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DRESSING FOR A CAUSE — Margaretville residents Lissa Harris, right, (a jellyfish — winner of the most creative costume) is pictured with Julia Reischel (sailor) at the annual Harvest Moon Ball on Saturday at The Andes Hotel. Proceeds from the fund-raiser benefit the ACS Dollars for Scholars program. In our print edition this week, be sure to take a peek at our full page of Hallowe'en safety tips, sponsored by local businesses.— Photo by Joe Damone

Morell wins easily in Fleischmanns mayoral race

By Jay Braman Jr.
Dave Morell defeated incumbent Malcolm Becker last Wednesday in the race for mayor in the Village of Fleishmanns. Morell received 70 votes. Becker, who was a write-in candidate, got 13 votes. Morell said this week that even though he would not be officially sworn in until April 6 there’s no time like the present.


Retiring Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton looks back fondly on public service years

By Julia Green
On April 1, the winner of last Wednesday’s mayoral election in the Village of Margaretville will move into the mayor’s office on Main Street. Vacating that space will be current Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton who, after six years in office, opted not to seek a fourth term.
“It’s time to have some fun,” Stanton said in an interview last Tuesday. “I’m going to enjoy my grandsons.”


Recount ordered in Margaretville mayoral election

At the request of Carol O'Beirne, who initial vote tallies showed losing to John VanBenschoten in the Margaretville mayoral election by three votes, there will be a recount conducted of the votes cast in last Wednesday's election.


SK Boys are State Champs!

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The South Kortright Rams defeated Greenport 47-43 to claim the NYS basketball championship. This was the SK Rams' first trip to the championship tournament. The Rams finish with an undefeated season, 26-0. Details in Wednesday's Catskill Mountain News.


South Kortright girls defeated

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The South Kortright girls' basketball team was defeated in the semi-finals of the state championship on Saturday. The Lady Rams fell to Sherman's Lady Wildcats 55-30. Further details in Wednesday's Catskill Mountain News.


South Kortright boys defeat defending champs: 48-38

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South Kortright's boys basketball team defeated defending champions Chateaugay by a score of 48 to 38 in the state championship semifinals. South Kortright will meet Greenport in Saturday's championship game in Glens Falls. The game tips off at 5:30 pm.


The college golf course at Delhi opens

DELHI - The College Golf Course at Delhi will open for play Saturday, March 21. Preseason conditions are in effect and the course will initially be open only to walkers. As an added incentive, the course is offering a special greens fee rate during March of $10 for nine holes and $15 for unlimited daily play.


Morell wins Fleischmanns mayoral post in a landslide

It was a convincing victory for Fleischmanns mayoral candidate David Morell, who defeated incumbent Malcolm Becker by a vote tally of 70 to 13 in Wednesday's election. Morell has served as a member of the village's planning board for the past year.


VanBenschoten elected Margaretville mayor by three votes

As predicted, it was a nail-biter of a mayoral election in the village of Margaretville on Wednesday, with deputy mayor John VanBenschoten emerging with a three-vote victory over his opponent, Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carol O'Beirne. VanBenschoten received 69 votes to O'Beirne's 66.


Kennedy to raise funds for Water Discovery Center

By Brian Sweeney
Environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr. has agreed to co-chair a leadership chair for the capital campaign for the proposed Water Discovery Center in Arkville.
Organizers of the Water Discovery Center (WDC) planned for Arkville are hoping to involve a number of heavy-hitters to assist with their fund-raising efforts for the $25 million project. Mr. Kennedy is the first big name to come on board. He is an environmental lawyer and a professor at Pace University Law School.


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