Margaretville

Dream hoop season ends for Blue Devils

By John Bernhardt
It was fitting that Saturday’s Section IV boys’ basketball quarterfinal game in Margaretville was an old-fashioned, nail-biting thriller. The Margaretville basketball faithful had waited a full decade between Section IV playoff appearances by an MCS team on their home floor. Legions of Blue Devils fans packed the Margaretville gymnasium to cheer on their guys. In the end, it was not quite enough as visiting Marathon eked out a 55-49 decision to advance to Wednesday’s semifinals.


Devils earn first hoop crossover in 18 years

By John Bernhardt
One play sequence in Friday night’s Championship game symbolized the Margaretville Blue Devil’s ascent to the top of the Delaware League.


MCS announces second quarter honor roll

Margaretville Central School’s has announced its Honor Roll for the second marking period.

Principal’s List
(94.5-100)

12th Grade
Eric Baker, Raeann Bond, Sean Gauntt, Amber Hall, Megan Mauro, Diane Perez and Theresa Svoboda.
11th Grade
Michael Conroy and James Warner.
10th Grade
Rhiannon Kearns, Alana Moskowitz and Julian Rauter.
9th Grade
Daniel Conroy.
8th Grade
Bianca Molnar, Kaylee Sanford, Courtney Scheffler and Katlynn Shamro.
6th Grade
Denali Finkle.

High Honor Roll
(89.5-94.49)

12th Grade


MCS Superintendent fears state aid pinch

By Geoff Samuels
The New York State budget projections for 2013-14 were released last Tuesday and according to Margaretville Central School Superintendent Anthony Albanese, the 1.97 percent increase in state aid for the district is unjustifiably low.


Stanton not running for re-election

By Brian Sweeney
Bill Stanton, who is completing his 10th year as Margaretville’s mayor, will not be seeking another term in office.

Mayor Stanton told News this week that he feels that a decade in the village’s top post is enough.
“I’m just doing the best I can, but I’ve had enough,” he stated. “It’s time for somebody else to take over.”


'Growing and Aging' series at Open Eye

Margaretville — The New York Council for the Humanities has joined forces with The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville, to offer “Growing and Aging,” a monthly reading and discussion series that runs from February 26 to June 11.

Pre-registration is Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater.
“With its thematic focus, this reading and discussion program offers an unusual twist on the standard book group format by making time for thinking deeply about one idea, over time, from a variety of perspectives,” says Sara Ogger, executive director of the council.


Fairview trades food for fines

In partnership with the Community Pantry, the Fairview Public Library has announced Food for Fines February to run throughout the month.

From February 1-28, library patrons are encouraged to bring undamaged and unexpired boxed or canned non-perishable food items to the library. Each single food item will be applied as a $1 credit toward the reduction of existing overdue fines.

The Community Pantry, located on Route 28, Arkville, serves about 130 families in the Town of Middletown.


Former Margaretville attorney pleads guilty

By Jay Braman Jr.
Dales Hughes, a former Margaretville attorney, faces up to one year in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling over $220,000 from an Ulster County volunteer fire company.
On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Hughes made a plea of guilty to a charge of second-degree grand larceny. The tentative plea agreement, reached with the Ulster County District Attorney, allows Hughes to serve up to one year in jail and avoid a tougher sentence. His alleged crime could bring a sentence of between five and 15 years in prison without a plea bargain.


Village board battles with DEP over sewer extensions

By Geoff Samuels
A vote to change the wording in an amendment to section 3.07 of the sewer-use law took place at the Margaretville Village Board Meeting last Thursday night.


Devils earn DCS Tourney crown

By John Bernhardt
The Margaretville Blue Devils knew Roscoe guards Rob Taurino and Marc Rosario could wheel and deal in the open court. Taurino and Rosario had teamed with the five Blue Devil starters as part of a Margaretville AAU team last spring.

The Blue Devils reveled then when Taurino went on a “crazy” scoring run or Rosario pulled a rebound off the defensive boards and went coast to coast for a lay-up. But, Saturday in Downsville, the Blue Devils found themselves plotting to find a way to slow down Roscoe’s offensive duo.

Roscoe in front


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