Skate park volunteers needed

The Margaretville Board of Trustees is seeking volunteers to oversee the skateboard park that is located in the Binnekill Square parking lot.

Brinkerhoff remembrance service Friday

A Remembrance Service for Trooper David Brinkerhoff will be held on Friday, April 25 at 9 a.m. on Cemetery Road in Margaretville.
Also on Friday, there will be a service for Trooper Brinkerhoff at noon at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Route 385, Coxsackie. A luncheon will follow at 1 p.m. at State Police headquarters in Coxsackie.

Canine companions may help kids learn reading

The assertion is that children can become better readers by reading to a dog. Dogs don’t correct and they don’t criticize; they simply listen. As a result of the one-on-one interaction, a child’s reading skills improve and self-esteem grows.

Holiday Treasure Express planning includes parade, other festivities

Building on the success of last year’s Holiday Treasure Express campaign to boost holiday sales for local retailers, organizers are planning a kick-off parade and celebration in Margaretville for November 29.

Hunter topples MCS in key softball tilt

A four-run seventh inning helped Hunter-Tannersville seal a key Mountain Division contest over Margaretville on the Blue Devils’ home field Monday night. Leading 6-5 heading into the final frame, the Wildcats scored four times to nail down the 10-5 victory. Erica Faulkner and Emily Kelly were hitting stars for the Blue Devils. Faulkner powered the long ball, smashing a two-run home run.

Margaretville Central School names superintendent finalists


The Margaretville Central School Board of Education has selected three finalists in its search for the new superintendent of the district. 

Each of the candidates will spend a full day in the district meeting with faculty, staff, students and the community.  The public is invited to meet each of the finalists at 7 p.m. on April 23 and 24 at Margaretville Central School.

Mirabito Co. prepping village parcel for sale; Bridge Street property vacant since '96 flood


By Brian Sweeney

The owners of a vacant parcel at the entrance to Margaretville are offering the property for sale. 

The Sidney-based Mirabito Fuel Group has owned the Bridge Street property since the early 1990s, since purchasing the Margaretville Service Station. The business was destroyed by flooding in January 1996.

Blue Devils' tennis record is 4-0


By Marjorie Miller

Margaretville’s varsity tennis team is now 4-0 after blanking Stamford 7-0 in match play April 10 at home.

Open Eye Theater to hold auditions for summer performances


Actors, male and female, teen and adult, are needed for two Open Eye Theater productions this summer:  “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare, performing July 16 through 27, and “Summertree” by Ron Cowen, performing August 20 through 31. 

Fast start brings hope to MCS softball squad


By John Bernhardt

It’s amazing how two early season victories can boost a team’s confidence.  That’s the case in Margaretville where the girls’ softball team has broken from the gates with back-to-back victories.  The Margaretville coaching staff hopes to use the fast start to help build team confidence and cohesion.

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