Teams got a kick at MCS indoor tourney

The Margaretville Booster Club held its sixth annual Booster Club Indoor Soccer Tournament this past weekend.
The competition for teams of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders was held Friday night. The Ellenville Young Guns defeated Margaretville’s Yee Borshky in the championship match to finish first; Ellenville’s Junior Gunners finished third while Margaretville’s Popp’n Pop Tarts took fourth.

Proposed OCS budget pegs tax increase at 9 percent

By Jay Braman Jr.
Making it clear that it is still “just a draft,” Onteora Superintendent of Schools Dr. Leslie Ford outlined the proposed 2009-2010 budget for listeners in Shandaken Town Hall Monday. Ford and school board trustees have been on a district tour with the plan, going to town meetings to explain the spending plan and get feedback from residents. Following that process, Ford is scheduled to present her recommended budget on March 31, and the school board is scheduled to adopt a budget on April 22. Voters will weigh in on May 19.

South Kortright teams make county proud; boys, girls roll to state final four

By John Bernhardt
South Kortright may not be the epicenter of the basketball world but to the residents of the small rural community, and basketball enthusiasts from all over Delaware County, it sure feels that way.
Saturday, everyone from Delaware County was a Rams’ fan.

Summer camp for seniors is topic of talk

A new “camp for seniors” will be the featured topic at the March 12, 10 a.m. meeting Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. Tom Briggs, director of the Delaware County Office of the Aging, will speak about the 4C Camp for Adults to be held at 4-H Camp Shankitunk in Delhi from August 28 to 30.

SK teams bring home sectional hoop crowns

By John Bernhardt
The landscape of Section IV was painted a deep shade of South Kortright Blue Saturday in Binghamton. With one side of The Arena packed with loyal basketball enthusiasts from South Kortright, both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams captured Class D, Section IV championship titles. The Rams will take their twin championship show to the New York State Tournament in back-to-back regional championship contests Saturday at SUNY Cortland.

Arc of Delaware County held adaptive ski program

This winter marked the second consecutive year that Belleayre Ski Center has operated an adaptive ski program to teach people from The Arc of Delaware County how to ski. Roughly 10 people from the Arkville program participated, some of whom have been confined to wheelchairs their entire lives. There were also a number of participants from the Walton program.

Maple Hike on tap Sunday at Frost Valley

Claryville — A Maple Sugar Hike is planned at Frost Valley YMCA on Sunday, March 15 starting at 1 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a late winter hike amidst the Catskill Mountain high peaks and get a firsthand look at Frost Valley’s maple sugaring activities. The hike will cover all phases of the sugaring operation - from the tap to the sugar shack, where nature’s sweetest product is produced locally each year by the Frost Valley staff and a hearty force of sugar-loving volunteers.

DEC extends Belleayre ski season

By Jay Braman Jr.
At a time when every dollar counts, the owners of local lodges and eateries received welcome news this week when it was announced that Belleayre Mountain Ski Center would remain open longer than originally planned.

Delaware leads gains in big game success

By Brian Sweeney
Delaware County hunters led the way in a statewide surge in deer take during the 2008 season. The deer take in Delaware increased nearly 24 percent overall and the buck take was up about 19 percent, according to figures released last week by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). These figures were much higher than the overall state increase in the deer harvest that went from 219,141 to 222,979.

CWC assisting boating program aimed at Cannonsville Reservoir

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on March 3 authorized the allocation of $150,000 from the Catskill Fund for the Future (CFF) to support a new pilot program allowing recreational boating on the Cannonsville Reservoir.

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