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.
REMINDER OF HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:
There will be no Town Clerk office hours on Wednesday, December 24th. The Town Offices will be closed on Friday, December 26th.
TRASH COLLECTION FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS WEEK - Trash/Recycling will be picked up on the FRIDAYS of, Dec.26 & Jan. 2 at regular curbside times
BE PREPARD FOR AN EMERGENCY. For information and a checklist of what to have in your home to go: www.readynh.gov
RYE Recreation Winter Programs are available at the Town Hall