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COME ONE, COME ALL – The Margaretville Fire Department braved snow and rain on Saturday, April 27, when it held an open house. the firefighters welcomed the public to a barbeque and a Jaws of Life demonstration in an effort to bolster recruitment to the volunteer fire department. From left to right are, Nathan Bramley, Jennifer Kabat, Richard Bosley, George […]

November election races take shape

Pascarella to challenge Davis; Hynes to step down

Starting the political season earlier than ever because of new state election laws, Todd Pascarella has announced he will challenge Carl “Pat” Davis to become Supervisor of the Town of Middletown and Tom Hynes has announced he will step down from the Roxbury Supervisor’s post. Thanks to changes made by New York State this year, petitions for those choosing to […]

Board of Supervisors rejects raise for Sabansky; approves 17 others

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors approved raises for 17 of its public employees, rejecting only the raise proposed for Director of Real Property Tax Services II, Michael Sabansky when it met on April 24. Prior to the start of the meeting, the Board held a public hearing on local laws #3-20 each of which would increase the salary of […]


Margaretville Cub Scout Pack #80 members turned out to clean up garbage around their school and in their community recently.

ORDA votes $14 million to Belleayre; big boost for lodge renovation project

Belleayre Mt. Ski Center supporters got great news late Monday afternoon when the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) Board of Directors voted to spend up to $14 million to complete lodge renovations long planned for the Discovery Lodge in the ski center’s lower area. ORDA Board Member John Parete enthusiastically moved a resolution at the meeting which was then approved […]


MCS students in grades pre-K – through five reaped the rewards of meeting their Read Across America challenges last week. Having met their collective reading goal of 109,000 minutes the students chose “creaming” their administrators as the reward they wanted most. Principal Laura Norris and Dean of Students Jeremey Marks were creamed by left to right, Madison Soules, Everley Marks, […]


EARTH DAY – The Arc of Delaware County and The Catskill Forest Association held an Earth Day program at Catskill Recreation Center Tuesday morning. Margaretville Central School students and program participants from The Arc of Delaware County joined in and planted six apple trees with Steve Finkle from The Arc and others from the Catskill Forest Association. The students were […]

Petition to dissolve Fleischmanns rejected; no vote to be held

Board moves ahead with budget

Fleischmanns will remain an incorporated village after it reviewed and rejected a petition that called for a referendum to dissolve the municipality which was spearheaded by William Hrazanek. “We’re at the point where we reviewed the petition and we’ve rejected it. It does not meet the standards of the law,” said Village Trustee Larry Reilly in an interview last week. […]

New Kingston sewer situation up in the air; residents speak

The Middletown Town Board held a lengthy public hearing related to adopting a New Kingston Sewer District Sewer Use Law which would govern the hamlet’s sewer district wastewater collection system and treatment facility should the system be approved by voters. Supervisor Pat Davis and Councilman Ken Taylor were both absent from the April 10 hearing and meeting where the project […]

Margaretville art students show off skills in State-wide competition

The artistic prowess of Margaretville Central School students was on full display when its high school and middle school teams competed and took home awards at the 37th Olympics of Visual Arts in Saratoga Springs in early April. Margaretville’s high school Graphic Design team won “Most Creative Overall K-12” in its category while the middle school Photography Team placed third […]

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