NEW: Calendar for New Castle for the week starting Saturday, November 1

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ELECTION DAY is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
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• Sat. Nov. 1: Chappaqua Farmers Market 8:30 am to 1:00 pm @ Chappaqua Train Station
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• Sat-Sun Nov. 1-2: New Castle Historical Society’s 46th Annual Antiques Show from 10am to 5pm
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• Sun. Nov. 2: Greeley All-Athlete Walkathon in memory of Gardner Marks, at HGHS 1-5 pm
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• Tue. Nov. 4: With school out and the kids home, are you looking for something for them to do on November 4?  Then check out the Election Day programs being offered through the Recreation Department.
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• Save the Date: HGHS Annual Spelling Bee to benefit HG Scholarship Fund 7pm Mon. Nov. 10
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To see more calendar listings, visit NCNOW’s Calendar page.
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Reminder to vote on November 4, and why we should vote YES on the redistricting proposal

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
by Sheila Bernson and Jennifer Mebes Flagg
Co-Presidents of the League of Women Voters of New Castle

On October 23rd the League of Women Voters of New Castle held a combined Candidates’ Night and Redistricting Forum. A taping of the evening is available below, as well as links to information on three statewide ballot proposals we’ll be asked to vote on.

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Proposal 1: Constitutional Amendment on Redistricting

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
by Mary Kirsch, League of Women Voters of New Castle, Voter Service Chair

The League of Women Voters of New York State believes that Proposal 1 represents progress and urges New Yorkers to vote Yes for Proposal 1 on November 4th.  Our reasoning is below.

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Master Plan Steering Committee postpones survey, approves RFP for help with Master Plan

October 24, 2014

Editor’s Note:  A notice appeared on the town’s website this week informing residents that the Master Plan Steering Committee has decided to postpone to February/March 2015 the survey that was to have taken place in September/October of this year.  Their reasons are set out below.  They also endorsed the release of a Request for Proposals for Master Plan assistance.

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L to E: The new Train Station RFP process should be a model of transparency

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
by Robin Murphy

Last month, the Town of New Castle released a new Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for the publicly-owned Chappaqua Train Station and the deadline for submissions was last week.  This is the current Town Board’s second attempt to find a tenant for the Train Station and by issuing the RFP in advance of all public presentation, this time they have allowed a more appropriate window (weeks, instead of days) for the submission of proposals, certainly making the current process an improvement over the prior one.  However, there is yet a lot to happen and I am concerned that the Town Board plans to keep the decision-making mostly confidential instead of being transparent and assuring that residents can be confident of the integrity of the process.

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Long-awaited comments on Chappaqua Crossing traffic, store-size, competitive effects, revenue

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
by Christine Yeres

With the public hearing one week away, a raft of new documents related to the Chappaqua Crossing application for retail zoning has appeared on the town’s website over the last couple of weeks.  Planning Board comments are in, recommending that “adaptive reuse of the existing buildings remain a primary feature of any preliminary development concept plan for retail development.”  Michael Galante says his traffic analysis is still valid.  And the authors of the AKRF report assert that a reduced Chappaqua Crossing will be more harmful to the hamlet than a full 120,000-square-foot version.

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AKRF Updated “Competitive Effects Analysis” on revised retail proposal for Chappaqua Crossing

October 20, 2014

Editor’s Note:  The AKRF report on the competitive effects on the existing Chappaqua hamlet of retail at Chappaqua Crossing—as proposed most recently, with all 120,000 square feet of retail in new construction— appeared Friday on the town’s website. The report addresses the following topics:

• Likely Retail Composition and Consumer Base of 2014 Revised Retail PDCP
• Potential Competitive Effects Assuming 25 to 50 Percent Reductions in Chappaqua Crossing Retail Space
• 2014 Revised Retail PDCP and the 1989 Town Development Plan
• Property Tax Implications of the Proposed Whole Foods Market and Small Store Format

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NEW: Think Spring…. Flowers and Bulbs!

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Peter—and Peter Jr.— DeLuca
October 24, 2014
by Peter DeLuca

Plan now for that spring color.  Daffodils, Alliums,  Tulips, and Hyacinth are just some of your choices for spring color.  Daffodils and Alliums being the only deer resistant of the bunch.  Did you know you can plant patterns and custom designs?

