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1 City (1990 pop. 4,837), New Castle co., N Del., on the Delaware River. Mineral, metal, food, paper, and gypsum products are among its varied manufactures. It is also a major book distribution center. Peter StuyvesantStuyvesant, Peter
, c.1610–1672, Dutch director-general of New Netherland. He served as governor of Curaçao and lost a leg in an expedition against St. Martin before succeeding Willem Kieft in New Netherland.
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 built a Dutch fort there, and the settlement was called Niew Amstel until renamed in 1664. The state of Delaware was formed there at a convention on Sept. 21, 1776, and for a year the city was the state capital. The city's historic district, with many 18th- and 19th-century buildings, is a national historic landmark. The Old New Castle Court House (1732), Old Sheriff's House, and New Castle Green are part of the First State National Monument. Other colonial buildings are the Dutch House (late 1600s), Immanuel Church (1708), and Amstel House (1730s). The main campus of Wilmington Univ. is there.

2 City (1990 pop. 17,753), seat of Henry co., E Ind.; inc. 1839. It is the trade center of an agricultural and farm region, and there is food processing. Manufactures include automotive parts, feed, steel and rubber products, machinery, and pharmaceuticals. The city has a number of prehistoric Native American mounds. Wilbur WrightWright brothers,
American airplane inventors and aviation pioneers. Orville Wright 1871–1948, was born in Dayton, Ohio, and Wilbur Wright, 1867–1912, near New Castle, Ind.
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's birthplace is nearby.

3 City (1990 pop. 28,334), seat of Lawrence co., W Pa., at the junction of the Shenango and Neshannock rivers, in a fertile farm area; inc. 1825. Apples, soybeans, and grain are grown, and there are livestock and dairy cattle. Coal, limestone, and clay deposits found in the region contribute to the city's economy. Manufactures include metal and plastic products, machinery, transportation equipment, and fireworks. The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts is there.

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The New Castle County Department of Special Services is comprised of four divisions that manage different aspects of all County assets:
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New Castle is the home of the nation's largest high school field-house and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and a few miles east of town is the birthplace of Wilbur Wright.
While New Castle County's responsibilities--and subsequently its expenditures--were increased, no corresponding provisions for new revenue sources were enacted.
However, a judge ruled that she had violated the clause and couldn't work for any temporary agency within 25 miles of New Castle for six months.
This is why it was so important that the words he put down on paper to say thank you were exactly right - that they conveyed exactly the emotions and feelings that began to re-emerge inside him when he walked to his mailbox a few months ago and found a letter postmarked New Castle, Ky.
The Conservation District is cooperating with the NRCS, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation of Natural Resources, the Resource Conservation and Development Council, Penn State Cooperative Extension, the city of New Castle Tree Commission, the Lawrence County Association of Township Supervisors, and the Lawrence County Planning Commission to utilize CITYgreen to determine the dollar value of urban reforestation.
New Castle acquired the landmark resort in April of 2012 and is undertaking a $30 million reconstruction that will be completed in Q2 2013.
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The New Castle Youth Development Center property located at 1745 Frew Mill Road in Shenango Township consists of nearly 150 acres of land and 13 buildings totaling 236,444 square feet.
com)-- New Castle County's “Great Schools, Clean Streams” campaign starts April 8.

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