City of New Castle


Press Release: Full Closure on Buttonwood Avenue for Railroad Maintenance

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

City of New Castle Press Release: The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has advised motorists that Norfolk Southern Railroad will be replacing, repaving, and performing general maintenance on their railroad crossing on Buttonwood Avenue between Route 9/New Castle Avenue and Lukens Drive. The work is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. on Monday, September 25 until midnight on Wednesday, October 2, but could be delayed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Detour Routes: Eastbound: Buttonwood Avenue to Route 9/New Castle Avenue onto May Avenue to Single Avenue to Daniel Lane onto Howell Drive and return to Buttonwood Avenue. Westbound: Buttonwood Avenue to Howell Drive onto Daniel Lane to Single Avenue to May Avenue to Route 9/New Castle Avenue and back to Buttonwood Avenue. Detour signage will be posted for motorists.  


City offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th, for the Labor Day Holiday

Date Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017

City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th, for the Labor Day Holiday Labor Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule          Regular Schedule                       Revised Schedule Monday, September 4th               Tuesday, September 5th Tuesday, September 5th              Wednesday, September 6th No Yard Waste Pick-up on Wednesday, September 6th Normal Recycle Schedule on Thursday & Friday


New Castle to Turn The Town Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Friday, September 1st

Date Posted: Monday, August 28th, 2017

Turn the Towns Teal Website The City of New Castle is participating in the national campaign to create awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. Volunteers will Turn The Towns Teal by tying ribbons to light poles around New Castle’s historic business district at 10 a.m., Friday, September 1st. The awareness initiative takes place annually in September, which is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation sponsors this campaign in its efforts to help save more women’s lives. The City Council passed a Proclamation at their August Regular Meeting naming September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the City of New Castle and encourages all residents to participate by displaying teal ribbons and learning the warning signs of this silent disease.


Grand Opening of the Pier – Save the Date

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

  Photo by Bruce Burk.


City Council to Appoint Mayor to Fill Vacancy

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

City Council to Appoint Mayor to Fill Vacancy The City of New Castle is sad to announce that our beloved Mayor, Don Reese, has resigned from office.  Don has been dedicated to the City of New Castle for many years, has accomplished many things, and will be sorely missed. Per the City Charter, it is the duty of the City Council to appoint someone to fill the Mayor’s position to serve until the next City election, scheduled for April, 2019.   The City Charter requires that qualified candidates must:  (1) be a citizen of the State of Delaware, (2) be a resident of the City of New Castle; (3) have resided in the City for two years before the appointment, and (4) at the time of the appointment be a qualified voter of the City.  Anyone who is interested in being considered for the appointment to the position of Mayor to […]


Tragedy Strikes the Brandywine Valley SPCA New Castle Campus

Date Posted: Monday, July 10th, 2017

          It is with great sadness that we inform you of the accident that occurred at out New Castle, DE, Campus. At approximately 12:15 am early this morning, a vehicle crashed into the building and started a gas fire, claiming the life of the driver and three cats that were being housed in our Animal Health Center’s spare cat room. First responders contained the fire, and emergency personnel, BVSPCA staff, and neighbors worked quickly to move the 98 animals (36 cats and 62 dogs) to safety. One cat needed emergency veterinary care and is being treated for burns and smoke inhalation; three died from injuries sustained from the fire. The other animals have been relocated to temporary housing and are being examined by medical personnel.  “We’re heartbroken to have lost these lives tonight,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA Chief Executive Officer. “It could have been even worse if not for the […]


Wednesday Night Summer Concerts in Battery Park

Date Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The Summer Concerts In The Park Are Back! And So Are All of Your Favorite Bands and Foods – 2017’s Lineup June 21:  The Big Package Band – Classic 60’s and 70’s Music! June 28:  First State Symphonic Band – Classic and Contemporary Concert Band Selections. July 5:     No Concert July 12:   Steve Lewis Band – Big Band Blend of 30’s-40’s Standards Straight through to Jazz. July 19:   Blue Cat Blues – Blues & Rock-n-Roll July 26:   Chapel Street Junction – Featuring an Exciting Mix of Bluegrass, Irish Folk and Americana Music. Aug. 2:    Club Phred –  Delaware’s Award Winning Classic Rock Band! Aug. 9:    Jibaro Con Tumbao –  Salsa!


City Offices will be Closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday

Date Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017

Independence Day Holiday Revised Trash Pick-up Schedule       Regular Schedule          Revised Schedule Monday, July 3rd          Monday, July 3rd (No Change) Tuesday, July 4th          Wednesday, July 5th No Yard Waste Pick up on Wednesday, July 5th Thursday and Friday Recycle Pick-up remains unchanged. The City does not host fireworks for the 4th of July, click this link from WDEL for fireworks displays throughout the state, and beyond.


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 […]


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 […]