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DEEP STUFF — Firefighters from Grand Gorge and Hobart traveled to the Buffalo area last week to assist local communities with efforts to cope with up to seven feet of snow that buried the area from several lake-effect storms. — Contributed photo

Wildcats nip Devils

Genesis QuinonesGenesis QuinonesTwo second-half goals by Gilboa’s high-scoring senior Laura Potter lifted the visiting Gilboa Wildcats to a 2-1 victory over Margaretville in varsity girls’ soccer action Wednesday (09-08). Raeann Bond’s first-half goal was the lone tally for the Blue Devils. The Lady Blue Devils remain winless, having lost their opener in overtime at Delhi. Margaretville returns to action Friday, (09-10) at home in a non-league game against Coleman.


DEP land purchases accelerate

By Jay Braman Jr.
In the news recently is the announcement that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has purchased another batch of acreage in the region.


Route 30 crash

Taylor's carTaylor's carDriver Gary Taylor of Accord escaped serious injury Tuesday morning after his southbound pickup truck drifted off the right side of Route 30 near the Town of Middletown transfer station, plunged over the bank and came to rest on its roof on the Delaware and Ulster train tracks.


Phoenicia faces impending deadline on municipal sewer-system project

By Jay Braman Jr.
Of the $17.2 million that New York City allocated for the Phoenicia sewer project, only $16 million remains.

To date, lawyers, engineers and other consultants have used up $1.2 million of the fund preparing project plans, all of which have been put on the scrap heap by either the city or the leaders of the hamlet.


Old-fashioned fun

Turn of the Century DayTurn of the Century DayRoxbury’s Turn of the Century Day Saturday offered a little something for everyone in old-fashioned fun. Roxbury Nine brought home the Keator Cup again with a 12-2 victory over the Fleischmanns’ Mountain Athletic Club. Roxbury pitcher Ryan Funck pitched a complete nine-inning game to earn the victory. Roxbury kids, at left, Laura Walker, Destiny Proctor and Ian Walker were having fun Saturday dressed in their 19th century costumes. More photos are available in the Image Gallery. Photos by Jodie Barber.


Bovina Farm Day

Hunter HuethHunter HuethThe second annual Bovina Farm Day, held on Weber Road in Bovina, was a hit Sunday as hundreds turned out for an end-of-the-summer celebration of country living. Local farmers selling local products and plenty of country things to do for the kids highlighted the day. At left, Hunter Hueth, 2, of Asbury Park, N.J. showed off his tractor-driving skills. More photos from the day are available in the Image Gallery. Photos by Dick Sanford.


Historic walking tour in Margaretville

E. L. O'Connor DrugstoreE. L. O'Connor DrugstoreMargaretville — A guided tour of historic Margaretville will be offered Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.

Participants will gather at the Binnekill Park (across from NBT Bank), where tour guide Fred Miller, proprietor of one of the oldest continuously operated pharmacies in the state – Miller’s Drug Store on Main Street, will give an overview of village history before leading a leisurely walk around town.


Rotary "Fun"raiser in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Phoenicia Rotary will holds its popular “Funraiser” this Friday night at Al’s Restaurant in Phoenicia, offering ticket holders a chance to win a whopping $5,000 cash prize and other items.


MCS Blue Devils soccer opens with a win

Cody FronckowiakCody FronckowiakThe Margaretville Blue Devils rode two goals by Cody Fronckowiak, including one goal at 1 minute, 47 seconds into sudden-victory overtime, and one goal by Marshall Bouton, to a 3-2 overtime season-opening win against the visiting Delhi Bulldogs Tuesday (8-31) afternoon.

Bouton’s goal, off an assist from Ian Williams, tied the non-league game at 2-2 with 5:45 left to play. Margaretville goalkeeper Mitchell Hull made 10 saves.

The Margaretville Blue Devils girls’ soccer team opened their season on the road in Delhi Tuesday (8-31) afternoon with a 2-1 non-league loss to the host Lady Bulldogs. Tess Svoboda found the nets for the Blue Devils, who outshot Delhi 16-11.

More photos from the boys' game are available in the Image Gallery.


Elderly Phoenicia couple killed in tractor-trailer accident

By Jay Braman Jr.
An elderly Phoenicia couple was killed Thursday on Route 28 in Boiceville when their car was hit from behind by a tractor and trailer driven by a New Kingston man.


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