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Did you know that 54% of Americans are at increased risk of drowning because they can’t swim? This is particularly true for many Vermonters who, given a limited outdoor swimming season and access to indoor pool facilities, often fall into this category. Unfortunately, non-swimmers are missing out in numerous ways. Swimming is a fun, low-impact, cardio-vascular exercise that’s refreshing and strengthening. More importantly, knowing how to swim, to float, and to tread water are vital abilities that could spell the difference between life and death. One in five drowning victims is a child and children who learn how to float by age 4 decrease their chances of drowning by 88%.

Please check out the LEARN TO SWIM program being offered at First in Fitness in Berlin this summer. It’s affordable, convenient and just might save a life! To register, click on this link and download the form. Or, stop by the Town Clerk’s Office at 5 Church Street, right down Route 2 from Red Hen. Forms are available on the bulletin board outside.

 Click here for the approved 2015 Town Meeting Minutes! 

Follow this link to the 2015 Town Meeting Results!




Sherlock has his tag!

If you missed the April 1st deadline for Dog Registrations… The good news is that you still can register your dogs (which is the right and legal thing to do) and it will cost only $10/neutered or spayed dog and $16 for the other kind. People, this is a great deal for animal amnesty. So send your checks made out to the Town of Middlesex and copies of updated rabies certificates – if necessary – to 5 Church Street, Middlesex 05602 and we will send you back pretty tags. Registering your dog ensures that if he/she is lost or missing we have the ability to connect dogs and owners with the Town’s Animal Control Officer (Erika Holm) should the need arise.


Middlesex Food Shelf Information

The Middlesex Food Shelf is open every Saturday from 9:00 – 10:30 am at the Middlesex United Methodist Church, which is located across the street from Town Hall.

  • Food donations can be made in the lobby of the Rumney School or at the food shelf (on Church Street) during its open hours on Saturdays.

  • Cash donations may be made at the Town Clerk’s office (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM).

  •  If you would like to donate to the Food Shelf via check, please click here for contact information.


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