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New Castle, the only town in NH composed entirely of islands, covers approximately 500 acres (.8 square miles) and serves as a scenic residential and recreational community.  New Castle was founded in 1623, chartered in 1679, and incorporated in 1693 during the reign of William and Mary.  Today, in addition to a residential population of slightly more than 1,000, it is home to the Great Island Common recreational park, Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel and Spa, a UNH marine research laboratory, a Coast Guard station, and Fort Constitution and Fort Stark state parks.

Photos courtesy of Jim Cerny.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

LIMITED TOWN HALL OFFICE HOURS ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 - 8:30 to 11:30AM

2015 Water & Sewer Rates - for the current fical year as follows:
Water:  $2.94 per unit - no change from last year
Sewer:  $11.99 per unit - $.19 reduction from last year due to increased revenue from the hotel
NOTE:  1 unit equal 748 gallons or 100 cubic feet

PLEASE NOTE:  September 2nd is the last day to register to vote before the Sept. 9th election  (No party afflication changes can be made at that time)

GREEN WASTE DAY SCHEDULE :  Sep.13, Oct.18, Nov. 22

NCFD - Invites residents and businesses to attend a presentation of Emergency Operations and Innovations, Aug. 26, at 7pm at the Municipal Safety Complex

Emergency Alerts - Sign up for NH Emergency Notifications at http://www.nhe911.org/selfregistration

ROAD RACES and other Events that will impact our roads:
  •         2014 Bike MS Seacoast Escape Ride, Saturday, August 23 (cyclists)
  •         Granite State Wheelmen, Sept. 20-21 (cyclists)
  •         Kids PMC Challenge, Sunday, Sept. 28 (cyclists)
  •         New Castle Annual Road Race, Sun., Oct. 12 (some streets may be closed        for a brief time during the 5K) 10-10:20am
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day - Saturday, Sept. 13, 9am to noon, Highway Garage, Brentwood, NH for New Castle residents



















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