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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:  icon Historic Walking Tour Map 

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

WHERE:

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

Channel 20 Video-on-Demand

Starting today you may now see the Common Council Meetings, Press Conferences and Special Events that are showing on Channel 20 on our website with a new video system added to our website.  There is no special software to download to view the videos.

Just click on the TV Channel 20 Video button icon on the homepage and click on the video you want to view in the list of videos of Common Council Meetings, Press Conferences and Special Events that were on Channel 20.

This is not a live streaming feed of the events.  All of the Meetings, Press Conferences and Special Events will be added to this list 24 hours after they take place.

You may also click on this link to enter the video list → http://middletownchannel20.pegcentral.com/

 

O&R: ALWAYS SEE PHOTO I.D. OF UTILITY WORKERS AT YOUR HOME

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.

Facts about the Proposed Closing of Truman Moon School

At the April 7, 2015 Common Council Meeting the Council voted and passed a resolution voicing their opposition to the closing of Truman Moon School and request the School District to keep this building as an open elementary school and add more students thus reducing the per student costs.

Click here for the full resolution →  icon April 07 2015 Council Resolution on Truman Moon School

Also, at the April 7, 2015 Common Council Meeting the Mayor reported on the facts about the possible closing of Truman Moon Elementary School.

Below are the reports that were discussed at the meeting:

iconClosing of Truman Moon School - Court Documents of School & City of Middletown

icon Environmental Assessment Form on New School

iconMiddletown State Aid Projections 2015-2016

iconState Comptroller Trend Report for Middletown School District Since Dr. Eastwood became Superintendant

You can watch the entire April 7, 2015 Common Council Meeting on Channel 20 everyday at 12:00 PM, 5:00PM and 8:00 PM.  You can also watch the meeting on our website under Channel 20 Videos. 

3rd Annual Health Fair at Thrall Park

The Middletown Community Health Center Inc. will hold its 3rd Annual Health Fair at Thrall Park on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

FREE ADMISSION - Live Musical Performaces by: Walt Edwards, Obi Kaye & Jason Gisser

Featuring:

  • Health Information
  • Screening by Healthly Heart
  • Demonstrations
  • Great Giveaways
  • Refreshments by Sugar Shack
  • Children's Activities
  • "Mr. Tooth"
  • Live Entertainment
  • Face Painting
  • Celebrity Guests
  • Live Coverage on JAZZ FM
  • Middletown Fire Department
  • Middletown Police Department
  • Orange County Department of Health
  • And Much, Much More