Special sale at Thrift Shop

Margaretville — A“March Out Like a Lamb Sale” will be held from March 18-31 at the Thrift Shop operated by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.
During the sale, all spring and summer wear will be offered for only for $1 an item! Everything from jackets, sandals, Rollerblades to swimwear. New items added daily.
The Auxiliary Thrift Shop is located at 850 Main Street, Margaretville. Hours are: Monday-Saturday from noon-4 p.m. For additional information, please call 845 586-3737.

Cope will be new mayor

Political newcomer Diana Cope will be Margaretville’s new mayor following a 102-24 win over longtime village resident Lauren Davis on Tuesday.

Ms. Cope ran a low-key campaign during her first run for public office.

Mr. Davis was seeking the village mayoral post for the third time. He waged a public battle during his campaign, often criticizing the actions of current Mayor Bill Stanton and the board of trustees.
The new mayor will take office on April 1.

The Fleischmanns Village Election results are as follows:

Davis, Cope square off for mayor's post

By Joe Moskowitz
Voters in Margaretville are about to choose a new mayor. Bill Stanton is stepping down. He will be replaced either by Diana Cope, former executive director of Margaretville’s Fairview Library, or Lauren Davis, a retired chemical engineer.

The village election will be held on Tuesday, March 19 with balloting from noon-9 p.m. in the village office on Main Street.

PO 24-hour box access

By Brian Sweeney
The Margaretville Post Office has opened its doors to deliver seven-day, 24-hour mailbox access for patrons.

Customers, according to Postmaster Bob Cron, have welcomed the change, which went into effect in early December.

“People can now get their mail anytime,” Mr. Cron explained. “There are a lot of people from the city who have post office boxes here who can never make it by noon on Saturday.”

gardenFest planning beginning to take root

Staff report
Gardening enthusiasts who can’t wait to plant will be happy to know that gardenFest2013 is approaching. The event that celebrates all things related to gardening will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., which is the day before Mother’s Day.

MCS counselor cited for lifesaving efforts

By Geoff Samuels
Margaretville Central School Guidance Counselor Nancy Millen will cited for heroism by the board of education for quick action in helping a student who was choking.

On January 24, Millen, a guidance counselor for grades K through 7, was in a classroom setting when one of the young children began to choke. She immediately went to the child’s aid and in so doing, saved it from a potentially terrible fate.

Margaretville seeks budget cuts to lower tax increase

By Joe Moskowitz
One week ago, Margaretville Village Treasurer Beth Bush dropped a bomb shell, saying that village taxes could go up by as much as 25 percent in the coming fiscal year.
Bush, and the village’s budget committee members, are working to try and reduce the hike to 14 percent, but she says that will be the lowest increase possible. There just isn’t any more room to cut.

Margaretville facing 25% tax increase

By Geoff Samuels
At the Margaretville Village Board meeting last Thursday, Beth Bush, village treasurer, told the board that a large loss in revenue due to the recent re-valuation of flooded properties, as well as lower valuations for the sewer plant, would result in a steep hike in property taxes for village residents this year.

Even though this year’s budget came in at $30,000 less than last year’s, “We’re looking at a huge change…25 percent,” she told the board, as they listened in silence.

CVS opening targeted for May

By Brian Sweeney
The rebuilt and reconfigured CVS Pharmacy in Margaretville is expected to be open by May.
Dan Katz, vice president PSK Supermarkets, which owns the shopping plaza, told the News this week that he anticipates that the new store will be open in several months.

“We are trying to get the construction finished as quickly as we can and CVS would like to open in the spring (around May),” Mr. Katz stated.
He said that the new store will have a footprint of 4,500 square feet with a 1,500-square-foot mezzanine.

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.

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