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Posted on: November 24, 2020

"Have YOU Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses?"

Spotted Laternfly (SLF) - a new (very BAD) invasive insect in our area.  Here is a great video clip from The New York State IPM Program  on SLF egg masses.  Anyone going out on trails, or even in your own neighborhood, can be on...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

2021 New Castle CRE Transition

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Dear New Castle,

We write this letter, our last, with bittersweet pride as we announce officially that with the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year, so concludes the tenure of the New Castle Council on Race & Equity (CRE). We wanted to take this o...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

2021 New Castle CRE Transition

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As the New Castle Council on Race and Equity (CRE) approaches 1 year of existence, we are proud to announce the official transition of the council to the New Castle Committee on Race and Equity. This committee will be an official Town of New Castle Commit...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

CRE News

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The New Castle Council on Race and Equity joins its voice with the collective acknowledging the verdict in the Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd. We do not celebrate. We understand the loss of George Floyd’s life is a sacrifice too great for an...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Ramadan Kareem to our Muslim neighbors!

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Ramadan Kareem to our Muslim neighbors! 

The holy month of Ramadan began earlier this week, the ninth month on the Islamic calendar and most sacred month of the year for Muslims.

Ramadan is divided into three stages (Ashras), each, a ten day period...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Happy Holi to All Our Hindu Neighbors!

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Happy Holi to All Our Hindu Neighbors!

Holi is a festival known by different names – “Festival of Love,” “Festival of Colors” and “Festival of Spring.” All are joyous.

The holiday celebrates the eternal and divine love of Radha and Krishna, and the triumph ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Rally For Asian Victims of Violence

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Imagine if it was your 83-year-old grandmother.

Last week, Nancy Toh, an Asian-American woman, was walking outside The Westchester mall in White Plains. A man approached her, spit on her, punched her in the face, and knocked her down. Ms. Toh, who is Korea...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

CRE Advice Column

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Please send us your questions! 

All submissions will remain anonymous. Email crenewsletter@mynewcastle.org

Dear Ayanna,  Do you actually write the questions yourself in order to create the opportunity to lecture white citizens on ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Anti-Asian Racism and Violence on the Rise

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On a hot summer day in Chappaqua, eight-year-old Emily* and her little sister visited their neighborhood pool. The two little girls had brought toys and decided to play in the baby pool.

“A white kid came up to me and said that no Chinese were al...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

The Art of Salman Toor Program

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Saturday, February 27th at 1PM, the CRE and the Chappaqua Library will co-sponsor a Zoom presentation and discussion on exploring racial issues in art in the Black and minority communities.  Among the works featured will be the work of Salman Too...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

CRE + Chappaqua Library Read-Aloud Series

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Week #3 in our CRE + Chappaqua Library Black History Month read-aloud series features Eric Cintron reading I Am Enough, written by Grace Byers and illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo.Eric is a Grafflin Elementary and Bell Middle School dad and we're thrilled h...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Advice Column & Lunar New Year

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All submissions will remain anonymous. Email crenewsletter@mynewcastle.org

Dear Ayaana,

No disrespect intended, but enough already with Black History Month! Every day it’s something else. Why can’t we just look at his...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Black History Month

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This first week of February marked the beginning of Black History Month - a month of reflection, reverence, and celebration!!

Originally established by educator and historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (AS...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

CRE Advice Column

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All submissions will remain anonymous. Email crenewsletter@mynewcastle.org

Dear Ayaana, I am a good person. I have a “Black Lives Matter” sign on my lawn. I was shocked by the murder of George Flo...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr. "Keep Dreaming New Castle" Art Contest

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THANK YOU to all of the talented artists who created these beautiful images for our "Keep Dreaming New Castle" art contest!Check out these amazing entries!

Winners will be announced on Friday, January 22 on our Facebook page New Castle C...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

CALLING LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

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The CRE is looking for two (2) interns to work in marketing and communications support. The interns will be working closely with the board of directors and CRE leadership and gain invaluable experience in the world of social justice programming, messaging...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

"Keep Dreaming New Castle"

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Join the
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(CRE) in celebrating MLK Day! Submit your original artwork themed around MLK's "dream" and what that could look like in New Castle.
  • Simply post your child's artwork by Wed, Jan 20th...
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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Meet Phillip Marcus, Jr.

