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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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Aerial Infrastructure Work on Delaware Street

Date Posted: Monday, November 30th, 2020

Delaware Street Work – December 1st & 2nd 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be No Parking signs posted for Tuesday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 2nd between Dalby Alley and 2nd Street on Delaware Street to facilitate aerial infrastructure work by Municipal Services Commission. Thank you for your cooperation.



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Small Business Saturday: Shop Local in New Castle

Date Posted: Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Saturday, November 28th is Small Business Saturday. When you shop in New Castle, you are supporting local businesses and supporting our local community.  Window shop, stop in at 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 on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Date Posted: Monday, November 23rd, 2020

City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. City of New Castle Public Works Department Holiday Schedule: There will be a CITY-WIDE Recycle Pick-up on Wednesday, November 25th. There will be NO Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, November 25th. There will be NO Recycle Pick-up on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.



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Governor Carney Announces Additional COVID-19 Restrictions

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Gatherings capped at 10 people; restaurant dining indoors limited to 30 percent of fire capacity.  (Click here to go to State Website) WILMINGTON, Del. — Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced additional restrictions statewide to slow community spread of COVID-19 as Delaware and the country experience a surge of cases, hospitalizations and deaths heading into the winter months. The restrictions will be formally issued in a revision to the Governor’s omnibus emergency order later this week. Governor Carney’s order will include the following restrictions, which take effect at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23: Indoor gatherings in homes must be capped at no more than 10 people. Indoor gatherings outside of homes must be limited to 30 percent of the venue’s stated fire capacity, up to a cap of 50 people. This includes all events, such as weddings, funerals, services in houses of worship, performances, political gatherings, and events in public […]



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Revised Trash Pick-up Schedule for the week of November 2nd

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

City offices were closed Tuesday, November 3rd for Election Day. Revised Trash Pick-up Schedule for the week of November 2nd Regular Schedule               Revised Schedule Monday, Nov. 2nd                   Monday, Nov. 2nd (No Change) Tuesday, Nov. 3rd                   Wednesday, Nov. 4th    Yard Waste Pick up will be on Thursday, Nov. 5th There will be a citywide recycle pick up on Friday, November 6th    



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MSC News Release: Water Rates to be Increased

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Pamela A. Patone Phone: 302-323-2330 For Immediate Release 10/6/20 WATER RATES TO BE INCREASED Municipal Services Commission’s rate design consultant, Utility Financial Solutions (UFS), recommended a 9% overall water revenue increase after reviewing the cost of service study.  UFS also recommended reducing electric rates, which the MSC approved in May 2020.  The electric rate reduction was a result of lower power supply costs.  The water rate increase will result in an average residential customer experiencing an increase in their monthly bill of approximately $4.00.  MSC is sensitive to customers experiencing additional financial burden during this national crisis (COVID-19 pandemic), which is why MSC delayed this rate increase from the recommended effective date of April 2020 to October 2020.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the customer service department at 302-323-2330.  Please stay safe and continue to follow CDC guideline’s to protect you and […]



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Press Release – Trash pick up may delayed in some sections of the City week of 9/21

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

September 22, 2020 City Press Release: Please be advised that trash pick-up was delayed for some sections of the City on Monday and Tuesday.  If your yard waste was not picked up on Wednesday, please leave it out for Thursday. Yard waste will be picked up on Thursday, September 24th and recycling will be picked up on Friday, September 25th. PLEASE check the City website for updates and thank you for your patience and understanding. City of New Castle 302-322-9801



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Delaware Street Project Work Update

Date Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2020

Delaware Street Project Work Update Work will continue in the 400 block of Delaware Street for the week of September 21st.  Please obey No Parking signs posted on barrels and use extreme caution in the area.  The work in this area should be completed in 2  to 3 weeks.



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Phragmites Control Program – Spraying Week of September 21st

Date Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2020

Phragmites Control Program On Monday, September 21st at 7:30 a.m. treatment will begin in the area around the levies beginning at the Sailing Club.  This work should take about 2 to 3 hours, and will close the walking path in the area.  On Wednesday, September 23rd there is a scheduled helicopter application of herbicide by and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Phragmites Control Program beginning with the Gambacorta Marsh. This application should only take 1 to 2 hours. Both these events are subject to change due to weather and will cause intermittent closure of the walking trail in Battery Park on those dates.  Dates and times are subject to change, check the city website and Facebook page for updates. The targeted plant, Phragmites australis, is a non-native, fast-growing, extremely hardy invasive species. Its extensive rhizome and root system can extend down as […]



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Patriot Day, September 11th

Date Posted: Friday, September 11th, 2020

Patriot Day, September 11th The City of New Castle joins with residents today to pause and reflect on the events of September 11th, 2001. Patriot Day – September 11th honors the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who died on the September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.  



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