NEW: Calendar for New Castle Friday, March 2, and beyond

• Sat. Mar. 3: Cupcake Conspiracy fundraiser for Friends of the Library 7:30pm
• Sun. Mar. 4: Westchester Oratorio Society @ Chap Libr 3pm
•  Tu. Mar. 6: Gathering at “Local” to talk food & agriculture am & pm

• Check out NCNOW’s Calendar page for more.

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NEW: New, improved town website—with social media links—unveiled, NCMC asks for feedback

March 2, 2012
by Christine Yeres

Last Tuesday, the creators and managers of the town website, Lyle Anderson and Chris Vaccaro of New Castle Community Media Center, unveiled a new, improved town website.

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NEW: DOT climbs down from proposed 125-foot towers up the Saw Mill

March 2, 2012
by Christine Yeres

The proposed towers running up the Saw Mill through Pleasantville and Chappaqua are a no-go. DOT has withdrawn its plan.

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NEW: Letter to the Editor: Please vote on the Ossining school bond issue Tuesday, March 6

March 2, 2012
by Bill Kress
President, Ossining UFSD Board of Education

When I am out in town, I consistently hear that the schools are seen as a great source of pride and opportunity within our community.

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NEW: Letter to the Editor: Vote “Yes” for a fiscally sound and responsible Ossining school bond

March 2, 2012
by Michel Gunn

As an Ossining parent, community member and business owner, I have an appreciation for investing in our assets to maintain solid quality schools and community value.

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NEW: Letter to the Editor: Vote YES on Ossining bond issue

March 2, 2012
by Sonia Fujimori and Scott Crowder

For those of us who live in the West End of New Castle, there is a very important vote coming for those who reside in the Ossining School District, as our family does. I urge fellow community members and taxpayers to become educated on the bond issue and vote YES on Tuesday, March 6th.

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NEW: At the Chappaqua Farmers Market Tomorrow

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This trio frequents the Chappaqua Farmers Market; the canines’ bags are packed with fresh foods from the market.
March 2, 2012

At the Chappaqua Market this Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s next to Bell, you’ll find:

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HGHS Theatre Company performs John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation”

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Monday, February 27, 2012

The Horace Greeley High School Theatre Company will present their first production of the new year, Six Degrees of Separation, by John Guare, on Thursday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m., and on Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th at 8:00 p.m.

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NEW: Real Estate Transactions


Two new transactions from the county clerk’s office for the week ending March 2
March 2, 2012

Editor’s Note: Since October, 2007, NewCastleNOW.org has published every week in its real estate section information about houses sold in New Castle as that information has been released by Westchester County. 

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NEW: Proposed school budget for 2012-2013 increases spending by 0.68%, tax levy by 2.11%

March 2, 2012
by Christine Yeres

Last Tuesday, CCSD Assistant Superintendent for Business John Chow proposed school budget for 2012-13 that increases spending 0.68%.  He characterized the proposal as “a good budget” with “the second lowest increase in the last eight years.”  The lowest was a zero percent increase in 2009-2010; the highest was 8.7%, in 2005-2006.

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NEW: Merchant of the Week: “New American” at King Street Restaurant & Bar

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Photos by Kevan Full, at kevanslens.com; more photos in “Read more…” and in Photo Gallery
March 2, 2012
by Rob Greenstein

Let me start off by saying “Welcome to the community.” Your restaurant has been described as “New American, casually upscale.” What the heck does that mean?

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NEW: Letter to the Editor: It’s time to form a New Castle Chamber of Commerce

March 2, 2012
by Rob Greenstein

We’ve all come to realize that New Castle’s commercial base is very small. Greater commercial revenue = less dependence on residential taxes to run our town and schools. We need our merchant/business community, and they need us.  We must all work together to achieve our common objectives.  An important part of the way forward is to create a strong Chamber of Commerce for Chappaqua and Millwood.

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SATURDAY: The Cupcake Conspiracy: A benefit for Friends of the Chappaqua Library

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At the Chappaqua Library Theatre on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.—a cupcake to go with every ticket!
March 2, 2012
by C.J. Ehrlich

Come to a staged reading of a new comedy to benefit the Friends of the Chappaqua Library! Every ticket you buy—$12 for adults, $10 for kids—supports quality library programs. Go to the Chappaqua Library homepage. Pssst! Click on the cupcake flyer at the bottom of the front page.

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Letter to the Editor: I hope Greeley’s new principal will consider living here

Monday, February 27, 2012
by Chris Weddle

I read last week that Robert Rhodes, a young man with a young family, will be recommended as principal of Horace Greeley High School.  I read that he lives in Brooklyn.  I like Brooklyn; I used to live there and one of my brothers still does.  However, if Mr. Rhodes is offered and takes the job, he really might want to consider moving here.  As I was reading about Mr. Rhodes I started thinking about my years at Greeley.

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Get a jump on the season by starting seeds indoors

There are still a few plots available.
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Photos by Kevan Full, at kevanslens.com; see more pics of the seed-starting meeting and of the community garden at CVAC in Photo Gallery
Monday, February 27, 2012
by Susan Rubin

Spring is just around the corner!  Many gardeners try to get the jump on the season by starting seeds indoors.  This was the topic of a workshop given at the Chappaqua Library last Sunday by Suzi Novak and me, Susan Rubin, coordinators of the InterGenerate community garden at the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps yard on North Greeley.

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NEW: Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance—Youth Corps Open House Dates

March 2, 2012

The Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps will hold two open houses to recruit Youth Corps members: On Tuesday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 20th, both from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Candidates must be16 years of age by the fall of 2012. A guardian or parent must accompany Youth Corps candidates to the open house.

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NEW: Greeley Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament

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March 2, 2012

Yesterday afternoon the Greeley Co-Ed Volleyball Team hosted a tournament at the HGHS gym.  See photos in Photo Gallery.  Story to follow.

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NEW: Registration for Town summer camps is underway—fees rise May 14

March 2, 2012

Don’t miss out!  Summer Day Camp Registration for all town summer camps started on February 6. Don’t miss out on some great summer fun and a memorable day camp experience!!

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NEW: Tag Sale on Hunting Ridge Sat-Sun

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March 2, 2012

Tag sale at 12 Hunting Ridge Road, Chappaqua, indoors on Saturday and Sunday March 3 and 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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