Margaretville

Village rejects cop's resignation; Fox will remain on the job

By Julia Green
The Village of Margaretville Board of Trustees opted Monday not to accept a letter of resignation submitted by Margaretville Police Officer Harold Fox on June 4. The decision was made following an executive session at the board’s monthly meeting.
“Mr. Fox came before the board requesting that the board reject and not accept his letter of resignation, and the board agreed to reject and not accept his letter of resignation,” said Margaretville Mayor John VanBenschoten. “Mr. Fox continues to be the police officer for the Village of Margaretville.”


Priest investigation is moving forward

By Brian Sweeney
Delaware County Sheriff’s Department officials are continuing their investigation of a Margaretville priest who is suspected of endangering the welfare of children.
The Very Rev. James McDevitt is being investigated in connection with alleged inappropriate behavior toward children after several complaints were made against him in recent weeks.


Legion teams get into swing of a new season

By Julia Green
Local baseball players didn’t get much of a break when the school baseball season came to a close recently, as the Legion baseball season is already in full swing.
“It’s an easy continuation of the high school season,” said Rick Funck, who coaches the Margaretville Legion team. Funck’s squad features 10 players from his MCS varsity squad, as well as five players from the school’s modified program. Two players from Onteora and one first-time player round out the roster to its maximum of 18 players.


MCS holds summer camp

The Margaretville Central School Booster Club will hold a week of summer camp during the month of August.
The All-Sports Camp will be held the week of August 3 through 6 and will feature a variety of activities to choose from, including baseball, basketball, soccer, crab soccer, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, kickball, lacrosse, PE paintball, pickleball, tag games, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, wiffleball, and more.


Top scholars named at local schools

By Julia Green
The top honors graduates have been named at local high schools.


CMCA transformed into "World's Fair"

Margaretville — The Catskill Mountain Christian Academy was recently transformed into a “World’s Fair” as an enthusiastic crowd was treated to an enjoyable time of food, fellowship and learning at the CMCA’s International Night celebration.


Margaretville priest investigated for endangering welfare of children

By Brian Sweeney
A Margaretville priest is being investigated for possibly endangering the welfare of children.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant Monday on properties owned by the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish to gather potential evidence against the subject of the investigation, the Very Rev. James McDevitt, pastor of the church.
Sheriff’s deputies were seen removing numerous boxes and bags from the church’s rectory and adjacent garage on Monday morning.


Margaretville cop submits letter of resignation

By Julia Green
After only a year on the job, Harold Fox, the police officer hired by the Village of Margaretville, submitted a letter of resignation this week to the village board. The board has yet to accept his resignation.
“We received a letter of resignation on June 4, and since it’s a personnel issue it’s something that I’m going to bring before the board on Monday evening (June 15) in executive session to discuss,” said Margaretville Mayor John Van Benschoten.


Brothers perform with youth ensemble

Cedric and Curtis Taylor, sons of Ken and Amy Taylor, Margaretville, joined other members of the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble in presenting their spring concert, Sunday, June 7, at Anderson Theatre, Hartwick College. This was their fourth and final public appearance for the 2008-09 school year. The quality of the concert was a testament to the dedication and talent of the ensemble members and a tribute to the parents and supporters who made it possible.


Deposit stops Devils in baseball sectionals

By Julia Green
“It was a game that could have gone either way,” said Margaretville Head Coach Rick Funck of his team’s 4-2 sectional loss at Deposit on Thursday. “They had three hits, we had three hits; their pitcher struck out 12 of our guys and Patrick [O’Connell] struck out nine of their guys. It comes down to the fact that they committed one error and we committed five. That was the story of the game.”
Those five errors proved to be the weak link for Margaretville, leading to an unearned run in the second inning and including back-to-back infield errors in the bottom of the fifth inning that gave Deposit what would turn out to be the winning run.


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