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NEW: Real Estate Transactions

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September 26, 2014

For new transactions between October 21 and October 27, 2014

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SUNDAY, Nov. 2:  The Greeley All-Athlete Walkathon


Tuesday, October 28, 2014
~ from The Horace Greeley Athletic Community and Greeley Sports Boosters

Don’t just talk the talk…WALK THE WALK!!! The Sports Boosters, in conjunction with Greeley athletes from all sports and all seasons, are planning the first Horace Greeley Athlete Walkathon.  We’ll be stepping out on Sunday, November 2nd in memory of Gardner Marks, Class of 2008. Our community lost Gardner at age 23 from complications from Leukemia just two short years after his diagnosis.

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Chamber of Commerce seeking 2015 President, Executive Director, committee members

October 28, 2014

The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking a President, Executive Director, and Board and committee members for 2015.  You do not have to be a merchant to serve.

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Town Board gets all its document-ducks in order for public hearing on Chappaqua Crossing


DOT and Collins traffic correspondence recently added
October 24, 2014
by Christine Yeres

In last Tuesday’s work session, in preparation for the public hearing on Chappaqua Crossing at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, Town Board counsel Nick Ward-Willis took Town Board members through not only the amendments that are the subjects of the hearing, but also the many documents that have been submitted by the applicant’s consultants, the town’s consultants, the County Planning Board and NYS Department of Transportation.  Below are links to many of them, some with summaries.

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Historical Society’s 46th Annual Chappaqua Antiques Show Sat-Sun Nov. 1-2

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October 24, 2014
~ from the New Castle Historical Society

The first weekend of November brings the Chappaqua Antiques Show to Westchester for the 46th year. It is one of the most highly-anticipated events of the Fall in the Northeast. Extraordinary merchandise from more than 50 quality dealers will be featured along with an appraiser, a design consultant, a gourmet cafe, luscious homemade desserts, and a multiple raffle drawing of luxe goods and services.  Saturday and Sunday, November 1-2, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Westorchard School, 25 Granite Road.

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Greeley Boys Soccer JV B Team wraps up its season


October 24, 2014
~ from John DiGuglielmo

The 2014/2015 Greeley Boys Soccer JV B team recently completed their season. They went 8 and 1 under Coach Anthony Vaglica.

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Horace Greeley Girls Swimming and Diving Defeats Arlington to Complete Season Undefeated


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
by Jim Hadley

Greeley handed Arlington, the largest high school in NY state and a new member of the Conference, their first loss in seven years to finish the dual meet season undefeated with a record of 10-0.  The team competes in the Conference 1/League 2 championship on Friday Oct 24 at SUNY Purchase (diving) and Saturday Oct 25 at 4:30 PM at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester (swimming). The Section championships are Nov 3 through 5.

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HG Boys Varsity Soccer team clinches league title and wraps up the 2014 regular season


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
by Peter Gadaleta

The Horace Greeley Boys Varsity Soccer team wrapped up its regular season in fine fashion this past week. On Wednesday, October 8th the team visited RC Ketcham and pulled out a thrilling 4-3 victory over the 9th ranked team in Class AA. Greeley twice battled back from 1 goal deficits to eventually win the game. Forward Matt Neuberger scored a hat trick in the game and sophomore Jonathan Gerstein scored his first varsity goal. After trailing 2-1 in the first half, three consecutive goals by Greeley sealed up the victory.

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Birchwood Swim and Tennis Club Team Wins USTA National Tennis Championship


(l to r) Denise Stogsdill, Kelly Slomsky, Stephanie Casper, Jackie Leopold, Jennifer Sheehy, Alice Coleman
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
by Rob Rauch

A women’s tennis team from the Birchwood Swim and Tennis Club in Chappaqua, NY won the USTA League Adult 18-and-over 2.5-Level National Championships held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, CA on October 17 through 19, 2014.  Representing the Eastern Section of the US Tennis Association (USTA), Birchwood’s team won the national title by edging out the Northern California Section team from Diablo, CA, 2-1, in the championship match.

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Resident promotes “The ChapLine,” a path from Chappaqua Crossing to downtown Chappaqua


October 17, 2014
by Christine Yeres

At last Tuesday’s Town Board meeting, New Castle resident Dan Googel brought to public attention a concept first floated around 2005, when Mt. Kisco needed to reline a sewer main running south through New Castle along the east side of the railroad tracks between Horace Greeley High School and North Greeley Avenue in downtown Chappaqua.  Gravel was laid down along the path so that trucks could come and go.  At the time, former Town Administrator Gerry Faiella thought to ask the county to replace the gravel with asphalt once the project was completed and even lay an electrical conduit for low path-lights someday.

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Get your PINK on!


by Jenna Berkower
October 9, 2014

Want to be stylish and contribute to the fight against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Well, thanks to Chappaqua’s Salon 228, you now can! Throughout the month of October, walk right into Salon 228 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM and get your pink hair extension!

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