Margaretville

Youth Theater Workshop at the Open Eye

The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville will offer the Youth Theater Workshop to kids from the age of six to 18. This year, award winning playwright John Newman has been commissioned to write a play especially for this event. His play is called “The End of Oz” and it is divided into three sections, one for each week of the workshop series. There are morning and afternoon classes offered each week of the series.


American Broadband to buy Margaretville Telephone Co.

By Brian Sweeney
The Margaretville Tele-phone Co. Inc. (MTC), a corporate and civic leader throughout the region since 1916, will be purchased by American Broadband Communications LLC, it was announced last week. The new owner is based in Charlotte, N.C. and specializes in acquiring telecommunications firms with fewer than 5,000 lines.


Open Eye presents "As You Like It"

The Open Eye Theater presents William Shakespeare’s pastoral romantic comedy, “As You Like It” opening on Thursday, July 17 and running through Sunday, July 27.


Margaretville man wins car in Monticello drawing

By Julia Green
If you’re going to experience a random stroke of good luck, conventional wisdom would say that a racino – a combined race track and casino – is a pretty good place to do it. Margaretville resident Gary Hull would undoubtedly agree with that sentiment. Hull went to Monticello Gaming and Raceway in Sullivan County on Saturday and won a drawing for a brand new Toyota vehicle.


Magic a winner over Roxbury in men's soccer

By Pete Palen
The Margaretville Magic kicked off their inaugural season in The Mine Kill Division of the Sears/Latte Lounge Men’s Adult Soccer League on July 10 with a 14-7 win against Roxbury. After a decade of play in the Oneonta Division of the league, including four straight championship match appearances, the 2007 Oneonta League Champs relished a change of scenery in 2008.


Telephone Co. traces roots to 1916

The Margaretville Telephone Co. is in the process of being sold, as detailed in a front page story. Following is a short history tracing the expansion of the company.
The Margaretville Telephone Co. was started in 1916 when John A. Birdsall purchased from the Bell system the local exchange. Three years earlier, the local phone exchange, with seven subscribers, was located on the Lockwood home (later the site of Kelly’s Hotel).


Pavilion park use tops village agenda

By Julia Green
A special meeting of the Margaretville Board of Trustees was held last Wednesday to discuss issues related to the new park pavilion and the status of the Margaretville constable, as well as the “conflict of interest” alleged against one of its members.


Mitchell Hull attended leadership conference

Mitchell Hull of Margaretville spent June 29 to July 4 in Boston, Mass., at a leadership conference with The Congressional Youth Leadership Council of Washington, D.C. Mitchell was chosen to attend the conference as a result of leadership potential and skills he demonstrated at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference held in Washington, D.C., in March of 2007.


Memorial and highway markers honor slain trooper

By Julia Green
Beneath an American flag flying at half-mast and a solemn gathering of his fellow state troopers, family members and friends, a dedication ceremony was held Sunday afternoon unveiling a memorial to slain New York State Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff, who was shot to death in the line of duty in Margaretville last April.
The memorial, a five-foot tall jet-black granite stone from India, features Brinkerhoff’s likeness as well as a passage about his life and the events that led to his death. It is located in front of the Middletown Town Hall building on Route 28.


Margaretville cop's job on hold pending state paperwork review

By Brian Sweeney
The new Margaretville constable has been put on a leave of absence until the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services reviews the paperwork for his hiring.
Harold Fox began part-time work as Margaretville constable on June 2, but was placed on leave June 24 after a complaint was made questioning the steps followed in his hiring.


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