Roxbury budget lowered to 0% tax hike

By Pauline Liu
Roxbury residents who attended the public hearing to override the state’s two percent property tax cap last Thursday were in for a pleasant surprise.

Newly re-elected Town Supervisor Tom Hynes told the audience of about 30 people, that there was no longer a need to seek an override. He explained that with much hard work, the budget had been recently whittled down, to that there will be a zero-percent tax levy increase.

Roxbury votes counted

Tom Hynes was re-elected supervisor:

Thomas Hynes 543
Bill Walcutt 211

Top vote getters in the race for town council were Edward Raeder and Carol Murray:
Edward Raeder 377
Stephen Walker 352
Carol Murray 390
Joseph Aulino 350

Diane Pickett was unopposed and was re-elected town clerk with 634 votes.
Joan Moore was unopposed and was re-elected tax collector with 620 votes.
Stephen Schuman was unopposed and was re-elected superintendent of highways with 643 votes.

RCS presents Little Shop of Horrors

Roxbury — The Roxbury Central School Drama Club will present “Little Shop of Horrors” on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 at 7 p.m.

Tax issues are key focus in Roxbury's super race

By Pauline Liu
Do Town of Roxbury residents pay the highest real estate taxes in Delaware County?

That interesting subject was discussed by both candidates running for town supervisor at a meet-the-candidates event, which was held at Roxbury radio station WIOX last Wednesday at 7 p.m. The event, which the radio station billed as a “conversation,” ended weeks of speculation as to whether incumbent Democratic Town Supervisor Tom Hynes and his Republican-Independent challenger Bill Walcutt would agree to debate.

Holiday craft workshop in Roxbury on Saturday

Roxbury — Roxbury resident Susan Whittenburg will offer a holiday crafts workshop for the November Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum program on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m.

Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following Whittenburg’s workshop.
The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.

Roxbury News: October 26, 2011

Cathy Hait of Lake Street was recognized on her birthday October 20, by the following family remembrances: Rose Marie Wright, her granddaughter, took her out to lunch at Cassie’s Café; her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Joe Albano and grandchildren, Jody and husband, Tim and Brittany surprised her with a beautiful arrangement of mixed flowers and her other daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Jason O’Donnell and grandchildren, Bailey, Beau and Jacey presented her with a dozen red and pink roses.

Roxbury election races are heating up

By Pauline Liu
With merely three weeks left before Election Day, many local political races are heating up, including those in Roxbury.

Three Democratic incumbents holding key offices, face challenges from Republicans, who are also running on the independent line. While the incumbents are running on their experience and track records, the challengers are demanding change. Incumbent Town Supervisor Tom Hynes will face challenger Bill Walcutt in November. Walcutt is currently Roxbury’s building inspector.

Roxbury sets preliminary budget

By Pauline Liu
The Roxbury Town Board got its first look at next year’s $3,250,000 budget at a specially scheduled workshop at town hall on Monday night. The 2012 Preliminary Budget was prepared by Town Clerk Diane Pickett.

Other than some minor adjustments, most of the budget, which represents the amount of money that will be raised by taxes, remained the same after the workshop concluded. The 2012 budget is little changed from 2011.

Roxbury News: October 19, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Barkman marked their 30th wedding anniversary on October 10 with a trip to Niagara Falls over the Columbus Day weekend. They also stopped at Livonia and visited her brother Daniel Finch and wife. Daniel is the pastor of the Methodist Church in Livonia.

Mr. and Mrs. Miles Kohler also celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on October 10th. They went out for dinner in an area restaurant.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Higgins marked their 59th wedding anniversary on the same day, October 10th, they celebrated it quietly at their home on Main Street.

RAG seeks volunteer help

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group depends on the hard work of its volunteer force and the support of our sponsors. Whether it’s the army of volunteers who helped us recover from Hurricane Irene’s damage to our buildings in Roxbury, or the ‘regulars’ who invariably step up to the plate to help with all our events and performances, our volunteers and sponsors make the Roxbury Arts Group possible.

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