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City Hall 1910 Time Capsule

Thank you to everyone who came to the City Hall Time Capsule Opening on Friday, June 28, 2013 by Mayor DeStefano and Council President Miguel Rodrigues.

The contents of the capsule is in the process of being preserved with the recomendation of a historical preservation company who preserves our historical records for City Hall.  After the preservation process is complete the contents of the time capsule will be on display in City Hall.  Please check this website for futher details on the time line of the display.

If you did not come to the opening of the time capsule please see the link below for the contents:

icon City Hall 1910 Time Capsule Contents

As soon as the preservation process is complete we will have the contents scaned and on the website.  Below is a sample of a 1899 silver certificate dollar that was in the capsule by Hulse Brothers Jewelers and Optometrists at 9 James Street dated August 2, 1910.

 icon Silver Certificate 1899

Also, please check out our website for the placement of new time capsule that will be placed back into the cornerstone of City Hall soon.

Concerns and Impacts of Speeders on City Streets

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 the Common Council held a public hearing on the impacts of speeding on City of Middletown Streets.  

On October 9, 2001 there was a public hearing on speeders on Highland Avenue which establihed a Ad-Hoc Committee on the subject which resulted in a Traffic Study on Highland Avenue.

Below are the results of the traffic study and the minutes of the 2001 and 2015 public hearing:


4TH Ward QuarterlyMeetings

Alderwomen Sommers and Alderman Jean-Francois will hold quarterly 4TH Ward Special Meetings in place of the Monday Meetings each month at City Hall at 16 James Street at 10:00AM, in the Council Chambers on the second floor.

The Quarterly Meeting Dates will be:

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:00AM

Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10:00AM

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:00AM

All Constituents from the fourth ward are welcome to come to discuss any issues. 

Election Inspectors Needed for Upcoming 2016 Elections

The Orange County Board of Elections is seeking enrolled Republicans and Democrats to seve as Election Inspectors for the upcoming elections in 2016.

The upcoming Elections are:

  • Presidential Primary 04/19/16
  • Federal Primary 06/28/16
  • State and Local Primary 09/13/16
  • Presidential General Election 11/08/16

Please call the Board of Elections at 845-360-6515 or 845-360-6516 to participate in the democratic process in your City by working at the polls on Election Day.

Kids Celebration 2016

City of Middletown Police Department

Juvenile Aid Program

On Saturday, June 11, 2016 the City of Middletown Police Department will be holding our Annual Kids Celebration (formally D.A.R.E. Day) at Thrall Park from 11am until 2pm.  The event offers great opportunity for families to come out and spend a fun day in the park while interacting with memebers of the community.  The event is filled with fun, games and information for children and families.

To sign up to be a VENDOR at this event click here →  pdf Kids Celebration 2016 Vendor Sign Up (60 KB)

To be a SPONSOR in this event click here →  pdf Kids Celebration 2016 Sponsor Application (61 KB)

For more information contact PO Jacqueline Welch at 845-346-4013 or jwelch@middletownpolice.com

The 2016 Summer Concert Series

The 2016 Summer Concerts are taking place Thursday - From 6-8 PM - Sweet Summer Sounds on North - 9-15 North Street and Fridays and From 7-9 PM at Festival Square - 29-37 West Main Street.

Please click here for full schedule →  Summer Concert Series 2016

Farmer's Market opens June 4, 2016

Middletown Farmer's Market, one of the oldest in Orange County, will open for business on Saturday, June 4, 2016 on Erie Way, between Montgomery and Cottage Street.  The Market will be open every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM until October 22, 2016.