Superintendent honored by colleagues

Dr. Robert Chakar, the Superintendent of both Andes and Margaretville Central schools, was honored last week by ASBO, the Association of School Business Officials of New York State. The group named Chakar the School Superintendent of the Year at its annual conference, on Tuesday, June 4. The veteran educator was nominated for the honor by Greg Beall of ONC BOCES, […]

Pakatakan Farmers’ Market now offers new vendors; hours

Cars were lined up and down Route 30 over Memorial Day weekend, a testament to the pent up demand for the summer season of the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market in Halcottsville, which is already in full swing with the help of several new vendors. One of the first additions to the market visitors are likely to notice is Berry Brook Farm […]

Police News

On May 31, at about 11:52 p.m., State Police at Margaretville, arrested Kenneth D. Hinkley, 59, of Roxbury for DWI 1st Offense with a reportable BAC of .17%, after troopers located a one car accident in a ditch off County Route 8. Hinkley was issued appearance tickets and vehicle tickets for failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely […]

Arc membership supports critical services

The Arc of Delaware County regularly helps 300 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live more fulfilling lives. The community helps! To boost that segment of its program, The Arc is currently engaged in a membership drive to include as many adults as want to participate. Community Relations Coordinator for The Arc of Delaware County Mitzi Sackett talked […]

Roxbury Valedictorian and Salutatorian announced

A yearly tradition around the country of announcing the top graduating students continued when Roxbury Central School announced that Anthony Perazone and Cristian Spariosu are the RCS Class of 2019’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Perazone will be attending Clarkson University and be studying mechanical engineering while Spariosu will be attending Sienna University to study political science. Everyone strives to be the […]

MCS announces names of three top grads

A s the school year winds down, students are giving their all to getting across the finish line for another year. At Margaretville Central School, three students went above and behind to finish out their high school careers at the top of their class. Victoria Janis has earned the distinction of Valedictorian for Class of 2019, Cruz B. Garcia is […]


Margaretville Central School welcomes Brooklyn School fourth and fifth graders

A beautiful sunny day in the heart of the Catskills allowed for a group of fourth and fifth graders from Brooklyn to enjoy a day of being outdoors and getting, as some of them quoted, “fresh air,” last Friday, May 31. The students spent the day exploring the wilderness, wading in the stream by Margaretville Central School (MCS), watching bird […]

Onteora High School student wins writing award

BOICEVILLE — Onteora Grade 11 student Miriam Silver-Altman has been selected for a 2019 Achievement Award in Writing, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Miriam received the highest recognition, a Certificate of Superior Writing. Miriam was nominated by the Onteora English Department. In seeking the NCTE recognition, she was required to submit two pieces of writing: […]


BRIDGING HISTORY Faced with the loss of a beautiful, historic bridge used to cross the stream to enter its school, Andes residents sought the help of NY Senator James Seward, ho found funding to re-create the existing bridge. The accomplisment was celebrated on Monday. Photo by Eddie Donoghue.

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