Margaretville

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.


Margaretville Hospital earns police recognition

Margaretville Hospital received a Special Recognition Award from the New York State Police on May 28 in honor of the facility’s work during the April 2007 shootings involving three police officers. Chief Executive Officer Ed Morache accepted the award on behalf of the hospital in a ceremony in Albany. The certificate was presented “In recognition and acknowledgement of outstanding service to the division of state police.”


Will, Wi-Fi and wild games scheduled at Fairview Library

The Fairview Public Library kicks off its spring and summer season events with that wild and crazy game of Bunco on Monday evening, starting June 16 at 7:30 in the community room of the library. Bunco is a popular parlor game involving 100 percent luck and no skill and a simple set of rules. This will be a monthly library fund-raiser with a suggested donation of $5 per player. Call the library, 586-3791 or June Meinstein, 586-4018, to sign up.


Bike race topic of info meeting

Katskill Agriculture, Art, Tourism & Sports (KAATS) and The Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce invite all those interested to a community-wide informational meeting concerning a proposed, annual, four-day bicycle race to take place throughout the Catskill Region.


Guided tours of Margaretville to be offered June 21

Summer officially begins June 21 and the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will welcome the season by leading three guided tours of the historic Village of Margaretville. The tours will begin at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Binnekill Square Park on Main Street, across from NBT Bank. The easy walk covers about a mile of village streets.


Auxiliary, MCS host successful blood drive

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center teamed with Margaretville Central School for a successful blood drive at the school on May 29. Students, school personnel and community members were invited to donate blood. In total, 37 donors participating in the blood drive, which was held in the school auditorium.


Superintendent named for Margaretville Central School

By Brian Sweeney
Anthony Albanese of Scotia has been hired as the superintendent of the Margaretville Central School District.
Mr. Albanese was selected from more than 40 candidates who applied for the position. He will succeed John Riedl whose retirement becomes effective July 1. Mr. Riedl has been MCS superintendent since 2002.


MARK Group celebrates 30 years of service

By Jill Ribich
The MARK Group celebrated its 30th anniversary with a gala dinner and party at the upper lodge of the Belleayre Ski Center Saturday evening. The event was attended by over 150 past and present board members, founders, supporters, and recipients of the work of the MARK Group.


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