Margaretville

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.


Peg Ellsworth named MARK Group director

Peg Ellsworth, Roxbury’s community resources director, has been named executive director of the MARK Group, said MARK Board President Ernest Steiglehner on Friday.
“It was a consensus decision for all of us on the search committee and affirmed unanimously by our board,” said Steiglehner. “Peg has great experience working with communities. What really sold us was her detailed plan for how to move the organization forward in the next six months and how to interact closely with all the communities we serve, because that community work is MARK’s strong suit and central to our mission.”


Golf tourney July 20 raises money for auxiliary

The ninth annual Golf Tournament hosted by Auxiliary of Margaretville Memorial Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will be held Sunday, July 20 starting at 11 a.m. at Hanah Country Resort, Margaretville. Mary Fuhrer and her committee members are preparing for this great event which is now being held in memory of Mary’s husband, Howard. The golf package includes coffee, tea, pastries and baked goods at check-in, green fees, golf cart and an after-golf dinner buffet.


Area's top female athletes took different paths to success

Carianne Fairbairn, Alisa Fersch and Jessica Srp honored for athletic achievements

Following are profiles of the top female athletes at Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury schools for the 2007-08 academic year.


Field Days underway

Carnival-goers can enjoy rides, games, food and fun at the Margaretville Fire Department’s Annual Field Days at the village park this week. The “Pay One Price” specials, during which carnival-goers can pay a flat fee and go on rides an unlimited number of times, will take place Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.


Three MCS retirees honored at dinner

There will be three familiar faces absent from the halls of Margaretville Central School when classes begin next fall. Superintendent John Riedl, elementary teacher Jackie Garelick, and aide Karen Cohen are retiring from teaching at the end of the 2007-08 school year.


Roxbury hosts Margaretville Chamber's monthly member-to-member mixer

By Jill Ribich
The Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce hosted a member-to-member mixer Wednesday in Roxbury. Over 80 people attended the event that began at The Roxbury Motel. Food was provided by six Roxbury restaurants and caterers including Mary’s Cookin’ Again, Cassie’s Café, The East Branch, the T-Bar, Fane’s Family Diner and the Public Lounge.


Fairview Public Library launches 2008 summer reading program

Join “Catch the Reading Bug!” this summer at the Fairview Public Library and discover the amazing world of insects. The 2008 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, ages four to 12, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, a reading club, and more.


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