The pages of this guide are full of examples of the strong sense of community that we share here, and will be updated annually. The Guide opens the door to our residents to provide fingertip access to the pillars of our Community:
- Neighborhoods, be they east or west, north or south, that have their own unique characteristics that contribute to a sense of a single, welcoming community.
- World class schools that offer all students opportunities to study, grow and achieve.
- Business districts that provide great shopping, dining and services for the pleasure and convenience of all who live and visit here.
- We have public outdoor spaces that offer passive and active recreation and Community activities in the arts and education. Whether you are looking for youth sports, adult leagues and physical activity, just a wooded stroll with your dog, the chance to look at artwork or listen to music, this Guide lets you know about how to take advantage of the many outlets for your physical well-being and inner-self!
- Community-centered and volunteer organizations that attend to the health, spiritual, safety and social needs of our residents while preserving our rich history.
Of course, you’ll find information about our Town government. New Castle has a wonderful history of being a pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Yet, we are also less than an hour away by car or Metro-North Railroad.
Your elected officials and Town employees serve to support the Community. Read about our daily commitment and initiatives that continuously care for the safety of our residents, adults, children and pets.
Find out about our Town resources that demonstrate our efforts to be accessible, including the New Castle eNewsletter, our Town website recently redesigned that allows residents to pay taxes on-line, provides emergency information, an Event Calendar, Report a Problem or even contact a town employee or Board Member.
Please use this Guide to learn about our Community! Once again, Welcome!
Many of us came here to escape the city but we also wanted a reasonable proximity to it! In addition to our wonderful schools and so many other amenities, a major reason many families choose to call New Castle home is the ease of the commute. With so many of us working midtown and on Wall Street, it’s a boon that New Castle makes parking spots available to any resident who needs one. In addition, Metro North service to and from the Chappaqua Station is about as easy as anyone can expect for a northern Westchester suburb.
Meet Our Town Board Members!
Adam M. Brodsky, Esq., is an elected Councilman on the New Castle Town Board. He is an attorney serving as the Director of Operations and General Counsel for a New York City based commercial real estate firm with a national portfolio of properties. Prior to his current position he was with the firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobsen. In addition, Mr. Brodsky is a former member of the Fibernet Telecom Group, Inc. (FTGX) Board of Directors, Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corp. He is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.
States Adam: “My wife Cathy and I have been residents of New Castle for 11 years and have four beautiful children. In fact my wife is even a proud graduate of the Horace Greeley High School. We love the small town charm of New Castle and the close-knit community. There is no better feeling than getting off the train after a tough day at work and taking in that first breath of country air. We love this community and could not imagine living anywhere else.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Chapin is an elected Councilman serving his second term on the New Castle Town Board. Jason works for The WorkPlace and manages the statewide job training program in Connecticut. He has lived in New Castle with his wife Chrissy since 1997. They have three children: Anna, Katie and Will.
States Jason: “My family and I enjoy all that our town has to offer, from the events and parks and schools to our neighbors and friends to getting involved with community organizations. We’ve seen many positive changes in New Castle over the years and we look forward to seeing how our town evolves in the years ahead.” email@example.com
Lisa Katz, Esq., is an elected Council- woman on the New Castle Town Board, as well as the Deputy Town Supervisor. Lisa is an estate planning, elder law and corporate attorney at the Law Offices of Lisa S. Katz, PLLC in Mount Kisco. She founded this law firm in 2011, after having worked for over 20 years both in private practice at Manhattan law firms and as General Counsel and in-house counsel at various public companies. Lisa graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and from Fordham Law School.
Says Lisa: “I have called New Castle home for the past nine years with my husband, Steven, and our two wonderful children, who attend school here in Chappaqua. We moved here from Manhattan for our fabulous schools, and we spend our weekends running from ball field to ball field, hiking in our parks, attending community concerts, plays and events, buying pies and vegetables at our farmers market and spending time with the lifelong friends we have made here. Everywhere we go we see smiling faces who truly love to be part of this special, bucolic community that feels a world apart from the stresses of New York City, even though it is only a short ride away.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Elise Mottel, Esq., is an elected Councilwoman serving her third term on the New Castle Town Board.Prior to becoming a Town Board member, she was a member of the New Castle Conservation Board. Elise is a partner in a New York City law firm specializing in real estate law and affordable housing. She is a graduate of Brandeis University and Hofstra University School of Law.
Recounts Elise: “The first time I visited New Castle was on a Friday evening in June, 1992. My husband and I had been house-hunting all over Westchester County, without great success, when our broker suggested New Castle. That night, as I drove on South Greeley Avenue, the sun was starting to set, and I saw a lighted field with kids playing baseball and parents cheering. There were people sitting in the gazebo. On my right, I saw a beautiful library and a magnificent school that I later learned was the Bell Middle School. I drove through the downtown and fell in love the town’s quaintness, charm and small-town feel. I knew that this was the town I wanted to live in and raise my family. My husband and I moved to New Castle 21 years ago and raised our two children, Jonathan and Beth, with the help of our beloved dog Champ.” email@example.com
The Town Board is the local legislative and policymaking body made up of five elected members serving four year terms. Work sessions and board meetings are held on alternate Tuesday evenings at Town Hall and are open to the public, with public commentary welcomed during board meetings.
Responsibilities of the town board include:
- Adopts and amends local laws
- Promulgates policies about conducting government business
- Controls the use of town property
- Adopts the annual town budget
Andrew Cuomo – Governor, State of New York
Nita Lowey – U.S. Congresswoman 17th District
Sean Patrick Maloney – U.S. Congressman 18th District
Michael Kaplowitz – County Legislator 4th District and Chairman of the Board of Legislators
Terrence Murphy – State Senator 40th District
David Buchwald – State Assemblyman 93rd District
Robert Astorino – County Executive