August 13, 2008

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Middletown parks gain get county funding

L-R: Berkman, Pahucki, Mayor Marlinda Duncanson
and Parks Dir. Tom Elwood

MIDDLETOWN — The City of Middletown Tuesday received a check for $30,000 for improvements to two of its parks – Watts Park and Fancher Davidge Park.

The money is part of the Orange County parks revenue sharing fund, said County Legislator Jeffrey Berkman.

“We had helped the City of Middletown in their application and they identified the need to secure money for both of those parks and then legislators Tom Pahucki, Mike Paduch and I followed up as the county legislators from Middletown and followed up with the county grant,” he said.

A few years ago, the county granted Middletown money for upgrades to its Maple Hill Park.

The county’s parks revenue sharing program provides funds annually for upgrades to municipal parks across the county.


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