Margaretville

School district voters easily OK budgets

Staff report
Margaretville, Andes and Roxbury voters easily approved school budgets for 2008-2009 during voting last Tuesday.
The Margaretville budget was up 6.9 percent overall and totaled $10,673,038. The tax levy increase will be 4.8 percent.
District voters approved the measure by a margin of 103-36. Randall Moore of Margaretville was elected to fill a vacancy on the school board and received 125 votes.


Hillis crosses up Lady Blue Devils in Crossover play

JayHawks avenge only loss of season

By John Bernhardt
Jordyn Hillis was on a mission. The Jefferson sophomore was determined to avenge her team’s only Delaware League loss, a 6-5 early-season setback to Margaretville earlier in the spring. Only this time, Hillis and her JayHawks were battling the Blue Devils in the Delaware League Crossover Championship.


CROP funding restored for local school districts

The New York State Education Department (SED) has announced grant awards for their 21st-Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Programs funded through the federal No Child Left Behind legislation.


Delaware County art tour to hit the road June 7

Delaware County has a growing community of artists and art galleries. The 3rd Annual Delaware County Gallery Tour on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will create a full-day event enabling visitors from outside the local area to drive through participating towns and villages, enjoying the magnificent countrysides, while en route to galleries spread throughout Delaware County.


Margaretville zoning will stand; new retail buildings permitted

By Julia Green
The first item on the agenda following the call to order at Monday’s Margaretville board meeting was a discussion regarding the zoning law and previously proposed changes that would make possible the construction of new retail space in the village.


Century celebration

Rosa Bauer celebrated her 100th birthday at Mountainside Residential Care Center yesterday. A native of Karlsruhe, Germany, Rosa has been a resident of Mountainside for the past six years. Her daughter, Eleanore Heinrich, is a resident of Andes.


MCS girls win Upper Delaware League crown

By John Bernhardt
Margaretville’s nonleague tune-up left a well-oiled machine as the Blue Devils pounded Hunter-Tannersville 16-1 on Tuesday. Margaretville will face Jefferson in the Delaware League crossover title game at SUNY Oneonta tomorrow.


Simple test checks gas pump accuracy

With gas prices approaching $4 per gallon for regular 87-octane fuel, many people are interested not only in the price but also in the accuracy of the pump from which the liquid gold pours.
Here’s a simple test to make sure you’re getting what you pay for at the pump. It’s called the 10-gallon test.


Fersch, Morse win Delaware League tennis titles

By Marge Miller
Roxbury’s Alisa Fersch won the girls’ singles title while Margaretville’s Andersen Morse won the boys’ title at the Delaware League East Tennis Meet last week Tuesday at MCS. Fersch, seeded second for the day, defeated top-seed Sylwia Stopka of Hunter-Tannersville in a closely-fought, three-set match, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, while third seed Morse defeated longtime rival, second seed Alex Porter of WAJ, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.


"Feeling Good" show opening at Longyear Gallery Saturday

“People tell me that when they look at my art it actually makes them feel good,” says Sharon Suess, this month’s featured artist at Longyear Gallery. “Feeling Good” joins a new collective show by the Longyear member artists. The artists’ reception will take place on Saturday, May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. and will include two hours of chamber music contributed by cellist Ben Whittenburg and violinist Julie Signitzer.


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