Margaretville

MCS boys' team advances with sectional win over H-T

By Julia Green
After a week of practices, the Margaretville boys were ready and raring to go when they faced the visiting Wildcats of Hunter-Tannersville in the second round of the Section IV Class D Tournament at MCS on Saturday. The Blue Devils, who were playing their first sectional game after receiving a first-round BYE, posted a convincing 5-1 win over Hunter to advance to the semifinal round of the tournament.


"Blithe Spirit" on stage at MCS this weekend

Margaretville — The Margaretville Central School Scitamard Society will present Noel Coward’s 1941 comedy “Blithe Spirit” this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. in the old gym. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students grades 5-12 and senior citizens. Children may attend the performance free.


Delaware Soccer League All Stars named

The Daily Star announced its Delaware League Soccer Girls' and Boys' All-Stars at the league crossover games in Oneonta on Sunday. The 2009 All-Star selections are as follows.


Handful of key town posts up for election next Tuesday

By Julia Green
Area voters head to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 3 to cast their ballots in a number of local races.
Contested races in the News’ coverage area include two seats on the Andes Town Council, the position of Bovina Superintendent of Highways, two seats on the Middletown Town Council, and the position of the Roxbury Tax Collector.
Profiles of each of the candidates on the ballot to fill these positions follow.


Blue Devils top Rams for Delaware title

By Julia Green
Once again, it was the third time that did it for the Margaretville Blue Devils, who defeated the rival South Kortright Rams 2-1 to claim the Delaware League title at the National Soccer Hall of Fame complex in Oneonta. The crossover game was played Sunday when heavy rain washed out the contest originally scheduled for Saturday.


Former Margaretville resident indicted in N.J. kidnapping case

A former Margaretville man was indicted last week by a state grand jury in Monmouth County, N.J., on charges stemming from his attempting kidnapping of a man he believed was the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend. Thomas A. Filupeit, 53, was charged in the four-count indictment that included attempted kidnapping, attempted burglary, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.


Dollar General opens doors in Margaretville

By Julia Green
The much-anticipated Dollar General store officially opened its doors last Wednesday, though the official “Grand Opening” weekend will be held sometime in November. So far, however, despite a notably absent announcement of its opening, business at the new retail location, on lower Main Street next to the post office, has been steady.


Sectional seedings released; Margaretville boys get first-round BYE

The Margaretville boys received a first-round BYE in the 2009 Section IV Class D tournament, the bracket for which was released Tuesday. The Blue Devils will enter the tournament in the second round, where they will face the winner of the match-up between Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton and Hunter-Tannersville. The second-round game will be played at MCS on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m.


New site launched by MARK organization

Margaretville — Looking to learn more about MARK’s projects and programs? Log onto www.markproject.org and take a peek. MARK staff members have been working hard to create a Web site that is as comprehensive in its presentation of information as MARK is in its program development and delivery.


Commons merchants to host Halloween party

The merchants of the Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville will host a Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. Wear your costume and come “trick or treat.” Hot cider and donuts will be served and there will be treats for the kids.


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