Roxbury

Stamford nips RCS in girls' tourney

The Roxbury girls’ basketball team got out to a fast start building an early 10-point lead over the host school in last week’s Stamford Booster Tournament. The Rockets led 10-3 after the opening eight minutes of play, and took an 18-12 lead into the lockers at the half. The game slipped away from the
Rockets in the second half when Stamford came from behind to squeeze out a 30-27 decision.


RAG's new director enjoying challenges

By Jennifer Kabat
Jenny Rosenzweig is the new director of The Roxbury Arts Group. She has geek chic glasses with clear plastic frames, a broad smile and gamine Audrey Hepburn hair.

Her conversation veers from JayZ to the joys of living in the Western Catskills and the importance of The Roxbury Arts Group’s Sunday knitters. Her tastes are broad; she even lays claim to liking Neil Diamond, and she can wax nearly rhapsodic about the single traffic light in Delhi.


'Canyon' benefits Plattekill

By Jennifer Kabat
“Welcome to the Grand Canyon.” Laszlo Vajtay waves towards the gaping hole at the top of Plattekill Mountain. The cliffs below, with their walls of rock, dwarf the ski area’s owner and even the Komatsu excavator behind him. Sixty feet deep, the “canyon” is not some folly on the top of the mountain. It’s a new pond to hold water for snowmaking.


Roxbury awaits FEMA funds to offset losses

By Pauline Liu
Nearly four months after Tropical Storm Irene caused more than $600,000 in flood damage in the Town of Roxbury, town officials have finally been contacted by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials.

At Monday night’s final regularly scheduled town board meeting of the year, officials met at town hall to discuss what progress has been made.


Roxbury News: December 14, 2011

Tom Morse of Rosharon, Texas came by plane and is spending more than a week with his mother, Edna Morse at her home here.

Danny Underwood took a Christmas tree to his daughter’s home in Kerhonkson Friday. They decorated it and Mary and her father also had dinner at the Lake Mohonk Mountain House where she is employed. Danny retuned home Saturday.

Don’t miss the article in the sports’ section about a Roxbury native coaching a girls’ college soccer team which won a national championship!


Fiddler's master class at RAG

Roxbury — Wish you could add Catskills’ fiddle tunes to your repertory? On two Sundays, December 11 and January 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., Catskills Folk Connection, a project of the Manhattan Country School Farm in Roxbury, will present legendary fiddler and square dance caller, Hilt Kelly, along with his band, The SideKicks, in a masters’ class at Roxbury Arts Group’s Hilt Kelly Hall.


Roxbury seeks input on Comprehensive Plan

Roxbury — The Town of Roxbury is in the process of developing an updated comprehensive plan for the town.

The town board decided to update the current plan, which was developed in 2002, in order to make sure that the document stays current and relevant to the needs of Roxbury and Grand Gorge.


RCS first quarter honor roll

Roxbury Central School has announced its Honor Roll for the fall semester as follows:

Superintendent’s List
Grade 7—Robin Dee
Grade 8—Isabel Battista, Molly O’Brien
Grade 10—Emily Arvanete, Adam Loper, Joseph McAfee, Samuel Nash, Joshua Riley
Grade 11—Kennedy Faraci, Spencer Hinkley, Bailey O’Donnell, Jennifer Wallace
Grade 12—Angela Perazone, Abigail Wallace

High Honor
Grade 7—Beth-Ann Farrell, Kevin Hubbell, Justina Jordan, Paul Krickhahn


Roxbury News: November 16, 2011

There will be a joint Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Roxbury United Methodist Church together with the Gould Memorial Church — the community is invited.

Manny Birittieri, is presently enjoying a vacation from his duties as postmaster. He will officially retire on December 3 after 32 years in the post office department. He has been postmaster at Roxbury since February 2005. We will miss seeing him there but wish him the best in his retirement.


Roxbury Library Bazaar is Dec. 3

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar at the Roxbury Library on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The RLA annual Holiday Bazaar will offer holiday shoppers the opportunity to purchase bake sale items and RLA Thrift Shoppe merchandise, Irma Mae Griffin’s History of the Town of Roxbury and 2011 RLA star quilt raffle tickets at $1 per ticket or at $5 for six tickets, while children visit from 10 a.m. to noon with Roxbury Rotary-sponsored Santa Claus.


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