Margaretville

Mayor takes blame for 'aqua berm' OK

By Geoff Samuels
Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton has gone on the record about the controversy that arose when Freshtown Marketplace owners Dan and Noah Katz erected an “aqua berm” around their building in the hope of averting another disaster like the one caused by last year’s Hurricane Irene.

In an interview with the News last Thursday, Stanton said unequivocally that it was his decision, on that fateful Saturday a day-and-a-half before Superstorm Sandy smashed into the New York-New Jersey Coastline, to permit the owners of Freshtown to erect the protective structure.


Home for adults vacated without notice

By Geoff Samuels
The community home for developmentally disabled people at 123 Church Street in Margaretville was vacated on Monday morning, November 19.
Diane Galusha, communications director at the Catskill Watershed Corporation who lives on that street, said that two large vans were parked in front of the three-story Victorian house early that morning with “a lot of activity going on,” and later that evening, the place was dark.


Cookie exchange at Fairview

A Cookie Exchange is planned at the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

The library’s first annual Cookie Exchange is an event to help get community members into the holiday spirit, by visiting with friends, old and new. Visitors will share homemade cookies and sample baked

goods made by everyone else.
Participants should bring three dozen cookies to share; then they will take home with as many cookies as they bring.


Late heroics push SK past Blue Devils

By John Bernhardt
At crunch time for the New York Knicks, the ball finds the hands of Carmelo Anthony.  In Miami, with the game on the line, expect the ball in the hands of LeBron James.  The same can be said for Trevor Holdridge of the South Kortright Rams. 

Holdridge, a senior and the only returning starter from last year’s Section IV champions, came up huge with the game on the line in last Friday’s season opener in South Kortright. Holdridge scored 11 points in the final period, swishing six of six from the foul line, as the Rams bested Margaretville, 60-52.


Longyear Gallery hosts Holiday Show

Margaretville — Opening this past week at the Longyear Gallery is the annual gallery “Holiday Show” featuring the artwork of all Longyear members. An artists’ reception will take place Saturday, Nov. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. Special holiday small works, framed and unframed, will also be available in the gallery where Longyear artists will be presenting their watercolors, prints, monotypes, photographs, drawings, ceramics, objects, and small oil paintings.


Returning players key to MCS girls hoop season

By John Bernhardt
If experience is a foundation to build upon, then Margaretville Coach Kyle Holden can begin building the Blue Devils’ basketball house.  Holden returns seven players, three who started, from last season’s 8-10 team.  Good size, bench depth and quality previous experience has Holden and his Blue Devils thinking big this year.


MCS boys look for rebound season

By John Bernhardt
“Little things make big things happen.”
Legendary UCLA college basketball coach John Wooden could have been talking about this winter’s Margaretville boys’ basketball team when he made this famous statement several decades ago. Margaretville moves into the upcoming hardwood season with a roster only eight strong. Even so, Coach Jeremey Marks is expecting big things from the Blue Devils.


MCS names honor students for first quarter

Margaretville Central School has announced its Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2012-2013 school year.


Controversy springs from Freshtown 'flood wall'

By Brian Sweeney
A temporary “flood wall” erected behind the Freshtown Supermarket in Margaretville on Sunday was dismantled Monday because there was no permit for the structure.

The floodwall was put into place as the Freshtown owners were attempting to protect their store from potential flooding predicted when the effects of Hurricane Sandy moved through the area.


Rea, learn, play during Games Day at Fairview Library

Fairview Public Library will join hundreds of libraries throughout the country on November 3 for the fifth annual celebration of gaming in libraries – International Games Day @ your library.
Like so many other libraries across the country and around the world, Fairview will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.  


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