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Margaretville magic strikes again; Reither beats RCS at the buzzer

By John Bernhardt
Two seconds. Two seconds sometimes makes the difference between victory and defeat. That was the case Thursday night in Roxbury when Cooper Reither’s runner from just inside the foul line bounced one time on the front of the rim and fell through the net, giving Margaretville a tantalizing 38-37 victory over Roxbury.
Buzzer Beater: Teammates surround Cooper Reither (arm raised) after his basket as time expired gave Margaretville a 39-38 win at Roxbury on Friday night.
— Photos by Dick SanfordBuzzer Beater: Teammates surround Cooper Reither (arm raised) after his basket as time expired gave Margaretville a 39-38 win at Roxbury on Friday night.
— Photos by Dick Sanford


DEC releases draft management plan for black bears

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) last Thursday released a draft species management plan for black bears and will be accepting public comments on the management plan through January 31.
“Wildlife management can present challenges in trying to balance populations, hunting opportunities, and environmental impacts,” said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens.  “This plan will guide the management of this species for the next 10 years, and we encourage people to review and submit comments on the draft plans.”


Catskill Center will sponsor a student at Camp DeBruce this summer

The Catskill Center is offering a sponsorship for a student to attend NYSDEC Camp DeBruce for one week this summer. One student between the ages of 11 and 13 will be fully sponsored for one week at the DeBruce Environmental Education Camp in Livingston Manor. This opportunity provides a student with an exceptional outdoor learning experience.


Delancey youth faces numerous charges following high-speed chase on Route 28

A 16-year-old Delancey youth faces a daunting number of charges after he allegedly used a stolen car to lead authorities on a high-speed chase late Wednesday afternoon that began in Andes and ended 40 miles later in the Town of Olive when state troopers placed “stinger sticks” across Route 28 and shredded the vehicle’s tires. Police say the youth then jumped out of the car and tried to run from the scene but was tackled by a trooper and taken into custody.


Mother and son charged in local liquor store robbery

A Margaretville man and his mother have been arrested in connection with a smash and grab burglary that happened at approximately 11:40 p.m. on January 14 at the Margaretville Liquor Store.
State police say they have charged Jason P. Tanzer, 30, and his mother, Lisa Tanzer, 52, both of 672 Main Street.
Police say that the burglary incident was first reported to them by Jason Tanzer, who allegedly told them that he happened across the broken window as he was walking home from Margaretville Hospital and that he had no idea who broke the window of how it happened.


Shandaken board seeks the right consultant for Belleayre project review

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Planning Board is conducting interviews with planning and engineering firms to find one best suited to act as the board’s consultant in the upcoming review of the Belleayre Resort.
Stuart Mesinger, vice president in charge of community planning for the Chazen Companies, made a personal appearance before the planning board last Wednesday to discuss the resort project and how his firm would be able to work with the planners during their review.


Home Goods to close after a fabulous and fabled 18-year run

By Brian Sweeney
Dorothy Maffei, who has operated Home Goods of Margaretville for nearly 18 years, has announced that she is retiring from the business.
Dorothy recently sent the news of the store’s closing to her patron list. She is currently selling out remaining stock and the last day of her operating the store will be Sunday, Feb. 2. The shop owner is planning to relocate to Massachusetts, but said she’s hopeful that arrangements will be finalized to transfer ownership of the store.


New X-ray machine debuts at Margaretville Hospital

Margaretville Hospital has added a new GE Proteus X-ray Machine which was formally unveiled at a January 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

New X-ray machine is here: Margaretville Hospital has added a new GE Proteus X-ray Machine which was formally unveiled at a January 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Radiology Manager Roberta Scism was in charge of the ribbon cutting. Shown from left are Board Member Jenny Liddle, HealthAlliance Chief Operating Officer Robert Seidman, Auxiliary President Susan McLean, Margaretville Hospital Executive Director Sandra Horan, Board Member Art Martello, Board Chair Carey Wagner and Board Member Fred Margulies. — Photo by Dick SanfordNew X-ray machine is here: Margaretville Hospital has added a new GE Proteus X-ray Machine which was formally unveiled at a January 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Radiology Manager Roberta Scism was in charge of the ribbon cutting. Shown from left are Board Member Jenny Liddle, HealthAlliance Chief Operating Officer Robert Seidman, Auxiliary President Susan McLean, Margaretville Hospital Executive Director Sandra Horan, Board Member Art Martello, Board Chair Carey Wagner and Board Member Fred Margulies. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Jay Jacobs to be honored at 28th Snowball

By Jay Braman Jr.
It’s Snowball time again in the Belleayre Region, where every year the state-owned ski center plays host to the annual black tie get together that not only raises funds for the Belleayre Music Festival, but also provides a classy chance to honor someone that has been a friend of the mountain.
The ball, this year held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Overlook Lodge, will honor Jay Jacobs, director of Timberlake Camp in the Greene County Town of Lexington.


Superbowl goalposts built by Delhi company

By Cheryl Petersen
Approximately 110 million people will stop what they are doing to watch the National Football League’s Super Bowl Game on February 2. Up to 92,700 of those fans will be seated at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Otherwise, the game will be watched on screens and monitors around the country.


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