Dance, Dance Revolution sweeping Margaretville, bringing new moves to physical education classes

By Julia Green
The physical education department at Margaretville Central School has deviated from the beaten track in terms of its curriculum. The newest craze that has taken MCS students by storm and taken technology in physical education to the next level is: a video game.

Youth movement underway for MCS baseball club

By John Bernhardt
“It’s hard to believe, but every kid wants to pitch,” marveled longtime Margaretville baseball coach Rick Funck. Taking advantage of the budding interest, Funck has pieced together a 16-game 2008 schedule to give his young charges ample opportunity to throw.

Volunteers urged to clean stream banks

The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will once again support groups and individuals who clean litter and other debris from stream banks in their neighborhoods.
Youth and school groups, church organizations, civic and business associations, neighborhood groups and teams of friends are encouraged to scour stream and riversides for trash and to dispose of it properly.

Margaretville voters tap Budin, Miller

By Brian Sweeney
A last-minute write-in campaign has resulted in Fred Miller and David Budin winning trustee positions on the Margaretville Village Board. The results did not become official until March 25, a week after the village election, when the ballots were recanvassed by the Delaware County Board of Elections.

MMH officials provide overview of hospital services and expansion

Hospital’s CEO, board president address seniors

By Julia Green
Margaretville Memorial Hospital (MMH) Executive Director Ed Morache and Board President Carey Wagner were guests of the Roxbury Senior Citizens’ Club on Tuesday where they spoke and answered questions about the future of the hospital and its services.
Following lunch, Morache started the discussion by immediately addressing rumors that the hospital was closing altogether.

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.

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