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.
POSITIVE Testing (mosquito) for EEE in PORTSMOUTH, NH reported on THURS., SEPT. 16TH, please take precaustions when outside.
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
GREEN WASTE DAY SCHEDULE : Oct.18, Nov. 22
UNH - OCEAN DISCOVERY DAY - Saturday, October 4, 10am to 3pm. Open to the Public at the UNH Pier.
ROAD RACES and other Events that will impact our roads:
- 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
- "TOWN HALL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19"