Margaretville

MCS names Conroy and Warner top graduates

The Margaretville Central School District has named Michael Joseph Conroy as the valedictorian for the Class of 2014 and James Warner as its salutatorian.
Valedictorian Michael Joseph Conroy will graduate from Margaretville Central School with an Advanced Regents degree with Honors mastery in math and science, and from ONC BOCES having completed the New Visions Health Care Professions Program.


MCS honors top athletes; Chris Francis of St. Rose is speaker

By John Bernhardt
Chris Francis understands that if life is a bowl of cherries, those cherries all come with pits.
The College of St. Rose baseball coach, the guest speaker at the MCS Athletic Banquet Friday evening, told a gymnasium packed with Margaretville student-athletes that the extra demands placed on them by playing a sport: the added preparation time, the additional rules and regulations they are asked to follow, and the increased commitments they shoulder, all prepare them to tackle the obstacles they will confront in life.


Mountainside celebrates 20 years of service


20-YEAR-CELEBRATION — Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville celebrated its 20th anniversary on May 17. A large crowd turned out to mark the occasion. Refreshments, live music and review of Mountainside’s success were all part of the festivities. Above, Administrator Philip Mehl addresses the audience. — Contributed photos.


Longyear opens group show featuring 26 artists

Margaretville — Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Twenty-Six Artists,” a group show featuring the work of all Longyear Gallery members. The artists’ reception will take place Saturday, June 7 from 3 to 6 p.m.


Deposit Lumberjacks topple Margaretville in sectional play

Pitching a baseball is not for the weak of heart. Mental toughness is as much a part of the pitching equation as the ‘stuff’ a pitcher brings to the mound. Just ask Chicago Cub starting pitcher Jeff Samardziga. In 10 2014 starts, Samardziga leads the major leagues with a 1.46 earned run average but at 0-4 has yet to win a game. Keeping your cool with a statistical aberration like that is a challenge.
Margaretville’s Kyle Short takes a healthy cut at a pitch and raps out a single during last Tuesday’s sectional contest at Deposit. The host team was an 8-3 winner and ended the Blue Devils’ season. — Photos by Dick SanfordMargaretville’s Kyle Short takes a healthy cut at a pitch and raps out a single during last Tuesday’s sectional contest at Deposit. The host team was an 8-3 winner and ended the Blue Devils’ season. — Photos by Dick Sanford


Home Goods has new owners

By Brian Sweeney
Fans of longtime village anchor store Home Goods of Margaretville were understandably disappointed when former owner Dorothy Maffei decided to close up shop after 18 years and move on to a new phase in her life.
Fortunately, one of the store’s part-time sales associates shared Dorothy’s passion for the store and has completed a purchase agreement to carry on the store’s name and traditions.


Roxbury ends baseball season with a win; MCS falls to Jefferson

Roxbury baseball coach Greg Funck sees good things on the horizon for Rocket baseball. At the younger levels of the school, enthusiasm for baseball is running high, a good omen for future diamond success for the Rockets.
The positive swing of baseball success may have gotten an early start when Funck’s current varsity squad finished its campaign with an impressive come-from-behind win, 7-6, over Davenport last week Tuesday. The win helped Roxbury finish their 2014 campaign on a high note. Roxbury rallied to topple Hunter-Tannersville last week, giving the Rockets two pressure-packed victories in a row.
Here's the Pitch: Sam Nash of RCS fires a pitch during a win over Davenport last Tuesday on the Rockets’ field. Nash tossed a seven-hitter in gaining the 7-6 victory.  — Photos by Dick SanfordHere's the Pitch: Sam Nash of RCS fires a pitch during a win over Davenport last Tuesday on the Rockets’ field. Nash tossed a seven-hitter in gaining the 7-6 victory. — Photos by Dick Sanford


MCS budget passes; Warner elected to school board

Voters in the Margaretville Central School District have spoken, and for the second year in a row, they told an incumbent Board of Education member that it was time for a change.
Challenger Doris Warner easily defeated Kurt Holcherr to win a three year term on the Board. Unofficial totals indicated Warner received 167 votes to 102 for Holcherr.
Last year incumbent Board President Randy Moore was easily defeated by challenger Terry Johnson.
Warner told the News she is very pleased and is looking forward to the challenge.
Warner is a former employee of the Catskill Mountain News.


Ring up the (Free) Flagpole


TALL ORDER— Titan Drilling of Arkville recently donated a flag pole to the Arkville Fire Department. The pole is located adjacent to the firemen’s pavilion. The pole was constructed by Titan employee Todd Johnson and the ornamental top was donated by company founder Lynn Johnson from his “Rust in Peace” cemetery on county Route 38, Arkville. Checking out the new structure is Titan partner Ted Johnson.
— Photo by Dick Sanford


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