Middletown

CWC offers flood assistance funds

Margaretville — Businesses in the Catskill-Delaware Watershed that sustained structural damage to their buildings as a result of flooding from tropical storms Irene and Lee may receive assistance from a new program approved by the board of directors of the Catskill Watershed Corporation on September 13.

The board also approved establishment of a separate recovery fund using money that can be donated by outside entities. The rules for this fund have not yet been finalized, but grants would be available for both businesses and nonprofit organizations and institutions.


Rosa announces write-in campaign

Staff report
A Middletown Town Board member has announced his write-in candidacy for the supervisor’s position.

Jake Rosa, an Arkville resident, said this week that he will be seeking the supervisor’s position in the November 8 election.

Mr. Rosa has been on the town board for nearly two years and currently serves as deputy supervisor for Len Utter. Supervisor Utter has been in office for 12 years and decided not to seek another two-year term.


Official flood recovery website

Margaretville — Efforts by three municipalities to recover from the August 28 flood are detailed on a new website: middletownfloodrecovery.wordpress.com.

The Town of Middletown and its two incorporated villages, Margaretville and Fleischmanns, are collaborating to bring the most current, accurate information possible to their constituents as the emergency evolves into one of recovery, repair and restoration.


Local officials announce curfew and flood debris sites

By Pauline Liu
A dusk-to-dawn curfew is now in place in flood stricken Middletown. County officials, who made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, said the curfew will be enforced by law enforcement officers and military police. A convoy of National Guard arrived in town this afternoon.

Curfew enforcement


Electronic, tire disposal bins planned at Middletown station

Staff report
Bins to handle electronics and tires are being planned as additions at the Town of Middletown Transfer Station.

Manager Roger Davis told the town board at its August 2 workshop that a small bin for disposal of electronics should be on site within a month. Because of handling requirements, the electronics items must be left in a designated area and placed into the bin by transfer station personnel, he said.


Miller, Moskowitz in Middletown Supervisor race

Staff report
A new candidate has entered the Town of Middletown supervisor’s race and another potential entrant said he is not running.

Arkville resident Marjorie Miller issued a statement that she will be an Independent candidate for the Middletown supervisor’s position this fall.

Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton, who told the News last week that he had been contemplating running for Middletown supervisor, said he has reconsidered and will not enter the race.

“I’ve thought a lot about running, but I’ve decided to stay where I am,” said Mayor Stanton.


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.


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.


Deadline extended for Middletown Comprehensive Plan

By Brian Sweeney
The deadline for written comments on the Comprehensive Plan proposed for the Town of Middletown has been extended to July 1. The draft Comprehensive Plan is continuing to take shape following a public hearing held June 5. About 20 people attended the public hearing and others submitted written comments on the plan.


July 1 deadline for comments on Comprehensive Plan

The Town of Middletown Planning Board will be taking written comments regarding the town’s Draft Comprehensive Plan until July 1.


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