Two businesses open in village at same location

Longtime summer residents Lenore and Ronald Blake have recently rented the premises at 812 Main Street to house their respective businesses.
Ron Blake is a luthier, who for the past 30 years has built, repaired and restored stringed instruments. He has marketed much of his work through “World Class Guitars” and Ed Roman Guitars, a Las Vegas retail store where he worked on guitars for such notables as Ted Nugent, Les Claypool, Leslie West and Paul Crook.

Margaretville second-graders suspended after assault plot is unveiled

By Brian Sweeney
Seven second-graders at Margaretville Central School were suspended last week after they were accused of developing a plot to assault a classmate. The students were issued appearance tickets from the Delaware County Probation Department. The youths have also been suspended from school for five days. The children range in age from seven to nine.

Middletown Planning Board mulling over Comprehensive Plan

By Matthew J. Perry
After more than a decade in limbo, the vision of a comprehensive plan for the Town of Middletown is taking shape in extensive discussions on the planning board, although it remains an open question what the final result will look like.

Margaretville teams hit their strides on baseball, softball diamonds


It’s been many years since both the Margaretville softball and baseball teams entered the final weeks of the season with a shot at winning their respective Mountain Division titles.  With the season winding down, both teams have legitimate chances to play for the Delaware League title.

MMH Auxiliary aims for 1,000 members


The Auxiliary of Margaretville Memorial Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center kicked off its 2008 Membership Drive on May 8 and the group has a goal of signing up 1,000 members by year’s end.

Video editing classes offered at Fairview


Free digital video editing classes will be offered Wednesdays, May 21, 28 and June 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Fairview Public Library’s Community Room on Walnut Street in Margaretville.

MCS tennis team clinches league crown


The Margaretville Central School varsity tennis team finished its regular season with two wins and won the Delaware League with a 9-2 record overall.

Cemetery workshop planned for May 31


Friends of Middletown Cemeteries and the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown have invited The Haines Family Association to conduct a one-day workshop on cleaning and repairing old cemetery stones Saturday, May 31.

Margaretville Hospital receives ACR accreditation


Survey conducted by national organization

Margaretville Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Mammography as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology.

MARK founders to be honored at May 31 gala at Belleayre

The community leaders who founded and funded the MARK Group 30 years ago this month will be honored by the organization at its 30th Anniversary Gala on May 31. Invitations went out this week for the “creative” black tie event to be held at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center’s Discovery Lodge. Honorees expected to be on hand for the event include Cathy Hinkley, Lynn Johnson, Larry Roadman and Richard Sanford.

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