City to conduct public hearing about 2013 budget

October 12, 2012

NEW — 10:50 a.m. Oct. 12, 2012

The Newcastle City Council will host the first of three public hearings about the proposed 2013 budget at its regular council meeting on Oct. 16.

Community members are invited to voice their approval or disapproval for the budget.

Citizens that are unable to attend the public hearing can submit their comments to Finance Director Christine Olson at, before 4 p.m. on Oct. 16.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the City Council Chambers in City Hall.

City Hall’s address is 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200.

House fire causes more than $500,000 in damage

October 8, 2012

NEW — 9:25 p.m. Oct. 8, 2012

A residential fire in Newcastle destroyed a home, and damaged an adjacent property, on the afternoon of Oct. 6. The homes are located in the 8300 block of 128th Avenue Southeast.

Firefighters were called to the scene after a neighbor reported smoke and flames coming from the roof of the first house.

Personnel from Eastside Fire & Rescue and the Bellevue, Renton and Mercer Island fire departments arrived to heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof and the back of the house, said Lt. Troy Donlin, Bellevue Fire Department spokesman. Read more