By Brian Sweeney
Bill Russell, highway superintendent for the Town of Middletown since 1991, is now enjoying retirement since stepping down from his position in late May.Bill Russell
Bill began working summers for the town highway department in 1971 and continued part-time work with the town for several years. He attended Ulster County Community College and Delhi Tech and worked a short stint as a park ranger before taking a full-time position on the Middletown highway crew in 1976.
When Superintendent of Highways Jeff Pendell became ill, Bill took over the superintendent’s duties in 1991.
Looking back on his years with the highway department, Bill said he has mostly fond memories of his tenure.