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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.



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Grand Opening of the Pier – Save the Date

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

  Photo by Bruce Burk.



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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 […]



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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 […]



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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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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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