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.

GRLIC to donate to RCS technology center

Roxbury — The Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corporation (GRLIC) will make a formal donation of $250,000 for the creation of a media and technology center at Roxbury Central School (RCS) on April 11 during the regular board of education meeting beginning at 7 p.m. This donation will cover all of the expense associated with the project and will not require the use of taxpayer dollars.

Safety efforts earn Excellence Award for RCS District

Roxbury — Roxbury Central School District is one of 112 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services in the state to receive the “2012 School Safety Excellence Award” from the Utica National Insurance Group. Roxbury received a “Titanium with Honors” designation, the highest-level award given.

Utica National officials presented the award at its 32nd annual school safety seminar, one of seven held in the state.

Roxbury students take prizes at state-level Olympiad

Roxbury — Over 11,000 Science Olympiad students from more than 400 New York State school districts began a six-month quest last fall towards the state finals. Only the best 54 survived the winter regional tournaments to participate in the “states” held at Canisius College in Buffalo last weekend.

RCS coaches have high hopes for baseball, softball teams

By John Bernhardt
For three seasons Roxbury baseball coach Greg Funck has watched his squad evolve. Hard work, a focus on fundamentals, and a healthy dose of patience are all a part of a baseball transformation that Funck believes should result in a Delaware League championship for his team this year.

“We’re setting the bar high this season,” Funck explained when previewing his team. “We want the league. We have a team that can compete with anyone on the baseball field this spring.”

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