Margaretville

Seussical plays well at MCS

The Margaretville Central School Scitamard Society completed a very successful engagement of “SEUSSICAL” ™ on April 4-5.

Cassandra Olin directed the play, with musical direction by Richard Tucker and assistance from William Powers. The musical is based upon the works of DR. SEUSS.


Youngster's projects bring smiles to foster kids

By Brian Sweeney
A fourth-grade student at Margaretville Central is doing her part to brighten the lives of foster children in the area.
Saira Pereira, an Arkville resident, first took an interest in assisting foster children several years ago. With the goal of helping a young girl who was entering into foster care, Saira held several bake sales to raise funds. Her thought was that while foster homes provide an improved environment, the situation often is accompanied by considerable uncertainty.


Strong hitting not enough for Blue Devils in softball

By John Bernhardt
Margaretville softball coach Kyle Holden is pleased with his team’s offensive production in their first two contests. Holden’s Blue Devils have plated 21 runners but that has not been enough to find the victory column.
Margaretville carried a 9-3 lead into the top of the fifth inning in its opener at South Kortright last Wednesday. The Blue Devils scored four runs in the second and third innings with Cora Bruno and Kate Short getting key hits in the rallies.
TEAM SPIRIT: Coach Kyle Holden, at right, leads his team in a cheer prior to last  Wednesday’s contest against South Kortright.— Photos by Dick SanfordTEAM SPIRIT: Coach Kyle Holden, at right, leads his team in a cheer prior to last Wednesday’s contest against South Kortright.— Photos by Dick Sanford


MCS hurler makes short work of Downsville Eagles

For Margaretville pitching ace Kyle Short, the three most important pitches he throws are all fastballs: strike one, strike two, and strike three. Short turned in a brilliant pitching performance Monday night, striking out 16 Eagles to lead Margaretville past Downsville, 3-2, in the Delaware League opener for both teams.


Solid pitching, late rally push MCS Blue Devils past SK on the diamond

What started as an old-fashioned pitching duel turned into a 9-1 Margaretville non-league victory when the Blue Devils massed eight runs in the sixth inning last Tuesday in South Kortright. Devin Amundsen’s two-RBI double and Cooper Reither’s two-RBI single helped open the floodgates in Margaretville’s big inning.
STRETCH!: Second baseman Eric Mathiesen of Margaretville, above, reaches for a throw as a South Kortright runner dives safely back to the bag in Thursday’s Delaware League contest.  — Photos by Dick SanfordSTRETCH!: Second baseman Eric Mathiesen of Margaretville, above, reaches for a throw as a South Kortright runner dives safely back to the bag in Thursday’s Delaware League contest. — Photos by Dick Sanford


Officials still treading water over Margaretville Swart Street bridge repairs

By Joe Moskowitz
Margaretville residents, who have been waiting since 2011 to be able to drive over the Swart Street Bridge, will have to continue waiting and Delaware County, which owns the bridge, still doesn’t know how much longer that wait will be.
Bridge to Nowhere: When it comes to getting around Swart Street, you still have to drive around your elbow to get to your thumb. The bridge fix is still up in the air, almost three years later. Photo by Joe MoskowitzBridge to Nowhere: When it comes to getting around Swart Street, you still have to drive around your elbow to get to your thumb. The bridge fix is still up in the air, almost three years later. Photo by Joe Moskowitz


MCS bus purchase wins by three votes

By Joe Moskowitz
By a scant three-vote margin, residents of the Margaretville Central School District approved the purchase of a new school bus last week Tuesday.
Usually, a school bus vote passes easily but this time the vote was shrouded in controversy.


John Hubbell elected new Margaretville Village trustee in vigorous write-in campaign

By Joe Moskowitz
An unusually spirited write-in campaign resulted in the election of a new trustee in the Village of Margaretville on Tuesday.
Village resident John Hubbell received 58 write-in votes to earn a seat on the board. Incumbent trustee Dave Budin, who was the only candidate on the ballot, received 40 votes, enough to retain his seat.
Other write-in candidates who received votes included Lou Hamway with 20, Andrew Weiss with three, Robert Manshaffer with two, and Fred Miller and Lauren Davis, who received one vote each. A total of 76 votes were cast.


Grandy art opening at Fairview Library on Saturday

Elaine Grandy will be hosting an art opening on at the Fairview Public Library on Saturday, March 22 from 12:30-2 p.m. The public welcome. The library is located at 43 Walnut Street, Margaretville. Info: 845 586-3791.


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