Cemetery friends will meet April 2

A meeting of the Friends of Middletown Cemeteries will be held Wednesday, April 2 at 6 p.m.‚ÄÇin the Community Room at Fairview Public Library. Everyone is welcome to discuss 2008 cemetery inventory, repair and beautification‚ÄÇprojects.‚ÄÇVolunteers are needed!
For information, contact‚ÄÇTina Greene at 586-2029 or

Watercolor, fishing gear among HSM prizes

An original watercolor of a local scene by Halcottsville artist Alix Travis, and an antique fly rod and creel are raffle items being offered by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown this year. The prizes were displayed for the first time March 15 at “Fins and Flies: A History of Fishing in the Catskills,” an illustrated talk by angling experts Ed and Judy Van Put held at Fairview Public Library.

MMH earns top ratings for Diabetic Program

Margaretville Memorial Hospital continues to earn top ratings for its Diabetic Program. Last May, Margaretville’s Family Health Centers were ranked number two among 15 nationwide participants in the Diabetic Program.

Village building dispute unresolved after meeting

New supermarket, proposed dollar store at center of debate in Margaretville

By Julia Green
A large turnout of concerned citizens packed the village office Monday night to listen to Village of Margaretville Trustees wrestle with a controversial village zoning law that could impact two proposed business developments.
At night’s end, attendees left with more questions than answers as board members decided to consult with the village’s attorney before making any decisions.

Brookside owner is feeling burned by county's $20G fee to dump debris

Wreckage from fire results in huge tab for dumping materials at Delaware landfill

By Brian Sweeney
Brookside Hardware in Margaretville is facing a bill of approximately $20,000 from Delaware County for dumping the debris from the March 5 fire that destroyed the business.
The estimated cost is based on the county’s “tipping fee” of $70 per ton for disposing of construction waste at the county landfill in Walton.

Catskills fishing history talk precedes trout season opener

“Fins and Flies: A History of Fishing in the Catskills,” an illustrated talk by angling experts Ed and Judy Van Put, will be held Saturday, March 15, just two weeks before the opening of fishing season.

40 teams compete in MCS Booster Club's indoor soccer tourney

By Julia Green
The Margaretville Central School Booster Club held its fifth Annual Indoor Soccer Tournament on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at MCS. Forty teams in four different age groups competed in the tournament, which raised funds for the booster club.

14th Spring Fair planned Saturday at Mountainside

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Memorial Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host its 14th annual Spring Fair on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mountainside.
The event will feature an Easter Egg Treasure Hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts, candy, baked goods, and products by Avon and Mary Kay.

Dr. Hambright leaving MMH practice

Dr. Maya Hambright is discontinuing her practice at the Margaretville Family Health Center, hospital officials announced this week.
The physician joined the MMH staff last fall but found it difficult to balance her on-call duties at the hospital with her family responsibilities.

Margaretville planners recommend zoning change that would allow for new retail building construction

Village board expected to vote on proposal at March meeting

By Brian Sweeney
The Margaretville Planning Board has recommended that the village board approve a zoning amendment change that would allow new retail buildings to be constructed within the municipality. If approved by the village board, the zoning change would pave the way for a Family Dollar store to be built adjacent to the post office.

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