Landen called his career “a great trip for me,” and through his job he gained “a different view of my hometown.”
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Working and being active in his hometown has been “a great honor,” said Landen, who has served on numerous boards.
After receiving her certificate, Bronston said: “I love Middletown.”
Picard, a local attorney, discussed the controversy earlier this year that came after he suggested that a person who overdoses in Middletown receive a summons to appear in Municipal Court and receive an administrative penalty to do community service equal to the costs of the EMS runs and other penalties for more occurrences.
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After making the comments, which first were reported in the Journal-News, Picard was interviewed by news agencies around the world.
But, at the same time, he said, his comments also created work for city employees, and he was sorry for that.