Middletown

Middletown budget has 2.6% tax hike

The Town of Middletown has adopted a 2011 budget that reflects a 2.6 percent increase in the amount to be raised by taxes. The Tentative Budget included a tax increase of 8.4 percent, but the board made several large cuts that reduced that total by nearly six percent.


Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction benefits Christmas Project

Fleischmanns — Plans are underway to make this year’s Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction to benefit the Community Christmas Project a fun evening for everyone. The event will be held Sunday, Dec. 5, beginning at 5 p.m. and includes both live and silent auctions and dinner and dancing at LaCabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns.


Middletown Comprehensive Plan receives public input

By Brian Sweeney
Community members offered a handful of comments on the draft Town of Middletown Comprehensive Plan at an October 26 public hearing. Approximately 30 people attended the hearing, with about a dozen audience members offering input to town board members.


Middletown history meets web technology

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) has launched a new website: www.mtownhistory.org.


Free Thanksgiving dinner offered at Purcell Center

Margaretville — A free Thanksgiving dinner for the greater Margaretville community will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Purcell Center, 61 Academy Street in Margaretville. This free community dinner is open to everyone.


Middletown Comp plan meeting on Oct. 26

By Brian Sweeney
A public hearing on the draft Town of Middletown Comprehensive Plan will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the town hall on Route 28, Margaretville. The Comprehensive Plan has been the subject of numerous public hearings and workshop sessions involving town and county planning officials. The plan was developed by Nan Stolzenburg, a consultant with Planning Better Places.


Campaigns of the past are focus of program

Fleischmanns — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will offer a musical journey through spirited election campaigns of the past when it gathers for its Annual Meeting Saturday, Oct. 23 at LaCabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns.


Historical society hosts annual meeting and musical

Fleischmanns — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will offer a musical journey through spirited election campaigns of the past when it gathers for its Annual Meeting Saturday, Oct. 23 at LaCabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns.


Help welcome for cemetery work

Arkville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is seeking volunteers as it continues to repair the grounds of the Arkville Cemetery on the cutoff road. A workday is planned for Sunday, June 27 beginning at 1 p.m.


John Biruk appointed Middletown highway chief

John Biruk of Halcottsville was appointed Middletown superintendent of highways by the town board at its June meeting. Biruk succeeds Bill Russell, who retired May 21 after nearly 19 years as superintendent of highways.


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