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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, January 21st in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Date Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2018

City Holiday Notice: City offices will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  There will be no trash pick up on the 21st. Martin Luther King Holiday Revised Schedule. Regular Schedule        Revised Schedule Monday, Jan. 21st            Tuesday, Jan. 22nd Tuesday, Jan. 22nd          Wednesday, Jan 23rd Yard Waste Pick up on Thursday, Jan. 24th Citywide Recycle Pick Up on Friday, Jan. 25th NEW Monday “Rule of Thumb” When the City is closed for a Monday holiday, Monday’s trash will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday, and Yard Waste will picked up on Thursday. There will be a Citywide Recycle-pick up on Friday.



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New Castle Spirit of Christmas and A Dickens Experience

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

New Castle Spirit of Christmas/Dickens Experience  Friday December 7th & Saturday, December 8th.  Don’t miss this annual Christmas tradition in Historic New Castle.  This event features decorated houses, museums, churches, music, food, and street performances of scenes from A Christmas Carol.       Fezziwig’s Ball The Arsenal in New Castle ( 30 Market Street (on the Cobblestones) Friday, December 7th – 7 to 10:30 p.m. The New Castle Arsenal transforms into the Fezziwig house from A Christmas Carol for one night. This Victorian Ball will have period music from Susquehanna Travelers , a Dance Master and assistants from the Victorian Dance Ensemble calling the dances and giving instructions, and refreshments. Period clothing is encouraged, but not required.  Tickets available by clicking here. A free dance rehearsal will be held prior to the ball on Tuesday, November 27 at 7 pm in The Arsenal. Be sure to come over and try the dances out in casual dress. For […]



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More Tall Ships to Visit New Castle in October

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

The City of New Castle has the honor to host three Tall Ships this fall.  Come to New Castle to explore the ships and this unique and historic town. October 21, 2018 Historic Skipjack Sigsbee sails are cancelled due to high wind, but free deck tours are still being given. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Battery Park and sail from the peaceful, historic port city of New Castle. Help the crew raise the sails and navigate the boat, enjoy some science activities or just relax with your own libations and enjoy the tidal river sounds and vistas. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. Reservations are a must. Click on picture for flyer. Date: Sunday, October 21st Free Deck Tours from 11:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m.  Family-Friendly Sail Time: 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Ticket cost: $15 Kids, $25 Adults, $20 Seniors. Capacity is limited.  Sigsbee is visiting New Castle as a part of the boat’s […]



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Revised Public Works Schedule for week of September 3rd

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Labor Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule    Regular Schedule                Revised Schedule Monday, September 3rd         Tuesday, September 4th Tuesday, September 4th         Wednesday, September 5th No Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, September 5th Normal Recycle Schedule on Thursday & Friday



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City offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday

Date Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2018

City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday Independence Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule There will be No Yard Waste Pick up on Wednesday, July 4th; Yard Waste Pick-up will resume on July 11th. Monday and Tuesday Regular Trash Pick-up is unchanged. No Yard Waste Pick up on Wednesday, July 4th. Thursday and Friday Recycle Pick-up is unchanged.



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Battery Park Beach Clean Up This Saturday!

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

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City of New Castle Resilient Community Partnership Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan

Date Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2018

City of New Castle Resilient Community Partnership Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan    



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Black Balloon Day – March 6, 2018, to remember those lost to addiction.

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

​Black Balloon Day has become a national and international event, bringing awareness to overdose deaths.   The City of New Castle has experienced five overdose deaths since December of 2017.   Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 63,600 lethal drug overdoses in 2016. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 42,000+ overdose deaths related to prescription opioids and illicit opioids (heroin and illicit fentanyl.)



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DelDOT Truck Traffic Study Results & Proposed Recommendations

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

At the request of the City of New Castle, the Department of Transportation conducted a Truck Traffic Study on RT9 in the City of New Castle. The link below is a report containing the collected data and the proposed recommendations of the study. Study Results & Proposed Recommendations  



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CITY OF NEW CASTLE 2018 CITYWIDE PAVING CONTRACT INVITATION TO BID

Date Posted: Friday, January 19th, 2018

CITY OF NEW CASTLE 2018 CITYWIDE PAVING CONTRACT INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for the City of New Castle 2018 Citywide Paving Contract will be received by the City Administrator until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the City Administration Building, 220 Delaware Street, New Castle, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.  Bids received after the stated time will be returned unopened.  The Contractor shall begin work on or about May 1, 2018. Project generally involves roadway restoration and drainage work at multiple locations within the City of New Castle.  There are two locations, Baldt Avenue and a portion of Third Street, in the Base Bid.  Four locations, an alternate configuration of Baldt Avenue, Centerpoint Boulevard, Johnson Way, and Grey Street are Alternates.  Work will include mobilization / demobilization, maintenance of traffic, field engineering and surveying, sediment and erosion control, removal of existing materials, […]



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