Roxbury passes 2013 budget with nominal increases


By Trish Adams
The Roxbury Town Board adopted a budget for 2013 at its Thursday night meeting, after brief hearings to allow the public to weigh in on the budget and a local law that would permit the board to override the two percent tax cap imposed by the state last year.

Roxbury Arts Group kicks off winter season

Staff report
Plenty of things have been going on at the Roxbury Arts Group, including the launch of “Winter 2012 Postcard Show” on Saturday.

Wine and laughter flowed freely as more than 100 people showed up for the exhibit. It was held in the Walter Meade Gallery of the Roxbury Arts Center on Vega Mountain Road.

Roxbury Library hosts Holiday Bazaar

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will hold its Annual Holiday Bazaar at the library on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The RLA Annual Holiday Bazaar will offer holiday shoppers the opportunity to purchase delicious bake sale items and quality RLA Thrift Shoppe merchandise, Irma Mae Griffin’s History of the Town of Roxbury, and 2012 RLA Log Cabin raffle tickets.

Roxbury Arts Group presents holiday postcard exhibit

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group is excited to present its upcoming holiday exhibition, “Wish You Were Here: Winter 2012 Postcard Show.” Artists think big as they create small works for your viewing pleasure and holiday wish lists. This show will be on view in the Walt Meade Gallery at the Roxbury Arts Group Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, from November 10 through January 12. The Roxbury Arts Group will regale artists and guests with an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Evaluations, anti-harrassment issues tackled by RCS Board

By Trish Adams
In its meeting on October 10, the Roxbury Central School (RCS) board wrangled with the challenging requirements of New York State’s Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), and embraced some opportunities to implement the “Dignity for All Students Act,” a new anti-bullying law that took effect this school year. 

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The Archeologist's Digs: Your Adventure Awaits

Roxbury — “She” was the guest of honor at The Roxbury Motel’s lavish and fun-loving gala benefit for Kirkside Home last Tuesday evening. Like the Mummy in the movies, this guest didn’t even have to say a word, yet she was both sought after and mysterious. “She” would be the newest three-bedroom suite, “The Archeologist’s Digs,” soon to be open for bookings and available to view beforehand by arrangement with The Roxbury staff. In the meantime, step this way for the “literary” tour . . .

Two Talking Head members on hand for Eight Track Museum opening

Roxbury — Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads will appear at grand opening of the Eight Track Museum in Roxbury on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The Eight Track Museum in Dallas, TX, in conjunction with The Orphic Gallery, will open its first permanent outpost at the historic Roxbury Corner Store. The opening will take place from 4-8 p.m. and Chris and Tina will be on hand from 6-8 p.m.

Tour and cider making set for Woodchuck Lodge

Roxbury — The final tours of the season at naturalist John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury will be offered Columbus Day weekend, October 6, 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

A special feature of this weekend will be cider making on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. This will also be the last opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket to win a hand-turned pen made from the wood of the red oak tree that once shaded the lodge. Drawing of the winning ticket will be Monday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m.

Roxbury preps for new water billing system

By Geoff Samuels
The Roxbury Town Board met on Monday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Roxbury Town Hall. The main topic of discussion was the installation of new “radio head” water meters and the adoption of a new water billing system.

Brendon Becker, of Lamont Engineering, headed the discussion and began by stating that the town had received a grant from the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) covering 90 percent of the cost of the new water metering system.

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