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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INVITATION TO BID – 2016 Citywide Paving and Curb Ramp Installation

Date Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016

INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for the City of New Castle 2016 Citywide Paving and Curb Ramp Installation will be received by the City Administrator until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 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 March 15, 2017. Project has three components.  First is the installation of new curb ramps and the renovation of existing ramps located in both brick and concrete sidewalks.  Sloping for ramps and modification of adjacent areas for smooth transitions to ramps will be required as will detectable warning surfaces (truncated dome blocks).  Upon completion, all ramps installed or renovated shall be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and guidelines. The second is the placement of […]



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4th Annual River Towns Ride & Festival & River Towns Street Closure and Parking Information

Date Posted: Thursday, October 13th, 2016

4th Annual River Towns Ride & Festival: Saturday, October 15th River Towns Ride & Festival – Website 11:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Celebrating Historic New Castle & Delaware City The fourth annual River Towns Ride & Festival is a one-day joint festival held between the two historic Delaware waterfront towns of New Castle and Delaware City. This year’s event is being held on Saturday, October 15th, from 11:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The two towns are 10 miles apart and connected by the bike-friendly corridor of Route 9. Therefore, the event will feature a bicycling component that will have riders cycling between the two destinations. Competitive cyclists will be encouraged to participate in the River Towns Time Trial for cash and prizes while recreational cyclists can pick their distance and ride for fun or to earn a distance medal. The ride is open to ALL ABILITY LEVELS. While cyclists traverse between the two […]



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City Council to Fill Vacancy

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

CITY OF NEW CASTLE APPLICATION Applications are being accepted for appointment to City Council to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Councilman Albert J. Vannucci, Jr. Applications for appointment to City Council are available at the City Administration office at 220 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720.  Please call 302-322-9801 if you have any questions.  Eligible candidates must have resided within the City limits for the past two (2) years before their appointment and be qualified to vote in the City at the time of their appointment. If you would like to be considered for appointment, please submit application no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.  This appointment will stand until the April, 2017 Election, at which point the remaining two year term for this seat on Council with go up for election.  (Applicants may attach a cover letter and/or resume in addition to completing the application […]



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4th Annual River Towns Ride & Festival Postponed until Saturday, October 15th

Date Posted: Friday, September 30th, 2016

4th Annual River Towns Ride & Festival Postponed – Rescheduled for Saturday, October 15th River Towns Ride & Festival Celebrating historic New Castle & Delaware City The fourth annual River Towns Ride & Festival is a one-day joint festival held between the two historic Delaware waterfront towns of New Castle and Delaware City. This year’s event has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 15th, from 11:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The two towns are 10 miles apart and connected by the bike-friendly corridor of Route 9. Therefore, the event will feature a bicycling component that will have riders cycling between the two destinations. Competitive cyclists will be encouraged to participate in the River Towns Time Trial for cash and prizes while recreational cyclists can pick their distance and ride for fun or to earn a distance medal. The ride is open to ALL ABILITY LEVELS. While cyclists traverse between the two towns, […]



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The City of New Castle Mourns the Passing of Former Council President Dr. Genevieve Miller

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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The City of New Castle Mourns the Passing of Councilman Albert J. Vannucci, Jr.

Date Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016

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