Middletown Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger talks to several dozen residents who turned out Thursday night for the year’s first public informational meeting. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
The state aid numbers are in to Middletown, and Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger likely couldn’t put it more blunt.
“It is ug-ly,” he said.
Schargenberger was speaking to about two dozen residents, who may have showed up to the Middletown Arts Center with other topics in mind, for the first of three neighborhood meetings scheduled for the year.
But the budget seemed to dominate.