Margaretville

Area schools feel pinch of fuel increases

By Matthew J. Perry
As school administrators in the region prepare budgets for the coming year, unprecedented increases in fuel costs are pushing officials to concoct evermore creative solutions to meet projected expenses.
At present, schools in Roxbury, Margaretville and Andes appear to have absorbed roughly 50 percent increases in the price of heating oil and diesel fuel without accompanying cuts in scholastic programs. But, with prices continuing to climb, officials are concerned that projected costs might have to be revised upward later in the year.


Margaretville zoning issues are focus of May 19 meeting

By Julia Green
There will be an open meeting of the Margaretville Village Board at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 19 in the village clerk’s office to discuss changes in the village’s zoning laws.
Nicole Franzese of the Delaware County Planning Board will be on hand to explain and discuss what has been a contested, and at times, confusing issue for village residents. Also on hand will be the village’s attorney, David Merzig.


"Oklahoma!" at MCS May 9 and 10

The Margaretville Central School Scitamard Society will present “Oklahoma!” Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 in the MCS auditorium. The musical, with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and music by Richard Rogers, will be seen at 7 p.m. both evenings.


Roxbury’s Hubbard squashes Stamford with bat and arm in Delaware baseball; MCS wins

By John Bernhardt
Pitching a no-hitter and hitting for the cycle are two of the rarest feats in baseball. Roxbury senior Steven Hubbard nearly realized both in Delaware League baseball last week. Even more impressive, Hubbard’s feats came in the same game, a 9-0 Rocket win over Stamford on Friday.


MMH members will be honored to mark Auxilian Day

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will be honored with a brunch at the regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at Mountainside.


MCS students earn prizes in Mia Steiner competition

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School held its annual Mia Steiner awards ceremony on Friday at school. The Mia Steiner Prize Program was established in 1987 through a bequest in the will of Abe Savetman of Halcott Center.


Governor's office looking at watershed tax debate

By Jay Braman Jr.
It was a feel-good evening Tuesday in Margaretville at the headquarters of the Catskill Watershed Corporation.
Many local mover and shakers joined with New York City counterparts, both current and former, to congratulate the CWC’s longstanding president, Perry Shelton, who was retiring that night from the position and from his tenure as founding father of the movement to protect the watershed region when the trouble began back in the early 1990s.


Margaretville school budget shows 4.8% tax levy increase

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Central School District voters will be asked to approve a new budget on May 20 that shows a 4.8 percent tax levy increase.
The proposed 2008-2009 budget totals $10,673,038, up from $9,983,603, an increase of 6.9 percent. The district expects an increase in state aid which will help reduce the increase in the tax levy.


Margaretville baseball club improves to 7-1

By John Bernhardt

Margaretville rolls
The Margaretville boys’ baseball team is on a roll. A three-game sweep last week boosted the Blue Devils overall record to 7-1. Margaretville is 3-0 in Delaware League play.


MCS splits tennis matches; ties for league's top position

The Margaretville Blue Devils’ tennis team split matches with rival Hunter-Tannersville 3-4 and 4-3 last week to finish the week tied for first in the Delaware League with Hunter-Tannersville. Both teams are 5-1.


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