from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central Connecticut on the Connecticut River south of Hartford. It is the seat of Wesleyan University (chartered 1831). Population: 47,500.
  • A community of eastern New Jersey northwest of Red Bank. It was settled in 1665. Population: 67,600.
  • A city of southwest Ohio northeast of Cincinnati. Founded in 1802, it has a steel industry. Population: 51,300.


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  • MIDDLETOWN -- UPDATE (9: 02 a.m.): As rescuers work to determine how they can safely search an unstable section of the Kleen Energy plant, state and Middletown police detectives are trying to come up with a list of workers who were at the plant when it was damaged in an explosion Sunday. -

  • MIDDLETOWN - Sunoco Inc., parent company of SunCoke Energy Inc., said it plans to invest up to $280 million this year for the construction of a new coke plant in Middletown, a plan that has been in the works for more than two years. - News

  • MIDDLETOWN - For $2 each way, a bus will ferry passengers between Middletown and Hamilton on an hourlong route that includes about 25 stops. - News

  • MIDDLETOWN - A total of 21 non-union and management employees, who work for the City of Middletown, will now receive a three percent raise retroactive to January 1, 2009.


  • MIDDLETOWN - Pretty soon, people who live around downtown Middletown might be able to walk to a supermarket for groceries.


  • MIDDLETOWN - The city's Common Council and mayor plan to honor Middletown police Officer Vincent Andre and firefighter Tim Welch for their Feb. 25 rescue of a 6-year-old boy from a burning house.


  • MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS - Strawberry lovers are invited to Middletown Springs Historical Society's 34th annual Strawberry Festival from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • MIDDLETOWN - Middletown police are investigating a triple shooting in an apartment on Ferry Street.

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  • MIDDLETOWN - The state's Eastern boys lacrosse semifinals moved 88 miles north and west, from Hempstead to Middletown, and not much changed.


  • Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., runs nearly $54,000 per year.

    America's Most Expensive Colleges


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