Sculpture and screening at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group invites the public to attend an opening reception featuring the sculptural works of artist Marion Behr on Saturday, May 26 from 2 until 4 p.m. To help raise awareness for her cause, the importance of early cancer screening, Ms. Behr, with the Roxbury Arts Group, helped organize a free cancer screening offered by the Cancer Services Program of Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties. The screening will be held at Roxbury Arts Group’s Old Bank Building on Main Street in Roxbury on Wednesday, June 13 from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Chef John cooks up lesson at the Public

Nine lucky "foodie" students from Lisa Riley's first grade Roxbury Central School class had a grand, "behind the scenes" restaurant adventure with Public Restaurant's prep cook, John Cronk, on May 2.

'Red Molly' serenades Roxbury on May 19

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group presents an evening at the Roxbury Arts Center with the multi- talented and much loved, NY-based trio “Red Molly” on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

From the start, “Red Molly” garnered rapt attention with their lively, engaging stage performances.

Roxbury lists honor roll for third quarter

Roxbury — Roxbury Central School has announced its third-quarter honor rolls for the 2011-12 school year.

Those students earning a place on the Superintendent’s List include:
Grade 4: Delaney Kearns and Richard Lalosh III.
Grade 5: Rose Battista. Grade 6, Christine Ianniello.
Grade 7: Robin Dee, Kevin Hubbell and Samantha Vickery.
Grade 8: Molly O’Brien.
Grade 9: Allyce McIntosh and Jessica Moore.
Grade 10: Emily Arvanete, Adam Loper, Joseph McAfee and Joshua Riley.
Grade 11: Kennedy Faraci, Spencer Hinkley, Bailey O’Donnell and Jennifer Wallace.

Beeswax program at Roxbury Library

Roxbury — Ashley Drum, environmental educator for Minekill State Park in North Blenheim, will offer a presentation on making beeswax salve on Tuesday, May 8 at 1 p.m. at the Roxbury Library.
Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following Drum’s presentation. The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.

Located at 53742 State Highway 30, the Roxbury Library is directly opposite the town’s United Methodist Church on Main Street.

Roxbury stages huge rally in baseball

Staff report
Move over New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers aren’t the only team in town who can piece together a colossal come-from-behind victory. Over the weekend, trailing 9-0 against hated rival Boston, the Yanks scored 15 runs over three innings in an historic comeback victory.

Keator is perfect in Roxbury rout

By John Bernhardt
Roxbury Central School’s Brittany Keator keeps reaching new heights on the pitching mound this spring. The Rockets’ senior followed back-to-back one-hit shutouts with a pitching rarity, a perfect game Thursday over Delaware League rival Stamford that was called after five innings by the “mercy” rule. Keator’s slice of perfection was the second perfect game thrown by a Roxbury pitcher in the school’s history.

Roxbury shares teacher with Stamford as enrollment drops

By Pauline Liu
Roxbury and Stamford central schools have embarked on an experiment to share a high school science teacher, since neither school district has the funds to hire a chemistry and physics teacher of its own.

Faced with declining enrollment and reduced state aid, an increasing number of schools in the region are sharing resources, but Roxbury and Stamford appears to be the first to share a teacher in a core subject.  

RCS Board finalizes new budget

By Pauline Liu
The Roxbury Central School Board of Education unanimously passed a $9.6 million budget for 2012-2013 school year at its meeting on Wednesday.

The budget, with a tax levy increase of $81,906 or 1.38 percent, comes in just below the state mandated two percent property tax cap.  To the school’s administrators and the school board, it was latest in series of favorable developments for RCS, which included two awards and a $250,000 check to build a tech center.

Below the cap

FEMA, revitalization top roxbury agenda

By Pauline Liu
Monday night’s Roxbury Town Board meeting at the Grand Gorge Civic Center tackled an array of subjects, including reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for flood repairs, economic revitalization efforts, water district repairs, and community events.
Four town board members attended the meeting along with Town Attorney Kevin Young and

Highway Superintendent Steve Schuman. Board member Allen Hinkley was absent.

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