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It’s not easy to start a new job in the middle of a global pandemic. And the CRE chatted with Phillip Marcus Jr, the new Director of Equity, Inclusion and Wellness for the Chappaqua Central School District the morning after violent insurgents stormed the ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

CRE Advice Column

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Please send us your questions! 

All submissions will remain anonymous. Email crenewsletter@mynewcastle.org

Dear Ayaana,

How do I deal with a racist family member? 

Signed,

Fuming Silently

Dear Fuming,

Happy New Year, readers! Even though most o...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

CRE and the Police Reform and Reinvention

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“I was stopped, harassed, pulled over, followed by the police six times in my first year in this town,” says Hermian Charles, who heads the Community Partnerships team for the CRE. “I never reported it back then. Can you imag...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

CRE at New Castle Human Rights Day 2020

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Zabeen Mirzra, co-chair of the CRE, speaks at New Castle’s 2020 Human Rights Day program, noting that human rights violations aren’t only an issue in far away countries, but also a problem in our own backyard.

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

CRE Guided Resource List

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Our CRE Community Education team, led by Candace Chestnut, has been exchanging books, podcasts, learning organizations, and notable lists with each other as we've discovered them along our collective and individual anti-racist journeys. The team has compi...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

A Thanksgiving Message from the CRE

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2020 has been an unprecedented year of upheaval, uncertainty, and fear. As we gather around our tables this Thanksgiving, across the country, and our community, empty chairs will represent loved ones lost in a raging pandemic and absent family members for...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Understanding Micro-aggressions

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“You are so articulate!” “Where are you really from?” “Your mom has an accent.” “You’re not really Black.” “You’re Asian, can you help me with th...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020 CRE Newsletter

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The New Castle Council on Race and Equity has had a busy month. 

We’re proud to announce that we’ve completed Phase One of our plan. Each of our eight working groups made a presentation to the Town Board to offer proposals and recommendations to a...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

September 25, 2020 CRE Newsletter

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Welcome to the New Castle Council on Race and Equity (CRE) newsletter. Since this is our first issue, we want to tell you a little bit about ourselves by answering a few questions. Thanks for taking the time to learn about the newest town committee!

Why do...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Shuttle About Town Resumes

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On a modified schedule beginning Tuesday June 1, 2021.

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Options for Filling the Prospective Town Supervisor Vacancy

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Since New Castle Town Supervisor Ivy Pool announced her intention to resign from her position effective June 15th, the Town Board asked Counsel to provide a summary of the options for how the Board can fill the vacancy. The following is a summary of the a...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Approved Legislation

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The Town of New Castle has become the first local government in the state to pass a local ordinance to mandate face masks to stop the spread of COVID19. Last night the Town Board unanimously approved the local law to require face masks following ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

RESCHEDULED Town Board Work Session & Meeting July 30, 2021 at 8:30 AM

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Town Board Execution Session, Work Session and Meeting originally scheduled for July 27, 2021 has been rescheduled to Friday, July 30th. Executive Session will be held at 8:00 am, Work Session at 8:30 am, followed by a Town B...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Public Meeting Protocols for the Town of New Castle

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A.   Board, Commission & Committee Member Protocols: 

  • If any member of any Town Board, Commission, and/or Committee would like the option of removing their mask and sitting at the meeting room dais (or at the meeting room table reserv...
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Posted on: May 14, 2021

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Citizen Assistance Registry

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Our New Castle Recreation and Parks Department, along with our New Castle Police Department, have updated the Town’s services to help our most vulnerable citizens with their critical needs.  The New Castle Citizen Assistance Registry will help th...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

New Castle Going Green Zoomcasts!

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The New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board has launched a monthly Zoomcast series titled New Castle Going GreenWatch our first Zoomcast on food scrap recycling here:

https://youtu.be/Vc2UKsyQ-50?t=22

 

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