The Middletown Board of Education, responding to calls of parents, voted to request an extra $200,000 to hire additional teachers. The last-minute teacher shopping came about after the PTA at Moody School got the ball rolling with a petition drive.
NRG Home Solar has expanded its operation into Connecticut, choosing Middletown as its first base of operations in the Constitution State.
It is almost time for the Middletown 5K Summer Fun Run, and once again Citizens Bank will be the title sponsor. This will be the 18th year for the run, which coincides with Middletowns yearly festival.
A new gym stocked with cardio equipment and free weights has been created exclusively for the Middletown Fire Department personnel. Located next door to the services Main Street station, the 1,100 square foot space is named for the late Capt. Joseph Pagano.
Locals who wish to get their pet micro-chipped or inoculated against rabies will have the opportunity to do so next weekend.
The Middletown Lions Club will be 85 years old next month, and plans are underway to hold a big celebration. A birthday dinner will be held with two stand-up comedians providing the entertainment.
An information session will be held next week at Pedal Powers here in Middletown, concerning the upcoming Tour de Cure.
Hartford-based Bike Walk Connecticut, a nonprofit organization, has elected a local woman as its incoming president. Middletown's own Laura Baum, who lives here with her husband and their daughter, takes on the position after her election in late January of this year.
The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is presenting Expo 2014 this March. This annual event showcases local member-owned businesses.
The Newport Winter Fest is taking place over two days beginning at the end of the month. It is hosted by Newport Live.