the Master Plan review—20-minute telephone interviews of 300 residents by a professional survey firm over a couple of weeks in September.  An account of their conversation is below.  In the Town Board meeting that followed their round-table talk, the public hearing on Chappaqua Crossing was continued to Tuesday, September 23, and Town Board members voted to move ahead with the survey.  The Board will use the firm of Penn Schoen Berland, whose clients have included CCSD and the Clintons.

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NEW: HGHS schedule conflict? Fill in online form so counselors can help fix them last week of Aug

August 22, 2014

Editor’s Note: On Wednesday of this week the following message from Greeley Principal Robert Rhodes went out to high school students and their families instructing them on how to resolve course schedule conflicts with their counselors during the week before school begins.

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NEW: Chappaqua School Foundation celebrates the beginning of school with preschoolers


August 22, 2014
by Alicia Kalish

The Chappaqua School Foundation (CSF) is hosting a preschool event at Kidville in Mt. Kisco on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for children ages 0-5. This is the CSF’s first preschool event and is intended to help educate younger families in the District about CSF’s mission to enhance the education of Chappaqua’s students by funding meaningful initiatives beyond the scope of the school budget.

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NEW:  Real Estate Transactions

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

19 new transactions between August 5 and August 18, 2014

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NEW: Calendar for New Castle for the week starting Friday, August 22


First game of the season—Home Game HGHS plays Scarsdale— Saturday, September 6 at 1:30 p.m.
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• Sat. Aug. 23: Chappaqua Farmers Market—8:30 am to 1:00 pm @ Chappaqua Train Station—to see list of this week’s vendors, click HERE.
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• Mon. Sept. 1: Labor Day
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• Tue. Sept. 2: School Begins
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• Wed. Sept. 3: Chappaqua School Foundation (CSF) preschool event at Kidville in Mt. Kisco 10am to noon
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• Sat. Sept. 6: HGHS Football—HOME GAME—Quakers play Scarsdale @ 1:30 pm; click HERE for season’s schedule.
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• Wed. Sept. 17: Board of Ed: Teaching and Learning Vision and Goals, K-12 Literacy, School Report Card; click HERE for entire 2014-15 school year meeting agenda
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• Sat. Sept. 20: Rotary’s Community Day
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• Mon. Sept. 22: ZBA public hearing on mosque special permit & environmental impact statement continues
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• Tue. Sept. 23: TB public hearing on zoning changes for grocery-retail at Chappaqua Crossing continues
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• Sat. Sept. 27:  Second Annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival
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To see more calendar listings, visit NCNOW’s Calendar page.
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NEW: Hamlet property owners urge TB to look at end game; Greenstein commits to fix hamlets


August 22, 2014
by Christine Yeres

In its August 12 public hearing on zoning changes to permit a grocery and retail at Chappaqua Crossing totaling 120,000 square feet of new building space, Town Board members heard from several property owners in downtown Chappaqua including Bill Holmes, who urged Board members, as “caretakers of the town” to first develop a Master Plan.  “Listen to everything,” he said, “and have a moratorium if you have to.”  Supervisor Greenstein reiterated his commitment to revitalize the hamlets, “whatever happens at Chappaqua Crossing.”  Town Board members asked Summit Greenfield to supply “a sliding scale” of traffic figures associated with retail space of as much as 50% less than the 120,000 square feet studied in the environmental review.

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NEW: Registration now open for Fall field hockey clinics

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
by Douglas Weill

Registration is now open for field hockey clinics in the Fall.  The New Castle Field Hockey Association (NCFHA) will run high quality, structured developmental programs for 3rd/4th graders and 5th/6th graders on Saturdays, from Sept. 6th through Nov. 8th.  The sessions will take place during the afternoon at the Horace Greeley High School at the Barn Field.  Specific times will be determined over the coming weeks, with consideration given to avoid conflicts with lacrosse and soccer programs.

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NEW: Fall Program for Recreation & Parks begins Wednesday, September 3



August 22, 2014
~ from Rec & Parks

Hello from the New Castle Recreation & Parks Department!  We hope everyone is having a fun and safe summer! The Rec. & Parks Department has enjoyed seeing all the smiling faces at our day & sports camps, community center, summer concerts.  Remember that registration for our Fall programs begins Wednesday, September 3, and Senior Program Registration begins Monday, September 8. 

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Pace’s “Master Planning Public Engagement Report” is released


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Editor’s Note:  Below are excerpts from the New Castle Master Planning Public Engagement Report produced by Pace Land Use Law Center from sessions conducted in May and June of this year with close to 300 participants.  For each of five topics—Commercial Development, Environment & Habitat, Pubic Works & Infrastructure, Public Services & Recreation and Housing—Pace facilitators asked residents, “What’s good now”?  “What’s not working?” and “What are some strategies to overcome what’s not working?”  Pace did not conduct a survey; its informal discussion groups were a qualitative, rather than a quantitative, effort to identify what residents considered “priority issues, assets, and challenges facing the town.”  The report is just shy of 300 pages, much of it in simple list form, with some narrative summary, analysis and conclusions.

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Registration open for fall season of New Castle Youth Football


Friday, July 18, 2014

New Castle Youth Football is now accepting registration for our 2014-2015 season for kids entering grades four, five and six.

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