By Pauline Liu
While Tropical Storm Irene did not cause as much devastation in Roxbury as she did to neighboring municipalities, the town did not go unscathed. The repairs will be costly.
Floodwaters transformed Main Street into a river, deposited mud into storefronts, and caused the destruction of roads and streams, as well as a bridge. At its September 12 meeting, the Roxbury Town Board assessed the extent of the damage and discussed preliminary costs of repairs, which have so far run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.