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Middletown Rotary Audio Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Middletown

This is a self-guided tour of historic downtown Middletown, NY.  Your can start anywhere on the map. The signs will have a photograph of the site or building as it looked in the past and will identify the building by its former name.  The signs will be located either in the windows of the historic buildings, on posts at or near the sites or affixed to the building.

When you arrive at a location, dial the phone number on the sign or scan the QR code with your Smart Phone.  Listen to the introduction and when prompted, press the number of the site and listen to the audio narrative.

If the individual wishes to read the narrative, QR codes will be n the signs and the tourist will scan the code with a phone that can read QR codes.

Tour brochure will include a map and will be available at local business in the greater Middletown area.  The audio tour will be in operation 24 hours, seven days a week and free to the public.

 There are 44 sites in all.

Walking Tour brochure with sites and Map:   pdf  Historic Walking Tour Map (2.84 MB)  

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.

Maloney Announces Satellite Office Hours

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced his staff will be available for Satellite Office Hours in Carmel, Middletown and Poughkeepsie beginning this month. In addition to normal office hours in Rep. Maloney's district office in Newburgh, satellite office hours will offer constituents to visit have the opportunity to share any questions, comments or concerns with a constituent advocate, who is available to assist with any problems folks from the Hudson Valley may be having with a federal government agency, such as the Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or the Veterans Administration.

"I'm here to work for folks in the Hudson Valley, and our office is here to be their advocate and help cut through any bureaucratic red tape of the federal government," said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. "Too often people feel like no one is fighting for them, and while my district office in Newburgh is at the crossroads of the district, holding satellite office hours will allow my constituent advocates to be more accessible to folks all across the Hudson Valley."

Representative Maloney's office has handled over 1,000 new cases, and so far, Rep. Maloney has helped return $1,111,369 to Hudson Valley taxpayers who were owed Social Security checks, veterans' benefits, tax refunds and other payments from the federal government.

WHAT: Satellite Office Hours in Middletown
WHEN: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month


Office of New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther Middletown City Hall at 16 James Street (3rd Floor) in Middletown, NY 10940

PHONE: (845) 741-8601

Night Parking on Streets of Middletown

City Code - Chapter 460 Vehicles and Traffic - Section - Night Parking

The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited on all highways and streets within the City between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., from the 15th day of November until and including the 15th day of April of each year, except on the westerly side of Rivervale Road.



PEARL RIVER, NY March 2, 2015 --- Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. urges its customers to ask to see a photo identification card from utility workers certifying that they are O&R employees or contractors before doing any business with them or allowing them to enter customers’ homes.

The utility renews this warning periodically to put its customers, especially the elderly, on guard about crooks who pose as utility workers in order to gain access to and rob the homes of unsuspecting residents.

All O&R employees are required to carry color photo I.D. cards during their workday. If a person comes to your door claiming to be an O&R employee, look for the card. If you cannot see one, ask the worker to produce the card for your inspection before speaking with him or her further, or permitting entry to your home.

O&R contractors, such as tree-trimmers, also carry O&R-logoed photo I.D.s and are authorized to perform work on the Company’s behalf.

If individuals representing themselves as O&R employees or contractors cannot produce a legitimate photo I.D. card, terminate further contact with them and call the police.

If the workers do produce an identification card but you are still apprehensive, call O&R at 1-877-434-4100 and ask to speak to a Security Services representative to confirm the identity of the O&R employee or contractor.

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:


Mayor DeStefano State of the City Address 2016

Mayor DeStefano presented his State of the City Address to the Common Council on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall in front of a large audience.

Te view the address on Channel 20 it will be broadcasted at 2:00PM and 10:00PM.  You can also view the speech on our website on Channel 20 video on demand link.

To view the speech including all the department reports click on the link below:

pdf Mayor's State of the City Address 2016 (5.92 MB)