Margaretville

Family Dollar store not changing plans

By Julia Green
You can bet your bottom dollar on it. There is a signed agreement and it’s coming.
That was the assurance of Lawrence Tillick of Canandaigua, the developer of the Family Dollar store that has been proposed to be built next to the post office in Margaretville. Tillick, who also developed the Family Dollar store in Stamford, added that the initial lease has a term of 10 years.


Margaretville woman killed as explosion destroys home

By Brian Sweeney
An 80-year-old Margaretville resident was killed Thursday when a huge explosion and subsequent fire destroyed her home on West Hubbell Hill Road.
Florence Mathis, well-known in the community for her many years of volunteerism, was killed instantly in the explosion that erupted about 6 p.m. and was reportedly heard for miles.


Collective show opening at Longyear Saturday at Margaretville Commons

Opening this week is a new collective show by the Longyear member artists, featuring a collection of paintings on rust-printed rice paper by Gerda van Leeuwen. The artists’ reception will take place at Longyear Gallery on Saturday, July 26, from 4 to 7 p.m.


Margaretville Magic give Gilboa the boot in men's soccer

By Pete Palen
The Margaretville Magic bested Clark’s of Gilboa, 9-2, Monday night in the Minekill Adult Soccer League. A hotly contested opening stanza saw The Magic leading 3-1 at half time. Margaretville jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on successive goals by Mitch and Max Mead, and Ryan Pesa. Clark’s made a match of it just before the half, tallying on a re-directed shot off a corner kick.


Auxiliary flea market at village park August 2

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Memorial Hospital/Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its 40th annual Antique and Flea Market featuring antiques, crafts, and general merchandise on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park, behind the A&P.


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.


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