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Funding approved for Phase 2 of Kirkside Park barn restoration

Roxbury — The Town of Roxbury, in partnership with the MARK Project, has recently been awarded $111,000 from the NY State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program for further restoration/rehabilitation to the historic barns in Kirkside Park.


Man escapes fire that destroyed Roxbury home

By Brian Sweeney
A Roxbury man was left homeless after his house was destroyed in a fire on Saturday night.
Firefighters were called to the Ridge Road home of Harry Sparks shortly after 9 p.m. when a neighbor spotted flames coming from the residence.


NBDC earns five-star rating for 82nd consecutive year

Walton — Patrick Galloway, president of NBDC, based in Walton, has accepted the bank’s 82nd consecutive five-star rating from Bauer Financial. Bauer is an independent bank rating firm out of Coral Gables, Fla.


DEC's natural gas draft regs getting drilled by more critics

By Matthew J. Perry
The public comment period on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) draft Supplemental General Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) ended on the last day of 2009. But calls to reopen it, and even to scrap the dSGEIS and begin anew in 2010, are loud and getting louder.


Roxbury Community Christmas Project celebrates successful season of support

Roxbury — Bonnie Walker, chair of the Roxbury Community Christmas Project, reported 49 families and 33 senior citizens in the Roxbury area received boxes from the project this year. Items included in the family boxes were a turkey, potatoes, fresh fruits and vegetables, stuffing, gravy, brownie mix, and an assortment of homemade cookies and breads.


DEP free from EPA oversight

By Jay Braman Jr.
A federal judge has ordered an end to U.S. supervision of New York City’s water and sewage system.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the decision to end the special oversight of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was due to workplace condition improvements and $160 million in capital improvements at agency facilities.


"Just Desserts" served by RLA

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will host a “Just Desserts” gathering at the Roxbury Library on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. to open the second half of the 2009-2010 RLA Tuesday Forum season. RLA Tuesday Forum Coordinator Julia A. Menne cordially requests that each attendee bring a dessert to pass.


Bonacic wants reservoirs lowered to cut down on flooding chances

By Jay Braman Jr.
State Senator John Bonacic says that water levels in New York City’s upstate reservoirs are too high and should be brought down to reduce the risk of flooding, but the Delaware River Basin Commission says it won’t matter much what the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) does because flooding will still happen even if the reservoirs are empty.


Pine Hill Center hosting census job sessions

The Pine Hill Community Center will be hosting application and testing sessions for work with the U.S. Census Bureau every Wednesday morning through January at 10 a.m. sharp. These jobs are temporary and begin towards the spring of 2010. They pay quite well and also reimburse mileage.
They will take walk-ins but strongly encourage you to reserve a spot by calling 866 861-2010.


RCS grad earns honors scholarship

Jonathan Dykstra, a senior at Roxbury Central School, has been awarded an academic honor scholarship from Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, for the 2010-11 school year.


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