Meet the people that make the Weekly

Terry Buchanan Gormley

Bruce Burk & Hannah

Alice Riehl and Terry Buchanan Gormley are the paper's Co-Publishers and Editors, having purchased the 30-year old paper in 2014 from its previous owners, Earl and Mimi Carpenter. Alice currently writes a column about living during Covid times, and Terry writes the restaurant reviews and recipe column (also on

Bruce Burk is the Weekly's talented photographer, chronicling so many scenes in our fair city, and pens the weekly column, Walk About.

Fred Tester manages the Weekly's back office, getting rave reviews from customers on his service! 

Dorothy Colburn writes the Bird Report for the Weekly and is our persistent proofreader. 

Russ Smith (aka Peter Stuyvesant) brings his considerable knowledge of New Castle history to bear on his interesting columns. 

Thomas William Tear is a frequent contributor to the Weekly, writing his often tongue-in-cheek Tales From The Trenches. 


Dorothy Colburn

Russ Smith

Alice Riehl

Fred Tester

Thomas William Tear

The New Castle Weekly  203 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720

Staff & Contributors