John Drescher takes big lead in City Council’s only contested race

November 5, 2013

NEW — 8:45 p.m. Nov. 5, 2013

By Christina Corrales-Toy John Drescher and his wife Sally react after seeing that Drescher took a commanding lead in the Newcastle City Council race as the first batch of results were released Nov. 5

By Christina Corrales-Toy
John Drescher and his wife Sally react after seeing that Drescher took a commanding lead in the Newcastle City Council race as the first batch of results were released Nov. 5

John Drescher celebrated Election Day with friends and family, packed to the rim in The Wooly Toad at The Golf Club at Newcastle. Read more

Comment on street name change at tonight’s Council meeting

November 5, 2013

NEW — 2:10 p.m. Nov. 5, 2013

The City Council will take public comments about a potential street name change at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 during its regular meeting at City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200.

A 1.5-mile stretch of road in the south end of the city could get rebranded as May Creek Park Drive after the Newcastle City Council discussed it at its Aug. 20 meeting.

The street that begins off of Coal Creek Parkway as Southeast 89th Place actually changes names six times along its route, making it difficult to give directions, said Councilman Bill Erxleben, who suggested the name change.

The name change would add a certain prestige to the road, eliminate the confusion that comes with multiple street names and add a directional element since the road goes to the entrance of May Creek Park, Erxleben said. Read more