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City of New Castle

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Welcome to the City of New Castle

Date Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2015

Step back in time and experience the charm and beauty of colonial New Castle. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the historic sites of this riverfront community. Historic New Castle, Delaware is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington with easy access from I-95 and I-295. Overlooking the Delaware River, Historic New Castle is the oldest continuously occupied town in the Delaware Valley. And, thanks to preservation efforts, this vibrant, fully occupied community remains one of the most important Colonial/Federal villages in America – second only to Williamsburg, Virginia in the number and authenticity of its historic structures.  The New Castle Court House Museum is part of the the First State National Historical Park. New Castle, originally named Fort Casimir, was founded in 1651 by Peter Stuyvesant, who was sent to provide the Dutch with command of all river traffic. Because of its strategic location, ownership of the settlement […]



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City offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

Date Posted: Thursday, May 25th, 2017

City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday Memorial Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Schedule           Revised Schedule Monday, May 29th        Tuesday, May 30th Tuesday, May 30th       Wednesday, May 31st No Yard Waste Pock-up on Wednesday, May 31st Normal Recycle Schedule on Thursday & Friday



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Thank you for a successful Battery Park beach clean-up!

Date Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Successful Battery Park Beach Clean-up The Annual Battery Park beach clean-up held this year on Earth Day, April 22nd was once again a huge success. Unlike last year’s rain, the weather held out for the 80+ volunteers including over a dozen members of the New Castle Sailing Club, 16 UD students representing Alpha Phi Omega, 10 students from Awakened Heart Spiritual Center, 12 students from Delaware Futures and members of the New Castle Lions Club. It was great having families show up on Earth Day to give back to the community.  Everyone pitched in and collected debris and trash along the river’s edge working both north and south from the park. Of course we could not have done it without the continued support of Irene Biggs with the Friends of Battery Park and the New Castle Public Works Dept. who loaned the registration tables and collected all the trash bags […]



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City Offices are closed today, and tonight’s City Council meeting is cancelled, and rescheduled for next Tuesday, March 21st.

Date Posted: Monday, March 13th, 2017

City Offices are closed today, and tonight’s City Council meeting is cancelled, and rescheduled for next Tuesday, March 21st.  Check back here for further updates, or call 302-322-9801.



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Updated Trash Schedule for the week of February 20th

Date Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2017

City Offices were on Monday, February 20th for the President’s Day Holiday President’s Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Schedule                   Revised Schedule Monday, Feb. 20th                 Tuesday, Feb. 21st Tuesday, Feb. 21st                  Wednesday, Feb. 22nd No Yard Waste Pick up on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd Normal Recycle Schedule on Thursday & Friday.



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Colonial School District Referendum to Support Area Schools

Date Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2017

Colonial School District Referendum to Support Area Schools Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Where do I vote? More Information about the Referendum, including an address search. The Colonial School District Board of Education voted in favor of asking taxpayers to approve an operating and capital referendum totaling 39.4 cents per $100 of assessed home value. The tax increase is to be phased in over a two-year period; 27 cents the first year, and an additional 11 cents the second year. The request, 1.4 cents for capital improvements and 38 cents for operating expenses will be put to a vote by district residents on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.   Click here for an address search to see what this will mean to you. The capital side of the funding request calls for secured entrances in all schools. The project is to be phased in over a three-year period. The operating expense request includes: Expanded Preschool-Additional […]



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Press Release Donald C. Banks Building

Date Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Banks Building Press Release City of New Castle January 23, 2107 On Saturday, January 21, the City of New Castle was forced to perform an emergency demolition of the beloved Banks Building due to safety concerns, and forecasted strong and potentially damaging winds. At approximately 10:00 am, a bystander enjoying a bench near the Banks Building heard a loud noise from within, and then observed a large crack on the front of the building. He dialed 911 and reported that a building was about to collapse, and New Castle City Police and Goodwill Fire Company were dispatched to the area. The City Administrator was notified and immediately began to assess the situation with assistance from Board of Health chair Joe Day, public safety personnel, contractors and City engineer Dave Athey. The City Engineer determined that, “in my opinion, the building should be demolished. Public safety must come first and the […]



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Small Business Saturday: Shop Local in New Castle

Date Posted: Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Small Business Saturday: Shop Local in New Castle When you spend money in New Castle, you’re supporting local businesses and the historic properties that they steward.  Window shop, stop in local restaurants, shop for art, crafts, unique gifts and antiques.  Come take a walk in town and do some holiday shopping! Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized day to promote, support, and enjoy local businesses across the country. Following behind, Black Friday, it’s a great way to invest back into your local economy.



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Small Business Saturday: Shop Local in New Castle

Date Posted: Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Small Business Saturday: Shop Local in New Castle When you spend money in New Castle, you’re supporting local businesses and the historic properties that they steward.  Window shop, stop in local restaurants, shop for art, crafts, unique gifts and antiques.  Come take a walk in town and do some holiday shopping! Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized day to promote, support, and enjoy local businesses across the country. Following behind, Black Friday, it’s a great way to invest back into your local economy.



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City offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Date Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016

City Holiday Notice: City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday: The City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Schedule: There will be a City-Wide Recycle Pick-up on Wednesday, November 23rd There will be NO Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday , November 23rd There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, November 24th or Friday, November 26th  



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City offices will be closed Tuesday, November 8th for Election Day

Date Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2016

City Offices will be Closed on Tuesday, November 8th for Election Day Revised Trash Pick-up Schedule Trash normally picked up on Tuesday, Nov. 8th will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 9th.    There will be No Yard Waste Pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 9th If you are not sure where your polling place is located call New Castle County Department of Elections (302) 577-3464; or go to I Vote.



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