Margaretville

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.


Lawrence-Bauer leaving MARK; taking Emerson PR post

Joan Lawrence-Bauer, executive director of the MARK Group since 2004, will leave that agency in May to become the public relations director for the Emerson Resort and the Belleayre Resort according to officials at both organizations.‚ÄÇ
Crossroads Ventures (CRV) Managing Partner Dean L. Gitter announced this week that Paul Rakov, who has served as the company’s spokesperson since 2005, will be leaving for a post with a New York City PR firm that specializes in luxury travel. Gitter said Rakov had performed ably in a difficult post and was able to use his experience at the local resort to make a major advance in his PR career.


Brookside plans for new store by summer

Store running in temporary quarters after March 5 fire

By Brian Sweeney
The owner of Brookside Hardware in Margaretville, which was destroyed by fire on March 5, hopes a new store will be operational in a few months.
Will Finch told the News this week that he is awaiting signed building plans from an architect for a new store and warehouse. He said he has a contractor lined up and is hopeful that the new buildings can be completed in about 60 days. Even if that timeline is not met, “it will definitely be done this summer.”


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