Roxbury Catholic Church closed by Diocese

By Julia Green
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Roxbury, a mission of the Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville, will be closing immediately as the result of a decision by the Albany Catholic Diocese to close 33 churches by 2011. In addition to the closings, a number of sites will be merged with others.

Local ski teams compete at Plattekill, Windham

Boys’ varsity skiers from Roxbury Central School took three of the top seven places at Friday’s giant slalom competition at Plattekill Mountain. Garret Hinkley, Nate Liddle and Alex Riordan finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, with times of 28.84, 29.18 and 29.86.

Hoop teams grapple with weather-affected schedules

By Julia Green
Charlotte Valley 55, Roxbury 46 (Jan. 8)
Despite a competitive first quarter in which the Roxbury Rockets outscored Charlotte Valley 15-14, they found themselves in a hole after the second quarter out of which they couldn’t quite dig themselves.

Girls' basketball teams battle as they face top-tier league competition

By Julia Green
SK 44, Margaretville 22 (Jan. 8)
The Margaretville girls’ varsity basketball team played host to the Rams of South Kortright on Thursday night in a game rescheduled due to inclement weather. The host Blue Devils (5-3, 2-3) fell to the Rams 44-22.

Roxbury News: Jan. 7, 2009


Gene and Joan Abbiate of Burroughs Memorial Road journeyed to Edgewater, New Jersey to be with family during the holidays. A highlight of their visit was going into New York City to attend the show “Cirque De Soliel Wintuk.” The Abbiates’ daughter Linda, son Michael and grandsons Matthew and Christopher also attended the show. The family also enjoyed dinner together.

WIM sets class schedules, new pricing options for 2009

Roxbury — Writers in the Mountains (WIM) is beginning 2009 with an array of new workshops and an experimental new pricing structure that should appeal to experienced and aspiring writers in many genres.

Roxbury News: Dec. 30, 2008


Miles and Lois Kohler celebrated Christmas with three gatherings of various family members. Granddaughter Brittany Olsen was to have graduated from SUNY Cobleskill on Dec. 19, but the weather made it necessary to cancel the event. Brittany is now interning in equine care on Long Island.

Roxbury News: Dec. 24, 2008


In some local homes, Chanukah is being celebrated. In others, preparations are being made for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at the Roxbury United Methodist Church at 7 on Wednesday, Dec. 24.
The Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church has a Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service at 7:30 on Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Host Blue Devils fall in first round of Booster Club tourney; Roxbury boys win on the road

By Julia Green
Roxbury 65, Gilboa 35 (Dec. 9)
“I thought we played well,” said Roxbury Head Coach Tom Faraci of his team’s convincing victory over Gilboa last Tuesday. “We came out with some energy and played some decent defense.”
The Rockets posted a 65-35 Delaware League victory over the host Wildcats, led by senior Ryan Skipper who tallied 29 points for RCS. DaVaun Morgan added 13 points and Tim Douglas tallied 12.

Roxbury boys win on the road; ACS, MCS fall at home

By Julia Green
Roxbury 64, Margaretville 35
It was as if two different teams were alternating quarters for the Margaretville Central School Blue Devils last Wednesday night, when the visiting Roxbury Rockets defeated MCS on its home court, 64-35.
The Blue Devils, who opened the scoring with five points including a three-pointer from junior guard Mitch VanKeuren, led the Rockets until less than two minutes remained in the first quarter, when they relinquished the lead and never regained it.

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