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.

City of Middletown Code Chapter 319 Littering

No person shall post or affix any notice, poster or other paper or device calculated to attract the attention of the public to any lamppost, street sign, public utility pole or shade tree, or upon any public structure, building, public right-of-way or City property except as may be authorized or required by law.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense within the meaning of the Penal Law of the State of New York and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $750 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.

Below is a list of the Bus Stop locations throughout the City of Middletown:

at "Franklin Square" on South Street near the former TD Bank Building

at Top of Ridge Street near Touro College Bus shelter

at King Street & James Street

at East Main Street & Railroad Avenue (on Railroad Ave. across from Tony Boffas Restaurant)

at Shop Rite on Dolson Avenue

at Dolson Avenue near Auto Zone

Mayor Joseph M. DeStefano gave his State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at City Hall in the Council Chambers, 2nd floor at 7:00PM.  The address will be on Channel 20 at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Click here to read the speech and all the Department Reports →  pdf State of the City 2018 Part 1 (7.78 MB)

                                                                                                         pdf State of the City 2018 Part 2 (4.80 MB)

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Residents of the City of Middletown:

As we approach the summer months, I wanted to personally reach out for you to clarify some of the provisions of the Middletown City Code regarding the possession, purchase, and use of fireworks within our city. Over the past three years, there has been a great deal of confusion as to whether or not fireworks are legal within the City of Middletown. For that reason, I want to clearly and undeniably advise all residents of the following: The purchase, possession, use, and sale of ALL fireworks (including sparklers) is prohibited anywhere within the confines of the City of Middletown.

Much of the confusion that exists regarding fireworks has to do with the legalization of certain types of fireworks by the State of New York in June of 2015. As a result of that legislation, sparklers and other similar types of fireworks became legal to sell, possess, and use in certain areas of New York State, including many of the towns and villages just outside of the City of Middletown. Nevertheless, the Middletown Common Council elected to opt out of this legislation, thereby leaving the fireworks laws unchanged for the City of Middletown.

The purpose behind the Middletown Common Council’s decision to opt out of the new fireworks legislation was simple: Our elected officials want to ensure that all of our residents remain safe and free to enjoy our quiet and peaceful community, without the excessive noise and substantial injury risks that fireworks pose. The city and county offer a number of fireworks demonstrations for you and your family to enjoy free of charge, so I encourage you to take advantage of these great opportunities.

Every summer, our agency responds to hundreds of complaints for fireworks being shot off and detonated in our neighborhoods. I want to respectfully ask that all residents assist in preventing injuries, unnecessary noise, and fires by choosing not to purchase and utilize any type of fireworks within the City of Middletown. I also ask that you keep an open line of communication to the police department, contacting us with any issues you may have, whether it be fireworks related or any other occurrence, so that we can effectively address your concerns. Together, we can build a safer Middletown!

Respectfully yours
John Ewanciw
Chief of Police

When: Friday nights during the summer between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Dates: starting on Friday, July 13, 2018
Location: the Ultimate Advantage, Inc. gym located at 600 North Galleria Drive, Wallkill, NY 

District Attorney to Host Middletown Community Youth Gym Program Provides an Alternative to Youths Being on the
Streets during the Summer.

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, and City of Middletown Mayor Joseph Destefano announced that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the City of Middletown will jointly host a Middletown Community Youth Gym Program.

The program which will be held on Friday nights during the summer between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, at the Ultimate
Advantage, Inc. gym located at 600 North Galleria Drive, Wallkill, NY, starting on Friday, July 13, 2018.

The program will be run by Rick Scarpulla, who had been a coach at West Point for thirteen years, and who has extensive experience not only working with professional and Olympic level athletes, but also with youth. The program is designed to give high-school age teenagers in the greater Middletown area an alternative to spending their summer on the
streets, and will include instruction on nutrition, character building, the importance of crime prevention and avoiding drugs.

The program has the support of the Town of Wallkill Police Chief and the Orange County Sheriff. The program is designed to provide youth, particularly disadvantaged youth, with alternatives to engaging in criminal activity, as well as life-skills including a compelling anti-drug message and to foster a more positive relationship with law-enforcement. “The youth of our County need to have positive experiences with law enforcement officers and an alternative to spending summers on city streets,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler said. “I am proud to partner with the City of Middletown and the Town of Wallkill to help sponsor this program. Anyone who has is familiar with Coach Scarpulla knows that he is a dynamic speaker, as well a first-class athlete and coach. Anyone who signs up for this program, can expect not only to have an enjoyable experience, but also to gain some valuable advice about improving their athletic abilities, health and fitness, as well as the importance of staying drug free.”

Anyone interested in registering and attending the course may sign up at the Ultimate Advantage Gym, located at 600
Galleria Drive, in Wallkill, on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 7:00 pm.