Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Come learn more about new health care options!

access health CT
You’re invited to a free Healthy Chat near you.
Change is here. Health Care Reform is making it easier for Connecticut residents like you to get health care coverage. Discover everything you need to know at our live Healthy Chat event, Connecticut’s New Health Insurance Marketplace: Big Changes, Big Benefits.
Here are our next Healthy Chats. Please click on a location to RSVP:
Middletown: Thursday, October 17, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Health Center, 675 Main Street, Middletown, CT
RSVP for Middletown »
Willimantic: Monday, October 21, 6pm to 8pm
Generations Family Health Center, 40 Mansfield Avenue, Willimantic, CT
RSVP for Willimantic »
Danbury: Tuesday, October 22, 6pm to 8pm
WCSU, Student Center - Room #201, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT
RSVP for Danbury »
Healthy Chats provide a great opportunity to ask questions, learn about Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT, and find out if you might save money.
Space is limited, so please register now. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Leaf collection information from Public Works.

October 15, 2014

For more information contact: William Russo, Public Works Director, 860-638-4850


Middletown Commences Leaf Collection Program

The City of Middletown will begin its fall leaf collection program on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.     Leaves will be collected from the curb and brought to a central location for composting.

Due to leaf collection operations, bulk waste collection, which is available for $75/pick up will be suspended from Oct. 31st  until March 2014.  The exact date of commencement of bulk waste pick up will be dependent upon the weather.

Residents may rake their leaves to the curb or bag their leaves in biodegradable paper bags and leave them at the curb for collection. Please do not use plastic bags.  Leaves must be kept separate from brush, grass and rubbish.  Only leaves are acceptable with the leaf collection.  Public Works crews will be operating during the next two months to pick up the leaves in vacuum trucks.

Guidelines for Middletown Leaf Collection

·                     Leaves can be raked to the curb and left loose at the curb for collection with vacuum trucks.
·                     Leaves can be placed in biodegradable paper bags and placed at the curb for collection
·                     For safety reasons, leaves should not be placed on the road.
·                     Leaves must not be mixed with other yard waste, such as brush or garbage.

It is very important that residents make sure leaves do not get raked onto the street.  It is extremely dangerous if children decide to play in leaf piles or if cars park on top of the piles.  Also, leaves in the street can clog catch basins, causing flooding and other difficulties.

Leaves can also be brought directly to the Recycling Center on the corner of North Main Street and Johnson Street.  If leaves are bagged, they must be emptied out of the bags at the Center.   The Recycling Center is open Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and every Saturday through the month of November from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Beginning December 7, the Recycling Center will be open on the first and third Saturday of the month from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Residents can also choose to compost their own leaves in their backyard.  Backyard composting is an easy way to recycle leaves and make valuable compost that can be used in gardens, flowerbeds and houseplants.  For information on backyard composting, contact the City Recycling Coordinator, Kim O’Rourke, at 860-638-4855.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013



Be informed before you vote in this year's elections! Join NEAT at the Green Street Arts Center for Meet132191 the Candidates Night on October 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Meet and talk with the local candidates running in this year's election. 

This election season residents will be casting votes for Mayor, City Treasurer, Common Council, Board of Education, Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of Assessment Appeals.  

If you are interested in finding out more about your local candidates and what issues are affecting the North End, please join us on Wednesday night. 

 NEAT will have a candidate slate, voter registration forms, a question list for candidates and other information.  

If you have any questions you think we should address to the candidates, please email  

This is the moment for North End Residents to have their voices heard and questions addressed. Everyone is welcome to attend the Meet the Candidate event. We encourage any interested Middletown resident to join us and get educated about the candidates that for local office. 

See you at Meet the Candidates Night!