2016 budget report shows gains, savings for Middletown; Town to purchase new vehicles with grant money

Middletown Township may have handled its money well last year, but, as Supervisor Tom Gallagher found out, it’s not necessarily an opportunity to pat yourself on the back.   The township’s fourth-quarter financial report, presented at last week’s supervisors meeting, showed the township came in under budget and brought in more money than expected through…

Middletown adopts medical marijuana ordinance

The Middletown Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 for Middletown to allow up to one marijuana grower-processor and one dispensary in the township. The dissenter, Tom Tosti, said the ordinance was too restrictive. “I support the direction we’re heading, but I think we’re limiting ourselves,” he explained. “I want to do more for this, because it…

Creativity, community service behind upcoming Southampton library activities

The Southampton Free Library wants kids to think for themselves. That’s a theme running through a few of the upcoming kids’ activities the library has over the next few months. “They’re open-ended and geared toward self-discovery,” explained Heather Soltroff, youth services librarian at Southampton. “The children learn through doing.” Through grants from the Institute for…