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From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth: Chapter Five

Editor's Note: This is the fourth chapter of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth," a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. The New York State United Teachers and New York Newspapers Foundation are funding this serial story (which began March 11 and runs for 8 weeks) in papers and classrooms across New York State.
Chapter Five: More Women Join the Struggle
Emancipation of the slaves was only one change the Civil War had brought about. Though they still did not have the vote nationwide, women had gained a great deal from the efforts they had made during the war.

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Accordion enthusiast Hollice Straut passionate about his instrument

By Brian Sweeney
Far Side comic author Gary Larson once wrote, “Welcome to Hell. Here’s Your Accordion.” The joke always gets laughs, largely because of the widespread misconceptions that have long been associated with this instrument.
Margaretville resident Hollice Straut is doing his part to bring long overdue respect to the accordion. A longtime enthusiast, Hollice has been donating his time and playing skills in concerts at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville and at both the Robinson Terrace nursing home and assisted living facilities in Stamford.
SERIOUS HOBBY — Margaretville resident Hollice Straut has been playing the accordion since he was a teenager. He often donates his time giving concerts at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville and at the Robinson Terrace long-term care facilities in Stamford.<br />
— Photo by Brian SweeneySERIOUS HOBBY — Margaretville resident Hollice Straut has been playing the accordion since he was a teenager. He often donates his time giving concerts at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville and at the Robinson Terrace long-term care facilities in Stamford.
— Photo by Brian Sweeney

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From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth: Chapter Four

Editor's Note: This is the fourth chapter of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth," a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. The New York State United Teachers and New York Newspapers Foundation are funding this serial story (which began March 11 and runs for 8 weeks) in papers and classrooms across New York State.
Chapter Four: One Amendment Calls for Another

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Mattress Barn fully stocked to supply bedding and furniture needs

By Joan Lawrence-Bauer
“It really was a barn at one time,” said Ted Tallman this week, in the Pine Hill Mattress Barn store he has owned since 1992.
Started by his stepfather Al Walker, the Mattress Barn has been delivering high quality, reasonably priced home furnishings to full- and part-time residents since 1980. “We might look a bit primitive, but keeping our costs under control allows us to keep our prices under control,” said Tallman. “That’s important to our customers.”

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McDowell & Walker celebrate 60th anniversary this week

By Joan Lawrence-Bauer
McDowell & Walker, a leading firm in the agricultural supply market place, will celebrate 60 years of service to Delaware and six other New York State counties at its Delhi location this Saturday, April 11.

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Women's history coming to life for MCS students

By Joan Lawrence-Bauer
History will come to life for Margaretville Central School students in 5th, 7th and 8th grades this spring thanks to teacher Karen Underwood and a state­wide serial news story from the New York News Publishers Association. “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth” is an eight week, chapter by chapter serial story about women’s suffrage and other social issues around getting women the right to vote.

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Skillcats takes pride in assisting with Fleischmanns' rebound

By Joan Lawrence-Bauer
In a village that faces many challenges, John Mulloy sees a bright future. With his Skillcats Construction Services business, Mulloy is playing a big part in creating that future. Sitting in the closed-for-the-winter Zoom Gallery on Main Street on a cold and snowy March day, Mulloy’s soft but sure conviction is demonstrated by what he’s accomplished in the decade since he and his wife Gloria bought a home in Fleischmanns.

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Young Adult Patroller program gets kids involved on the slopes

STARTING YOUNG — Belleayre Ski Center members of the National Ski Patrol YAP program show their colors as they wind up a successful ski season. Shown left to right are Dan Miller, Sam Schneider, Lizzie Brown, Steve Koproski, Molly O’Brien, Ryann Terwilliger and Allan Palombi, who volunteered and trained at Belleayre Mt. this year. — Photos by Joan Lawrence-BauerSTARTING YOUNG — Belleayre Ski Center members of the National Ski Patrol YAP program show their colors as they wind up a successful ski season. Shown left to right are Dan Miller, Sam Schneider, Lizzie Brown, Steve Koproski, Molly O’Brien, Ryann Terwilliger and Allan Palombi, who volunteered and trained at Belleayre Mt. this year. — Photos by Joan Lawrence-Bauer
By Joan Lawrence-Bauer

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From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth: Chapter Three

Editor's Note: This is the third chapter of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth," a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. The New York State United Teachers and New York Newspapers Foundation are funding this serial story (which began March 11 and runs for 8 weeks) in papers and classrooms across New York State.

Chapter Three: A Split Among Allies
It’s really not surprising that the five women who gathered at Jane Hunt’s house in Water­loo, NY, to plan the Seneca Falls Convention were abolitionists.
After all, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott had met at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London eight years earlier, and that was where they first began to talk about holding a convention to talk about women’s rights.


From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth: Chapter Two

Editor's Note: This is the second chapter of “From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth," a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. The New York State United Teachers and New York Newspapers Foundation are funding this serial story (which began March 11 and runs for 8 weeks) in papers and classrooms across New York State.

Chapter Two: Speaking for Herself
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a newlywed in 1840, when she met Lucretia Mott.

Mott was an unusual woman for those days. She not only had a high school education, but was a minister in the Society of Friends, a religious group also known as the “Quakers.” In a time when women rarely spoke at public meetings, Lucretia Mott was known for her speeches at gatherings of people who opposed slavery.
Now she and her husband, James, were travel­ing to London for the World Anti-Slavery Convention, which was also where Elizabeth and Henry Stanton planned to spend their honeymoon.


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