No. 1 Davenport holds off Blue Devils in hard fought hoop contest

By John Bernhardt
Why stop now? Last Thursday, the Margaretville Blue Devils boys’ basketball team continued its pattern of madcap hardwood adventures through the last regular season contest of the year. The Blue Devils failed to convert the winning field goal in three attempts during the final 10 seconds of the fourth quarter, then fell, 49-45, in overtime to first place Davenport.

Motel owners seek tax breaks for Best Western project

By Joe Moskowitz
Proposed tax exemptions a the planned 62-room hotel on Route 28, Margaretville will be the subject of a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at noon at the Middletown Town Hall.
The Delaware County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) will conduct the hearing. The IDA is considering whether to undertake the project, which is being by proposed by Margaretville Lodging LLC.
Principals in that corporation are Carol and Peter Molnar. They are planning to raze the current Margaretville Motel and construct a 62-room hotel on the premises.

Thrift store has temporary shift in hours

A temporary change in store hours has been announced for the Thrift Shop operated by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.
The Thrift Shop on Main Street, Margaretville will be closed on Mondays from February 3 through March 3. Open hours are: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Katie Horn left an indelible mark on MCS community

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Central School lost a part of its family on January 20 when one of the district’s most dedicated and popular teachers, Katie Horn, passed away following a brave struggle against cancer.
Katie, 37, had been a reading teacher at MCS since 2010 and quickly became a favorite among co-workers and students, displaying an infectious enthusiasm for her profession.
Katie’s passing was felt throughout the school community. Staff and students agreed that everyone with whom she came into contact admired Katie.

Mother and son charged in local liquor store robbery

A Margaretville man and his mother have been arrested in connection with a smash and grab burglary that happened at approximately 11:40 p.m. on January 14 at the Margaretville Liquor Store.
State police say they have charged Jason P. Tanzer, 30, and his mother, Lisa Tanzer, 52, both of 672 Main Street.
Police say that the burglary incident was first reported to them by Jason Tanzer, who allegedly told them that he happened across the broken window as he was walking home from Margaretville Hospital and that he had no idea who broke the window of how it happened.

Home Goods to close after a fabulous and fabled 18-year run

By Brian Sweeney
Dorothy Maffei, who has operated Home Goods of Margaretville for nearly 18 years, has announced that she is retiring from the business.
Dorothy recently sent the news of the store’s closing to her patron list. She is currently selling out remaining stock and the last day of her operating the store will be Sunday, Feb. 2. The shop owner is planning to relocate to Massachusetts, but said she’s hopeful that arrangements will be finalized to transfer ownership of the store.

Here's the Scoop: January 22, 2014

There’s no place like Home Goods...
A little chapter in local history will soon come to a close when Dorothy Maffei steps down as owner of Home Goods of Margaretville (HGM).
In a small town, businesses come and go. In fact, the “go” enterprises somehow seem to outnumber the arrivals. As opposed to mega-malls, shopping in rural areas usually offers a much different type of experience. Stores are often unique. Owners usually know your name.

Blue Devils stun Stamford with miraculous rally

By John Bernhardt
They are the Delaware League’s Cardiac Kids, a basketball team associated with nail biting, heart thumping, foot stomping hardwood theatrics. In Margaretville’s six DL contests to date, three have been decided on the game’s last possession, two have gone into overtime, and one took two extra periods of play.

Margaretville Liquor store break-in: not your typical burglary

By Joe Moskowitz

Margaretville Liquor vandalized: Photo by Joe MoskowitzMargaretville Liquor vandalized: Photo by Joe Moskowitz

The Margaretville Liquor Store on Main Street was burglarized early Tuesday morning and the person who did it may have been thoughtful enough to call the storeowner in order to prevent any further losses.
Storeowner Steve Yaekel said that he got a phone call at home at about 12:30 a.m. from someone who told him that the one of the store’s front windows had been broken out.

Wine taken

Kingdon Gould to raze and rehabilitate Main Street eyesore

By Brian Sweeney
The new owner of a former plumbing store in Margaretville plans to raze the building in an effort to clean up a Main Street eyesore.
Kingdon Gould Jr. of Arkville recently purchased the vacant storefront and adjoining apartment from Anthony Strutt and Christin Lau of the United Kingdom.The store, located at 851 Main Street, had been unoccupied since they purchased the property in December 2009. Previous owners Jim and Pam O’Neal had closed the retail business in the spring of 2008.

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