MMH officials provide overview of hospital services and expansion

Hospital’s CEO, board president address seniors

By Julia Green
Margaretville Memorial Hospital (MMH) Executive Director Ed Morache and Board President Carey Wagner were guests of the Roxbury Senior Citizens’ Club on Tuesday where they spoke and answered questions about the future of the hospital and its services.
Following lunch, Morache started the discussion by immediately addressing rumors that the hospital was closing altogether.

11th annual Snowmobile Races at Plattekill Mountain this weekend

Snowmobile drag racing will hit the slopes of Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury on March 29 and 30. This year will mark the resort’s 11th annual event and is sure to bring excitement to all ages whether racer or race fan. What started out as a fun race between a few sleds has turned into an event that brings close to 350 racers each year.

Roxbury seniors enjoyed St. Patrick's Day party


Roxbury seniors celebrated St. Paddy’s Day on Tuesday, March 18 at the Roxbury Firehall. The dinner was catered by Sharon Fleck and her “crew” with servers from Roxbury Central School: Morgan Romann, Drew Camillone, Teddy Huggins, Adam Arvanete and Josh Rossman. There were 55 members and five guests.

Roxbury News: March 26, 2008


Dick and Sue Kuhlow of Upper Meeker Hollow enjoyed a visit from several family members over the weekend of March 14-16. Granddaughter Jessica Miller and her daughter Amera flew in from North Platte, Neb.

Roxbury Board hears appeal for construction of skate park

By Patricia Adams
Led by Cody Allison and Jacob Liberatore, a group of Roxbury teens presented a petition to the Roxbury Town Board at its March meeting, signed by more than 80 Roxbury parents and children, imploring the town to help them create a skate park in town. The petitioners propose to work with Parks Director Peg Ellsworth to raise funds for construction if the town would allot a suitable property.

Roxbury News: March 19, 2008


Several of the Roxbury Central School staff were absent last week Wednesday due to illness. There were 19 employees out (including three teachers who were attending meetings), but there were available substitutes to fill the vacancies.

Roxbury Junior High students second in Science Olympiad

A second place team trophy for the Junior High Science Olympiad Team at Roxbury Central School has earned the team a trip to the state finals on April 11 and 12. The team finished ahead of Goff Middle Schools “B” and “C” teams from East Greenbush and missed beating the Goff “A” team by only 26 out of 1,224 points.

Celtic band Black 47 plays RAG March 29

The Roxbury Arts Group opens its presenting season on Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. with a concert by the Celtic band Black 47. Led by Irish author, playwright, and songwriter Larry Kirwan, Black 47 has become a cornerstone of modern Celtic rock.

Roxbury News: March 12, 2008


According to the scoreboard, the Roxbury Rockets were not the winners of the game at SUNY Cortland on Saturday night. However, they were winners in their teamwork, and should be proud of their efforts and accomplishments, according to a member of the audience at the State Class D Tournament quarterfinal.

RAG features two artists in "Concurrence" show

"Concurrence," a joint exhibit of paintings and prints by artists Gerda van Leeuwen and Lisbeth Firmin, opens the gallery season at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Walt Meade Gallery on Saturday, March 15. The opening reception will be Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 21.

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