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Spending cuts made in Margaretville Central School budget

By Julia Green
The Margaretville Central School (MCS) Board of Education met last Wednesday for the third workshop in its budget process, which was primarily focused on looking at a budget work-up, as presented by MCS Superintendent Tony Albanese.
The board is currently considering a 2010-11 school-year budget of $10,734,078 as compared to $10,588,958 for the 2009-10 school year. The board will vote on the proposed budget at its monthly meeting on April 26.


"Re-Store" design challenge competition is underway

Margaretville — Strolling on any of our village Main Streets, we’ve all peeked into some charming but empty storefront, many with full-length display windows and fun, old-fashioned architectural detail. And we’ve all played the game of “that would make a perfect (fill in the blank) store,” decorating those display windows with our imaginations.


Roxbury students celebrate For the Love of Books

Roxbury Central School dedicates the month of March to an annual celebration of reading For the Love of Books. This year’s theme was Reading Rocks and the school kicked off the celebration on March 1st with an assembly in which principal Eric Windover promised to dress like a rock star if students read 100,000 minutes.


NYC comedienne offers workshop and show at RAG

Roxbury — Adrianne Tolsch, a New York City comedienne with a stiletto wit, will perform at The Roxbury Arts Group on Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. She will also offer a comedy workshop on the basic principles of improvisation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Lost boy found in Andes woods

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By Brian Sweeney
An 11-year-old was found unharmed early Sunday after he became lost the previous afternoon in the Town of Andes. The boy, who police did not wish to identify, reportedly left a seasonal residence on Perch Lake Road about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. When the youngster failed to return for dinner around 6 o’clock, his father began an hour-long search.


McDevitt appears in court

Rev. James J. McDevitt, the former priest at the Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville, appeared briefly in the Town of Middletown Justice Court Thursday morning. McDevitt is currently facing charges of sexual misconduct for incidents that allegedly occurred during his time at the parish. McDevitt appeared with his newly appointed attorney, Paul Gruner, who requested a 30-day adjournment to familiarize himself with the case.


Volunteers needed for stream cleaning work

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will once again support groups and individuals who clean litter and other debris from stream banks in their neighborhoods. Youth and school groups, church organizations, civic and business associations, neighborhood groups and teams of friends are encouraged to scour stream and riversides for trash and to dispose of it properly.


Andes athletes joining Margaretville teams will be focus of public meeting

By Brian Sweeney and Julia Green
A proposal to allow Andes students to join the Margaretville boys’ varsity soccer and basketball teams next year is the subject of a public meeting on Wednesday, April 7 at 7:15 p.m. in MCS Board Room.
The plan is being presented as a means of allowing Andes students to participate in varsity athletics during the 2010-11 season. Because of low enrollment, ACS officials do not anticipate being able to field boys’ teams next year for soccer or basketball.


Graham Parker rocks RAG Saturday

Roxbury — Graham Parker, one of the most successful singer/songwriters to emerge from England’s pub rock scene of the early ’70s will appear in the Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Center on April 10 at 7:30 p.m., as the second in RAG’s singer/songwriter series.


Belleayre welcomes new Hall of Fame inductees

By Jay Braman Jr.
The fourth-annual Belleayre Mountain Hall of Fame celebration was held in the ski center’s main lodge Saturday evening. The Belleayre Mountain Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to honor individuals who have contributed in extraordinary ways to Belleayre Mountain, the surrounding Catskill Region, and to the athletic discipline of snow sports.


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