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.
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
VILLAGE CHRISTMAS FAIR - Saturday, December 6 from 8am to 2pm at the Recreation Building, 301 Wentworth Road.
GREEN WASTE DAY SCHEDULE : Nov. 22 Last Collection Date for 2014.
MHT Building Committee Meeting at the school on Thursday, November 20th at 7pm
TRASH COLLECTION FOR THANKSGIVING WEEK - Trash/Recycling will be picked up on FRIDAY, November 28 at regular curbside times
BE PREPARD FOR AN EMERGENY. For information and a checklist of what to have in our home to go: www.readynh.gov
2014 RYE RECREATION FALL PROGRAMS
Programs are limited to a first come, first serve basis. Programs are only open to Rye and New Castle residents only. After School Program for grades K-2 and 3-5. Programs to included: First Aid, Babysitter Course, Adult, Child and Infant CPR/Adult and Child AED.
Active, Alive and over 55 Club and Programming. Programs to include: movies, trips, walking groups, yoga, gyronkinesis, golf and tennis lessons and many more.
For complete programs and sign up sheets, available at the Town Hall during regular office hours or contact Rye Recreation at (603) 964-6281.