Roxbury wind project flapping in the breeze

By Julia Green
The wind game remains a waiting game.
When the Roxbury Planning Board convened for its monthly meeting on Wednesday night, their consulting firm LaBella’s representative John Collins began the discussion by reminding the board that the current stages of review do not constitute a formal step in the SEQR process.
He added that the possibility of further studies being conducted arose and that by communicating those possibilities to wind turbine developer Invenergy early would allow them to get started.

2008 Delaware League Soccer All-Stars

Following are the names of the boys' and girls' soccer players from the Delaware League who have been selected for first-team, second-team, and honorable mention recognition as 2008 Delaware League Soccer All-Stars.

Ghost Coach rolls Saturday

Roxbury’s Victorian Ghost Coach emerges from the shadows on Saturday evening, October 25, to take its intrepid passengers on a spectral moonlit quest in this historic hamlet.
Roxbury’s rich history is a natural breeding ground for spooky melodrama, legend and secrets told only from the grave. Such notorious Victorian horrors as Jack the Ripper and Lizzie Borden have also been known to “resort” to this storied hamlet — expect some haunting “cameo” apparitions!

Roxbury News: Oct. 22, 2008


“Come one, come all, and enjoy our homemade victuals!’ The Reformed Church Women at the Gould Church are serving their annual pot roast dinner in the church basement on Friday, Oct. 24. Seatings are at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Tickets are adults, $10; seniors $8; 6-14 years old, $6; children five and under, free.

Town board passes new historic district boundaries

By Patricia Adams
Roxbury held a meeting Monday to hear public comments about the historic preservation district proposed by Roxbury’s preservation commission. The district, which closely follows the hamlet’s 2003 listing on State and National Register of Historic Places, is the first step in establishing basic standards to protect the hamlet’s significant historic properties and its historic character.

New principal on board at Roxbury

By Julia Green
A puppy. That was one of the bargaining chips that sold new Roxbury Central School principal Eric Windover’s young family on moving to the area.
Windover started his new position at RCS yesterday.
“We’re excited to fill the position permanently and we welcome him to our school as well as his family,” said RCS Superintendent Tom O’Brien. “He’s enthused to be here and that’s the big thing.”
Prior to coming to Roxbury, Windover, who holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from SUNY Brockport, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Scranton, and a certificate of advanced studies in education administration from SUNY Brockport, worked in the Rochester City School District, where he had a leadership role even as a teacher.

Religious thinking will be the focus of World Forum at Gould Church

Roxbury — Dr. Stephen Larsen, psychology professor emeritus from SUNY Ulster, will be the guest speaker at The Engaging the World Forum on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m., in the Carriage House at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church on Main Street in Roxbury. His topic “Why Do We Get Stuck in Our Religious Thinking?” will focus on some of the ideas put forth in his latest book “The Fundamentalist Mind: How Polarized Thinking Imperils Us All.”

Victorian Ghost Coach rolls in Roxbury Oct. 25

Roxbury — Roxbury’s Victorian Ghost Coach will emerge from the shadows once again on Saturday, Oct. 25, and thanks to its chilling popularity, reservations are a must for this horse drawn journey to the great beyond. In fact, demand for space is increasing even among the “spirited” crowd.
Ghost Tour passengers will encounter some surprises this year, and will be regaled (and spooked!) with Catskills tall tales by master raconteur, Laurie McIntosh, before their departure. Expect some appearances by the most infamous Victorian ghouls, who are now eager to join the Roxbury Spectre Set in this historic hamlet, the perfect setting for the 19th-century’s notorious and not-so-dear departed.

Driscoll & Nurkse exhibit opens at RAG Oct. 18

Roxbury — Neil Driscoll and Lucille Nurkse, two artists with very different backgrounds and training but with a very similar approach to creating work that transcends the visual, that tells a story and evokes a collective sensibility, will be showcased in an exhibit at the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group from October 18 through November 17. There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Jane's Dancing Bear Auctions open for business in Roxbury

By Brian Sweeney
Jane’s Dancing Bear Auctions debuted in July at the former Masonic Hall on Bridge Street, Roxbury. Proprietor Jane Wahrburg said it was a longtime fascination with buying auction items that led to her decision to go into the business for herself.
Jane explained that she had long been a fan of Roberts’ Auction in Fleischmanns and was also an avid collector of antiques. About the same time that the Roberts family was closing that business, Jane was contemplating a career change after working many years as a bookkeeper.

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