Roxbury

RCS project re-vote is planned

By Joe Moskowitz
Voters in the Roxbury Central School District are being asked to do something they had already done before, but the good news is that doing it again won’t cost any extra money.
In March 2014, Roxbury taxpayers approved a measure to spend $1 million in unused bond money, and issue another $4 million in bonds to pay for repairs and improvements, mostly to the older portion of the school building.
But on December 9, the voters will be asked to do it again, approve a total of $5 million for the capital project.

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RCS adds six new staff members

There are six new staff members at Roxbury Central School this year. 
WELCOME ABOARD — Six new staff members have joined the staff at Roxbury Central School for the 2014-15 academic year. In front row, from left, are: Beth McLaughlin, Julia Manetta and Laura Gervais. Back row:  Stefani Albano, Elaine Smith and Maureen Burton — Photo by Dick SanfordWELCOME ABOARD — Six new staff members have joined the staff at Roxbury Central School for the 2014-15 academic year. In front row, from left, are: Beth McLaughlin, Julia Manetta and Laura Gervais. Back row: Stefani Albano, Elaine Smith and Maureen Burton — Photo by Dick Sanford


Scarecrows on the job on Roxbury farm

SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT: Scarecrows are hard at work keeping birds away from the corn crop at Straight Out of The Ground farm on Route 30, near Roxbury. — Photo by Joe MoskowitzSOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT: Scarecrows are hard at work keeping birds away from the corn crop at Straight Out of The Ground farm on Route 30, near Roxbury. — Photo by Joe Moskowitz
By Joe Moskowitz
Roxbury farmer Madalyn Warren has about half a dozen new employees. She admits they work 24 hours a day, they don’t get overtime, actually they don’t get paid at all.
Warren has artfully brought back an old way of getting rid of an old problem, mainly crows that like to eat corn seeds.


RCS and ACS name their top graduates

Top graduates for the Class of 2014 have been announed at Andes and Roxbury central Schools.

Andes Central School
Andes Central School has announced that Josephine DeSanto is this year’s Valedictorian and Jonathan Andrews is the Salutatorian.
Josephine DeSantoJosephine DeSanto


Images & Objects, Stories & Sounds show opens at the Orphic in Roxbury

Roxbury — The Orphic Gallery has announced its first exhibit for the Summer of 2014; Images & Objects, Stories & Sounds featuring sculpture by Lenny Kislin and photographs by Catherine Sebastian.


Roxbury Wine & Spirits open for business

By Brian Sweeney
Sometimes, real life interferes with even the best plans.
That’s what happened when New York City residents Jeff Tichenor and Peter Chen purchased a weekend home in Roxbury Run in December 2012. At that time, their goal was to move the Catskills full-time in five years. The timeline for that strategy was fast-forwarded last summer when they were helping friends who were looking for a home in Halcottsville. During the real estate search, they came across a Main Street, Roxbury property that was listed a perfect location for “an artists’ space, a bookstore or a liquor store.”


Roxbury ends baseball season with a win; MCS falls to Jefferson

Roxbury baseball coach Greg Funck sees good things on the horizon for Rocket baseball. At the younger levels of the school, enthusiasm for baseball is running high, a good omen for future diamond success for the Rockets.
The positive swing of baseball success may have gotten an early start when Funck’s current varsity squad finished its campaign with an impressive come-from-behind win, 7-6, over Davenport last week Tuesday. The win helped Roxbury finish their 2014 campaign on a high note. Roxbury rallied to topple Hunter-Tannersville last week, giving the Rockets two pressure-packed victories in a row.
Here's the Pitch: Sam Nash of RCS fires a pitch during a win over Davenport last Tuesday on the Rockets’ field. Nash tossed a seven-hitter in gaining the 7-6 victory.  — Photos by Dick SanfordHere's the Pitch: Sam Nash of RCS fires a pitch during a win over Davenport last Tuesday on the Rockets’ field. Nash tossed a seven-hitter in gaining the 7-6 victory. — Photos by Dick Sanford


Pilot injured in Roxbury crash landing of vintage plane

By Dick Sanford
A retired Air Force pilot, flying a vintage WWII trainer, crashed in a field just off the North Montgomery Hollow Road in the Town of Roxbury early Friday afternoon when bad weather and low fuel forced the pilot to make an attempt to land on a short grass runway.
Roxbury Fire Chief Allen Hinkley was among those responding to the scene of Friday's crash. – Photo by Dick SanfordRoxbury Fire Chief Allen Hinkley was among those responding to the scene of Friday's crash. – Photo by Dick Sanford


RCS places major capital improvement plan on Tuesday's ballot

By Trish Adams
Next Tuesday, May 20, the Roxbury Central School community will vote not only a 0.9 percent increase in the 2014-15 proposed tax levy, but also on critical capital improvements that have been deferred for some years until the debt service on the 1997 addition was paid in full. 
If you missed the budget presentations, it is important to understand that the $5 million bricks-and-mortar projects that will be bonded over 15 years ($4 million) and paid from unused reserves ($1 million) has absolutely no connection to a gift — the Numman Technology Center — bestowed on the school and the community by RCS alumni Guy Numann and other funding sources. 


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