Margaretville

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.  


MCS boys play in Oneonta Thursday

The weather-delayed semifinal Section IV, Class D boys’ soccer game between Margaretville and Elmira Notre Dame will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m.

Due to the field availability of the field, the game will be played at the Hall of Fame field off Route 23 in Oneonta.

The game was originally scheduled to be played Tuesday, Oct. 30 but was postponed when Hurricane Sandy closed area schools.


MCS boys down rival SK to advance in tourney

By John Bernhardt
In 180 minutes of head-to-head competition prior to Friday’s quarterfinal showdown, the Margaretville and South Kortright boys’ soccer teams had managed a combined three goals.  The defensive fortress crumbled on Friday as the Blue Devils outlasted the Rams, 4-3, in a wild and woolly Section IV quarterfinal contest played in Margaretville.


Morris too strong; ends Lady Blue Devils season

By John Bernhardt
In the end Morris was simply too strong.  The defending Section IV girls’ soccer champions had too much size, too much speed, and too much skill in Saturday’s quarterfinal match-up with Margaretville.  A 3-0 Morris win ended Margaretville’s run of 12 consecutive unbeaten games and put the finishing touches to the Blue Devils’ Cinderella season.


'Walking Towards America' returns to the Open Eye

The world premiere production of “Walking Toward America” by Sandra Fenischel Asher returns to The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville for evening performances Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 1-3 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee on November 4 at 3 p.m.

Patricia Van Tassel stars in this one-woman show based on the memoirs of Ilga Katais Vise, who fled with her family from their beloved Latvia during World War II. Traditional Latvian music is performed by Cedric and Curtis Taylor.


Congressional candidate tours hospital

By Brian Sweeney
Congressional candidate Julian Schreibman toured Margaretville Hospital on Monday and heard firsthand about the challenges facing rural healthcare providers.
The Kingston Democrat is challenging first-term Republican Rep. Chris Gibson in New York’s 19th Congressional District.

Mr. Schreibman visited Margaretville Hospital as part of a campaign tour along the Route 28 corridor. He met with hospital officials, including Executive Director Sandy Horan.


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