Margaretville

Margaretville Field Days open Tuesday

School’s out. Vintage baseball is in season. The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market is open for business. And, as of Tuesdsay, the latest reminder that summer is in full swing will once again be upon us.
Carnival-goers can enjoy rides, games, food and fun when the Margaretville Fire Department’s Annual Field Days begin at the village park on Tuesday, when rides open at 6 p.m.


Athletes of the Year named at local schools

By John Bernhardt
Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury schools recently named their outstanding male and female athletes for the 2007/2008 school year. This week the News profiles the male athletes. Watch next week’s paper for profiles on the ladies.


ACS, MCS and RCS announce top students for the Class of 2008

Three area schools have announced the names of their valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2007-08 academic year. Andes Central School recognized Cheyenne Tait and Carrianne Fairbairn as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Roxbury Central School named Alisa Fersch and Michelle Massell, while Margaretville Central School named Nevin Perez and Aja Jenkins.


Parsons exhibit to go on display; concert scheduled at Park Pavilion

An ongoing research initiative at Parsons The New School for Design has involved students in multiple disciplines who, since 2006, have undertaken design projects with Margaretville’s revitalization in mind. A selection of their ideas, called “The Margaretville Projects” will be unveiled on Saturday, June 21 at 4 p.m. at The Commons Building’s second floor.


Beach Party Vacation Bible School at Margaretville Methodist Church

The Margaretville United Methodist Church will hold a Beach Party-themed Vacation Bible School for children aged pre-K through sixth grade at the church on Church Street. Activities planned for attendees of the Bible School include singing, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games.


Well house ribbon cutting this Saturday in Margaretville; Democratic dinner to follow

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting at the Fair Street well house this Saturday, June 21, at 3 p.m. A representative from Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand’s office will be on hand at the event, as well as a representative from the Department of Health and Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton.


Guided tour of Margaretville

The Sacred Heart Catholic Church Rectory didn’t always sit on Academy Street in Margaretville. Find out who built it and where (and how Academy Street got its name) at this Saturday’s guided walking tour of historic Margaretville offered by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown.


MCS Booster Club hosts three summer sports camps

The Margaretville Central School Booster club will sponsor three summer sports camps for student-athletes in kindergarten through eighth grade beginning June 30.
The focus of the first session, which will be held from June 30 through July 3, will be soccer. The second week, July 7 through 10, will focus on basketball. The third week of camp will be an “all-sports camp,” and will provide campers with the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities.


Freshtown Supermarket plans unveiled; renovation work to begin in September

New owners will convert A&P store

By Brian Sweeney
The changeover from the Margaretville A&P to a Freshtown Supermarket is set to begin in September, it was revealed at public meeting last Tuesday. Noah Katz, a partner in PSK Supermarkets, gave a presentation about what customers can expect when the transformation to the new store is complete. He indicated that the supermarket will remain open during renovations, with most of the work taking place at night. The changeover into a state-of-the-art supermarket is expected to be complete by Christmas.


MCS seeks calm after assault plot

Aide is hired to assist girl who was target

By Matthew J. Perry
The administration at Margaretville Central School has brought in a conflict resolution specialist and an extra aide to help restore calm in the second-grade classroom after a plot allegedly hatched by several students against a girl in the class. For the remainder of the school year, the aide will assist in the class and provide “an extra set of eyes,” said Superintendent John Riedl.


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