Rev. Dykstrya honored

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SPECIAL NIGHT — The Rev. Richard Dykstra of Roxbury, right, is all smiles after receiving the Margaretville Hospital Keene A. Roadman Citizen of the Year Award on Saturday evening at the Harvest Moon Ball. The event was sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. Also pictured during the presentation are event Chair Karen Kolar and Hospital Board Member Tom O’Brien.— Photo by eOneMedia.com

"Wet Down" in Grand Gorge

Grand Gorge — The Grand Gorge Fire Department will host a “Wet Down” festival and community celebration on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.


Lost arts featured at Cauliflower Festival on Sept. 25

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will present “Lost Arts of Farm and Home” at the Eighth Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival Saturday, Sept. 25 in the village park, Margaretville.


MCS defeats Gilboa, 8-2

Dan JenkinsDan JenkinsThe Margaretville boys’ varsity soccer team traveled to Gilboa Wednesday afternoon and returned home with a lopsided 8-2 victory over the Wildcats. The Blue Devils offense proved too much for the Gilboa defense, as the Blue Devils netted eight goals. Ian Williams and Cody Fronckowiak scored two each, with Iso Desic, Peter Cella, Abraham Morales and Dan Jenkins also scoring. The game was the second win for the Margaretville boys, who will travel to Coleman on Friday for a non-league match. Check the Image Gallery for more photos of the game at Gilboa.


Wildcats nip Devils

Genesis QuinonesGenesis QuinonesTwo second-half goals by Gilboa’s high-scoring senior Laura Potter lifted the visiting Gilboa Wildcats to a 2-1 victory over Margaretville in varsity girls’ soccer action Wednesday (09-08). Raeann Bond’s first-half goal was the lone tally for the Blue Devils. The Lady Blue Devils remain winless, having lost their opener in overtime at Delhi. Margaretville returns to action Friday, (09-10) at home in a non-league game against Coleman.


DEP land purchases accelerate

By Jay Braman Jr.
In the news recently is the announcement that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has purchased another batch of acreage in the region.


Route 30 crash

Taylor's carTaylor's carDriver Gary Taylor of Accord escaped serious injury Tuesday morning after his southbound pickup truck drifted off the right side of Route 30 near the Town of Middletown transfer station, plunged over the bank and came to rest on its roof on the Delaware and Ulster train tracks.


Phoenicia faces impending deadline on municipal sewer-system project

By Jay Braman Jr.
Of the $17.2 million that New York City allocated for the Phoenicia sewer project, only $16 million remains.

To date, lawyers, engineers and other consultants have used up $1.2 million of the fund preparing project plans, all of which have been put on the scrap heap by either the city or the leaders of the hamlet.


Old-fashioned fun

Turn of the Century DayTurn of the Century DayRoxbury’s Turn of the Century Day Saturday offered a little something for everyone in old-fashioned fun. Roxbury Nine brought home the Keator Cup again with a 12-2 victory over the Fleischmanns’ Mountain Athletic Club. Roxbury pitcher Ryan Funck pitched a complete nine-inning game to earn the victory. Roxbury kids, at left, Laura Walker, Destiny Proctor and Ian Walker were having fun Saturday dressed in their 19th century costumes. More photos are available in the Image Gallery. Photos by Jodie Barber.


Bovina Farm Day

Hunter HuethHunter HuethThe second annual Bovina Farm Day, held on Weber Road in Bovina, was a hit Sunday as hundreds turned out for an end-of-the-summer celebration of country living. Local farmers selling local products and plenty of country things to do for the kids highlighted the day. At left, Hunter Hueth, 2, of Asbury Park, N.J. showed off his tractor-driving skills. More photos from the day are available in the Image Gallery. Photos by Dick Sanford.


Historic walking tour in Margaretville

E. L. O'Connor DrugstoreE. L. O'Connor DrugstoreMargaretville — A guided tour of historic Margaretville will be offered Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.

Participants will gather at the Binnekill Park (across from NBT Bank), where tour guide Fred Miller, proprietor of one of the oldest continuously operated pharmacies in the state – Miller’s Drug Store on Main Street, will give an overview of village history before leading a leisurely walk around town.


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