MCS budget passes; Warner elected to school board

Voters in the Margaretville Central School District have spoken, and for the second year in a row, they told an incumbent Board of Education member that it was time for a change.
Challenger Doris Warner easily defeated Kurt Holcherr to win a three year term on the Board. Unofficial totals indicated Warner received 167 votes to 102 for Holcherr.
Last year incumbent Board President Randy Moore was easily defeated by challenger Terry Johnson.
Warner told the News she is very pleased and is looking forward to the challenge.
Warner is a former employee of the Catskill Mountain News.

Ring up the (Free) Flagpole

TALL ORDER— Titan Drilling of Arkville recently donated a flag pole to the Arkville Fire Department. The pole is located adjacent to the firemen’s pavilion. The pole was constructed by Titan employee Todd Johnson and the ornamental top was donated by company founder Lynn Johnson from his “Rust in Peace” cemetery on county Route 38, Arkville. Checking out the new structure is Titan partner Ted Johnson.
— Photo by Dick Sanford

MCS proposed budget reflects a 2.49% tax levy hike

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Central School District residents will vote on a 2014-15 spending plan that reflects a 2.49 property tax levy increase on May 20 from 2-8 p.m.
The total proposed budget is $10,842,681, an increase of $263,549 (also 2.49 percent) from the current spending plan. The district’s budget includes the use of $529,556 of fund balance and reserves to help offset increased costs.
The biggest areas of change in the budget include:
• Health, dental and medical reimbursements up from $1,775,938 to $2,137,705.

Spring Affair leads to .... college?

COLLEGE FUNDS — The proceeds from the sale of tamales and fruit cups at this booth at Saturday’s Spring Affair in Margaretville were being applied to a scholarship fund for Thalia Gil (pictured) and her brother, Sam. — Photo by Dick Sanford

Senior Kyle Short leads MCS team over the Rockets

OVER THE TOP — Margaretville catcher Cooper Reither leaps for a high throw as Jefferson’s John Quagliano slides in safely during action last Tuesday at MCS. — Photos by Dick SanfordOVER THE TOP — Margaretville catcher Cooper Reither leaps for a high throw as Jefferson’s John Quagliano slides in safely during action last Tuesday at MCS. — Photos by Dick SanfordIt’s always tough for a high school baseball team to say goodbye to its seniors. For the Margaretville squad that will be especially so when they close their 2014 campaign and Kyle Short has played his final game.

MCS softball win over Stamford a sweet finale for two seniors

Margaretville seniors Cec­il­ia Galatioto and Kate Short were determined to close out their high school athletic careers with a win. The Blue Devil senior duo went a combined eight of 10 at the plate and scored eight runs as Margaretville end­ed their season with a 19-12 victory over Stamford.

Doris Warner to challenge Holcherr in MCS board election

By Brian Sweeney
Doris Warner will challenge Kurt Holcherr for a Margaret­ville Central School Board of Education seat in balloting on Tuesday, May 20 from 2-8 p.m.
Following are profiles of the MCS Board candidates who are in the running for a three-year term.

MCS baseball team wins twice

With one out in the seventh inning, and two strikes on Danny Conroy, the Margaretville baseball team was desperate for bat to meet ball Monday afternoon. The Blue Devils trailed 1-0. Kyle Short led off third base representing the tying run, knowing that if Conroy couldn’t connect with the ball, he might very well come out on the short side of one of the best baseball outings of his life. But, Conroy lined a single to center, field tying the score, and breathing new life into the Blue Devils.

3 Million awarded to Margaretville for flood relief

By Joe Moskowitz
It took a village and its school to impress the governor. But in the end, Margaretville is $3 million richer for the effort.
During a ceremony in Albany last Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the village would receive an additional $3 million in Rising Community funding.

Village truck purchase stalled by tight finances

By Joe Moskowitz
A special meeting of the Margaretville Village Board was called on Monday to deal with some rather routine business, but in an age when governments have to be careful with every dollar, and tough choices have to be made, a simple task like buying a truck means something else may not get done.

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