Middletown

Middletown in the Civil War exhibit to open

Margaretville — A new exhibit detailing the impact of the Civil War on the life of residents of the Town of Middletown will open with a flag raising ceremony by area Scouts Thursday, July 4 at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, 778 Cemetery Road.
The ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m. outside the hall, where the exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. From July 6, through September 1, the hall will be open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as during special programs to be held throughout the summer on Civil War themes.

Initial program


Middletown GOP mulls backing Democrat

By Joe Moskowitz
The Town of Middletown Republican Committee is considering backing a registered Democrat for the office of town supervisor.

Arkville resident Nelson Delamater, who has already announced that he will challenge incumbent Supervisor Marge Miller in September’s Democratic primary, is a candidate to gain the GOP endorsement within the next week.

Committee Chairman Chuck Freas told the News that Middletown Republicans have no candidate of their own, but says there is no reason they cannot endorse Delameter, even though he is a registered Democrat.


Supervisor, Attorney admit changing law

By Geoff Samuels
Supervisor Marge Miller and Attorney Kevin Young admitted last week that they are responsible for changing a Middletown law without authorization from the town board.

As reported in the May 21 issue of this paper, Middletown Attorney John Fairbairn had discovered in April that an entire page had been replaced in the New York State Department of States’ (DOS) copy of Middletown’s 2012 Sewer Use Law.


Middletown judge appeals his suspension

By Joe Moskowitz
Town of Middletown Judge Glen George has decided to appeal a ruling that would remove from the bench but he has now been suspended, pending the outcome of that review.
George, as previously reported in the Catskill Mountain News, was declared unfit to serve as a judge in the State of New York by the Commission for Judicial Conduct.

Where it started


Middletown votes for Bracci as CWT committee nominee

By Geoff Samuels
The third time wasn’t the charm when Town of Middletown Supervisor Marge Miller called a special meeting of the town board last Wednesday in an attempt to have the town board approve her nomination as one of three representatives to sit on the executive committee to the Coalition of Watershed Towns.


Glen George's status unclear

By Joe Moskowitz
The Town of Middletown is paying two judges, but right now only one of them is working and that situation may not change until the end of the year.


Living History Cemetery Tour cast announced

Clovesville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) has announced the cast of the 2013 Living History Tour of Clovesville Cemetery to be held Saturday evening, June 29. Rain date is Sunday afternoon, June 30.

Area residents will portray 10 people who are interred in the main cemetery, and in the Irish burial ground across the road. The players, some of them descended from their subjects, will step briefly into the past lives of these historical figures to describe their families and work, struggles and joys.

Leading the way


Sewer extensions explored by DEP for Middletown

By Geoff Samuels
The idea of installing more “city funded” sewer lines in the Town of Middletown has sparked many a spirited debate among residents and town officials to say the least. And since Hurricane Irene, the concept is ever more prescient.


Middletown Republicans hosting dinner

Margaretville — The Middletown Republican Committee will host a dinner on Saturday, April 27 with a social hour beginning at 6 p.m. at the Margaretville Firehall. The dinner will be catered by Mary’s Cookin’ Again. Wines for dinner and sangria for the social hour are being provided by Steve Yaekel of Margaretville Liquor.


Prevailing wage inequities tackled by Middletown Board

By Geoff Samuels
At last Tuesday’s Town of Middletown Board meeting, Supervisor Marge Miller said she had met with Assemblymen Cliff Crouch, Pete Lopez, Senator James Seward, Davenport Supervisor Denis Valente, and Department of Labor representative Tim Grippen in an effort to unravel the problem of the large discrepancy in the state’s prevailing wages across Delaware County.


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