Margaretville baseball club improves to 7-1

By John Bernhardt

Margaretville rolls
The Margaretville boys’ baseball team is on a roll. A three-game sweep last week boosted the Blue Devils overall record to 7-1. Margaretville is 3-0 in Delaware League play.

MCS splits tennis matches; ties for league's top position

The Margaretville Blue Devils’ tennis team split matches with rival Hunter-Tannersville 3-4 and 4-3 last week to finish the week tied for first in the Delaware League with Hunter-Tannersville. Both teams are 5-1.

Teams at Margaretville Bowl rolled in Catskill Mtn. Tourney

Spring welcomed three annual tournaments to the lanes at Margaretville Bowl.
Teams from Walton and Margaretville competed in the Catskill Mountain Bowling Association Tournament over the first two weekends in April.

Luthier and health counselor to open shop in Margaretville

Longtime summer residents Lenore and Ronald Bake have recently rented the premises at 812 Main Street to house their respective businesses.

County businesses get micro enterprise funds

The Delaware County Department of Economic Development recently announced the approval of 10 projects for the first round of funding through the Micro Enterprise Program Start-up and Expansion Grant.‚ÄÇ
Through the start-up and expansion grant, new or expanding micro enterprise businesses are eligible to apply for a working capital grant of up to $5,000.

"Smart Growth" planning funds available to Rte. 28 communities

By Brian Sweeney
Six communities along Route 28 will soon have $500,000 in “smart growth” funds available to be used toward capital projects.
The funding was included as part of the recently adopted New York State budget. Communities that have committed to participate in this Catskill corridor initiative include the townships of Andes, Middletown, Shandaken and Olive, plus the villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville.

Hospital scores high marks in national patient care survey

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Memorial Hospital has scored high marks for patient care in an independent national survey. The HCAHPS (Health Care Acquisition and Performance System) survey conducted by Press Ganey for Margaretville Hospital is a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients’ perceptions of their hospital experience.

Skate park volunteers needed

The Margaretville Board of Trustees is seeking volunteers to oversee the skateboard park that is located in the Binnekill Square parking lot.

Brinkerhoff remembrance service Friday

A Remembrance Service for Trooper David Brinkerhoff will be held on Friday, April 25 at 9 a.m. on Cemetery Road in Margaretville.
Also on Friday, there will be a service for Trooper Brinkerhoff at noon at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Route 385, Coxsackie. A luncheon will follow at 1 p.m. at State Police headquarters in Coxsackie.

Canine companions may help kids learn reading

The assertion is that children can become better readers by reading to a dog. Dogs don’t correct and they don’t criticize; they simply listen. As a result of the one-on-one interaction, a child’s reading skills improve and self-esteem grows.

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