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  • Jim Smith on Our Facebook Community and Political Labels

    Facebook community chatter. Not so productive. It drives residents to tune out, participate less, and potential residents to flee. The good news is the Facebook dumpster fire doesn’t represent the Town I’m seeing from my vantage point running for Town Supervisor. The conversations I’ve had, one at a time over the last seven months, with…

  • Addressing Community Airport Noise

    Airplane noise (and pollution) has become a major issue in New Castle over the past three years. Little has been done in that time to mitigate the problem; it has gotten worse. Team New Castle candidates have been fully engaged on this issue. It is an excellent example of their hands-on approach that is focused…

  • Jim Smith discusses his background and running for Supervisor

    https://youtu.be/VC-xCFdwu-4
  • Lauren Levin in the Spotlight

    Lauren Levin always building community and relationships in the Town she loves Although we have many substantive issues to discuss, we think who we are as humans is substantive too. Here is some background and thoughts by Lauren Levin, Candidate for Town Board. Also see Lauren’s bio here. I like to believe I think like…

  • Roads must be paved more than once in a generation

    A more aggressive Pavement Management Program is required that starts with an accelerated paving program to catch up. We need to convert our reactive program into a proactive program. Our current, reactive strategy means paving is done on a ‘worst first’ basis where there are always a long list of Town roads in poor condition.…

  • SAM Party of New York Endorses Jim Smith for New Castle Supervisor, Lauren Levin and Sean Maraynes for Town Board

    Team New Castle is proud to announce that New York’s newest political party, the SAM Party, has just announced that we will be their candidates on the ballot for the November election. We are proud to be amongst the very first candidates in New York State that SAM has announced for their party line. See…

  • Jim on the Bi-Partisan SAM Party Announcement

    Team New Castle is proud to announce that New York’s newest political party, the SAM Party, has just announced that we will be their candidates on the ballot for the November election. We are proud to be amongst the very first candidates in New York State that SAM has announced for their party line. See…

  • Sean Maraynes in the Spotlight

    Sean Maraynes in the only community he has ever called home Although we have many substantive issues to discuss, we think who we are as humans is substantive too. Here is some background and thoughts by Sean Maraynes, Candidate for Town Board. Also see Sean’s bio here. In my admittedly biased opinion, New Castle is…

  • Vibrant Hamlets, Vibrant Community

    The question on everyone’s mind (besides “When will the construction be completed?”) is what happens next? Join us for a community meeting where we will discuss what matters to you.

  • Team New Castle Honors

    Please join us on October 2, 2019 as we celebrate the non-partisan approach to local government and solving local issues that has defined Team New Castle.  Over the past six years Team New Castle elected officials have represented the Town and we want to highlight what they have accomplished. As the political pendulum swings wildly,…